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HomeIELTS SpeakingSpeaking Part 2Describe a time when you are very busy

Describe a time when you are very busy

You should say

  • When it was
  • What you had to do during that time
  • How you managed it
  • And explain how you felt about being busy


One such busy time I really remember was the time when I had the deadline to submit my thesis paper which is the ultimate assignment to gain a Master Degree in International Relations.

This thesis paper is of great importance to me because it will decide whether I can get through the master course with flying color or not. I had just 1 month to complete my thesis paper but I had a full-time job which accounted for 8 hours per day so I had hardly few hours left for this graduation paper. I was also a procrastinator who always waits until the last minute to do anything which made me fall behind my schedule for my thesis paper submission.

Moreover, the thesis was really complex and challenging, therefore, I had tons of tasks waiting for me to be carried out such as collecting data for the report in the thesis, doing group discussions to brainstorm good ideas for the thesis and surfing high and low to collect information online as references for the thesis. I even didn’t have time left for my personal stuff. To be more specific, I did not spend time on visiting my parents for the whole month even though they were in the same town. I couldn’t also visit some close friends, maintain my social networking profiles and update my blog. I did not feel good about it so it was particularly stressful to me.

However, I knew that I had to stay motivated and productive to get through this hard time. I worked flat out and put a lot of time and effort into it to meet worked flat out and put a lot of time and effort into it to meet tight deadlines and get the best results for the thesis paper. For the sake of that, I got a straight ‘A’ in my thesis, continued my job and did well in my term final. I had to sacrifice a lot and maintain a strict routine and stop lots of my other activities that I usually do. At the end of the day, it was well worth the effort and time!


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