Describe a difficult challenge you met
You should say：
What it was
When and where it happened
What you did
And explain why you think it is a challenge
My experience of trying to win a prize in a chess competition for amateurs(业余人士) could be a perfect story for this topic. I think it’s a challenge for me, because when playing chess, you have to plan every of your moves ahead, and pay attention to not only your own pieces(棋子)and moves, but that of the other player.
And also, it is a small life goal for me. Shameless to say this, but in my life, I have won some prizes, but most of them are in the academic field, just 1 or 2 out of them are music-related. Somehow, I’m just more academically inclined(偏学术). So, I was thinking about to win another prize in a field that I am not so familiar with. I know chances are slim(希望渺茫), because I was just a beginner in chess-playing. But anyways, it never hurt to give it a shot(尝试), right?
As a beginner, I luckily fight to the final, but didn’t come out on top in the end. I still remember, I just slept 4hours the night before the final, because I am so nervous that I suffered from insomnia(失眠). That was why I drank a cup of coffee to refresh myself the next morning. At the first 20 minutes of the game, I was actually the one on the win side, because I took most of the competitor’s pieces off the chessboard. But unexpectedly, he just somehow turned the table(扭转局势，反败为胜) and checkmated(将军) me with a little pawn.
Although I didn’t fulfill my goal, I still learned a lot from this experience. I think the world was just like a big chessboard, on which all of us were little pieces. Some of us are born to be the king or queen, while others may be little pawns standing at the corner of the chessboard, just like you and me. But even a little pawn stands a chance(有机会)of winning.