Describe a time you taught something new to a younger person
You should say:
- Who this person was;
- What you taught him or her;
- How you taught him or her;
- And explain how you felt about the teaching.
I’m going to talk about the time I taught my cousin how to bake a birthday cake. The thing is, her mother, I mean my aunt, was about to celebrate her birthday. And my adorable cousin thought no gift was more genuine than a gift she made herself. So she decided to bake a delicious cake for her mom. Since she knew I often bake cakes at home, she came to me so she could learn how to make a cake.
Anyway, I don’t have a knack for teaching, so I decided to take matters into my own hands by making a cake myself. I went to her home with lots of ingredients like cake flour and butter. I showed her the procedures step by step while explaining what I was doing. My cousin is as smart as a whip. She took a video of the whole process so she could imitate what I did.
Afterwards, on her mom’s birthday, my cousin successfully baked a cake all by herself. And she even sent me a picture of it on WeChat. It turned out pretty well even though it was the first time she had baked a cake.
As for how I felt about it, well, I was fulfilled that I could teach something I know to others. By the way, I feel sometimes it’s easier to teach others a life skill by actual practice rather than plain talk.
adorable /əˈdɔːrəbl/ (adj): very attractive and easy to feel love for
have (got) a knack for (something): to be exceptionally proficient at (doing) something
take matters into your own hands: to deal with a problem yourself because the people who should have dealt with it have failed to do so
step by step: If you do something step by step, you do it by progressing gradually from one stage to the next.
as smart as a whip: very quick-witted and intelligent
turn out: to develop in a particular way, or to have a particular result
fulfilled: feeling happy because you are getting everything that you want from life