Describe a prize you would like to win
You should say:
- What it is;
- How you got to know about it;
- What you need to do to win this prize;
- And explain why you would like to win it.
Well, lately I’ve been watching a TV show called “Chinese Poetry Congress”, which offers many kinds of awards for competitors on the show and its audience. Honestly, I’m dying to win something from that TV show because I’m crazy about Chinese poems and this competition really piqued my curiosity.
This program judges competitors to see who knows and has memorized the most Chinese poems. The participants range from between the ages of five to seventy years old, and foreigners are also included. The ultimate goal of this show is to beat out all of the other opponents and win the huge prize. What makes the show so popular is that audiences can also participate and win prizes by playing the game through a cell phone app.
According to the rules, I can win a prize if I answer 10 questions correctly in a row. If memory serves correctly, the prize is a certificate of honor and a sophisticated bookmark made of copper. Since I’m really into Chinese poems and literary traditions, I think it’ll be a piece of cake to get 10 correct answers one after the other. But I also need to prepare for some poems I’m not familiar with.
Actually, it’s not about winning, but it would honor my knowledge if I won this award. Of course, if I win this award, I’ll most definitely aim to win the bigger ones. Maybe I can even enter the top 10 final ranks, which would be a dream.
be dying for/to do sth: to be extremely eager to have or do something
be crazy about something: to be very interested in something or love someone very much
pique sb’s curiosity, interest, etc.: to make someone interested in something and want to know more about it
beat out: to succeed in winning or gaining something that someone else wants
in a row: If something happens several times in a row, it happens that number of times without a break.
if my memory serves me (well/right/correctly): used for saying that you think you have remembered something correctly.
a piece of cake: If you think something is very easy to do, you can say it is a piece of cake.