Describe an Art or Craft Activity That You Did at School – IELTS Cue Card Sample 99
Describe an Art or Craft Activity That You Did at School
You should say:
- when this happened
- what you did in the activity
- who you did it with
- and explain how you felt about this activity
Describe a handicraft that you made at school.
You should say:
- When this happened
- What you made
- Who you made it with
- and explain how you felt after making it
Sample Answer 1
Here is the sample for “Describe an Art or Craft Activity That You Did at School” topic:
Although the interest of people in art and craft is diminishing, I have managed to retain it even in this era. Not just that, I have also tried my luck in some art forms. Here, I would like to talk about my skills of calligraphy – which is the art of stylish and decorative writing that I had learnt in my school.
I vividly remember when I was in 6th grade, there was a summer camp organized by my school during the summer vacations. As a child, my handwriting was pathetic and poor. So, my parents compelled me to take part in the writing classes. For a few days, it was extremely difficult for me to be a regular in these classes as all I wanted was to spend some time with myself during the holidays, doing things that I loved. However, gradually, I started developing an interest in cursive writing.
In addition to that, my trainer was courteous and friendly enough to teach me with utmost patience. Furthermore, the trainer had also given me a few notebooks that had dotted alphabets. By practising these notebooks, it became extremely easier for me to master this art form. In about two weeks, I began writing freely, and in no time, my handwriting became impressive. At last, by writing aesthetically, I made my parents really happy.
At every step, the trainer continued to boost my morale and helped me understand the vitality of beautiful handwriting. At last, not just writing beautifully, it also helped me with my academics. I used this skill to make greeting cards and write giftcards for near and dear ones.
Sample Answer 2
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I remember we had a sewing class when I was in secondary school. Our teacher had asked us to make a pillowcase. Because I had never sewed before, I thought it would be extremely tough to me. However, after asking for some advice from my grandmother, and with her help, of course, the task turned out to be not as hard as I expected. Actually, it was just a piece of cake for me.
As we had to make a small size, I decided to make a sofa pillowcase, which was square-shaped. Then I went out to buy materials like cloth, zipper, clew, needle, scissors and some decorative items. After that, I cut the cloth into three pieces as I had to put zipper on and began to sew under my grandmother’s instruction and finished it within 30 minutes. I made the case’s rim, and decorated the case by embroidering flowers and leaves on it. As it was the very first time I did such things, I drew flowers and leaves on the pillowcase first, then embroidered based on them with basic skills.
I managed to make a beautiful pillowcase after 3 hours, with the help from my grandma. Taking a look at my achievements, I was so happy and proud of myself. My teacher was extremely pleased with the thing I made, too.
Here are the vocabularies for “Describe an Art or Craft Activity That You Did at School” with examples:
- Turn out to V: to be known or discovered finally and surprisingly
Eg: The truth turned out to be stranger than we had expected
- Just a piece of cake: easy to sb to do sth
Eg: Making a hand made item is just a piece of cake to me
- Embroider: to decorate cloth or clothing with patterns or pictures consisting of stitches that are sewn directly onto the material
Eg: I am embroidering this picture for my mother.