2019年9月-12月雅思口语Part 2 Topic 32 公共场所陌生人打电话 Describe a time you heard someone you didn9t know talking on the phone in a public place

Describe a time you heard someone you didn9t know talking on the phone in a public place.
You should say:
When and where it was;
What the person was talking about;
What you were doing at that time;
And explain how you felt about it.

32.公共场所陌生人打电话(在一个公交车上,我听到坐我前排的一个阿姨接到了一个诈骗电话。骗子谎称她参与电视节目获奖了,让她提供银行账号打钱。本题素材与Part2“想获得的奖”串联)

If memory serves correctly, the most recent time I overheard206 someone else?s conversation was during the last national holiday when I went to Hangzhou for a trip with my friends. One day we were on a very crowded bus and a forty-something207 woman sitting in front of me received a call. Her speaker was really loud, so we basically heard the whole conversation.

It seemed that the caller informed the lady that she had won a prize and was trying to transfer208 the prize money to her. He asked about the lady’s bank account number. Apparently, the lady figured out it was a scam209. Instead of hanging up the phone, she swore up and down at210 the scammer.

Because of her loud voice, everyone on the bus stared at211 her, which made her very embarrassed. So she started explaining to us that it was a phone call scam. The scammer told her that he was a staff member of a TV show and claimed212 that she had won because she answered ten questions correctly. The lady was sure that she didn’t win the prize. So, she suddenly realized that the caller was lying to her.

As an onlooker213, I was happy that she wasn’t scammed, but I really wasn’t a fan of her loud voice in a public place. Plus, it’s not safe to talk so loud on the phone in front of so many people; you might leak important information to strangers.

206 overheard:无意中听到
207 forty-something:四十来岁
208 transfer:转账
209 scam:骗局,诈骗;scammer:骗子
210 swore up and down at:反反复复的咒骂
211 stared at:盯着
212 claimed:声称
213 onlooker:旁观者

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