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Something that you have achieved and you are proud of

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 350 with Model Answer:

Describe something that you have achieved and you are proud of.

You should say:
  • what you have achieved
  • when you have achieved it
  • what was difficult about achieving it
and explain why you are proud of this achievement.

[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:
Before joining as a lecturer in Mathematics at a local college in Spain, I was unable to speak publicly. I felt embarrassed and thought what people might think if I made mistakes and many more issues. But now, I am a good public speaker and have achieved the quality by lecturing in the classroom in the college.

I joined the college last March. Initially, it was tough for me to adjust to the situation. I was not habituated with the matter of speaking in public. My pupils used to laugh at me. So, I felt ashamed. With the passage of time, I have overcome the matter and now can speak fluently before the public. I can discuss any of the issues (though I do not have much knowledge about everything on the planet).

In the beginning, I felt ashamed. I actually cannot express my state of that time. I only thought what people would think about the matter if I make any mistake. Besides, I also felt shy and did not have confidence in me. I lost words while speaking. A sense of shyness always hindered my advancement. But when I started lecturing at the college, gradually I developed. Al the hindrances vanished.

I am proud of this achievement because I can speak freely anywhere and at any time. Now, I am confident and can discuss even complex issues. I have learned using my intelligence and my communication skills have grown. Besides, I have also an enriched performance in all the other cases of my life. Considering all the grounds, I am proud of my skill.

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