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Describe a time you were given the wrong information

Describe a piece of information that you think is not correct/

Or, Describe a time when you got the wrong information
Or, Describe a time you were given the wrong information

You should say

  •  what information
  •  where you heard/read this information
  •  when you heard/read it
  •  and explain why you think it is incorrect.

You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Sample Answer 1

Due to the advancement of Technology, it becomes very easy to get information in just one click. There are a Plethora of sources where individuals to find information such as websites, news, television and so on. However, sometimes these channels misguide or mislead us. Here I would like to share an incident when I found wrong information about recruitment.

Last year after my graduation, I was free at home and I spent my time to search relevant job according to my qualification. Luckily, one day I saw an advertisement for Guru Nanak College who need a professor for the Commerce Department. I found it was a suitable job for me. So I signed in the website of this college and applied for this position. On the time I had invested 500 Indian rupees as registration fees.

After getting registered, I received a confirmation email, in which they disclose the interview date was 2nd June. Therefore, I went to Chandigarh with my husband for my interview. But Unfortunately, there was no one at the venue place. I asked the receptionist job interview and she retorted sorry there was no interview, maybe you got incorrect information. also, I showed my confirmation letter to her, then she told me, it was a problem of printing but the interview was on 20th June, not 2nd June.

I felt very Disappointed at that time because of some staff members negligence I wasted my time as well as money. I learned a lesson from it, do not believe blindly to anyone. hence, that was a situation when I received the wrong information.

Sample Answer 2

Well, the wrong information creates many difficulties in our lives. Sometimes we have to face danger due to incorrect details. So here I would like to talk about a time when I got the wrong information from a website. I described it briefly.

About 3 years ago, my friend sent me an email with the attached link to something. He wrote to me that it is a link to a website where it is an article related to a painting competition. I clicked on that link and a website was opened on my laptop’s screen within a few seconds. I read there a piece of information related to a painting competition at the district level. It was going to organize in an art gallery in my district Moga by district authorities. It was necessary to register for it. So, I registered for this competition because I can paint a variety of paintings. The fees for this painting contest was about 100 rupees. I paid for my credit card. That competition was after ten days.

I started my preparations for performing better in this competition. I did a lot of practice for this. On the day of the competition, I went to Moga via bus and I arrived there at 8.00 A.M. I visited the correct place because I had received the venue from the website. I entered an art gallery named “Preet Arts”.

I asked about this painting competition from reception. The receptionist told me that there is no competition is held. but I have shown them a receipt which I got during registration. To add to it, He explained to me that we have updated the wrong date and month of painting competition by just a mistake as well as We will improve it as soon as possible.

Also, he apologized to me for this inconvenient. I felt so disappointed. All in all, After that moment, I came back to my home. So, that was a time when I received the wrong information about the competition.

Sample Answer 3:

Well, the wrong information makes us disappointed as well as pushes us back in our life. I have also faced such a situation. So, here I would like to describe it briefly.

When I was a school going child, then my one friend sent me an email with the link of a website. Along with this, he wrote that it is a hyperlink of a scholarship test’s registration form. So when I read this message, I clicked on it. I watched a piece of information about a scholarship test which was held by Punjab School Education Board. I registered for this test because on that time my financial condition was not so good and I wanted to help my parents by winning this scholarship.

For this test, I paid for this test by my father’s credit card. The fees for this test was a hundred rupees. After it, I downloaded an admit card for the scholarship test because it was necessary to appear in this exam. Then I got a print of my roll number with the help of my friend Lisa who informed me about this test.

In addition, Lisa had also registered for this Scholarship exam. The winner prize for this test was about 10000 rupees which I wanted to get.
So on the day of the exam, I and Liza, we both went to Ludhiana because this test was held there. We were so excited about this exam. So we arrived at the exam center but we were so astounded that there was no student at that place. I felt worried.

Moreover, after seeing this empty place, I asked the exam coordinator about this scholarship test. Unfortunately, he told me that the scholarship test is not held here because it was going on in another part of the city. He explained that the venue on the website was incorrect. I felt blue because I did not have enough time to reach the correct place. So, I came back to my home with sadness because of many efforts to pass the scholarship test such as reading newspapers, articles, books soon. So I felt gloomy on that day.
overall, that was the time when I received incorrect information from a website.

Sample Answer 4:

Well, nowadays usually people provide wrong or incorrect information to others. sometimes, we receive wrong through the internet, news, newspaper, and magazines. I also collect incorrect information and face loss. Certain times people also collect incorrect information from advertisements and on the internet.

But, here I would like to talk about a time when I received the wrong information. Approximately, one month ago, I was busy at my sister’s wedding. My mother and father gave me a lot of responsibilities. At that time, I was very happy. Apart from that, I noticed and enjoyed all the marriage ceremonies. Suddenly, I received my classmate’s call and she told me tomorrow is a mathematics exam. Then, I asked her when the school declared the date sheet. She told me today and she cut the call.

After that, I very worried about my exanimation and told to my mother I want to go home for exam preparation. My mother said to me, ok child. I went home and reached in 1 hour. At that time, I started the exam preparation.

Moreover, I was walk up early in the morning and did the last preparation for the exam. After it, I called my best friend and told her I will come home approximately in 15 minutes. Then, she told me today’s is a holiday. Then I told her no Priya today is a mathematics exam.

Furthermore, she started laughing and asked me who tell you. Then I shared all the matters. Apart from it, she cleared my all confusion. when I realized my classmate gave me the wrong information then, I felt very disappointed because I missed my sister’s wedding. After it, I also shared all the situation with my mother and my mother called her mother and complaint about her. That time I received wrong information and learned a lesson do not do blind trust in anyone.

Sample Answer 5

In the Modern era, wants to increase the knowledge with the help of different sorts of sources. Nowadays there is a plethora of YouTube channels, news, pages, blogs, and some other sources of information that guide us by providing information that we want. Certain times can be misleading.

But, now I also talk about an incident when I got incorrect information. I remember 2 months ago when I wanted to buy a laptop for my study and work. Actually, before it, I did work on my brother’s laptop. Although, sometimes I faced some issues related to the laptop. That’s why I wanted to buy my own laptop.

Apart from that, then I searched on Google Map which shops near to home as well as checked the reviews of all the shops. Suddenly, I saw 1 review, in the review we take the laptop on installments and starts from 3000 rupees per month. I was impressed by that because it was in my budget.

After it, I decided to buy a laptop from that shop. Even though, it was approximately 40 minutes away from my house. I still preferred to go there. When I reached there and I told them to show some model of laptops. The salesman showed me different sorts of pieces of the model.

Moreover, I chose the laptop of the hp company. Then, I asked that salesman please explain to me about the installment system. After it, I was stunned when the salesman said that the started installment price of their laptops was 5000 rupees. It was quite expensive for me.

Furthermore, I complained about the information which was on Google. They were not aware of that thing and made me understand that their customer might have mistakenly provided the correct information about the installment system.

At that point, I was disappointed with the wrong information which I got from the internet. I should have called the shop to confirm the matter. I had also wasted so much time there. As I had limited time.

At last, when I understood all the situation and incorrect information. At that time, I felt very bad and I wasted my precious time.

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