- Describe the biggest challenge you’ve ever encountered You should say:
- What the challenge was
- When you encountered it
- How you felt while facing it and explain what you did to over come that challenge
I often wonder if the challenges we face get more difficult as we get older. Although I’m still young, I have already faced a number of challenges in my life already. A recent challenge for me was to prepare for, and take, the IELTS test which I have never done before.
Fortunately for me, I was offered the chance to study my Master’s in the UK, but I had one obstacle, and that was the IELTS test. I needed to get an overall score of seven to be able to apply to study at my chosen university. What made it more demanding was the fact that I had only two months to achieve this score.
Having researched information about the test, I set about organizing my time, so that I was able to practice English every day. A particular problem for me was speaking English as I didn’t have an opportunity to speak English where I lived. Luckily, a friend recommended an online teacher, who is a native speaker, to practice conversations. At first, I was really shy to speak, but with her encouragement, it wasn’t long before my confidence started to grow, and I wasn’t ashamed of making mistakes. The conversation lessons also helped me with my writing as the teacher was able to advise me about my grammar errors too. With a lot of practice tests, I was able to complete the questions within the timescales given, and this really boosted my confidence.
Then the day of the test arrived. Despite the fact that I felt a little nervous, I completed three parts of the test and felt that I had done my best. I’m now in my speaking test, and I really hope I have done enough to achieve a good score.
1.What do you think are the difficulties of children?
There are many difficulties for them, and during different stages, they will meet different challenges. When they are in primary school, they may find learning how to get along with their friends is a challenge. In high school, they find their difficulties are how to improve their study and receive a pleasant grade. While entering university, they may feel confused about how to get along with their girlfriends.
2.Will Chinese parents reduce their children’s difficulties?
It depends. If such difficulties are what the children had to overcome and overcoming them will be helpful for children, parents will more likely not to reduce them. While if the difficulties are not necessary, parents will try their best to avoid them or just help their children to overcome them more easily.
3.What do you think are the difficulties in sports?
I think the persistence should be the biggest difficulty. It is boring and arduous for athletes to do the same sports every day and they have to do it as perfect as possible after thousands of practices. Just with imagination, I find it is too difficult for most people. So I really admire those outstanding athletes.
4.Which one can keep you focused, team work or individual sports?
I suppose I’m more suitable for team work. When I am allocated with my part of work, I will be dedicated to complete my part. Team work can keep me more focused rather than I do something individually because I think someone is watching me and then I will care my performance and keep focused and hardworking on my part.