雅思口语Part2话题卡：Describe a time when you missed or were late for an important meeting/event 描述一次你错过或晚到的一次会议/迟到的经历
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
A time I was late for a meeting happened about a year ago. It was on the first Friday afternoon of September.
I remember at that time, our government lifted covid lockdown and commuting restrictions, so we were able to attend classes on campus. At that time, my prof invited us to join a meeting to discuss what to write for our mid-term paper.
My professor informed us by email that we should arrive before 3 pm as he would have another class to teach in school an hour later. Well, the awkward thing was that I was half an hour late for this important meeting. This article is from Laokaoya website. The main reason was that I was playing a game called The World of Warcraft, a massively multiplayer online game. I had a dungeon to finish, which lasted around forty minutes. To avoid getting late, I intentionally set up an alarm that I missed, unfortunately. Maybe I was too deeply absorbed in the game and forgot there was a meeting.
Honestly speaking, I felt a bit guilty when I arrived there as my prof and classmates were waiting for me to cover up things we needed to do in cooperation. I was grateful that they didn’t blame me for anything, and I really hope this kind of stupid mistake won’t happen again in the future.
Do you think it is important to be on time?
Why do people miss important events?
Are you a punctual person?
Are people in your country often late for meetings?