Topic: Describe a time you needed to use imagination
You should say:
– what the situation was
– why you needed to use imagination
– What the difficulties were and explain how you felt about it
Honestly, I had to admit that I am quite realistic and barely either spend time imagine or daydreaming. However, every now and then in school life, imagination is life saver in remembering the knowledge imparted, especially in the subject of History. Indeed, envisaging a chain of images and actions inside my head based on the story or series of events in the book enabled me to acquire new things way more efficiently. For instance, in the time of learning about the history of chocolate, by utilizing the technique of imagine and envisage the image, just like making a movie inside my head, I could remember quickly a quite enormous knowledge and can still recall today. I can tell you that wild chocolate trees can grow easily in the humid Amazon rainforest. Clusters of flowers from these trees turn to seeds. Approximately 20 to 60 cacao beans, which are the ingredient needed to create sweet, soothing and delicious chocolate treats, can be found in the seeds. The Mayan and Aztec cultures both thought that chocolate trees are brought from paradise by God. They used the bean from this divine tree to create a special beverage with a very pleasant odor. Gradually, the treats and drinks made of these beans become prominent and millions of people around the world adore it as the most delicious sweet ever. Making my own film using the imagination in fact helps me to obtain knowledge like a piece of cake.
QUESTIONS FOR PART 3
1. Why do most children have a wild imagination?
Well, in my opinion, the reason for children’s wild imagination is their inexperience. Obviously, children have an insatiable curiosity, always wondering and looking for answers. Since they have little knowledge of the real world, children have to use their imagination to come up with an explanation for their questions. It may be wrong but it’s their own way of learning about the outside world.
2. What kinds of books can boost people’s imagination?
I think any type of books can enhance creativity, but I guess the more effective boosters would be novels. These books usually revolve around a story and there are often a lot of descriptive scenes, therefore, readers need to let their imagination run wild to be able to actually live in the scenes. Harry Potter, for instance, is an all-time favourite book series which falls in the fantasy categories.
3. Do you like to watch movies about the future?
Definitely, I have always been curious about how the world would end up, so movies about the future never fail to excite me. Many films have been produced based on this theme with plots varying from robots’ taking over the world, to the uprising of animals, to apocalypse, all of which are so thrilling to watch. However, a good film depends more on the storyline, the cast acting and the quality of production rather than the genre itself. That’s why not every movie of this kind has been highly rated by critics or enjoyed high viewership.
4. What can schools do for students’ creativity?
Actually, there are many ways in which schools can encourage children’s creative thinking. They can, for example, organise contests in writing, drawing or even handcrafting for students to compete against each other. This will not only inspire children to be inventive but also provide them with a chance to prove themselves and maybe, enlarge their circle of friends. Another way is to assign educational books or movies for them to enjoy instead of overwhelming them with a bunch of homework.
Insatiable [adj]: not able to be satisfied
Eg: Her desire for knowledge was insatiable.
Booster [n]: something that increases force, power, pressure, or effectiveness
Eg: The teacher’s positive comments on my essay were a real confidence booster.
Descriptive [adj]: using words to describe what someone or something is like
Eg: She gave a descriptive account of the journey.
Let one’s imagination run wild [expression]: to imagine freely
Eg: Let your imagination run wild and you can come up with the best ideas.
Never fail to do sth [expression]: someone or something always does something that you expect them to do
Eg: You never fail to impress me!
Uprising [n]: a rebellion or revolt against people in power
Eg: The uprising against the government has been defeated.
Apocalypse [n]: a great disaster
Eg: His book tells of an environmental apocalypse.
Thrilling [adj]: very exciting
Eg: It’s thrilling to go on a roller-coaster.
Viewership [n]: a television audience
Eg: ‘How I met your Mother’ was a TV series with very high viewership.
Circle of friends [expression]: a number of close friends who usually do things together as a group
Eg: She is sociable, so she has a wide circle of friends.
Overwhelm sb with sth [expression]: give a person too much of something
Eg: As a beginner, I was overwhelmed with the heavy workload.