IELTS Cue Card # Talk about a time you set a goal
Talk about a time you set a goal
You should say
- What was the goal?
- Did you achieve the goal?
- What did you learn along the way?
- And Explain why you set that goal.
During Quarantine the world seems to have come to a standstill. Time, weekdays, and routines have become an abstract alien concept to the majority of us. To keep myself preoccupied and to prevent myself from wasting this precious time, I set myself some goals.
My Goals were as follows: getting up early, every single day consistently; continue a modified version of my workout even at home; and to learn a new skill.
The first two goals were easy enough to implement once I got used to the ideas. I made sure to keep my favourite song as an alarm tone. Rather than keeping my phone next to me while I sleep, now I kept it in the kitchen which is all the way across the apartment. Once in the kitchen, I have a glass of water to freshen up and get about the rest of my day.
I soon noticed that getting up became easier every day, my moods got a whole lot better, and I just felt generally more productive. I managed to do variations of indoor yoga six days a week, for I gave myself a pass on Sundays. That’s another thing I did, I made sure not to lose track of the weekdays, I treated every day like a work vacation; a day to get the most out of.
Now as for my last goal, it was to learn a new skill to keep me focused. The skill I chose to learn was animation. It was slow, time-consuming work; reading from the manuals and online free tutorials I could get my hands on. But lo and behold, two weeks later I had finished my very first simple animation of a 90-frame loop of a walking bird. I am very proud of my creation.
So far, the quarantine is still not over but I am proud to announce that I have indeed achieved the goals I have set out for myself – I even look forward to achieving them tomorrow, and every day that is to come in the future. The main thing I learned along this journey is realizing as an adult how much your choices reflect in your lifestyle. How good improvement actually feels, and how easy it is to take that first step into the unknown.
|Useful words and their meanings
||a period of time during which an animal or person that might have a disease is kept away from other people or animals so that the disease cannot spread
||a condition in which all movement or activity has stopped
|lo and behold (a phrase)
||something that you say when you tell someone about something surprising that happened
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