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Describe a skill that was difficult for you to learn

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Describe a skill that was difficult for you to learn

In this article, IELTS Game will add number 231 IELTS cue card sample on the series of 2022 cue cards with band 9.0 model answers and part 3 follow up questions that will help you in your IELTS test preparation.

This cue card is related to “Skill description” speaking topic and asking you to Describe a skill that was difficult for you to learn and asking IELTS speaking part 3 follow up questions from Makkar Jan-April 2022 cue cards guesswork.

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Describe a skill that was difficult for you to learn
Describe a skill that was difficult for you to learn

IELTS Cue Card Sample 231

Describe a skill that was difficult for you to learn.

You should say:

  • – When you learned it?
  • – Why you learned it?
  • – How you learned it?
  • – How you felt when you learned it?
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Band 9.0 Sample Answer Ideas.

• When I was young, my parents planned a vacation for Goa, a state famous for its picturesque beaches.

• I was very excited to visit Goa and spend some time at the beach, as I had never visited one before.

• My parents also told me that they would allow me to Goa, only if I learnt swimming first.

• However, I had a terrible time learning swimming.

• Firstly, since my childhood, I have had big fear of water.

• I wanted to visit the beaches, but I was not planning on entering the water.

• In fact, that’s the reason my dad planned the whole trip- he wanted me to get over my fear

• Secondly, there was only one swimming pool in my city at that time.

• And the swimming instructor there was strict and rude.

• I knew I would get shouted at because I would be slow at learning.

• So, I used to skip the swimming lessons without telling my parents.

• I used to go play table tennis with my friends instead of going to the pool.

• Then, one day my dad accompanied me to the pool to check on my progress.

• My father saw that I hadn’t made any progress.

• He got really angry and told me that either I learn swimming, or he would cancel the whole trip.

• After that day, I became serious about it.

• It wasn’t easy and on the first two-three days, I barely entered the water once.

• But when the instructor came to know about my water phobia, he was really patient with me.

• He let me learn it at my own pace.

• He also allowed me to use the tube to float, even though he forbids everyone else from using it.

• Slowly, as I got comfortable, he told me how to use my legs to stay afloat, instead of the tube.

• I don’t remember much, as it was quite some time ago, but I do remember it took me more than 3 months to learn swimming, while on average people pick it up within 2-3 weeks.

• After learning, I felt amazing.

• I hadn’t just learnt swimming; I had also conquered my fear of water.

• My parents were also very proud of me.

• And because I learnt swimming, I had an amazing time in Goa.

IELTS Speaking part 3 Follow Up Questions.

Here are some follow up questions you may be asked during part 3 IELTS Speaking exam by the IELTS examiner related to 1st cue card:

“Describe a skill that was difficult for you to learn”

1. What skills do students need to master?

Academically speaking, I think students need to master skills like reading, math, and speaking. 

Non academically, I think skills like cooking, money management, driving, and so on are skills that every student should possess. Also, in today’s world, everyone should try to have computer skills.

2. Is it hard for students to learn new skills?

On the contrary, I feel it is easier for them to pick up new skills as they are young, and their minds can pick up and retain things better. That is why, children are encouraged to learn many things like driving, swimming, foreign languages at a young age.

3. It is hard for old people to learn new skills?

I wouldn’t say it is hard for them either. But it is not as easy as it is for children or kids to pick up new things. 

Old people might not be able to remember things, so they might need to do things repeatedly for them to pick up on skills.

4. Is a good teacher very important for students learning experience? Why?

Yes, absolutely. Teachers are not only responsible for teaching but also ensuring that children are motivated to learn things. Moreover, nowadays, children are very impatient and lose focus easily. 

If the teacher is not able to grab and hold on to their attention, he would not be able to teach anything.

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