Describe a situation when you laughed at the wrong moment

Describe a situation when you laughed at the wrong moment

Describe a situation when you laughed at the wrong moment

You should say:

  • When was it?
  • Where was it?
  • Why did you laugh?
  • Why was it the wrong moment to laugh?

Note: you will have to speak this cue card for 1 to 2 minutes in front of the examiner. Before starting the cue card will have 1 minute to look at the main points and prepare some notes which you can use while speaking.


Well, I am a very serious person I always take care of my manners in every moment or event but I remember a situation when I laughed at the wrong moment during one of my high school classes. It was in my English class when we were reading a very serious book, and the teacher was discussing the death of one of the characters.

When was it?

So, it was during a regular class session, which took place on a weekday in the morning. Our English class was held in a big classroom with about thirty students, and the teacher was sitting in front of the class. I was sitting in the middle row, and my friend was sitting next to me.

Why did you laugh?

The reason I laughed was that my friend whispered a funny joke to me just when the teacher was describing the death scene. It was something about how the character died, and it was not related to the book at all. I couldn’t control my laughter, and I started laughing out loud.

Why was it the wrong moment to laugh?

It was the wrong moment to laugh because it was a very serious scene, and the teacher was trying to create a somber atmosphere. My laughter disturbed the class, and the teacher stopped speaking. He gave me a stern look, and I felt embarrassed.

Looking back, I realize that it was inappropriate to laugh during such a moment. I should have controlled my laughter and respected the solemnity of the situation.


  • High school: A school attended after elementary or middle school, typically for students aged between 14 and 18 years old.
  • Serious: Significant, grave, or solemn in nature.
  • Character: A person in a story or a novel.
  • Regular: Occurring at fixed or normal intervals.
  • Classroom: A room where students attend classes and receive instruction.
  • Whispered: Spoke very softly or quietly so as not to be overheard.
  • Joke: A humorous remark or story intended to provoke laughter.
  • Death scene: A moment in a story or a play when a character dies.
  • Somber: Dark, dull, or gloomy in nature.
  • Inappropriate: Not suitable or fitting for a particular situation.
  • Solemnity: Seriousness or gravity of a situation.

Follow-Ups Questions

Q1. How did your classmates react when you laughed at the wrong moment?

When I laughed at the wrong moment, my classmates looked surprised and some gave me disapproving glances, as they were trying to maintain a serious atmosphere during the discussion.

Q2. Did you apologize to your teacher or classmates after the incident?

Yes, I apologized to my teacher and classmates immediately after the incident, expressing my regret for disrupting the class and acknowledging that my laughter was inappropriate.

Q3. Have you ever experienced a similar situation outside of the classroom?

Yes, I have experienced similar situations outside the classroom, such as during a solemn ceremony or a serious conversation, where I couldn’t help but laugh at an inappropriate time, leading to some awkward moments.

Q4. How did this incident affect your relationship with your teacher?

Initially, my relationship with the teacher became a bit strained after the incident, as he was disappointed with my behavior. However, I made efforts to show more respect and seriousness in subsequent classes, gradually rebuilding a positive relationship with him.

Q5. Do you think it’s important to maintain a serious atmosphere in a classroom? Why or why not?

Since then, I have become more conscious of my reactions and developed better self-control. I remind myself to maintain a serious demeanor during serious discussions or situations, and I try to divert my attention or think about something neutral if I find myself tempted to laugh inappropriately.

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