February 21, 2024
Chicago 12, Melborne City, USA

Describe a difficult task that you completed at work/study that you felt proud of

  • You should say:
  • What the task was
  • How you completed it
  • Why the task was difficult
  • Why you were proud of the completion of the task

• I think life would be pointless and boring without difficult tasks.
• Achieving difficult tasks gives us a feeling of fulfilment, which is one of the best feelings in the world.
• Today, I would like to talk about one such task, which I never believed I could do.
• It was winning a public speaking competition.
• It was difficult because I had a huge fear of public speaking in my childhood.
• I came to know about my fear when my teacher asked me to read the news in front of the class in 4th standard.
• I choked on the stage and I couldn’t speak for more than 10 seconds.
• Many of my classmates laughed at me and this increased my fear even further.
• I avoided speaking in front of my class for a long time.
• Whenever, it was my turn to read the news in front of the class, I used to pretend to be sick and take a leave from school.
• However, I knew I had to get overcome this fear because public speaking is a really necessary skill.
• It was my mother who pushed me and made me get over the fear.
• She made me enroll in a speech competition in 8th standard.
• Firstly, she made me practice in front of her.
• I was able to speak in front of her without any problems.
• Then, she invited some of her friends and she made me speak in front of them.
• At first, I hesitated but gradually I became comfortable.
• My mother’s friends were really encouraging and they motivated me whenever I hesitated.
• I used to practice everyday for 1 hour in the evening.
• This practice made me more and more confident.
• I don’t know why but on the day of the competition I was really confident.
• I spoke like I used to in front of my mother’s friends.
• I felt like nothing was different.
• I was really happy that I didn’t hesitate and spoke fluently without any issue.
• The icing on the cake was that, finally, when the results were announced, I had stood first.
• It was surreal moment.
• It made me really proud of myself and it instilled the belief in me that everything is possible if I worked hard.