Describe an achievement/success you are proud of IELTS Cue Card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe an achievement/success you are proud of.

You should say:

What you did?
When did you do it?
How did you feel about it?
Why did that achievement make you proud?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answers and follow up questions to Describe an achievement/success you are proud of IELTS Cue Card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:
I have had many successes throughout my life, and one stands out above the rest. This achievement was the result of a lot of hard work and determination, and it was something that I am immensely proud of. 

What you did?
My achievement was the result of a long and involved process. I had to work hard and push myself beyond my limits to make it happen. I had to give up a lot of my free time to focus on the task at hand, and I had to stay organized and motivated to stay on top of my goals. I also had to take risks and make difficult decisions that I wasn’t always sure of. It was a lot of work but worth it in the end. 

When did you do it?
My success happened two years ago, in the summer of 2018. It was a time when I was in the middle of a major transition in my life, and I needed something to focus on to keep myself on track. This achievement was the perfect project to take on, and I was determined to make it happen. 

How did you feel about it?
When I finally achieved the success I had been striving for, I felt immense and overwhelming joy and accomplishment. I felt proud of myself for putting in the hard work and dedication required to make it happen, and I also felt a sense of relief that my hard work had paid off. 

Why did that achievement make you proud?
I am so proud of this particular achievement because it was something I thought I would never be able to do. It required a lot of dedication and hard work, and I had to push myself to the limits to make it happen. In the end, I proved to myself that anything is possible if you put in the effort, which is why I am so proud of this success. 

Conclusion:
My achievement was the result of a lot of hard work and dedication, and it was something that I am immensely proud of. It was something I thought I would never be able to do, and it made me realize that anything is possible if you put in the effort. This success has motivated me to continue pushing myself to achieve greater things in the future, and I am proud to have accomplished it.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • Whenever anyone achieves anything, he or she is very proud of it.
  • What may be a simple thing for one person may be an achievement for another.
  • For me overcoming my glossophobia was a very difficult thing.
  • I used to be very stage shy and could never speak in front of an audience.

What you did? and When did you do it?

  • It so happened that once I participated in an environment fair held in my hometown.
  • We were a team of four students – Mohit, Rohan, Ravi and I.
  • We had to make a model on pollution.
  • It was very difficult to collect ideas for the model, but our teacher, Mrs Promilla helped us.
  • We collected all data from different sources like the internet, library, magazines and so on
  • We presented all three types of pollution – air, water and noise pollution – on thermocol
  • In this project we showed the causes, effects and ways to control pollution
  • We had to speak turn wise on our model.
  • I remember I was very afraid to speak.

How did you feel about it?

  • But my other friends gave me the confidence. I felt very good that I was part of that team.
  • I spoke very well that time.
  • Getting over my glossophobia was an accomplishment for me.
  • I felt very good after that.
  • We won the first prize in this competition.
  • The judges specially mentioned that the first prize was mainly because of the verbal explanation of the model.

Why did that achievement make you proud?

  • This fair was covered by the local cable TV and so many people of the neighbourhood congratulated me the next day.
  • Our photograph was also there in the local newspaper Jag Baani.
  • Our school principal also appreciated us

Conclusion:

  • I cannot forget that day.
  • All four of us were on cloud nine on that day.
  • So, this was an achievement I was proud of.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “Describe an achievement/success you are proud of”.

1. How to measure a person’s success?
It is very difficult to measure success. Success is a very subjective term. Different people give different meaning to success. For some earning a lot of money means success. For others, leading a life in which they can help others, means success. For a student, passing the exams with flying colours, means success. So measuring success is not easy.

2. Do you think the way people gain success has changed?
Yes, definitely, the way people gain success has changed. Earlier, people did a lot of hard work and success was limited to a small area. Only politicians and film stars and sportsmen who were in the news or national TV were successful over a wider area. But, nowadays, because of the reality shows, any person with some talent can become successful overnight. People can get worldwide success through the Internet, through YouTube and other such networks. Today, people know of Indian successful businessmen, all over the world, because the world has shrunk.

3. How do you define success?
It is very difficult to define success. Success is a very subjective term. Different people give different meaning to success. For some earning a lot of money means success. For others, leading a life in which they can help others, means success. For a student, passing the exams with flying colours, means success. So defining success is not easy.

4. How to reward successful people?
We can reward successful people by acknowledging their work. Some awards can be given. Some monetary benefits can be given. Sometimes giving promotions is a good way to reward successful people.

5. What’s the most difficult thing you have ever done?
I am very stage shy. I remember, in the annual science fair of my school, I had to speak on a model, which I had prepared. The model was on different types of pollution. I found it very difficult, but somehow I managed it. That was the most difficult thing I did.

6. What qualities does a person need to have, to be successful?
The person should be hard working. He should have good communication skills. He should have the courage to take calculated risks. He should have a helping and caring nature.

7. Do you feel terrible when you fail to do something?
I feel terrible, but only for a short period of time. Then, I try to learn from my failure and work even harder to succeed the next time.

8. Is failure a necessary thing in people’s life?
Yes, it is. Without knowing failure, we can never enjoy success. Without knowing about the night, we can never enjoy the day. Without unhappiness, we can never enjoy happiness. The freedom we are enjoying today is also because we have been under the British rule for a long time.

9. Is it important for young people to have some achievement?
I think it is an interesting question, having achievement at a young age certainly helps in gaining confidence and teaches us the importance of hard work.

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Describe an achievement/success you are proud of

Describe an achievement/success you are proud of

Introduction:
I have had many successes throughout my life, and one stands out above the rest. This achievement was the result of a lot of hard work and determination, and it was something that I am immensely proud of. 
What you did?
My achievement was the result of a long and involved process. I had to work hard and push myself beyond my limits to make it happen. I had to give up a lot of my free time to focus on the task at hand, and I had to stay organized and motivated to stay on top of my goals. I also had to take risks and make difficult decisions that I wasn’t always sure of. It was a lot of work but worth it in the end. 
When did you do it?
My success happened two years ago, in the summer of 2018. It was a time when I was in the middle of a major transition in my life, and I needed something to focus on to keep myself on track. This achievement was the perfect project to take on, and I was determined to make it happen. 
How did you feel about it?
When I finally achieved the success I had been striving for, I felt immense and overwhelming joy and accomplishment. I felt proud of myself for putting in the hard work and dedication required to make it happen, and I also felt a sense of relief that my hard work had paid off. 
Why did that achievement make you proud?
I am so proud of this particular achievement because it was something I thought I would never be able to do. It required a lot of dedication and hard work, and I had to push myself to the limits to make it happen. In the end, I proved to myself that anything is possible if you put in the effort, which is why I am so proud of this success. 
Conclusion:
My achievement was the result of a lot of hard work and dedication, and it was something that I am immensely proud of. It was something I thought I would never be able to do, and it made me realize that anything is possible if you put in the effort. This success has motivated me to continue pushing myself to achieve greater things in the future, and I am proud to have accomplished it.

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