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Describe a piece of work you did fairly quickly

Posted: September 23, 2019 at 11:08 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Describe a piece of work you did fairly quickly.

You should say:

  • what work it was
  • why you did it quickly
  • how easy or difficult it was
and explain what the result was.
[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:

I didn’t exactly fall in the category of “quick & fast” during my high school days unless, of course, I was really good at doing something. So, when I was asked to “organize” our shoe store by my father with the help of his store staffs within just a couple of hours in order to free up some space for the new arriving shipments, I was less than enthusiastic. This cue card topic reminds me of this day and I thank you for the opportunity you have given me to talk about it.

The “fun” of moving the shoeboxes was on with me running almost at the speed of “Usain Bolt” (the Olympic champion sprinter from Jamaica) from one end of the store to the other. As if moving the big boxes, which probably weighed as much as me, if not more, weren’t difficult enough for me; I was faced with even a greater challenge of “pairing up” the lost shoes that were “running around” the store floor “pair-less”. Of course, putting back each and every pair of shoe boxes on the shoe racks in an organized manner along with swiping the floor wasn’t as much difficult as moving the large boxes and ‘pairing up’ the shoes, it was a challenge nonetheless. After all, back then, I wasn’t exactly a very strong boy with a strong “physique” to get the job done for my father!

But, defying all of my expectations and that of my father’s as well, I was actually successful to give a completely new look to our store at the end of two-hour-long tireless efforts. And the final result was a tidy looking store interior with more than enough empty space, which looked to me as big as a “football stadium” at that time! Of course, the empty space didn’t remain “empty” for long as the new shipment containing the new shoe boxes arrived shortly after I had finished looking at my “accomplishments” in wonder.

Anyway, after that very demanding couple of hours, I often took the liberty to visit our shoe store and “push” (to put it mildly) the store staffs so that they would think at least hundred times before making the store look “untidy” again! And guess what, the results of that “little push” was simply astonishing, to say the least, as I never found the store to be “unkempt” again!

enthusiastic – उत्साही

physique – काया

tireless – अथक

unkempt – मैला

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