Describe aTime When you Tried to do Something But it Was not Very Successful- IELTS Cue Card
- 1 Sample Answer
- 2 Part 3 Questions
- 2.1 Is it important to have goals in life in order to feel happy?
- 2.2 Do you think people will be happy if they don’t have goals to achieve?
- 2.3 In general, how do people judge or assess the success of others?
- 2.4 Do you think that mistakes can help people achieve the greatest success?
- 2.5 What skills are important for business success?
- 2.6 Vocabulary
Describe a time when you tried to do something but it was not very successful.
You should say:
- What you tried to do?
- Why did you fail to do it?
- How did you feel about it?
In life, we tend to do lots of things and undertake endeavours that we might either succeed or fail at. So was the case with me when I tried to get my hands on baking a cake. Actually, it was in the summer of 2019 when I thought of baking a cake for the birthday of one of my friends. Since the theme of the chosen gifts was to make something at home, I thought of trying something which I was utterly naive at. It was then that the thought of baking a cake sprang up.
So, after ensuring all the preparatory stuff and the raw materials one needed to bake a cake was available, I decided to proceed with baking the cake. However, little did I know that this cake would turn out to be a disaster. Unfortunately, I put the cake on the microwave stand and that too, without even knowing the mode that one should set while preparing a cake. As a result, I chose the wrong mode and a wrong mould that was not compatible with the wrong mode I selected. Then, after expectantly waiting for the delicious cake fresh out of the oven that I was so sure would be delectable and irresistible, a burnt mould came out with melted havoc.
I felt miserable and utterly vexed at my own stupidity and kept cursing myself with the choicest of swear words. However, I took a lesson from that incident that we should be sure before trying anything new and that vigilance is of utmost importance.
Eg.: I was very naive to this field of study.
Meaning: To make sure
Eg.: My mother ensured the packing was done properly.
Meaning: comfortable with someone or something.
Eg.: We are not compatible with Renz anymore.
Eg.: My sister made a delectable curry yesterday.
Meaning: something one can’t fight
Eg.: It had an irresistible aroma and so, we ate that dish.
Part 3 Questions
Is it important to have goals in life in order to feel happy?
Well, according to me, goals are important to feel contented and happy in life and one must always have some ambitions and goals in life with a zeal to accomplish them.
Do you think people will be happy if they don’t have goals to achieve?
I think life would be very prosaic and banal in case one doesn’t have goals in life and that would be very monotonous.
In general, how do people judge or assess the success of others?
There are various parameters to one’s judgement of others’ success. For example, some might judge one on the basis of one’s income, while some might form happiness as the basis of one’s success factor.
Do you think that mistakes can help people achieve the greatest success?
Yes, I believe if you learn from a mistake, then it was the best lesson you learnt in your life and that’s how one achieves success in life by consistently trying to grow.
What skills are important for business success?
Possession of business acumen and a clear insight into factors affecting business are among the most important skills for a business person. Also, one must learn from the mistakes one makes as well as of others.
Eg.: My teacher is never contented with the result.
Eg.: I accomplished my dream of travelling to the Bahamas.
Eg.: I can’t do this anymore as it is a prosaic activity.
Eg.: His life was monotonous, according to me.
Meaning: to do something constantly
Eg.: We should consistently prepare for our exams.