Cue card question
Describe a practical skill you have. You should say: what the skill is how often you use it who taught it to you and explain why the skill is so practical
Describe a practical skill you have.
You should say:
what the skill is
how often you use it
who taught it to you
and explain why the skill is so practical
Read a model answer
In fact I’m not a very practical person so this may be a hard topic for me to talk about. I’ve never been very good with my hands and at school instance I was terrible at carpentry and things like that. I could never seem to make anything good enough to take home and show my parents.
What the skill is
I suppose the one practical skill I can claim is that I’m a fairly decent cook. I’m not a fantastic chef or anything like that but I can make a variety of dishes. I suppose what I make most is pasta – that’s my everyday staple – it’s extremely easy of course as it doesn’t take much more than boiling the water and making the sauce.
When I use it
There are times though when I do cook a proper meal – typically when a friend comes round to dinner. This isn’t that often but I do enjoy getting the cookery books out and picking a recipe I haven’t tried before. I’m not so very adventurous but I am now able to make a range of soups and other things. I find it’s fun.
Who taught me it
No one really taught me to cook. I picked it up by myself. Partly when I was at university and also just by watching other people – my Mum for instance. I do occasionally try some of the techniques you see on television but they never seem to quite work.
Why it is practical
And for me cookery is a really practical skill because it’s something you do every day and everyone needs to eat.