IELTS Speaking Part 2: Common Topics in IELTS Exam | Topic 13: Air/craft activity

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IELTS Speaking Part 2: Common Topics in IELTS Exam | Topic 13: Air/craft activity

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Describe an art or craft activity you did when you were in school

You should say:

  • when this happened
  • what you did in the activity
  • who you did it with
  • and explain how you felt about this activity.

  • Sample Answer:

Today I’m going to share with you about craftwork that a bunch of high school
buddies and I took part in. It was prior to the Mid-Autumn Festival that our form teacher
made a decision to hold a small competition among our classmates. The theme was
to design the most attractive and meaningful lantern
My group decided on creating a spinning lantern ’(while other groups chose much
simpler shapes like butterflies, fish, and stars. As a matter of fact, ours was a lantern which
spins around when a candle is placed inside, which symbolizes the seasonal
spinning of the earth around the sun. Therefore, it was a bit tricky and time-consuming to make it work.
My assigned duty was to cut the colored plastic papers and draw some
exotic pictures to decorate the exterior of the lantern. I drew great shapes and cut
them out neatly, glued and stuck them onto the shining outer surface of the
spinning lantern. A couple of my friends strategized and positioned the axis so that
it could spin properly. And we finished our product within 3 hours of hard work
This craft activity had a really special meaning for me. Actually, our team won the first
prize not only in our class but the whole school as well. Afterward, our lantern
was singled out and donated to a local orphanage. I was really moved and blissfully
happy since we did accomplish something for those less fortunate. This actually left
a really profound Mid-Autumn impression on me.