Describe a time you borrowed something useful from others.
You should say:
What it was;
When you borrowed it;
Who you borrowed it from;
And explain how it is useful.
Well, the first experience I can think of is the time I borrowed a cellphone from a pedestrian. It happened last summer and I remember it like it was yesterday.
It was raining that day. I had an elective course274 in the morning but I got up late. So I was in a rush275 to go to campus. But as I was running to the classroom, I suddenly noticed that I forgot my assignment paper in the dorm. It freaked me out. If I missed the deadline for276 turning in the assignment, I would be deducted a lot of marks277 So I wanted to call my roommate and hoped they could help me send it over. Unfortunately, when I opened my bag, I found I didn’t take anything but an umbrella.
At the time, the only solution I could think of was to borrow a cellphone and call my roommate. There wasn’t anyone I knew at the gate of my university, so I asked a stranger passing by if she could kindly lend her cellphone to me. She believed me and lent it to me. I made a quick call278 to my roommate and got the problem solved. Then I gave the cellphone back to her right away with many thanks279.
That day, I ended up submitting my assignment on time. On top of my gratitude to my roommate280, I have to thank the stranger. She really saved the day281. If she didn’t lend me the phone, I would’ve missed the deadline. So that’s literally the most useful thing I’ve ever borrowed.
274 an elective course:选修课
275 in a rush：匆忙地
276 missed the deadline for：错过了…的截止曰期
277 be deducted a lot of marks ：被扣学分
278 made a quick call：打了一个很短的电话，很快打了一个电话
279 with many thanks：(对…万分感谢
280 On top of my gratitude to my roommate：除了感谢舍友
281 saved the day：帮了我大忙