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A time when the weather prevented you doing something.
You should say:
- When was it
- What was the plan
- Why you had to change it
- How you felt
Sample Answer 1
Normally, I plan my activities very meticulously. But, sometimes things do not go as planned and one has to change one’s plans. Here I am going to talk about a time when the weather forced me and my friends to change our plan. I vividly remember a time when my friends and I had planned to go to a museum, Central Science City, near my hometown, where we could not go because of heavy rainfall.
Last year, in our summer vacation, we planned to visit this museum. This museum is at a distance of one hour from my hometown. As I live near the bus stand, my friends had to assemble at my house and then we had to go to the bus stand and catch a bus for the museum. It was cloudy, and we could anticipate that it would rain, but we never thought it could be that bad. Just has we were about to leave it started raining heavily. We thought we would wait for sometime for the rain to slow down and then we would go.
But it started raining cats and dogs, and the rain went on for five hours at a stretch. We could not go anywhere. My friends were also stuck at my house. But we made it a day to remember. My mother made a nice lunch and many snacks for us and we played carom board. Although we could not go to the museum, we had a fun time together. Even after the rain stopped, there was a lot of water logging on the roads and my friends could not go home till late evening. So that was a day when the weather changed our plans.
Sample Answer 2
This is a nice topic to talk about and I have experienced this exact situation several times in my life. I thank you for the opportunity to let me talk about an event when the sudden change of the weather ruined a long-desired plan.
It was 2014 and on my younger sister’s birthday, most of my cousins, uncles and aunts came to our house. Next day my father proposed that we should take a family trip and go to (…say the name of a sea beach…) to enjoy our time together as a family. It was a great proposal and we were all excited to spend our time there. Two of my cousins and their parents had never been to this beach. “Though we spent our childhood together in a joint family in our early childhood, we hardly get time to enjoy together” – told Tom, one of our cousins and he was completely right. We were very happy to have our relatives at our home, celebrate our sister’s birthday and have the opportunity to make a family tour together after a long.
In the morning my father proposed us to take our cars and visit the sea beach and other tourist spots next day and it was a sunny day with a clear blue sky at that time. The weather forecast, that I checked online, showed that there was no possibility of rain and the temperature would remain almost the same. But our luck must have been quite bad as the weather completely changed in the evening. While we did not even expect the rain, there was a thunderstorm with the torrent. The wind was ferocious and the storm lasted a long. The sea beach thus was not a good place to visit the next day. It was a 4 hours journey and we were supposed to go there early next morning. However, the weather condition forced us to abandon the tour and stay home. The weather was still ferocious and it was unsafe for us to leave the house.
When my parents declared that we have to cancel our tour, I, with four of my cousins, planned to watch movies, play computer games and meet some of my friends at their home. At around 11.30 am, when the weather was still bad, we watched an animated movie while my parents were busy cooking. We ate homemade popcorns, coffee and hamburger. In the evening the rain stopped and we went to meet my friends who happened to live nearby. At night we played different types of indoor games and that was fun.
Though our initial plan was ruined due to a sudden weather change, nevertheless, I enjoyed my time with my cousins. I am the only child of my parents and that’s why my cousins are like my siblings and I enjoy their company a lot.
Sample Answer 3
Well, just last weekend my plans were ruined by the weather. Like I said before… the weekends are usually when I’ll travel back home and visit with my parents and family, so that was my plan for last weekend.
I’d arranged my schedule and made sure I didn’t have any studying or other things pending… I’d worked during the week to free up the weekend so I could relax and spend two days back home. But on Friday afternoon the weather started to change look ominous and by Friday evening, when I had planned to leave for home, there was an incredible storm which developed. The rain was torrential with a wind that was gusting and a lot of roads were reported as being flooded… and traffic stopped in various places in the city.
I called home and spoke with my mother and she told me that it was the same there and that I shouldn’t travel in such bad weather because I might get delayed. I was a bit sad, but the weather was so bad nobody really wanted to go out at all. In fact the journey from the university back to my apartment was horrendous. The traffic was terrible and by the time I arrived I was completely soaked because of the rain, so I had to admit that travelling all the way home would not have been a smart choice.
I waited for a couple of hours to see if things would change, but it didn’t, so eventually I gave up on the idea and started to think what I could do instead. I decided to phone a couple of friends and see if they wanted to do something together, and so we got together on Saturday and we spent the day together and in the evening we went to see a movie and then went to a restaurant for a meal. The weather still wasn’t great, but it was at least possible to go out without getting absolutely soaked again.
On Sunday, I decided to have a lazy day, you know… just reading, relaxing, and then another friend came to visit me in the evening and so we chatted for a while and then watched a movie in the evening.
Sample Answer 3
Last month, I was going to have a picnic with my friends at a camping site on the outskirts of the city. Unfortunately, due to bad weather, we had to cancel our plan. In fact, we planned to have a picnic to refresh ourselves and to relax after the final term examination. Everything needed such as food, drinks and even a change of clothes was wellprepared.
I was so excited about this trip that I couldn’t sleep, and ended up chatting with my friends all night. However, on the next day, it was raining heavily, despite the fact that the weather was forecast to be nice and warm. As a result, we made a decision to put off our plans.
Instead, we threw a party at my friend’s house. We made some favorite dishes together, and then played cards. The ones who lost had to buy snacks for all of us. Surprisingly, we soon forgot all about our misfortune over the picnic. By the way, we enjoyed this party a lot, it helped us to chill out and get ready for the new term.