Describe a special day or a memory of your school or collage days

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Describe a special day or a memory of your school or collage days

You should say:
  • What it is?
  • What actually happened?
  • How do you feel about it?
And explain why you remember this event.

You will have one to two minutes to speak about the topic. You have one minute to consider what you will say. If you want, you can make some notes to help you.

Sample Answer 1

One of the most memorable periods of our lives is when we are in school or college. We all have a variety of student experiences that, as adults, we look back on with fondness. But for a variety of reasons, certain events stick in our memories more than others. I would like to relate one such special memory from my time in college: volunteering at our campus fest.

My undergraduate institution hosted an annual festival when numerous other universities from our city took part in various competitions. There were multiple competitions held on a single day, and the event continued for an entire week. I applied to be a volunteer at the festival during my first semester of college in an effort to obtain some useful experience. I was in charge of managing and coordinating the activities on a specific floor. I can recall feeling very anxious about my obligations on my first day as a volunteer. But with the support of my team, I was able to complete my tasks successfully, and the day went without a hitch.

I can still clearly recall how relieved I was when the first day of the event was finished. We had a great time at the restaurant where my classmates and I had lunch. The events that occurred and the things I had to do each day caused them to be very different. The whole thing was tense and thrilling at the same time.

Since this was the first time I had been given so much authority, I still think back on my time as a volunteer at my college festival. Even though there were times when I thought I would be unable to complete my work, I was able to achieve the standards set by my superiors and also gathered valuable experience.

Sample Answer 2

When I think back on my life, there are many memories and situations that stand out, but if I had to pick one, it would be the time when I was a secondary student and purposefully forgot to turn in an assignment. Unfortunately, I also received a penalty for this.

The schoolteacher requested me to make a presentation. I initially treated this endeavor casually. Every day that was allotted to me, I played games and went exploring. Even though I gave myself a deadline for completion, I was unable to meet it. I eventually lost all memory of my presentation.

I was astonished and shocked when the teacher questioned me about the presentation on the day of submission. I was so embarrassed at the time that I was completely at a loss for words. The teacher inquired once again, and when I remained silent, she understood. I became aware of how careless I was as I observed the ferocious expressions on her face. I would suffer as a result of my forgetting such a crucial assignment, which would affect both my performance and grades. And eventually, what I had anticipated happened. I received a zero after the teacher took away all the points for the presentation.

Everything about the situation was regrettable, and I still feel horrible about my error. I became more cautious and avoided making any additional mistakes as a result of this occurrence, which was a positive thing. Full attendance, on-time submissions, and better outcomes were the outcomes of this.

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