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Describe a time when someone got angry with you

Describe a time when someone got angry with you

You should say:

  • When it was
  • Who got angry with you
  • What you did to make this person angry

and explain how you felt about it

Sample Answer:

No matter how hard we try, we cannot control our anger all the time. Sometimes we lose control and get quite angry with someone. This is a part of our human characteristics. When some people are short-tempered and get angry easily, many others are very placid and super cool. My father is one of the coolest and understanding persons I have ever known. This cue card topic reminds me the day when he became very angry with me. Thank you for this Cue Card topic and the chance to share this experience with you

It would be either 2003 or 2004 and I was around 16 years old at that time. I played football every evening and was one of the team members in our high school football team. My parents were worried about my too much involvement in sports activities as they thought that it would degrade my academic performance. Their doubt became true and I performed very poorly in my year final exam

After my father looked at my scorecard, he frowned at me and asked me the reason for this poor performance in the exam. I mumbled for a few seconds and could not give him any definitive and satisfactory answer. Next day he went to my school and found out that I escaped some of the classes only to practice football in the nearby football club. My teacher also complained that I was supposed to bring my parents to meet him for a discussion but they never went to my school to meet him. That possibly ignited the rage in my father as I actually never told him that one of my teachers wanted to meet him. After he returned home he got very angry. I do not blame him for the anger he showed. I would probably have reacted in the same way if I found that out about my own child

I had never seen him become such angry until that very day. He was literally screaming and out of control. He was acting like a wounded wild animal who had been deceived and hurt. I thought it would be the best policy to remain silent and answer honestly everything he asks until he calms down. Though I felt very afraid, I knew my father. HE is a great dad and his anger was reasonable. I knew that he was very decent and understanding and I should be honest with him to avoid any further damage. I also felt sad for me and for my parents and was promising to myself not to repeat that heinous act ever again. I was sorry for my imprudent and immature lifestyle. I also promised myself that I would never disappoint my parents and would never bring any disgrace to my family

Given the time, my father got calm within 40 minutes or so. He remained silent for the whole day and the next day he had a frank discussion with me. I love my parents very much and my love and respect for them made me realise how important it was for me to study harder and become one of the top scorers in the class.

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