∑ What should be done to reduce the road accident?
∑ Who should be responsible for the accidents?
∑ What losses do you think occur when an accident happen?
Possible Answer: The most devastating accident that I have ever seen is the one that I witnessed near (say the name of the place) while a train smashed a passing bus. I saw accident almost 4 years back and yet I can remember the event clearly. I was on my way to home from the capital city that Iím currently residing in. There is a train pass in the road and our bus stopped at the signal. I was busy reading a magazine in the bus and all of a sudden I heard a loud blasting sound and I looked through the window. What I saw was unbelievable: The quickly passing train has hit a bus that was trying to pass the train road. The bus had been thrown away like a toy and we could hear the unbearable screaming of victims. Lots of people have gathered the place and the train was passing slowly. People became speechless on the effect of the devastating accident. I could see people were trying to help the wounded people and 2-3 ambulances reached there after 15 minutes. The bus driver was blamed for the incident and I heard that he was dead too. We could not move on from the place as a huge jam occurred. The wounded people were moved to nearby hospitals and medical centers and the dead people were placed in a nearby field. The entire place became a gloomy area and people mourned on the event. I started feeling sick and tried to help the wounded people.
I have witnessed more than 30 people were lying dead and their relatives were crying and mourning heavily. I left the place after 8/9 hours and could not think anything else. The whole event occurred in a few minutes and the effect was devastating. I had spent nearly 2 weeks in a hallucination and thought a lot about the people who died there and about their relatives. It came to my mind that, our life is hanging on the cliffs and we are so helpless sometimes deciding our fates.
Tips for answering this cue card topic:
Watching an accident and its effect is a devastating experience. So describe how dangerous the accident was, how awfully you felt about it. Even if you have not seen any major accident, you should talk about one. Pick some of the points from the below list to describe this cue card:
1. It was a car accident/ bus accident/ train accident. 2. You were just passing by/ were in another transport while the accident occurred. 3. Everything happened all of a sudden and you were devastated to watch it. 4. You can also talk about a plane crash but for that mention that you watched it on TV. 5. If you live in a country where water transportations are available, you can talk about the boat accident due to storm as well. 6. Describe how severely the accident caused damage. 7. Mention that due to the accident you were stuck there for a long time and raised your helping hand. 8. Tell how bad you felt and what steps should be taken to prevent such unexpected and unbearable accident. 9. If you were the victim of the accident, give details on how the accident occurred and how you were safe. 10. Tell that you had a hard time forgetting this mournful experience. 11. Regarding the part 'how the accident affected you' say about your feeling of the unsafety of the road, how uncertain our lives are, what changes you bought to your life after the accident etc.
Some similar cue card topics that can be answered in a similar fashion:
1. Describe a bad experience you have. 2. Describe an experience you have that you wish you did not have. 3. Talk about a road accident you know about. 4. Describe something terrible you witnessed. 5. Describe a car accident you saw.