A person you know who is doing something to protect the environment.
Who is the person?
What are they doing to protect the environment?
How can you contribute to the process?
Environment or our nature has highly fragile anatomy and has received a lot of damage by the hands of humans in the past few decades. But there are many people who are aware of this damage and its consequences. One of these people is my best friend’s father, and I am proud to know him. He has worked for various NGOs that work towards such causes.
In his personal life, he does everything in his power to support the environment. Actually, he is committed and dedicated to such causes, especially the cause of planting trees. He cares a lot about the trees around him and has worked a lot in this direction. Since the last five years, he has been planting trees in his locality and the nearby areas. He has put his own efforts to get the unofficial dump yards nearby cleared to plant more trees, and contacts the owners of all empty plots nearby in order to clear them of any waste and to plant more trees.
He also keeps planting trees in other public places such as schools, offices, and gardens. Apart from this, there have been many rallies and green drives organized by him in order to get more trees planted. This also enables him to spread more apprehension in people about deforestation issues. I have also taken part in these rallies, and love planting trees with him. I respect his work and wish to follow in his footsteps. He is a very aware person, and I go with him to plant trees to help him, and to learn from what he has to say.
delicate and vulnerable. Example – Maria is still very fragile after her illness.
Study of a structure or a thing. Example – Jack learned about the human body structure in the anatomy class.
Follow in their footsteps
To do the same thing as someone else. Example – Jack has become a lawyer, following in his father’s footsteps.
To understand or grasp. Example- Penny was popular because of her quick apprehension of what people wanted.
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.
Describe an occasion or event when you were congratulated.
You should say:
what was the occasion
when was it
who congratulated you and why
and explain how did this make you feel.
Sample Answer :
It’s a common gesture of appreciation that one receives on doing something good and worthy. We get appreciations for the good things we do for others or for our great achievements or personal excellence. One similar occasion when I was congratulated was when my debate team won the district/ county level championship.
It was 2012 and I was in my 10th grade. I was an influential member of my school debate team and had participated in a lot of different solo and team debate competitions. The yearly inter-school division/ county level championship was considered to be the most amazing and prestigious tournament and the in those days the finals was broadcasted on local TV channels as well as on the radio and on the internet.
Our school had a very bad past history as it was not able to win the championship before 2012. They had their last victory in the 90’s and everyone was waiting to hear the winning bells again. Though some of the debate teams participated till the semi-finals of the championship but never made it to the finale.
That year I was heading the debate team and to everyone’s great astonishment, we won the finals. Most of the people of our city watched the finals on TV and were super excited, happy and proud to see me on air and it was an added attraction that we won.
The school arranged an assembly specifically to congratulate us for our achievement and I found more than five hundred students, their guardians and local people who were eagerly waiting for us and were present there to join us in this victory. I was so proud about the whole team and excited about the occasion and when all those people started congratulating me, I felt like I was flying above the sky and my happiness knew no leaps and bounds.
Later I received many congratulations and appreciations as I grew up in my life but none of them mattered as that one occasion. We walked through the gushing crowd towards the stage of the auditorium and people stood up, greeted us and clapped their hands. Lot of teachers, local political leaders, upper-level government employees and renowned personalities were also present there. The ceremony went on for almost 3 hours and we got many gifts and bouquets as well. Ill always remember that moment.(395 Words)
Follow-Up Questions :
Q1. What kind of people are successful in your country ? Ans In India, generally movie stars, politicians and business tycoons are the most popular and successful people. Influential people who make social and environmental changes are also considered successful.
Q2. Is the definition of success the same today as it was in the past ? Ans Success has different meaning to different people. People in the past considered success to be more about respect and dignity and paid more focus on the idea of getting known. The idea of popularity still remains the same but today people evaluate success in terms of money and material possessions acquired.
Q3. Why are some celebrities and movie stars more successful then others ? Ans Some celebrities are famous because the generation today is bias and they prefer knowing or watching only those certain celebrities who are more popular and they don’t really prefer quality. They just go with the brand name and they prefer to stick with the passive crowd and go along with fan following.
A language other than English you would like to learn
Why would you learn?
How would you learn?
What challenges you will face?
What benefits it would have?
In today’s world, knowing only one language is not enough. Due to globalization, the importance of foreign languages has increased more than ever before. Knowledge of different languages provides us a cosmopolitan approach to respect global diversity. In order to improve the social accessibility, I would like to learn French. It is one of the most frequently used languages worldwide after English.
As an International language, the benefits of learning this language are innumerable. In India, French is the most crowd-pleasing choice among the people who want to master different languages. Learning French language not only helps in enhancing our communication skills but also opens the doors to study abroad. Many French companies are setting up their regional offices in India and offering numerous career options in different sectors. Therefore, the ability to speak French will provide me an opportunity to work in these companies.
Generally, most of the people think that French is a difficult European Language. Taking out time from my hectic schedule to learn this language will be a challenging task for me. Firstly, I will have to search for an excellent French tutor. In order to learn, speak and write French effectively, I will have to memorize the French verbs and their prepositions properly. Further, I may also face challenges in picking up accent and pronunciation. But I believe, discipline, self-study and motivation are the keys to achieve a higher proficiency. I will overcome all the difficulties by referring to relevant study material along with regular practice.
Overall, culture and languages are inextricably intertwined. So, we learn about the cultural heritage of a country when we learn its languages. Moreover, being a multilingual sometimes, makes us noticeable and leaves an everlasting impression on others.