Speaking (Part-2) Cue Card Tell about a recent event that made you happy.
Tell about a recent event that made you happy.
What was the event?
When and where that event took place?
Why it made you happy?
Happiness is a feeling of contentment which is characterised by a sense of well-being. To be happy, we have to struggle in order to fulfil our needs at different stages of life. Moreover, achieving something after many attempts and failures, we truly understand the meaning of real happiness.
I belong to Delhi and I completed my post-graduation in Business Administration six months ago. Since I was not willing to leave my parents alone, I was looking for a suitable job in Delhi only. In spite of being a topper, I was unable to get through any interview after trying for almost 5 months. Alongside the campus interviews, I was also applying in different companies. Most of my batch mates were already got placed through campus placement. So, the level of my stress and anxiety was increasing day by day. I wanted to make my parents feel proud of me by fulfilling their expectations. In the process of job hunting, one thing I had realised that getting a job is not as simple as it seems
Finally, on September 1st, this year, I got an interview call from a renowned multinational company based in Delhi. I gathered all my confidence and courage to face that interview. I was ready to focus more on the performance rather than the result. Hence, I was determined to give my best in the interview no matter what. After facing different rounds of interview, I was finally selected for my dream job. To my surprise, the salary offered to me was beyond my expectations. My happiness knew no bounds and tears started rolling down my eyes. I thanked God and my parents for the same.
This event is the happiest and unforgettable moment of my life. It has taught me a lesson for the lifetime that we should never give up and keep trying to achieve our goals in life.
You should spend 40 minutes on this task. Write at least 250 words. Write about the following topic:
The older you get, the more difficult life becomes.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.
Many people think that life becomes more difficult as we get older. But I believe, it entirely depends on our attitude that how we perceive life. There are different stages of life and all are full of hardships. The nature of difficulties in life may vary from time to time. Life is all about facing difficulties as we learn to grow amid challenging circumstances. As long as we live life with a positive attitude, we can fetch the best out of it.
During the initial stage of life, we have less responsibilities and more enjoyment. But we learn basic things like crawling and walking with the support of our parents. As life moves forward we get the pressure to perform well in studies but we also get the pleasure to enjoy with our friends. Problems related to career, marriage etc. start manifesting in adulthood. The level of needs and responsibilities increases with the increase in age. While facing problems at different stages of life, we realise our true potential and get the power to win over such obstacles by acquiring skills, knowledge, and wisdom.
Life certainly becomes tougher in older age as far as physical strength is concerned. The elderly indeed have certain health issues with low level of energy. However, some aspects of life may be simplified with age as we are left with limited duties and responsibilities to fulfil. We get more time to spend with our family and friends. Therefore, in a way life becomes easier in old age as we start accepting life with an open mind set.
To sum up, though life is difficult and full of ups and downs, it is still beautiful. Difficulties prevail throughout various stages of life, but it entirely depends on people how we handle them to lead a better life. By inculcating habit of saving and maintaining a healthy life style, we can make our life enjoyable. So, we can say that different stages of life have their own pro and cons.
The table below shows the television viewing for sports by country, in millions for the current year. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
The table provides information about the television viewing figures for 4 different kinds of sports in 4 countries for the year 2018.
It can be clearly seen that tennis is a popular sport in all the listed countries. It has viewing figures of 6.2 million in Australia, 6.6 million in the U.K, 7 million and 6 million in the USA and Canada respectively. Motor racing has the least amount of viewership overall except in the UK. It is the second most viewed sport in the UK after tennis.
Looking at athletics, 8.9 million Americans watch this sport in comparison to only 2 million Australians. Figures in U.K and Canada are nearly two times higher than that recorded in Australia. Notably, golf has the highest amount of viewership among all 4 given sports. America has 11.7 million people who enjoy watching golf. Australia comes a distant second with 4.5 million viewers. In comparison, fewer people in U.K and Canada watch this sport, 2.9 million and 2.6 million consecutively.
Overall, it can be observed that golf is the most popular sport in the USA while tennis is the most-watched sport in the other listed countries. (193 words)
IELTS Writing: Letter to the editor of a local newspaper
Your local newspaper would like to have a new regular weekly feature on a subject of interest for readers. Readers are being encouraged to make suggestions sent in an e-mail to the newspaper.
Write a letter to the newspaper. In your letter:
Suggest a topic that you think would be popular.
Say why it would be of interest
Explain why it is more relevant/interesting than other topics
First of all, I would like to congratulate you for successfully completing two years as a publication house. You keep adding interesting columns in your newspaper. Readers like me appreciate your articles. I am writing in regard to the feature your newspaper is planning to introduce for which readers are welcomed to provide their suggestions.
You can consider ‘Mind, Body and Spirit’ as a subject of interest for readers. Due to the modern lifestyle, people are overloaded with responsibilities. In order to fulfill these responsibilities, they often overlook their health. As a result, they suffer from depression, anxiety and other health issues. In this column you can provide information about how a healthy mind is important for a healthy body. You can further discuss in detail about how to get the same with the help of spiritualism, yoga and regular exercise etc.
This topic is indeed of great importance because healthy people are happy people or vice-versa. Readers will definitely show their keen interest in this column and would love to learn new tips for leading a balanced life.
I hope you will take my suggestion into consideration. (188 Words)