Describe a success your friend has had that you are proud of
You should say:
- Who your friend is;
- When it happened;
- How easy or difficult it was to achieve;
- And explain why you thought this was a success.
Well… off the top of my head, the first thing that comes to mind is that last year, my friend Tom won an award in a college math competition. Tom and I have been close friends for many years. Besides the fact that we went to the same high school, I live practically within spitting distance of his house and I hang out with him a lot, so it’s safe to say I know him pretty well.
Anyway, Tom is majoring in computer science at his university. It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that he’s a straight-A student. And he especially has a knack for math, which is the reason why he participated in the college math competition. Not too long ago, he posted a photo of him having the first-class award of this competition by winning third place. Of course, he got a ton of likes.
It’s not a big surprise to me that he could win it. You know, when he was in high school, he was always chomping at the bit to solve all kinds of complicated math problems. But I guess he must have put so much effort into preparing for the competition.
As his friend, I was over the moon when I heard about it and I was proud of his success. After all, not many people can achieve that, right? I believe this award will definitely help him build up his resume in the future.
off the top of your head: from the knowledge you have in your memory
in/within spitting distance: If one place is within spitting distance of another, they are very close to each other.
straight-A: getting the best results in all examinations/classes
have a knack for: to be exceptionally proficient at (doing) something
champ at the bit/chomp at the bit: If someone is champing at the bit or is chomping at the bit, they are very impatient to do something, but they are prevented from doing it, usually by circumstances that they have no control over.
put sth into sth/doing sth: If you put time, work, or effort into something, you spend a lot of time or effort doing it
over the moon: If you say that you are over the moon, you mean that you are very pleased about something.