Describe a time when you were very busy – IELTS Cue Card
Describe a time when you were very busy
You should say:
- when it was
- why you were so busy
- how you managed your busy schedule
We live in a tempestuous world. Everyone is constantly moving, trying to get from one place to another. With a large portion of India’s youth in their prime years of education, it is expected that they are busy, rushing around to finish their assignments before their respective deadlines. I found myself very busy during my 12th standard board exams.
Board exams in India are of paramount importance. Thus, during my exams, a copious amount of pressure was on me, and I was overwhelmed. I needed to find an efficient way to work through the chaos. To work my way through this busy time, I decided to write all my tasks down on a whiteboard. I divided them by subject and importance and developed a rigorous schedule for myself. Within 20 minutes, I had the final schedule in my hands, and I started working according to it.
The schedule gave me direction and allowed me to finish my tasks in an organised way. The pressure began to subside slowly, and I was becoming more efficient day by day.
By organising my anarchic thoughts, and taking a moment to work through everything that required straightening out I was able to finish my tasks breezily. Sometimes, when we are feeling stressed and anxious, the best thing to do is take a minute and breathe. When we allow ourselves to pause for clarity, our mind can work wonders and provide us with guidance on how to proceed.
- Tempestuous: characterized by strong and turbulent or conflicting emotion.
Ex: The tempestuous politics of the war and reconstruction period suited his aggressive nature and constructive talent.
- Paramount: more important than anything else; supreme.
Ex: Loyalty is a duty paramount to all others.
- Chaos: complete disorder and confusion.
Ex: The country is in chaos right now.
- Copious: abundant in supply or quantity.
Ex: Dawson wrote copious notes
- Anarchic: with no controlling rules or principles to give order.
Ex: The situation in the country is becoming increasingly anarchic.
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