8. Describe an advertisement you remember well
You should say:
Where you saw it
What it was about
What it was like
Why you remember it well
I’d like to talk about the most memorable advertisement I’ve ever seen. Well, I’m exaggerating things here a bit, because I hardly remember any other ads to be honest - I mean, commercial ads, of course. But I do remember this one as it is different, - it’s actually a job advertisement.
I can’t remember exactly when I saw it, as it’s been quite a while, at least for a couple of years. I read it from somewhere online that there was a job vacancy for being a professional hotel test sleeper in a number of luxury hotels. At that point, it was the first time I’d ever heard of such a job when hotel testers, back then, were still quite rare. So straight away the title caught my attention, and as I found more about the job descriptions, my mind was blown off. It said that the selected candidate would be able to travel around the world staying in beds of some of boutique hotels with all the travel expense covered. Sleeping on the job and travelling for free! I was talking to myself then this was the dream job for me. This was too good to be true. The funniest thing about what the ad said, as far I can recall, was that the recruit got to role-play the travelers, without letting on that he/she was conducting a review. Yet, in order to get paid, he/she was required to write up a lengthy report about every aspect of the accommodation, including details about the bathrooms, dinning, service, etc.
Why do I still remember it so clearly? Because apparently, I wasn’t selected.
9. Describe a time when you first met someone
You should say:
Where you met him or her
When you met him or her
What you talked about
And how you felt about it
I am going to talk about a time when I first met Yesenia, my lovely Colombian friend. I’ve known her since I travelled in Colombia last year and we first met in the downtown of Jardin - more precisely, at a fruit stall in the marketplace. I was there getting some sliced papaya for my breakfast, as I simply couldn’t have enough of this local delicacy, while she happened to stop there for fresh fruits on her way to school. She started to chat with me, by asking me if I was fond of this tropical fruit. She came across as distinctly affable and we ended up exchanging email addresses, so that’s how we met each other basically.
And when I say that Yesenia stuck me as an affable sort of a girl, she’s not someone who is bubbly and overly friendly. Rather she is attentive and caring, not something you’d normally expect from a young girl at her age. An example here is we later on hung out in the town together, when she took me to some hidden spots for authentic local fare, knowing that I was seeking for a gourmet food experience yet travelling on budget. Another is she helped stop local people trying to show me things to make a sale, which was pretty common in touristy places there.
Well, I’d say there is something incredibly trusting about Yesenia, and to me she is really a thoughtful and hospitable girl. I am glad to have befriended her and that we still keep in touch and write to each other every now and then by emails.
10. Describe a piece of clothing you enjoy wearing
You should say:
Where you bought it
How often you wear it
What it is like
And explain why you enjoy wearing it
A piece of clothing that I’m keen on wearing is a coat that I bought online last year. The coat is white in colour, and it’s made of cotton fabrics, which makes it perfect for wearing in spring and fall. What’s more, it also can be worn in air-conditioned rooms in summer.
Honestly, I didn’t plan to buy clothes online at that time because I wasn’t sure if they would suit me. But the weather was getting colder and my old coat was starting to look a bit worn out, so I decided to buy a new version. After visiting many online stores, comparing a lot of customer evaluations, I finally chose a cost-effective one, and it was delivered to my house a few days later. The funny thing is that I almost wore it every day for going to work or play and even go on trips. Now, I still wear it quite often.
Well, the reason why I enjoying this coat is that it’s so practical and comfortable. It’s cotton fabrics and it helps me keep warming during a cold day. Plus, it also comes in handy for carrying things like my phone, wallet tissue, and even a notebook because of its big pockets. It even folds up small enough to fit in my bag when I don’t need it. All in all, I love my coat and cannot get through a day without them.