I’ve been working for a long time. I started my career ten years ago, in the year 2008. I was pursuing my post-graduation diploma in Travel and Tourism, Many companies used to visit our institute to hire fresher. I had been lucky enough to get my first job opportunity during campus placement. I got selected with one of the reputed companies in Travel industry, Abercrombie and Kent destination management. They run many offices across the globe and their head office is in New York .Anyone from Travel industry, somewhere deep in heart they keep a feeling to work with this reputed organisation. It is a USA based inbound travel company, provide all travel facilities to their clients. I got an opportunity to work with them in their Delhi Office, located near Delhi Haat.
Although I was working there as a trainee, my work always got recognised and appreciated by higher authorities. I was responsible for all the travel arrangements for their foreign delegates who used to come to attend seminars and conferences from different parts of the world. This job gave me a chance to meet people from different cultural background. That not only boosted my confidence of public speaking but also got me acquainted with many different languages.
No other job could have given me such an exposure at the beginning of my career. It was the milestone of my career that helped me to choose a right path. I thoroughly enjoyed my work.
There are many stressful days that I can recall during my studies and my work. But a particular one from my work comes to mind clearly. It was two years ago in the month of December during my first job. My team was working on a project that had a short deadline. The client was a major one, and the task was very difficult.
I was a part of an eight-member team who worked day and night to complete a working draft of the project two days before the submission date. The problems started after reviewing it when we found out many small issues throughout the application.
Without wasting time I started working on solving the problems and came back home from work very late. I was thinking of taking rest as the next day was my weekly off. Suddenly, late in the evening, I received a call from the office and had to rush back as the solutions were not working out as the team’s work was not systematic.
I started working again and went on through the night. I was tired and sleepless but I kept on working since the work was a priority. After a quick meeting with my team, I went back home for an hour and then returned to the office. Taking the day off was not an option and I spent the entire day running around the office working on the project. We were finally able to create the final draft for the client late in the night just before the submission date. It was indeed a hectic day but I am not tensed by such experiences just because they teach us a lot of things.
Describe something useful you learned from a member of your family.
What did you learn?
How did this become useful later in your life?
Explain why it was important for you?
I have been brought up in a joint family with thirteen family members. Apart from my parents, my family consists of my grandparents, two uncles, and their wives and children. My family has always believed in moral values and the strength they can provide to one’s character. Due to this, I have always learned something from every family elder. Apart from this, my elders have also taught me many practical things and activities. My uncle taught me swimming, my aunt taught me painting and art, and my elder siblings taught me how to play outdoor games.
Out of this long list, I have one memorable lesson that I remember is the power of reading that my grandmother taught me. She was a teacher in her early days and has always been a strict academic. Even in such an old age, she still reads many books, mostly spiritual and religious texts. She started teaching me how to read from an early age and helped me incite interest in it. With her help, I used to learn new words, and read something new every day. I understood the benefits of reading due to her.
She started inspiring me to read books other than my academic books. As the days passed and I spent more time with her, I realized that I had gained a lot of knowledge, and that too earlier than other children of my age. I have won many orations, debating, and writing competitions due to this habit. I am grateful to her for giving me inspiration and confidence as I know this habit has helped me with my studies and with my intellectual growth.
IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Something you enjoyed wearing on a special occasion.
What was the occasion?
What did you choose to wear?
Was your time spent there satisfactory?
Clothes are not only a necessity nowadays but have developed into an industry due to the evolving of fashion and new trends that come up every now and then. New clothes or designer clothes have a lot of styles and attract everyone. I find it great to wear stylish clothes of different types. My wardrobe comprises of a lot of trendy and fashionable dresses and apparel.
I keep attending many events such as formal parties, weddings, prayer meets, and outdoor parties. Each occasion requires me to use a specific outfit, according to the occasion and the place. Basically, I enjoy wearing fine clothes, especially ethic and formal wear. I never let any occasion slip away, where I can go out and meet different people, dressed in my best.
I still remember once I went to a friend’s wedding wearing an ethnic kurta and a dhoti along with a shawl wrapped around, and matching footwear. As soon as I reached the venue, I was content to see that everyone was noticing what I wore. As the event progressed, I got many compliments for my dress, and I thanked people for the same. It was a good day for me, and I really enjoyed it. My choice of apparel turned out to be really good, and I would love to wear such ethnic wear again and again.
Developing gradually over time. Example- Jack’s company has evolved into a major manufacturer.
Dignified and noble in appearance or manner. Example- That hairstyle makes Neena look quite distinguished”
Clothing. Example- All the people at the party were dressed in bright apparel.
Group of people meeting together to do prayers. Example- Rohan is a frequent attendee of the local prayer meet.