Describe an occasion when you wasted your time | Recent IELTS speaking topic.

Recent IELTS speaking topic:

Describe an occasion when you wasted your time.

You should say:

-where you were?

-When it was

-What you did

-And explain why you think it was a waste of time.


Vocab and idioms used in this IELTS speaking topic are:

Capture my interest: to make someone interested

Right off the bat – at the very beginning straight away

All ears – ready to pay attention to what someone has to say

Clickbait – content on the internet whose main purpose is to attract viewers to click the content.

Sample answer:

-For the past few days, I had been researching how I could start my own e-commerce business so I could create a source of income.

-Upon hours of surfing the net at home, I came across a very attractive video on Youtube that really CAPTURED MY INTEREST.

-The title was so incredibly catchy that I couldn’t control myself and clicked the video.

-Well, as far as I remember, the title of the video was ‘The Ultimate Guide To Start Your Own Online Business’.

-Just by reading the title, I knew RIGHT OFF THE BAT that’s the answer to my question on how I could venture an online business.

-With eagerness, I prepared my notebook so I could TAKE DOWN NOTES of what valuable things he would say and put my headphones.

-I was ALL EARS. He blabbered about his own business like what his products were about, how he’s able to make 6-7 figure sales each month, things like that, but I realized he didn’t really deliver the content which I was expecting based on the title oh his video.

-I tried to extend my patience by continuously watching the video thinking that I would get what I really came for.

-In the last two minutes of his video, he asked his viewers to signup to his online courses to know how to start an online business.

-I was so upset and annoyed because he didn’t deliver what he’s supposed to deliver to his viewers based on the title of his video.

-I wasted 10 minutes of my time and I felt bad about it.

-I’m pretty sure that I wasn’t the only one who felt the same way.

-If I had known that the video was just a CLICKBAIT for him to sell his online course, I wouldn’t have taken the trouble to spend my time watching it. 

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