Describe a Difficult Challenge That you Completed/Met- IELTS Cue Card
Describe a difficult challenge that you completed/met.You should say:
- What was the challenge
- when and where did you complete/met it
- why was it difficult
- how you felt about it?
Life, at times, challenges you with the most unanticipated outcomes while sometimes, you challenge yourself to test your mettle. One such challenge that I still remember was back then when we had a swimming contest in our locality where one had to swim across the entire length of the swimming pool while swimming underwater. It was a very formidable challenge, however, having an expeditious and venturous soul that I have, I accepted the same.
So, upon accepting to do this disconcerting task, I started preparing for the completion of the challenge. This included warming up, practicing to hold breath for at least a minute and a half as this is the stipulated time to cross that pool if you scamper through it. Then my turn came and surprisingly, I completed it and how! The only thing I heard after coming out of the pool was a round of applause and jubilation.
It is not easy to swim through a gigantic pool being underwater as holding your breath and over and above that, swimming in that condition is extremely asphyxiating and wearisome. However, when I completed that challenge, I was really elated and ebullient that I had done it.
Eg.: This is a very unanticipated outcome.
Eg.: To prove your mettle, you need to first of all, attempt this test.
Eg.: Whenever a formidable task comes, one must believe that it is doable.
Eg.: The situation is very disconcerting and we need to do something about it.
Eg.: There was a gigantic ocean in that country.
Part 3 Questions
Do you think parents should give challenges to children?
Yes, parents should challenge their wards to seed a competitive spirit in them and to ensure that they do not turn out to be languorous.
What is the most challenging thing for kids?
The most challenging thing for kids, I believe, would be managing their time or excogitating a plan to do their tasks and over and above that, sticking to it. Children are capricious and vacillating in this regard.
Can parents reduce the challenges kids have? How?
Parents can certainly extenuate the challenges that kids have. Parents are first of all, adults and therefore, somebody with more experience, intellect and most importantly, they know their kids to the core and hence, know where they could be helped to ease a task at hand.
What challenges do you think children might have to face up to?
Children might stand in a quandary while choosing a way to strike a balance among various tasks they do. For instance, it might be challenging for them to schedule their activities like playing, studying, sleeping, eating, and so on.
Meaning: To make sure
Eg.: Please ensure that nobody comes out of the classroom.
Eg.: I can’t afford to be languorous at this point of time.
Meaning: To think of a plan
Eg.: I kept on excogitating the plan to deliver the best remedial actions for this problem.
Meaning: To reduce
Eg.: I tried to extenuate the challenges by seeking his help.
Eg.: The fiasco that prompted after your imbecility, put me in a quandary.