Ielts Speaking Advice Cue Card A time Someone gave you advice – Sample by Duong Vu Facebook
Well, besides my parents, another person who has significant influence on me is my English professor at university. She is my teacher, my graduate thesis advisor and also my lifelong mentor whom I would turn to whenever I need some advice. She helped me overcome one of the toughest years of my life. Let me tell you some background first.
At the end of my last semester, my dad suddenly fell ill. He had a severe problem with his lungs and needed an urgent surgery. The treatment was costly and my family got into a bad financial situation. I tried my best to support myself but it was no easy task to balance time for two part-time jobs and study. I failed to meet deadlines for assignments several times. So exhausted, I told my teacher I would defer my thesis defence but she told me not to. She allowed me to submit my thesis proposal and outline one week late and advised me where to find relevant materials as well as how to carry out research and write out the thesis. With her generous support and consistent encouragement, in the end, I was able to complete my thesis and graduate on time.
I’m forever grateful for what she has done for me and always look up to her as my ultimate role model. Unlike other lecturers, she treated her students like friends and even bent the rules for me. She has shown me how important it is to pour all my heart into my work and that I can achieve whatever I set my mind to as long as I don’t give up.
IDIOMS: no easy task/ In the end / bend the rules for someone/ pour heart into … / set someone’s mind to