雅思口语机经里事件类的话题总是又乱又杂，作为烤鸭的我们应该具备编剧的素质，无论多乱的剧情我们都可以捋顺的头头是道！今天我们就把“计划一个happy plan”、“car trip”和“犯错”、“生气”揉到一块儿来讲。
Last summer vacation, my cousin and I planned to have a road trip to Beijing. He just got his driver's license and he was dying to have a trip in his brand new car. To be honest, at first I was a little concerned, 'cause I was not that sure about his driving skills, but after going for a ride with him, my anxiety totally went away/disappeared, it turned out he's actually an excellent driver.
Anyway, there were so many things we wanted to try in Beijing, and it would be my first time to visit the capital city, so I was thrilled. I made a long to-do list, including the places I wanted to visit and the food I wanted to taste. The Great Wall would be our first stop, 'cause there's an old saying in China, he who doesn't reach the Great Wall is not a real man. So for every tourist, the Great Wall is definitely on top of the must-go list. And of course, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace are also on our list.
And Beijing Roast Duck is another thing that attracted me to Beijing. I heard the duck is specially cooked with a secret recipe, and it's crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Just the thought of it could make my mouth water.
Before we go, we checked the weather and made the hotel reservation. The hotel we picked was just located near the Tian'an Men Square, so you can imagine, it was a little expensive, but it was only several minutes' drive from most places we wanted to go, so... it's worth it.
It was my first DIY trip, so the planning part was really new to me, and it was quite an experience.
However, just when we got everything planned out, something unexpected happened, my cousin told me, he couldn't take me to Beijing 'cause his girlfriend asked him to take her to HK to go shopping. His girlfriend was a little pushy, you know, and he couldn't afford to go against her will. So I just got stood up.
I was so furious you know, 'cause I was really looking forward to that trip, and my cousin really let me down.
However, when we got to the hotel, the girl behind the check-in counter told us we booked the wrong date. We were supposed to stay in the hotel on August 1, but the room I booked was for September 1. And you know the summer vacation is the peak season, there was no room available for us in that hotel, or any other nearby hotels. In the end, we had to settle for a small hostel where there was even no 24-hour hot water. I was so sorry about the horrible mistake I made.