CUE CARD – Describe something that helps you concentrate

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe something that helps you concentrate
You should say:

    • What it is ?
    • When you do it ?
    • How did you learn about it
    • How it helps you concentrate ?

Sample Answer

In a physical growing world, It is quite impossible to concentrate, as, there is too much to achieve and too little time. Here, I would like to talk about meditation which is the key to my good concentration.

I do meditation on my terrace, whenever I feel there is a lot on my plate, and to achieve all my tasks with a calm mind before the deadline hits. I think it is one of the best ways to clear my stress out and feel relaxed. I generally start my day at five in the morning with meditating for at least half an hour everyday. It rejuvenates me for the day, and, prepares me better to achieve my daily targets.

I was very young when my mother told me about the merits of practicing it regularly. So, I was just a kid when I first started following my mother. It really does help me to concentrate on the work that I have to do. In fact, the huge corporate sectors are adapting to the necessary once a week meditation session now a days, in order to make sure the well being of their employees. According to the recent studies, it has been found that, the principal advantages of meditation rests in upgraded memory, better cognitive skills making me feel more joyful and grounded, and immunes me to everyday stresses of life.

Therefore, meditation is something which helps me in maintaining better work-life balance by enhancing my concentration.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘describe something that helps you concentrate’.

Q1. Is it important for children to concentrate ?
I think definitely yes, because children at very young age are suffering from stress, and, as a result they are not able to lay emphasis on their studies. So, in order to help them out it is important that we must include important sessions on improving concentration regularly. For instance, it has often been observed that young minds who are indulged in some yogic practices have better concentration power.

Q2. What kind of jobs require higher concentration?
Well, to be honest, almost every field now a days require high concentration, for the world is becoming more competitive everyday, and so, in order be the best, one needs to be well focused towards his goals. But, some precision jobs like that of a surgeon needs greater attention to the patient, as , it is a matter of life and death.

Q3. Have you ever felt difficult to concentrate ?
Definitely I have. I think as humans, sometimes or the other, we all find it difficult to concentrate on our work and so did I. It was a day before yesterday, when I could not complete my office work as my attention was distributed to a lot of other stressful things going in my life, and I was emotionally drained, thus, resulting in poor concentration. So, yes, I have felt difficult to concentrate a lot of times in my life.



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