2019年5-8月 雅思口语 Part 2 Topic 9 被骗的经历 Describe a time when someone didn’t tell you the whole truth about something

Describe a time when someone didn’t tell you the whole truth about something
You should say:
When it happened;
What the situation was;
Who you were with;
And why the person didn’t tell you the whole truth.

9. 被骗的经历

When it comes to a time I was lied to, the first thing comes to mind is the time I was cheated by an online shop.The thing is that last July, I had just gotten a new job and moved out from my campus dorm to a new apartment. So I thought I definitely needed a cooker to make meals. One of my friends recommended a kind of pressure cooker that she bought online. So, on her advice, I bought one from Taobao without a second thought.

But after several weeks, I found that it often overcooked the food. I contacted the customer service of the online shop. They told me that I needed to send it back to them for a repair and there would be a charge of 200 yuan. I thought I just had a stroke of bad luck53, so I paid them 200 yuan to repair the rice cooker.

However, several months later, when I was cleaning the house, I found the warranty card54 of the rice cooker, which stated that I had a 3-year warranty on the unit. It means the shop was supposed to repair the rice cooker for free. But they took advantage of me55 by lying. You know, it had been ages56 since the repair, so I decided to let it pass. But it really taught me a lesson. I hope that history won’t repeat itself; it’d definitely rain on my parade.


53 had a stroke of bad luck:运气不佳
54 the warranty card:质保卡
55 took advantage of me:占我便宜
56 had been ages:过了很久

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