Describe a time you got up extremely early
You should say:
- When it was;
- What time you got up;
- Why you got up early;
- And explain how you felt when you got up.
One day a few months ago, I got up very early. It was my birthday; I invited a few friends to come over to my home for my birthday party. We agreed to meet at my home around 12pm. So, I needed to make sure everything was ready before they came. But I was caught up with work the night before, so I had to push all my preparations to the next morning.
I remember that I got up at about 5.30. I began by baking my own birthday cake. Actually, at the time, I had just learned how to bake a cake. To show off my baking skills, I decided to bake a birthday cake myself. It took me almost three hours to make the cake perfectly. Then, since I don’t have a knack for cooking, I also prepared hotpot for lunch, which doesn’t require a lot of skill.
After I nailed all those tasks, the time was close to 11 am. Out of respect for the guests, I cleaned the apartment from top to bottom before my friends came. When they arrived, we enjoyed a hotpot feast and also the birthday cake I made. We all had a blast that day.
As for how I felt about getting up early, well, I rarely get up that early. I was so busy for the whole morning and didn’t even have a break. But I did realize that rising early allows you to do more things than usual. Perhaps I should change my daily routine by starting my day before 7.
come over: to visit someone in the place where they are, especially their house
show off: to show people something that you are very proud of so that they will admire it
have a knack for something: to have a skill or an ability to do something
out of interest/respect/pity etc: because of a particular feeling or attitude
from top to bottom: in a very thorough way