IELTS Speaking Part 2 Question:
Describe a time when you feel bored / Describe a situation when you were bored
You should talk about:
- When was it?
- where was it?
- Why did you get bored?
- How you felt about it?
Sample Answer Band 8
(When was it?) I am an extrovert, and I don’t get bored easily. But, two years ago, I was bored to death and got so annoyed by the situation.
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(Where was it?) It was during my sister’s arrival at the airport. Everyone in the family was very eager and curious to meet her as she’s returning to India after a long gap of five years. All the family members decided to pick her from the airport. I was reluctant, but my mother insisted that I come, so we finally gathered at the waiting area at 2 PM as her flight would reach around 12.30 PM.
(Why did you get bored?) When everyone was busy talking, I was killing my time on my phone. Suddenly there was an announcement that the flight has been delayed and will reach only at 5 PM. We were all astounded as we had already been waiting for an hour. I was fed up with waiting, but there was no other alternative because it would take an hour to reach home due to the traffic.
(How you felt about it?) I felt exhausted with boredom, while the other members of my family were also tired and fatigued. So we decided to have some refreshments and then waited impatiently for my sister’s arrival. After a long haul, her flight finally reached the airport at 5.30 PM, and we met her at 6 PM. Despite being an extrovert, I found it challenging to spend time in the airport.
Vocabulary for IELTS Cue Card: Describe a time when you feel bored
Bored to death(idiom): Hit by boredom.
Eg: Despite being surrounded by her friends, she was bored to death.
Curious(adj): Eager to know or do something.
Eg: She was curious to know about his secrets.
Reluctant(adj): Hesitating and unwilling to do something.
Eg: Rose reluctantly told that she will come to the wedding.
Kill my time: to spend time by doing something
Eg: John and his friends killed time watching the haunted movie.
Astounded(verb): Shock or amusement
Eg: Keith was astounded when he was announced as a winner.
Fatigued(verb): causing someone to feel exhausted.
Eg: They were fatigued by their long journey.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Questions (Discussion)
What kind of jobs are boring?
According to me, jobs where you have to do the same work for an extended period and follow the same routine will definitely make you get bored. So it is imperative to change the way we work and give more attention to it.
Do people get bored easily? Why?
Yes, Most people get bored quickly because of the monotony or repetition of the same thing. If people are not engaged in such activities that are interesting and would keep them hooked, boringness ought to happen. If we don’t pay attention to what we’re doing, we are likely to get bored.
What can people do to stop boredom?
Overcoming boredom is difficult. But we can consciously try certain things, like being productive and taking advantage of dull, lifeless situations. People can work on a task that they’ve been putting off or learn a new skill.
Do you think these boring jobs will be done by machines in the future?
Maybe, Yes! Machines may replace humans and start doing these boring jobs as they won’t get tired. In fact, there are enough examples nowadays where machines have already replaced humans into everyday tasks. Machines will complete their jobs diligently and effectively.
Why people do boring jobs?
Most people keep on doing boring jobs because they don’t want to lose their good pay scale. They chose money over satisfaction. It depends upon people and their personal traits. I believe that people mainly opt for boring jobs for financial benefits.
Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 3
Eg: Sunlight is an imperative for the development of bones.
Monotony: the state of being the same
Eg: The monotony in my professional life makes me sick.
Eg: I have achieved everything in life diligently.
Traits: a quality in a person
Eg: Hiding things from her parents has become one of her traits.
Effectively: in a way that generates desired results Eg: He dealt with his divorce effectively.