Man is a highly social being, and we as people build up a web of relationships as we go. One such relation is friendship, wherein like-minded people come together, and make life better by adding joy in each other’s lives. Friends always make life better by celebrating each other’s joys, supporting in the sorrows, and helping in the times of our need.
I have a lot of good friends that I have come to be with, in this beautiful journey of life. I have helped them and they have done the same for me on numerous occasions. One of these friends, Manan, stands out in my memory and in my heart as well. A very amazing person to spend time with, he has always looked out for me. Actually, I met him after joining college, and soon we started sharing an apartment as well. He always understood my financial issues and acted accordingly. After a month, I decided to apply for a job to sustain my expenses.
I consulted Manan, and he urged me to apply in a few companies, in addition to supporting my decision. I applied for the jobs and got an interview call as well. After preparing for it, on the day of the interview, I went to him and asked him to lend me formal clothes for the interview. He was gracious enough to comply and gave me his best formal suit to wear. I was actually humbled at his gesture and thanked him profusely. I then gave the interview, and I was cleared for the job. It was a great help on Manan’s part, and he was happy when I credited him for this success.
My city is a very important city with a high population and many famous hotspots such as markets and landmarks. The Chandni Chowk market area is located in the city of New Delhi. It is one of the most crowded places in the city and hosts a large number of people on a daily basis.
This place is mostly made up of shops and shopfronts with houses and apartments on the back sides or above the shops. The place remains crowded for the most part as visitors throng in the place every day to buy electronics or home care products. I visited Chandni chowk during the last autumn in the month of October. It was a part of my four-day visit to Delhi for a family vacation.
On the last day, I went to this market area to look for and buy a few things as gifts to my friends and to buy a few specific food items available in some very old and famous shops in the area. The market was very crowded that day. All sorts of people were hurrying about in order to sell or buy something. I went around in different shops with my cousins and bought whatever I needed. I had to bargain with the shopkeepers very quickly as there were a lot of customers waiting to buy stuff.
All in all, it was a great experience, even though it was very hectic and tiring. I got to meet so many new people and to buy many new things. It was also great to experience and relish new food items and tastes.
IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Talk about the happiest situation in your life.
Happiness is the one feeling that can shape our lives. When a person is happy he or she is more likely to take better decisions and do right things with his or her life rather than comparing it to the time when he or she is not so excited about his or project. This time we are looking at the IELTS cue card that talks about the happiest situation in the life of an individual.
Talk about the happiest situation in your life. You should say –
What was the situation?
When did it happen?
What landed you in the situation?
Explain, how do you feel about it?
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There have been many times I have felt happy about my life, but if I had to talk about the happiest situation, it was when I got placed in a leading company. It was after a lot of perseverance that I landed myself into the company. I joined around three years back and it has been an amazing ride since I have joined the company.
Actually, I consider myself to be a hard-working individual, and I have proved it time and again. One day my seniors organised a meeting with all the associates and told us about a very difficult assignment which needed to be worked upon for a client. We received different task allocations and started working upon them. After poring into the data and figuring out the solutions, I finished my work and submitted it. I then proceeded to help my colleagues and played my part in finishing the project before the deadline. During all this time, our seniors kept a close eye on our individual progress.
Now at the next meeting, we were told that our work was good and the client appreciated our efforts. My manager called me over and proceeded to announce that everyone was pleased by my exceptional work ethics, and they have decided to promote me as a team leader. My joy knew no bounds at that moment and I thanked everyone profusely. I felt satisfied knowing that my efforts helped me achieve success. It is indeed a great feeling when your endeavor pays off with such results.
A day is divided into four parts namely morning, afternoon, evening, and night. I like evenings more than any other time of the day. I am not a morning person at all and find evenings to be more in sync with my character.
Evening hours follow the afternoon from four or five o’clock to seven or eight o’clock. Mornings to me seem highly tiring and it is a chore to wake up every morning and go about my daily routine. Evenings, on the other hand, are more relaxing for me. This is the time when I can be done with my routine tasks and get some time to relax. Actually, I have many evening rituals that consist of having a cup of coffee along with a good book to read, to watch a movie, to sit and talk with my family, or to play with my dog and take it out for a walk. This time is soothing and rejuvenates me after a hard day’s work. I can find different ways to unwind and reinvigorate myself.
Evenings are different from other times in the day as they have a more calming effect and urge you into a state of relaxation. The sun sets during this time and it goes dark signifying the start of the third part of the day. This phenomenon is always a satisfying sight to see, regardless of the surroundings and the weather. This is why I really enjoy the evening more than the other times of the day.
synchronization. Example – The wheels of the cars move in sync with each other.
a tedious but necessary task. Example – Paula thinks that watering plants is a chore.
arising from convention or habit. Example – The team gathered around for a ritual pre-work meeting.
Make something young and vital. Example – A bid to rejuvenate the town center