Describe an occasion when the vehicle you took broke down on your trip
You should say:
Where you wanted to go;
When it happened;
Who you were with at that time;
And explain what impacts this breakdown had.
I’d like to talk about the time I went on an RV road trip. Unfortunately, we suddenly had a flat tire
when we were driving on the road. It totally rained on our parade164.
If memory serves correctly, it was last national holiday and I went to Hunan for a trip with my
family. Since the city where Ilive isn’t too far from Hunan, my dad proposed to rent an RV and go on a
road trip. We had never travelled by an RV, and it sounded like a total blast to go on a short vacation
with this kind of vehicle. So my mom and I both agreed to this proposal right away.
The road trip was terrific on the first day. We visited some key tourist destinations in the RV, such as Fenghuang Ancient Town and Yuelu Academy. But the next day wasn’t so nice. When my dad was driving on a highway, we suddenly felt like the ride had become really bumpy165, so he pulled over to the side of the road166. And we found a flat tire when we checked out the vehicle. My dad had to call the rental company and ask for roadside assistance167.
We were stuck168 there for almost four hours and had to give up our plan of visiting a beautiful small town along the route. It was such a bummer that169 the RV broke down on the highway and wasted so much of our time. So since then, I prefer public transportation when I travel, which is way more reliable.
164 rained on our parade:破坏了我们的计划，很让人扫兴
166 pulled over to the side of the road:停在路边
167 ask for roadside assistance:寻求道路救援
169 It was such a bummer that:令人失望