IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card:
Describe any practical skill you have.
- What is the skill?
- How often do you use it?
- Who taught it to you?
- Explain how it helps you in your life.
I have learned a lot of practical skills such as cooking, driving, working with wood, and working on computer amongst others. I was able to learn them from different places such as my school, my home, workshops and vocational classes. The most illustrious one as per me is graphic designing. I have always had a passion for drawing and art in my childhood. My father bought me a computer when I was in eighth grade, and I started using computer applications to design and draw things on the computer.
It started with painting on Microsoft Paint and later on, I learned other applications and designing possibilities with even more advanced software such as AUTOCAD and Photoshop. As time passed, I grabbed every opportunity to learn about designing and attended diploma courses to become adept at designing. After graduating from high school, I got many chances to work upon cards, posters, banners, and logos for the people I personally knew, and I earned my expenses through these.
I have gained and mastered the skill by practicing a lot. I have read different books on designing and its concepts and spent hours designing classes to hone my abilities. I took every work or freelancing opportunity that I could get and started earning money by putting this skill to good use.
Even though I have a long way to go, I am glad to have this skill, as I plan to build my career in the designing industry where this skill is a required basic necessity. This way, I can use my skill to earn a livelihood.