Describe A Skill That Was Hard To Learn

Bài mẫu IELTS Speaking cho chủ đề: Describe a skill that was hard to learn

You Should Say:

  • What it was
  • When you learned it
  • Why it was hard to learn
  • How you felt about it
  • Part 3 – Skills

Câu trả lời:

Well, the skill that was hard to learn but appeared to be one of the most important skills in my daily life is driving a car. If I’m not mistaken, this was more than 10 years ago. Back then very few cars had an automatic gear-box, so acquiring this skill was much more difficult than now, therefore it required a lot of practice. As a result, it took a long time to master.

At first, I decided to take the line of least resistance and asked my father to teach me as he had had a wealth of experience. But being good at driving didn’t mean being good at teaching. He lost temper and shouted at me every other second, which made both of us upset. I quickly understood that this wasn’t as good an idea as l’d expected. Then I found an instructor who was much more patient than my father. For an obvious reason, actually… He explained what to do and what mistakes to avoid. He controlled every movement I made. It took me hours and hours of practice. In the end, I became a really confident driver.

To be honest, it was only when I learned to drive a car that I understood what freedom was. Even when I didn’t have my own car, I could take my parents’ vehicle and go somewhere without waiting for one of them to give me a lift. On many occasions it made getting around the city far more comfortable than it used to be. Now that I have my own car, I think driving is an indispensable skill for me. It saves a lot of time as I don’t have to catch the bus, wait for a taxi or ask somebody to give me a lift, completely depending on them. I can stop or change the route any time I want. I’m free to go wherever I need, especially to some places which are difficult to get to by public transport, for example, out of town. What’s more, I can take as much stuff with me as I need without keeping an eye on it on a bus. I don’t have fingers that are numb after carrying my heavy bags all day round. Also, I can transport a lot of stuff without hiring special companies. I can say without any exaggeration that since I learned to drive my life has improved in countless ways.