Describe a piece of good news you recently heard from TV or the internet.
You should say:
- What it was about;
- When you got this news;
- Where you got the news;
- And explain why you think it was a piece of good news.
A month ago I got some good news: a new swimming center is going to be built in our neighborhood! According to the local news, the place where they’re going to build the swimming center is still an old small stadium. But not many people have gone there in recent years because the facilities are pretty old and run-down. To use the land better, the city has decided to launch a rebuilding project to turn it into a swimming center.
As for where I got the news, well, almost a month ago I was scrolling through social media and I found a public account had posted an update about the local news that mentioned the swimming center. I was basically bouncing off the walls when I read the news.
I think it’s great news for most locals. Firstly, it’ll make life a lot easier for swimming enthusiasts like me. I’ll definitely go practice my swimming skills there pretty often. Plus, I believe relationships between neighbors can be improved because normally, this kind of public sports center would hold tons of community events, like swimming games and pool parties.
Besides, in my view, it’ll also be an awesome place for residents in the neighborhood to wind down. We usually live a sedentary lifestyle; you know, we’re always tied-up with work and study. So a swimming pool nearby will be a great place for people to chill out.
run-down /ˌrʌn ˈdaʊn/ (adj): (of a building or place) in very bad condition; that has not been taken care of = dilapidated /dɪˈlæpɪdeɪtɪd/
launch something: to start an activity, especially an organized one
scroll through: If you scroll through text on a computer screen, you move the text up or down to find the information that you need.
bounce off the walls: to be too excited and have a lot of energy
wind down: (of a person) relax after stress or excitement
a sedentary lifestyle: Someone who has a sedentary lifestyle or job sits down a lot of the time and does not take much exercise.
get tied up with something: to become really busy with something that you aren’t able to stop doing
chill out: to relax instead of worrying or feeling anxious