Describe a practical skill you learned (e.g. driving, painting, making clothes)
You should say:
What the skill was;
Who/Where you learned it from;
How you learned it;
And explain whether it is difficult or not.
6.学会的实用技能(为了给妈妈过生日，在网上搜索了做蛋糕的步骤，学会了做蛋糕。后来也一直有做 各类型蛋糕。现在这已经是自己学会的一项很实用的技能。本题素材与Part2“使用网络解决问题的经历” 等题串联）
I’m going to talk about how I learned to bake cakes. I had the idea to learn the skill when my mom?s birthday was coming up. I thought no gift was more genuine than a gift I made myself. So I decided to bake a delicious butter cake for her.
The main problem with my plan was that I didn’t have a clue35 when it came to baking. So I googled how to bake a cake online, and found a ton of recipes and videos that teach you how to make cakes. In the end, I chose to challenge myself and picked one that was very detailed. I purchased lots of ingredients like cake flour and butter according to the recipe. The next morning, I followed the recipe and its procedures to the bone36. I made sure to complete every step exactly as it was shown online to avoid making any mistakes. Eventually, I managed to bake a cake all by myself. To be honest, my first cake looked a little rough37, but my mom was over the moon when she saw it.
Anyway, baking a cake isn’t exactly rocket science38, but covering the cake with icing39 was harder than I thought. I’ve been practicing baking, and I tried baking all kinds of cakes, like sponge cakes and cheese cakes. I think it’s a really practical skill to learn. Once you get the hang of it40, it can save a lot of money for parties and celebrations. Most of all, I actually quite enjoy it.
35 didn’t have a clue:没有头绪，不知道
36 to the bone:彻底的
38 isn’t exactly rocket science：…并不难
40 get the hang of it:掌握窍门