Describe a Prize that you Received- IELTS Cue Card
Describe a prize that you received.
You should say
- What was it?
- When you received it?
- What did you do for it?
- And explain how you felt about it?
By the grace of God, I have won a lot of prizes right from my childhood encompassing many categories and events, given the fact that I have always been an active participant in cultural activities and was professionally in the field of events. However, talking about a prize that is still very vivid and lively in my mind despite getting it a long ago is the one that I received when I qualified for a prestigious competitive examination. Due to this selection, I was revered within our colony campus with an ‘Exemplary Award’ and I was very enthralled and thrilled to receive that.
When I completed my school and was looking forward to seeking admission to a university, I received the award on the occasion of the inaugural ceremony of a new wing of our colony in the presence of very felicitous and prominent personalities.
The award that I received was something that I always dreamt of getting right from the time when it was first introduced for all the children who did something significant in any respective field. The longing for it grew even more after my brother was felicitated with the same award before me. Although, when I was preparing for the exam, the thought of getting the award didn’t cross my mind, I was exhilarated to know that I would finally be a recipient of the award.
The moment was ecstatic, emotional and thrilling at the same time. The very fact that I still have a grin over my face while reminiscing about it bears testament to my feelings after having received the award. Not only did it make my parents very proud of me, but it also holds a special position as my brother and I got the award in consecutive years.
Eg.: The coursework encompasses everything a child needs.
Eg.: It is a very vivid memory that nobody can ever forget.
Eg.: Children were enthralled after knowing about the party.
Meaning: extremely happy
Eg.: Suzanne is exhilarated to know that she will be representing our university at the next summit.
Meaning: to think about something in the past.
Eg.: They all were laughing, reminiscing about that embarrassing incident.
Part 3 Questions
What kind of prizes do students get?
The prominent awards that students are felicitated by are the ones that pertain to scholastic and academic achievements. Apart from that, some students also get awards for extracurricular activities, including sports and cultural events.
Should students get the same prize in sports and academics?
An achievement is an accomplishment and it should not be prejudiced as per the category in which the attainment is made. Nowadays, sports bear the same repute as is borne by academics and fortunately, the sports fraternity has been getting all of its due reverence and acknowledgement. In such a case, it is even more apparent to consider both the sectors equally and hence, students should be awarded equally.
Why should people be awarded?
People work on incentives and rewards irrespective of their types. Awards work as a driving force for people to grow and excel in various fields; hence, people should be awarded.
Are awards always good for the winners?
Yes, awards are useful for the winners more often than not. However, awarding them frequently would make the sheen of the awards get extenuated. Hence, awardees should be awarded all the times they do something significant and they should be made to realize that nothing comes via an easy passageway.
Meaning: to be respected
Eg.: She was felicitated with an award for having composed the music of the most awarded documentary this year.
Meaning: related to
Eg.: This incident pertains to the bigotry and sectarian mindset of those hooligans.
Meaning: related to education
Eg.: His scholastic days were excellent as he was a meritorious student.
Eg.: The workers got hefty incentives this month.
Meaning: to lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
Eg: His silly jokes extenuated his important position to the newcomers.