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Describe a time that you and your friend had a disagreement

Describe a time that you and your friend had a disagreement.

You should say:

  • When this happened
  • Who you disagreed with
  • What you and your friend argued about

and if you two solved the disagreement in the end.

Sample Answer:

Last year during the summer I had a big disagreement with one of my closest friends about a trip we were planning to go to. It was just after the final term exam in our university when one of our friends proposed to plan for a trip. We planned to visit a foreign country and have the tour for about two weeks. The disagreement occurred with Jonathon when he proposed to visit Mexico while I preferred travelling to England.

Jonathon might have reasons to visit Mexico but I preferred to visit a place far away from our home country and enjoy the tranquillity and rich heritage of England. I argued that majority of other friends have agreed to visit England and the sudden change of the plan would deter many of them to actually join us. I also tried to convince him that Mexico would be a too exotic a place for us and less interesting for the trip. He seemed quite determined to go to Mexico and completely adamant to listen to my reasons. After an hour’s argument, frustration and disagreement I told him that I would in no way tour to Mexico. My friend insisted me that we should have an unusual tour and unfamiliar experience from this tour. I admitted that his opinion was reasonable but we should value other friends’ opinion before fighting each other. When he kept on arguing, I became angry and more frustrated and left his house that day.

After returning home I felt a bit ashamed to quarrel over such a silly issue with my friend when I could have easily fixed that in a much calmer way. I texted him at night and asked him to meet me next evening. I also informed other friends who were willing to take part in the tour and we had a much friendlier discussion at that time. One of the friends proposed that we take the tour in Australia where he has his relatives and friends. He also proposed that we should talk to our parents about our destination and should not fix that until our parents give their opinions and consent.

This friend was Pollock and his idea and explanation were something we could not refute. Thus the disagreement ended and we finally had our tour in Australia!


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