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I. Đề bài: Describe a time when you missed or were late for a meeting
Describe a time when you missed or were late for a meeting. You should say:
When it happened
Why you missed/were late for it
And explain how you felt about this experience.
I. Sample Speaking: Describe a time when you missed or were late for a meeting
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I remember a time when I was running late for a business meeting with an important client. It was last year, and the meeting was scheduled for 8:45 a.m. I woke up later than usual that day, and my phone's alarm didn't go off because the battery had died during the night. When I finally looked at the clock, I realized it was already 8:30 a.m., and I knew I had to hurry to get ready and make it to the meeting on time.
I rushed through my morning routine, but everything seemed to be going wrong. I couldn't find my keys, spilled coffee on my shirt, and got stuck in traffic on the way to the meeting. When I arrived, I was 20 minutes late, and the client was already waiting for me. I apologized profusely, but I could tell that he was pretty annoyed.
I honestly felt terrible about the situation because I knew that being late was unprofessional and could have cost me the client's business. It was a huge wake-up call for me to be more careful with my time management and to always have a backup plan in case of unexpected setbacks. I learned that being prepared and punctual is key to success in the business world.
Even though it was a stressful and embarrassing experience, it taught me an important lesson about the value of time and the consequences of being late. From that day forward, I have made a conscious effort to plan my schedule more carefully and always be on time for meetings and appointments.
Tổng hợp một số từ vựng ăn điểm được sử dụng trong bài mẫu IELTS Speaking Part 2 Describe a time when you missed or were late for a meeting:
Running late: chậm trễ (công việc)
Later than usual: Muộn hơn bình thường
Go off: (Chuông) reo
The battery had died: Điện thoại đã sập nguồn
Make it to + somewhere: Đến được (nơi nào đó)
Rushed through: Làm qua loa
Going wrong: Không ổn, không đúng
Apologized profusely: Khẩn khoản xin lỗi
Could have cost me the client’s business: Có thể đã khiến tôi phải trả giá (bằng thứ gì)
A huge wake-up call: Một hồi chuông cảnh tỉnh thực sự
Unexpected setbacks: Những cản trở vô tình xảy đến
(be) key to + something: Đóng vai trò then chốt (trong việc gì)
Made a conscious effort: Chủ động cố gắng (làm việc gì)
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