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Describe a situation when someone suggested a clever solution.

Posted: September 26, 2019 at 11:48 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Describe a situation when someone suggested a clever solution.

You should say:

  • when it was and what the problem was
  • what the situation was
  • who suggested the solution

and say why you think it was a clever solution.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer 1:

Problems distract us and frustrate us when we expect them in the least just like the problem with my newly-bought computer about a couple of years ago when it started to give me “a hard time”. However, it didn’t become much of an issue as one of my friends offered me a very ‘clever’ solution to deal with the issue.

Anyway, after buying my computer a couple of years ago, it started to give me different kinds of problems soon after starting to use it. Since the computer was not under any warranty, I couldn’t return it or receive any technical support from its vendor or manufacturer. So, all I could do was to take it to a local computer technician every time it gave me a problem. But, after visiting the technician 4/5 times already within just a couple of months, I became a bit frustrated, so I decided to seek a solution from one of my friends. As soon as my friend, whose name was John, learned about my problem, he suggested me to buy a good book on “computer repair and maintenance” and start reading it word by word while using my computer also at the same time like a “kid”. Of course, I was a bit nervous about the “solution” initially as I was a novice in the world of computers and troubleshooting, but my friend assured me that the suggested solution would work just fine for me if I could exercise patience in reading the book.

And, guess what, it was indeed a clever solution as I could slowly and slowly begin to figure out many of the computer glitches by myself. In fact, some of the computer problems, for which I took my computer to a technician earlier, could be solved by me after trying with a little patience. Besides, after reading that book, I also came to learn as to how to best handle a computer and keep it safe. But, the best part of the solution was that I could actually boast about my computer repairing abilities to my friends as I could solve “complex” computer glitches rather easily and quickly afterwards.


Model Answer 2:

It may sound peculiar to many but I have got a clever solution from one of my friends to find more time for reading books and the process is unorthodox. In fact, I love to read books and want to finish at least four to five books in a month but my hectic schedule hardly allows me to finish two books every month. So, do not be surprised by the solution that one of my friends suggested and thank you for the time you have allowed me to talk about it.
Last year, I was wondering how to install a small bookshelf inside the toilet to keep some books safely because the privacy attached to my bedroom was unable to accommodate a moderate bookshelf. So, installing a small shelf centring the tissue holder was an unconventional yet smart idea. I used some small wood pieces to form the shape of a bookshelf with the help of my friend and was really proud to have finally made it. Now I can place two or three books together at a time and read them inside the privy.
Barbara suggested the solution to me. In fact, I shared my dilemma with her a few months ago and she suggested me to install a small shelf made with a couple of timber. She also helped me build the shelf. In fact, it was easier than I thought and the credit goes to Barbara who, in fact, gave me a great suggestion.
The solution to the problem was unusual yet very effective. Now I am using the shelf comfortably and can manage more time for reading books I like. So, considering all the facts, this is a clever solution to my problem of reading books inside the lavatory.
glitches – खामियों
peculiar – अजीब
unorthodox – अपरंपरागत
hectic – व्यस्त
timber – लकड़ी, इमारती लकड़ी

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