Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line | Recent IELTS Speaking Topic

Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line

- When it was?
- How long the queue/line was?
- What it was about?
- How you felt about waiting in this long queue or line?

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• It’s impossible to avoid standing in a long queue while living in a country like India with a population of over 2 billion.

• It’s quite normal for the general public to stand in long lines for hours before they get their turn even if the work, they had would only take 1 minute of their time.

• But I can never forget the time of my medical college counseling in Gujarat as it says that life can never be easy in a country like India which ranks second in terms of population.

• Back in 2009 when I was still underage, I had to do the entire process of my admission by myself after the exam result as my parent didn’t have a clue about how it all goes around.

• So, I had to always rely on the information I got from my colleagues and my tutors from that time.

• So, I had to go to a city called ___ which was completely new to me for my counseling registration.

• All the students in the medical category had to do the same but unlike them, I was alone and had to go through it all by myself.

• So, I reached Ahmedabad and finally reached the location. Overwhelmed by the sheer size of the location I got confused a lot as there was no clear indication of where in the campus, I was supposed to go which had 4-5 colleges and hospitals with 6-7 buildings of a hostel and a huge ground.

• Somehow after a lot of searching, I found it which I thought it to be. Now I sat there for a couple of hours not finding any students apart from the few who were there.

• I found that a little weird as all the students from Gujarat were asked to come for registration at the same location.

• After some searching, I found out I was supposed to go to the behind medical college library for the registration, not the medical college and hospital itself.

• The lines were huge. It stretched almost to over 100 meters in line by the time I found it.

• As you can imagine I had to then stand there for another few hours in open heat until I got my chance to go inside for registration.

• Finally, after about 6 hours of struggle, I managed to complete my registration and came out.

• Exhausted drenched in sweat while walking out of campus I came across the canteen where I finally had a moment of relief had some water and snack before I wandered off back to my home city.

• That was the first day that I realized a little about how much struggle my parents may have gone through in their life to get me to where I am today.

• But deep down inside I was still in complaint mode thinking about how bad the management is in India same thing could have been done by allotting specific timings to each candidate to avoid such a scenario.

• Well, that was my first of many more where I had to stand in queue for an extended period of time.

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