雅思口语part2话题卡：Describe a time when you missed an appointment 描述一次你错过约定的经历/失约
这是一道旧题翻新的话题卡，难度系数适中。老烤鸭发现之前有同学在理解appointment上会有一定的误区。这里的appointment并非仅仅是date(谈恋爱时的约会)。appointment在英文词典中已经解释的非常清晰：a formal arrangement to meet or visit sb at a particular time, especially for a reason connected with their work。也就是说，appointment主要是那种工作上的事情或者比较严肃的事情的约定。在理解了其定义之后，老烤鸭相信大家一定能够想到自己生活中的具体经历了。
Describe a time when you missed an appointment
You should say:
When it was
Who you made it with
Why you missed it
And how you felt about it
Well, a time when I missed an appointment was missing my best friend Wang Lei’s birthday party.
It was about last summer when I just graduated from senior high school. As usual, I accepted Wang’s invitation to his party, which will be held at his grand villa, and he promised that this time we would have more fun together.
I actually knew Wang’s birthday by heart because I had celebrated his birthday for two years. However, that summer was a bit special. You know, my father wanted me to have an internship in a company of his friend, hoping that I could make the most of my summer before college. So, this article is from Laokaoya website, I followed his advice and went to Beijing, which was far away from my hometown, and started my six consecutive weeks of working. The internship was so intensive and I didn’t even realize that I missed his birthday until I refresh his Wechat moment, where he posted lots of nice photos of his party.
Well, I think the main reason why I missed the appointment was that the heavy workload just diverted my attention from my personal social network entirely. It was at that time that I truly felt I was not a multi-tasker.
I felt guilty about this incidence because he was my best friend, and I should’ve set up a reminder or something beforehand.
Part 3 追加问题
Is it important to have a daily plan?
What kind of things do people need to plan carefully?
Is there anything that cannot be planned?
Do you think it is important to have a work-life balance?