Describe a skill that was difficult for you to learn Cue Card

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Describe a skill that was difficult for you to learn
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When you learned it?
Why you learned it?
How you learned it?
How you felt when you learned it?

I love learning and oftentimes I challenge myself to spend time learning something new in my life. Although I am a lover of learning, still there were times that I feel like giving up learning. I guess it’s human nature to feel that way when something is really difficult.

Here I would tend to elaborate about the time when I learned how to drive. A few years ago, I made up my mind to enroll in a driving school so that I could learn how to operate a car and for me to be independent of my father. During those times, I  felt an apology for my father since he always sent me to college even though he’s incredibly busy with our business. 

At that time,  I could not leave my college classes because I had to pay a huge chunk of money at the time of admission as these classes were essential for my bright future. Apart from this, I could not use any public transport since the college was just way too far from our home. Because of that reason, I made the decision to learn to drive. I enrolled in one of the best driving schools in the city and started to learn how to drive a manual transmission car.

I felt anxious because the use of clutch always made me confused most especially when I was driving on an upward slope. What made me nervous was when my engine stopped in the middle of the road and some cars behind me started to honk their horn. I really lost my self-esteem when I was under those circumstances.

In the end, there were times that I wanted to stop learning but I couldn’t accept failure. So I decided to keep going and but I do remember it took me more than one month to learn swimming, while on average, people pick it up within 1-2 weeks. No doubt, Learning a new skill is a daunting task, and with regular practice, we can become masters.

 Follow -ups

1. What skills do students need to master?

In this contemporary epoch, there are different kinds of skills that learners need to master like Critical thinking and problem-solving, Effective oral and written communication, Accessing and analyzing information, curiosity, and imagination. Apart from this, cooking, money management, driving, and so on are skills that every student should possess. Also, in today’s world, everyone should try to have computer skills.

2. Is it hard for students to learn new skills?

It is not, it’s a matter of perspective. I personally find learning new skills fun and exciting, especially things that are about programming, science, spirituality or learning new languages.

3. Is it hard for old people to learn new skills?

Most older people have a hard time learning new things but it is not because of their age. It is because they make the conscious decision to stop learning even though they may not realize it.

4. Is a good teacher very important for students learning experience? Why?

Teachers play a very important role in a student’s life. As a teacher, one must bring out the best in students and inspire them to strive for greatness. A teacher imparts knowledge, good values, tradition, modern-day challenges, and ways to resolve them within students. A good teacher is an asset to the student.