IELTS Part 2 Band 8 Sample: Describe a school you went to in your childhood
What it was like
What you learned there
How you felt about it
(Where) I went to XYZ high school in my childhood and studied there from my grade 10 to grade 12. I was around 16 years old when I first went to this school and had been there till I turned 18 years old.
(What it was like) The school was a 4-story building in U-shaped with over 1000 students and more than 40 awesome teachers. In addition, we even have a big hall room where we used to gather together and gossip with friends. Canteen is our favorite place where school provided us with snacks and drinks, which are delicious. There was a large green field where we often played and ran there. I still remember doing physical exercises every day at that field, which made me sick of it.
(What you learned there) I was really impressed with the way our teachers treated us and how they expanded our horizons through interesting lessons. Besides Natural Science and Social Science subjects, we were also provided extra-curricular activities such as art classes or volunteer works. Our teachers always tailored their teaching styles in order to help the transmission of knowledge more efficient and lively
(How you felt about it) Well, I have to say I really enjoyed the time I spent in the school. I had many good friends and I liked the environment and teachers of this school.
- To be sick of something (expression)
Example: I’m sick of him whining about money.
- Expand someone’s horizons (expression)
Example: Going abroad is a great way to expand your horizon.
- Extra-curricular activity (noun)
Example: Popular extracurricular activities include pottery, chess, choir, tennis, and swimming.
- Teaching styles (noun)
Example: You should have different teaching styles based on students.
- Transmission of knowledge
Example: Teachers these days can use the Internet to help the transmission of knowledge more efficient
- Efficient (adjective)
Example: Modern-day engines are so much more efficient.
- Lively (adjective)
Example: It’s hard work teaching a class of lively children.
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