Describe something you taught to your friend/relative
You should say:
what you taught him/her
when it was
how long it was for
and explain how you felt about it
I enjoy teaching and imparting my knowledge with others. Today, I’m going to talk about a time when I taught mathematics to one of my friends.
It’s been quite long, around 10 years. I was pursuing my Bachelor’s from Kurukshetra University. The course comprised three majors: mathematics, science and computer science. Mathematics was a challenging subject. Despite that I obtained excellent grades in mathematics. Sadly, my close friend, Rohit, didn’t get good grades in his first semester exams. He was unable to understand the fundamentals of calculus and trigonometry. He asked me if I could help him. I willingly agreed.
I started teaching him in the evening. Initially, nothing seemed to move forward as Rohit didn’t have a strong foundation in maths. But, his willingness to learn kept us going. We kept on trying and after a lot of hard work for months, I could see a change in his level.
Overall, I loved sharing my knowledge with Rohit. This help wasn’t out of obligation but out of true friendship to boost his confidence and help him develop his mathematical skills. Being a student, teaching him was a tough task for me as well. At times I had to come up with a new idea to make him understand the question. He always gave his 100% and we managed to successfully clear all mathematics exams together. It was an achievement for both of us, and I will never regret helping a friend in need.
IELTS CUE CARD – Describe a crowded place you have visited
Describe a crowded place you have visited.
You should say:
Where is it?
When you went there?
With whom you went there?
Explain how you felt about being there?
India is densely populated, so if we are stepping out of our homes we hardly find a place which is not crowded. I normally avoid visiting overcrowded places.
Recently a Shopping Complex was inaugurated in my hometown. It is situated on the outskirts. A lot of advertisements appeared in the local newspaper to promote it. One weekend I decided to visit the Shopping Complex with my friend. It was Sunday and we planned to go there in the afternoon. We reached the Complex around 3 p.m. I was in the mood of shopping clothes so we headed towards a clothes store inside the Complex. Both of us selected few garments and went towards the trial room to try the outfits.
Surprisingly, there was a long queue outside the trial room. I found it really funny. My friend and I started giggling about it while waiting for our turn. After waiting for about 15 minutes we were able to try our clothes. Both of us selected a dress each and went towards the billing counter to make payment. On finding a queue there I started laughing again and nudged my friend while waiting for our turn.
As soon as we paid our bills we rushed towards the Food Court as we were quite hungry. It was 5 pm already and the Food Court too was packed with people. With great difficulty we managed to buy burgers and fries for ourselves. While we were eating, the crowd kept on increasing.
We quickly finished our meal as I started feeling suffocated. I rushed out of the Complex gasping for fresh air.
That day, I decided I won’t visit this Complex on a Sunday ever again.
laughing lightly and repeatedly in an excited, nervous or silly way
Explain why you like this type of season and what you usually do during this season
Each one of us has personal preferences regarding the season they like. Some like summers, some like winters while others enjoy the rainy season. If I talk about myself, my favourite season is the winter.
I was born and brought up in Dehradun popularly called the Doon valley. It is situated in the foothills of Mussoorie, one of the coldest hill stations of Northern India. Due to its geographical location the Doon enjoys all four seasons. The weather begins to change around mid-October, when the mornings and evenings start getting a bit colder. The winter season sets in November and ends in February. Despite being cold, the days are sunny. I like to bask in the sun with a hot cup of tea and read a book on a cold sunny morning. I usually spend hours reading in my garden without really being bothered by what’s happening around. There are special flowers that bloom during this season, the chrysanthemums and marigolds are the most common varieties. I love to gaze at these flowers in my garden in between my reading sessions.
A wide range of winter foods is another specialty of this season. I love to cook and I spend my time in the kitchen cooking hot meals which are a favourite among all my family members. Usually, at the end of the day I take a cup of hot milk and watch my favourite TV show before going to bed.
I follow this routine throughout the 3-4 months of the winter that prevails in my town. This is the most enjoyable period of the year. I always look forward to this season.
to lie in or be exposed (to pleasant warmth or sunshine)
to be generally established (e.g. This attitude has prevailed in Britain for many years.)
Females these days are playing a bigger role in business and politics. There are several countries where women are working as Heads of State. In my country also, a lot of females are venturing into politics.
A popular Indian female leader is Menaka Gandhi. I first came to know about her while watching news on TV. She was giving an interview on animal rights and environment protection. That’s how I came to know that she was an animal rights activist, environmentalist and a politician as well. She has been a Minister in the Indian government heading Ministry of Environment as well as Ministry of Women & Child Development.
She became quite famous when she started an organization ‘People for Animals’. It is the largest organization for animal rights and welfare in India. Her popularity rose further when she started propagating, through her public interviews to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle comprising of vegan diet. She also urged people to protect the environment through lifestyle changes.
I too was impressed by the ideas she advocated through her interviews and the books she wrote. In fact, I turned into a vegetarian after being inspired by her. Another thing that I like about her is that she takes up causes related to uplifting women in our society. She introduced several policies in favour of women while she was serving as a Minister.
She is a true role model for today’s generation and I admire her for her intelligence, courage and perseverance to bring about a radical change in the Indian society.
a person who works energetically to achieve political or social goals