Sample Answers for IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic:
Describe something interesting that happened in your school
You should say:
– What it was
– When it happened
– Who were there
-And explain how you felt about it
(What is it)
I’m going to describe an interesting event in my high school, which left a lot of beautiful memories in my mind. Actually, there were several events during my high school years, but the one that I consider most fascinating was the camping day, which is held for all students in three grades. During the event, besides building campsite together, each class also opens a small stall to sell food or souvenirs to customers of all ages, even parents or graduate students.
(When it happened)
It is celebrated annually, frequently falling in the middle of March. As these camping days take place in the Spring, the weather is always nice and comfortable, which offers students the chance to enjoy the event to the fullest. We have two camping days with an overnight stay, so there are a lot of preparations to make before the event.
(Who were there)
Well, the event includes a wide range of activities, which cater for students of different interests, preference and talents, which endear itself to every student in my high school. Apart from school students, there were also alumni and students of all ages from other schools, which adds enthusiasm to the overall atmosphere. The most exciting part was the sale of our own products during the first morning, which was quite chaotic and even competitive, as all of us had to entice as many customers as possible. Therefore, apart from creative marketing, we also sang or danced flashmob to captivate the crowd, which gave us a lot of pleasure in the end.
(And explain how you felt about it)
I really enjoyed the camping day, as it was one of the most memorable events during my high school journey, when all of us were so enthusiastic and carefree. The event has united all students in my school and relieved our burden of intensive studying considerably. As time has gone by, when stepping into university, we seemed to be take pleasure in these kinds of events but most importantly, few of us could derive the exact feelings we experienced in the past.
1. fascinating [adj]: extremely interesting and attractive
Eg: Your trip to Alaska sounds absolutely fascinating.
2. souvenir [n]: a thing that you buy and/or keep to remind yourself of a place, an occasion or a holiday/vacation; something that you bring back for other people when you have been on holiday/vacation
Eg: I bought the ring as a souvenir of Greece.
3. annually [adv]: once a year, yearly
Eg: The exhibition is held annually for architecture buffs.
4. enjoy sth to the fullest [expression]: enjoy sth to the greatest possible degree:
Eg: Janie tried her best to enjoy the show to the fullest after the exam.
5. (to) cater for sb/sth [v]: to provide the things that a particular person or situation needs or wants
Eg: The class caters for all ability ranges.
6. endear oneself to sth [v]: to make somebody/yourself popular
Eg: She was a talented teacher who endeared herself to all who worked with her.
7. alumni [n]: someone who has left a school, college, or university after finishing their studies there
Eg: Several famous alumni have agreed to help raise money for the school’s restoration fund.
8. (to) entice [v]: to persuade somebody/something to go somewhere or to do something, usually by offering them something
Eg: The bargain prices are expected to entice customers away from other stores.
9. intensive [adj]: involving a lot of work or activity done in a short time
Eg: These are highly intensive courses for business and professional people.
10. (to) derive [v]: to get something from something
Eg: He derived great pleasure from painting
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