IELTS Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) : 19. Describe an achievement/success you are proud of, with follow up questions – IELTS 7 band speaking – Dynamic IELTS
Describe an achievement/success you are proud of
– What you did
– When did you do it
– How did you feel about it
– Why did that achievement make you proud
Learning to swim last summer was an achievement I’m really proud of. It was something I always wanted to do, but fear of drowning held me back. However, with a lot of determination and hard work, I finally conquered my fear and learned to swim. I took a few swimming lessons and practiced regularly in the pool during my summer break. Slowly and gradually, I started to feel more confident in the water, and eventually, I was able to swim laps without any assistance.
I must say, it was a real sense of accomplishment when I completed my first full lap without stopping or panicking. It was as if I had crossed a major milestone, and I felt elated and proud of myself. It was an incredible feeling to conquer my fear and achieve something I never thought was possible. I realized that with perseverance and determination, I could achieve anything I set my mind to.
In conclusion, learning to swim was an achievement I will always cherish. It taught me the importance of perseverance and facing your fears. As the saying goes, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” and this achievement made me believe in that even more.
Speaking part 3 : Follow up Questions
1. How to measure a person’s success?
There are various ways to measure success, but the most important one is whether you have achieved the goals you have set for yourself. Another way is to compare you with others in the same field. However, I believe that success is relative and personal, and everyone has their own definition of success.
2. Do you think the way people gain success has changed?
Yes, I think the way people gain success has changed over time. Nowadays, people have more access to information and technology, which has opened up new opportunities and made it easier to achieve success. However, this has also made the competition more intense.
3. How do you define success?
To me, success means achieving personal and professional goals and being content and fulfilled with my life. Success is not just about money or fame, but also about happiness, satisfaction, and making a positive impact on others.
4. How to reward successful people?
Successful people can be rewarded in many ways, such as recognition, promotion, bonuses, or other incentives. However, I believe that the most important reward is personal satisfaction and pride in one’s achievements.
5. What’s the most difficult thing you have ever done?
The most difficult thing I have ever done was overcoming my fear of swimming. I had always been afraid of drowning, but last summer, I decided to face my fear and learn to swim. It was a challenging and scary experience, but I did it, and now I feel proud of myself.
6. What qualities does a person need to have to be successful?
To be successful, a person needs to have qualities such as determination, perseverance, discipline, resilience, creativity, and adaptability. They also need to have a clear vision, set realistic goals, and be willing to take risks and learn from their mistakes.
7. Do you feel terrible when you fail to do something?
Yes, I do feel terrible when I fail to do something, but I try not to let it discourage me. Instead, I see it as an opportunity to learn and grow, and to improve myself for the next time. I didn’t learn swimming in the first day of my swimming class but it was gradual practice that helped me to learn swimming.
8. Is failure a necessary thing in people’s life?
Yes, I think failure is a necessary thing in people’s life. It teaches us valuable lessons, helps us grow and develop resilience, and prepares us for future challenges. Without failure, we would never learn to appreciate success or reach our full potential.
9. Is it important for young people to have some achievement?
Yes, it is important for young people to have some achievement. It gives them a sense of purpose and direction, builds their confidence and self-esteem, and helps them develop skills and qualities that will be valuable in their future life.
10. Which one is more important, personal goals, or work goals?
Both personal and work goals are important, but I believe that personal goals are more important. Personal goals give us a sense of direction and purpose in life, and help us develop as individuals. Work goals are important too, but they should be aligned with our personal values and aspirations.