Describe an impressive work of art (such as painting or sculpture) you saw.
You should say:
what it is;
when and where you first saw this work of art;
what it looks like;
and explain why you like it.
I didn’t have any special interest in the works of art actually. However, last summer I went to an Agriculture Carnival Festival in Beijing and saw an impressive hand-made work of art there. I remembered that there were many exhibition stands there. Most exhibitions are featured Agro-products. I was attracted to walk into a special exhibition stand, which was decorated as a round-roof hut. Then I found an adorable rabbit that was made of straws! Or say the straws were knitted to make up the body of the rabbit. It was a kind of special, rough, tough and dark-brown straw. The eyes of the rabbit were made of two watermelon seeds. The nose and mouth were made of red beans. The artisan even made a cute dress for the rabbit by a piece of selected and thin bark. I definitely confirmed that it was a piece of great work of art! Then I found kangaroos, cats and dogs that were made of this kind of straw on the wall of the “hut”. I took the tiny rabbit home at a cost of 40 yuan. I love it and I couldn’t help taking it away with me.
I say it was impressive because it was so outstanding in all Agro-products there. Others were good but only the hand-made straw animals showed a delicate and exquisite sense of art beauty. Besides that, they had extraordinarily attractive appearance than those plant products and agriculture tools. And they concentrated the artisan’s intelligence and skills. In Chinese, there’s a saying “to make the ugly beautiful” to speak highly of this kind of people. The artisans who made up these straw animals turned the useless straws into valuable works of art. They created art as well as the new wealth of the world.
Describe a time that you arrived at a place early.
You should say:
When it happened;
Where it happened;
What you did ;
and explain why you arrived there early.
It is a detailed recall of my memory. As for a time that I arrived at a place early, I would like to say the experience that I took part in the IELTS speaking test at first time. It was in May of 2015. My speaking test venue was Beijing Language and Culture University at that time. I got up one and an half hour earlier than usual for the speaking test. When I got there, I had to wait for one hour before I could enter the test classroom. So I opened my book to review the speaking topics. Suddenly a girl who was also sitting the waiting room dropped her personal water bottle. All water splashed and flowed out but it seemed that she didn’t take any facial tissues or napkins to clean it up. She looked like embarrassed. Then I gave her mine. She was very grateful. After the test, she asked me to go with her. And now we have become friends.
I went to the test venue early because I didn’t have enough preparation for my speaking test. You know, at that moment, getting up earlier and arrive there earlier could be a kind of psychological compensation and comfort since you have no other choice or efforts to do for the test. Besides that, I wasn’t familiar with the route to get there although I was sure it was not so complicated to find the university. I didn’t have a good score of my IELTS speaking test at that time, but unexpectedly, I got a friend. The story told me that “better late than never; better earlier than later”.