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This topic reminded me of a recent time when I decided to speak my mind. I remember taking part in countless group activities during my 4 years at university. The most unforgettable of them all is a team assignment for the Vietnamese Culture subject. Each group was assigned with one topic and ours was traditional architecture.
It was tough for me, really. The topic was completely unfamiliar, preparation time too short and on top of that, other team members were those I rarely hanged out with in the class. Our first meeting was rather chaotic but we finally managed to reach an agreement on an outline and who would cover which parts, as well as a deadline for individual submission.
In the following meeting, we had a rehearsal and everyone got the chance to deliver their parts so that others could provide them with timely feedback. I noticed that one member had done her assignment extremely poorly but no one gave her a candid evaluation. Maybe they were afraid of hurting her feelings or dividing the group. However, as we had only few days left and that presentation was crucial, I couldn’t just sit still. I gathered all my courage and told her upfront that she needed to revise her part carefully for our mutual benefits. Of course, she was upset but she conceded that she didn’t take the time to do it properly.
Eventually, the big day came and you know what? Our group was awarded the most outstanding presentation by both our lecturer and other classmates. I still feel on top of the world when reminiscing about this unexpected outcome. It has shown me that honesty is still the best policy.
IDIOMS: speak my mind/ feel on top of the world
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