雅思口语part2话题卡： Describe a time when you had to wait in line (queue up) for a long time 描述一次你不得不排很长时间的队/排很久的队的经历/排久久的队
Describe a time when you had to wait in line (queue up) for a long time
You should say:
When it was
Where you were
Why you were there
And how you felt about it
I want to share a terrible waiting experience with you that happened 2 years ago.
It was at the U.S. Embassy which was located in Chaoyang District, Beijing. I should say that location was perfect as there were many embassies of other countries and SOHO buildings in that area. So, it was actually regarded as a place where many ex-pats would like to live.
I went there because I needed a U.S Visa to be an exchange-program student at Ohio State University. You know, it was the only place where I could get it in Beijing, or even in the northern part of China if my memory was correct. This article is from Laokaoya website. I knew getting an American visa was not easy as it not only required lots of materials but also a formal in-person interview! That’s kind of freaked me out, to be honest, as I hadn’t really met a foreign official in person.
Well, what bugged me first was not the interview, but long waiting for it. When I got to that place, I was taken aback by the intimidating line, which stretched to the block next to the embassy and turned around and reached again to the front door of the embassy. Never ever in my life had I met such a crazy line. It was even longer than those I saw in the train station during the Spring Festival travel.
I felt extremely exhausted after spending almost four hours standing and being exposed to the sunlight outside the building. It was way more painful than climbing the mountains because at least you are walking and appreciating the sceneries along the way while waiting in a line, you can’t do anything.
Part 3 追加问题
Do Chinese people often wait in line?
Do you think the development of technology has reduced the time people spend on waiting?
What do you think of those who cut in line or jump the queue?
How can companies improve their customer service?