IELTS Speaking Part 2&3 #56 Describe a situation that you got angry

Describe a situation that you got angry. You should say:
What the situation was
Who or what made you feel angry When this happened
And explain your feelings.

Sample Answer:

Let me tell you about the recent situation that made me angry. A couple of weeks ago, I was planning to go on a business trip by airplane to another city. But I got a bit nervous and didn’t sleep well that night. So the next morning I woke up late at about 9:00, but my airplane departed at 11:00. It was really urgent because there was about one-hour driving to the airport. In a great hurry, I took a taxi and told the driver to drive as fast as possible.

But unfortunately as soon as we got to the express way to the airport, we found ourselves get stuck in the heavy traffic congestion. We moved so slowly that I got totally mad. I was afraid of missing the airplane to meet my clients. I repeated asking the driver to move fast but he told me there was really nothing he could do about it. Finally it turned out that it was caused by two crashed cars in one lane, and it took me an extra 30 minutes to get past them and nearly missed the flight.

I felt frustrated and powerless because there was nothing I could do to change the situation and I had no idea how long I would be sitting there waiting. When I finally saw the reason for the congestion, I was feeling angry towards the two drivers who were so careless and did the car accident which wasted my time. If I missed the plane that day unfortunately, there were a huge loss both to my company and me.

Follow-up questions:

  1. Do you think it’s good to show your emotions when you’re angry?
    Option 1: I think it depends on the situation and how you show your emotions. I find that if I’m angry with a friend or someone in my family, it’s best to tell them what the problem is and try to express how I feel. However, I don’t think it helps to argue with people when you’re angry; it’s better to control the anger and explain what’s wrong.
    Option 2: I think to express the reason for anger is good and should be done, because until then nothing can be done to solve the situation. However, harming oneself or others without trying to solve the main reason for anger, is not a very great thing to do. Because, it not only harms you but also others. However, there are other ways to show off anger.
    Some write, paint or scribble. I think until it is not harmful, anger should be expressed like every other expression.
  2. Do ill-mannered people tend to upset you?
    Ill-mannered people do sometimes tend to upset me because there is so much negativity that they bring along with them. Often times there are no logic behind what they are saying and no reasons for what they are doing. It just becomes in their nature to behave badly, which tends to get annoying. However, if someone behaves rudely rarely, I prefer finding out the reasons for it.
  3. Do you think men and women feel angry about the same things?
    I think men and women value different things which can lead them to feel angry about different things. I think women are more likely to get angry about irresponsible behavior than men while men are more likely to lose their temper. However some issues could cause anger in the both of them such as violence.
  4. In your opinion, do women show their emotions more than men?
    If we go by the stereotype, women tend to show emotions more than men. But, in my opinion, both the genders tend to show emotions equally. However, the emotions that they choose to show are different. For instance, a woman is less likely to show anger as compared to her male counterpart but more likely to show her tears. Also, when a woman is happy she tends to share it with others in a very calm way, however, a man is more likely to show off in a grandiose way.
  5. Does it upset you when you see children or animals being abused?
    It surely does irritate me because these are the two section of society that I believe deserve the love most from us. Children being so innocent are rarely able to raise any voice, accepting every abuse as their destiny. Often times, there are few who raise the voice but their voices don’t get the ears they deserve, may be because they themselves are not able to express well. With animals, I think it is more of shame for us humans to treat them badly. We often forget that they, like we, are equally part of nature.
  6. How does a slow computer or mobile phone makes you feel?
    Oh!! it makes me feel like a loser, trust me. You know there are times when you want to do things and then when the gadgets starts showing up, it becomes so irritating and when the work if of someone else, you cannot even tell the issues, it is up to you to face and do something about it. Even more, it spoils the entire mood of doing things.
  7. When is anger justified?
    Anger is justified in many instances such as when we are on the receiving end of unreasonable behavior, when we are faced with crime, perhaps even small things such as someone being late without reason for a meeting. It depends on each individual what they perceive to be accepted standards of behavior and any deviation from it could reasonably evoke anger. Though simply because anger is justified should not be seen as a reason to act upon it and cause distress to others.
  8. What are the physical and mental effects of getting angry?
    An increase in your rate of heartbeat, trembling, sweating, clenching your jaws and grinding your teeth are physical symptoms of getting angry whereas mental symptoms include feelings of anxiety, stress in terms of more pressure and in some cases even sadness. Anger is universally known to be detrimental to both, physical and mental well- being.
  9. In your culture, how do people generally respond to anger?
    In my culture, people usually have verbal confrontations when they are angry. There is often yelling and swearing but very rarely does it lead to a physical altercation. However in the northern parts of my country, it is not uncommon to hear of people engaging in fights, especially in groups.
  10. Other possible questions:
    What do you usually do when you get angry?
    How to teach children control their angry?
    Why do some people get angry so easily?
    Tell me some negative consequences of getting angry.

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