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Describe a prize you have ever won.

Posted: October 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Describe a prize you have ever won.

You should say:

  • what it was
  • what you had to do to win it
  • how many other competitors were there

and explain how you felt after winning it.

[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.]

Sample Answer:
My participation in a chess competition brought me one of the best prizes in my life and I am going to tell you about this event and the award I won. The competition was held in my college in Berlin, Germany around three years ago. The chess competition was arranged marking the annual sports events. Though several other contests were included in this event, I picked chess for my love and passion for the game. I would like to thank you for letting me talk about it.

The battle of mind is one of the most exclusive types of war, I believe and this is more prevalent in a gaming competition. I had to compete and outwit my competitors in several stages to win the competition. The first stage of competition began in the morning and ended by noon. The final completion held after lunch and ended in the evening. I got a break when I tried to reshape my ideas and start again with vigour and determination to become the champion the next day. But fighting the competitors with outstanding talents and skills was extremely difficult. In fact, they were highly intelligent and expert in playing chess.

Among the other competition, chess was comparatively less preferred by the competitors. There were several reasons behind ignoring chess. I think the sluggish nature of the game discouraged to take up on the competition. So, we were eight players altogether in the entire competition. Each of the players was skilled and knew how to manipulate the game. The capacity to influence the thought of rivals was truly amazing.

A blanket of joy surrounded me after winning the prize in chess competition. I defeated the former champion and became the new champion of inter-department chess championship of our college. I was proud of my victory. I underwent huge stress around two days to participate in the competition. My parents were happy to learn that I became the new champion. The victory and winning the prize was a remarkable event in my life.

To illustrate the prize, it was insignificant compared to the achievement. The real reward is in the glory of the title, not the money or the trophy. However, I still have the trophy and I used the prize money, which was 500 euros, to buy some books and gifts for my parents and my young sister.

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