Describe a piece of work you did quickly – IELTS Cue Card Sample 82
Describe a piece of work you did quickly.
You should say:
- what work it was
- why you did it quickly
- how easy or difficult it was
- and explain what the result was.
Sample Answer 1
During the course of both student and professional life, we often face situations where we need to invest a huge chunk of our time and effort to get the task done. Such circumstances test our attributes like time management, productivity and stress management. These situations often arise during the final stages of a project or assignment. One such situation where I completed a piece of work quickly was when I had to complete my research project on time.
This work had to be completed quickly since we had to meet a deadline. Furthermore, since this project was the final assignment of our Bachelor’s degree, it required thorough and multiple levels of quality checking and approval. I finished the majority of the research project, which included research on my topic and on different headings, conducting surveys and analysis of the data, and other tasks in a satisfactory amount of time. However, since the final component of the research project required drawing inferences from our findings, more time and effort were required to complete it. Therefore I had to put in my best effort to finish this segment on time.
Drawing inferences was considerably tough and time-consuming since it required careful data analysis and trends. However, once I understood the methodology of analysing and drawing conclusions, I finished the work under the given deadline.
The final draft of my research project was decent and satisfactory to the examiners. I was one of the few students in my batch who completed the research project within the stipulated time. As a result, I was awarded a high score for my project, and I also performed well in the viva portion of the research project.
Sample Answer 2
Here is the sample for “describe a piece of work you did quickly” topic
I would like to talk about a piece of work that I had to do quickly, which was the preparation for a two-minute talk in the IELTS Speaking test, the one that I am taking at the moment.
I just finished this preparation a few seconds ago. When the second part of the Speaking test began, I was given a topic which required me to describe something I had done quickly. Personally I think that was a really difficult topic, and it was even more challenging since I had only one minute to prepare for the talk. I had to think really fast. The first thing I needed to do was to choose a piece of work to talk about, and this was the hardest part. At first I thought about a university project that I had to finish in five days, but then I wasn’t sure whether five days is considered “quick” enough for this topic. And then an idea came to my mind. Why not talk about the very difficult work I was doing at that moment, which was to think of an appropriate topic? Then I quickly decided to choose it and made a plan for a talk about it. I had to do everything quickly because I was given only one minute for the preparation. So, I needed to think very fast and to write down all the ideas very quickly. In my opinion, preparing for a talk in just one minute is really challenging, and it’s partly because I had to think in English, which isn’t my first language. Luckily I managed to finish the preparation on time, and I finally had enough ideas to talk about this topic.
The result of this, um, I don’t know yet because I will have to wait 13 days to see the result of this Speaking test. However, I think I have already done everything I could, and let’s hope that I will get a satisfying result.
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Here are the vocabularies for “describe a piece of work you did quickly” with examples:
- Challenging: testing one’s abilities; demanding.
Eg: John found a challenging job as a computer programmer.
- A piece of work: a person of a specified kind, especially an unpleasant one.
Eg: “I loved this piece of work by Robert Smith, he’s an amazing writer.”
- Appropriate: suitable or proper in the circumstances.
Eg: It would not be appropriate to talk about the issue now.
- Opinion: a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
Eg: In my opinion, Australia will win the test series.
- Satisfy: meet the expectations, needs, or desires of (someone).
Eg: Rose was satisfied with her grades, while John was upset about it.
- Preparation: the action or process of making something ready for use or service or of getting ready for some occasion, test, or duty.
Eg: A week before the wedding, the preparations began in my house.
- Moment: very short period of time
Eg: It was the best moment of his life .
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