(2024) Describe a Time You Were Very Busy

Describe a time you were very busy
Describe a time you were very busy

Cue card

You should say:
– When it happened
– Where you were
– What you did
– And explain why you were busy

During this time, I was completing my capstone project, preparing for final exams, and simultaneously engaged in an internship. The capstone project required extensive research, analysis, and the development of a comprehensive report. Concurrently, I was interning at a local marketing firm, where my responsibilities included assisting with campaigns, conducting market research, and collaborating with the creative team.

What made me exceptionally busy during this period was the overlapping deadlines of my academic commitments and internship responsibilities. Juggling the demands of a challenging academic project with the hands-on experiences of the internship proved to be a significant challenge. I often found myself working late into the night, balancing multiple priorities to meet deadlines.

Despite the intense workload, I felt a sense of accomplishment and growth during that period. The experience allowed me to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios, enhancing both my academic and practical skills. While the workload was stressful, the satisfaction of completing tasks and seeing tangible results fueled my determination.

Overall, the busy period was a mixed experience. On one hand, it was demanding and required a considerable amount of effort and time management. On the other hand, the skills and knowledge gained, coupled with the sense of accomplishment, made the challenging period worthwhile. It taught me valuable lessons about resilience, effective time management, and the rewards of hard work.

One time when I was extremely busy was last summer during my final year of university. It was a period filled with exams, writing my thesis, and also working a part-time job.

During that period, I had to juggle multiple responsibilities. I would spend my mornings attending classes and studying for exams, then in the afternoons and evenings, I would work on my thesis. I often found myself pulling late nights and waking up early in the morning to make the most of my time. It was a challenging time, but I was determined to give my best to everything I was doing.

I was so busy during that time because I wanted to excel in my studies and complete my thesis with high quality. Additionally, the part-time job was necessary to support myself financially. I wanted to prove to myself and others that I could handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously.

Although it was a hectic and overwhelming experience, I felt a great sense of accomplishment at the end. I learned the importance of time management and prioritising tasks. It taught me how to stay focused and motivated even when faced with a heavy workload. Looking back, I am proud of myself for successfully managing everything and coming out stronger.

Overall, even though being so busy was challenging, it was a valuable experience for me. It taught me important life skills and showed me that I am capable of handling pressure and multiple responsibilities. It also made me appreciate the value of hard work and perseverance.

We all happen to be industrious about certain tasks and errands from time to time. During such situations, we tend to overlook every other aspect of our lives and focus all of our attention on the task at hand. The reason behind such concentrated efforts can vary from person to person. A similar time when I was quite busy myself was when I was volunteering for my annual college fest.

It was at the end of 2018, and our first year of college was coming to an end. Most of our batchmates were either hosting an event or volunteering and supervising various activities. I was appointed as the volunteer for all the academic events on an entire floor of my college campus. Thus, I had quite a lot on my plate and was caught up with various supervision activities.

A major part of my role as a volunteer was to resolve any issues that occurred on the floor that I was supervising. If a particular host or participant faced any problems, they could come to me to have their questions answered and issues resolved. Needless to say, I was approached by a number of participants who asked me questions about the events, registration procedures and other incidental details about the fest.

There were times when the hosts of a few events asked me for advice on how to tackle certain problems during their events. Despite having a bustling schedule, I managed to handle my responsibilities well by properly allocating time to each issue that arose. The college fest was a huge success, and I had a wonderful experience volunteering for the event.

Describe a time you were very busy Sample video

1. Are you often busy?

Actually, my job is flexible. Sometimes I have my hands full, especially when I am assigned new tasks by the boss. I am busy as a beaver and spend several weeks working overtime. But after I finish my work, I can have a lot of free time to unwind.
That is why I like my job very much.

2. What are the advantages and disadvantages when people keep busy?

When it comes to the positive sides, I think people who keep busy can learn how to manage their time, stay organized and work efficiently. Apart from that, they will never feel bored as they are on the go all the time. However, if they are always busy, they probably feel tired and exhausted. Also, keeping busy may result in stress, anxiety, or illness.

3. Do you think children should learn through playing games or under pressure?

In my view, it will be better if children learn through playing games. During this process, children can practise what they know, and also what they don’t. It allows them to experiment through trial and error, find solutions to problems, work out the best strategies, and build new confidence and skills. As children don’t have enough knowledge to deal with pressure, they will probably get bored if they study in a stressful environment.

4. What kind of pressure people may experience at work?

There is a wide variety of stress that people may experience at work. Some work-related pressure includes long hours, heavy workload or job insecurity. Some people have conflicts with co- workers or bosses and feel stressed. Besides, meeting the deadline or achieving the goals is another kind of pressure, especially among people who are ambitious or have high self- expectation.

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