Describe a School you have Studied In – IELTS Cue Card
Describe a school you have studied in.
You should say:
- what its name is and where it is
- how long you have studied in it
- what did you like/ dislike about it
- and describe how you feel now about studying in this school.
Sample Answer 1
It was a dream come for my parents when I was among the few ones to be selected to study in the prestigious Doon School of Dehradun. After an entrance exam and an interview with the headmaster, which they thought did not go well according to their expectations, I got chosen to join class seven for the new session.
The images of the first day when my parents came with me to school are still etched on my mind. Naturally, I was very scared as I heard stories of how newcomers are treated, but at the same time, I was excited to be part of the Doon family. Fortunately, even though I was an introvert, I got a warm welcome and found similar souls who are still my closest companions. With them, the remaining five years were spent in a jiffy and left me wishing for more.
The highly-selective school is one of the best in the country and so, admission here is very sought after by most ambitious parents. The school model envisioned by its founder Mr. Satish Ranjan Das is based on the British public school with Indian visions and ambitions. Students from various parts of the country as well as international students are given equal opportunities, and they get global exposure with top-class teachers, visionaries, and curricula that help them to set better future goals and achieve them. However, staying away from parents and the family for the most part of the year made me feel homesick sometimes.
Now, when I look back at those times spent in the school, I mostly remember the unforgettable times with my batch, mischiefs made along with my group and the extraordinary moments when I felt proud of sharing the walls with great leaders from different walks of life. However, the thing that made my life in the Doon School more memorable was the opportunities that shaped my personality and enabled me to become the person I am today.
- Missionary: A missionary is a member of a religious group sent into an area to promote their faith or perform ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care, and economic development.
Eg: She visited a missionary school last week.
- Slums: A slum is usually a highly populated urban residential area consisting mostly of closely packed, decrepit housing units in a situation of deteriorated or incomplete infrastructure, inhabited primarily by impoverished persons.
Eg: The municipality is trying to remove the slum for developmental purposes.
- Impart: make known
Eg: Our teachers impart knowledge.
Sample Answer 2
I completed my schooling at Carmel High School, popularly known as “Carmel Convent.” The secondary and Higher secondary section is located in Gariahat Road, Kolkata, whereas the Primary and Nursery section is located at Deshapriya Park, Kolkata. I finished my secondary and higher secondary from this school, summing up to eight years of memorable moments.
Carmel is a Christian missionary school and thus, it is referred to as a convent. Like every missionary school, their primary motive is discipline and imparting wisdom. I like the way they value morals and discipline over everything. Education will be the same in every institute, but building a foundation is significant. We were taught to speak fluently in English, which is the most important mode of communication in today’s world, and we were always taught to help the poor. Our school had evening classes where children and women from the nearby slums and colonies used to come, and students of classes 8 and 9 used to stay back to give them basic knowledge. One thing I never liked was being too strict on silly little things.
It’s nearly two and a half years since I passed out. I can’t begin to describe how the idea of high school entirely changed as we passed out and started to grow up. Now that I have entered a new phase of our life, I yearn for my friends, teachers, sisters, morning prayers, class performances, rehearsals, exams, PTM days, and several other incidents. I even miss the punishments I used to get for not completing my homework and assignments. However, now that I have grown up, I realise how important those lessons are. They have acquainted me with facing the real world and sometimes even safeguarded me from the monstrous world outside.