Describe something you do to help you study or work: IELTS Speaking Part 2 Sample Answer
Nowadays, we have a lot of pressure at work or for studies as most of us has multi-task to gain a strong footing in the outside world. So, there many of us follow or apply different methods to increase productivity. Therefore this cue card gives you an opportunity to share about your special trick as well as practise for your IELTS Speaking Part 2.
Describe something you do to help you study or work
You should say
- what it is
- how you learn it
- when you do it
- how you feel about the method
Sample Answer 1
I’m going to tell you about the thing which helps me the most in staying focused: exercise. I often get bogged down (busy) with work, and it seems like I cannot stay concentrated if I don’t take a short break to exercise. Thinking back, I didn’t exercise much during my teen years, which was the period when I did the worst in school. I believe there is a correlation here. When I first starting regularly exercising at about 18 years old, I was surprised to see how much my grades improved.
So, this is when I started incorporating this habit into my lifestyle. More specifically, when I know I have to get some work done or study for an exam, I deliberately (purposely) set my alarm for 45 minutes earlier so I can run on my treadmill and do some mat exercises before I begin. Since I work remotely from home, I tend to do this 5 days a week, during my work hours. When I fail to follow this routine of exercising before work, I seem to not be able to focus, or better yet even muster up (to get) the energy to start my day.
I feel like a new person after sweating a bit in the morning. Actually, I feel like I wouldn’t be able to function without exercise- it’s what gives me energy. I feel proud of myself that this is what keeps me focused, as it is also a healthy habit to have. I can re-charge my brain and work on my fitness simultaneously (at the same time)! All in all, I’m in love with this method and it makes me feel amazing!
Sample Answer 2
While the entire day passes by just like a breeze, whenever I sit to study, I find myself to be distracted and inattentive towards my studies. Since this issue became frequent, I decided to mitigate the situation. Thus, I spent hours altogether on the internet, searching for one solution. And voila! I found the perfect one. So, I have named this solution as Break and Learn.
To begin with, I found that my cell phone was making me drift away from studies the most. So now, whenever I sit with my books, I keep my phone switched off, lock it inside the cupboard and give away the key to my mother to have zero access to this device. And then, instead of covering all of the subjects at once, I have broken them down into phases. This way, I spend no more than an hour on a subject. Post that, I take a short break for rejuvenation and spend another hour on the next subject.
Usually, I study during the late hours of the night or early hours of the morning. The reason is that this time is when everybody is fast asleep, and I get peace and quietness all around; thus, my concentration levels get to improve to a great extent.
Since the time I have implemented this method into my daily regimen, I have noticed a significant change. I get to focus better, study more and cover my syllabus efficiently.
Bonus cue card:
Describe something you do to forget about work or study.
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