Describe a/an new/exciting activity that you want to try for the first time.
You should say:
What it is
Where you can do it
How you would do it
And explain why you feel excited
There are many exciting activities, which I would like to try for the first time. I would like to do bungee jumping, paragliding, under-water walk and white water rafting, but I know these activities can only be done in special places. Here I would like to talk about one activity, which I would like to do, and fortunately it can be done in my hometown and that is to attend Zumba Fitness classes. My cousin attends Zumba classes in the UK, and she has become very fit. She used to be very fat, but now she has the body of a model. A gym in my neighbourhood, by the name of Fire Dance and Fitness studio has started Zumba classes. They have hired a certified Zumba instructor, who is giving training there. Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The name “Zumba” has no particular meaning, it was chosen arbitrarily as a brand name.
I would like to join those classes and become fit. Each class is typically one hour long and one can burn 500-1000 calories in one class depending on the energy one puts into it. First I would enroll in Zumba Gold classes, which are for the beginners and the elderly. Then I would do the Zumba Step, which is for the lower body. I am very excited that such a facility has come in my hometown. I am looking forward to joining these classes. I find the routine gym exercises very boring. The best thing is that these exercises are not risky. So, this is the exciting and new activity I would like to try for the first time.
Describe an event in history in your country
You should say:
Where it happened
When it happened
How you know it
And how you feel about this event.
Well I guess everybody has heard about the story of Journey to the West. A monk named Xuanzang took three of his disciples to travel to the Western Regions to obtain Buddhist scriptures. They have suffered a lot on their way. Though the stories were made up, Xuanzang was a real figure in the history. He was a monk at Jingtu Temple in the early Tang Dynasty, which is about 1400 years from now. He felt that the Chinese translations of Buddhist scripture at that time were too poor, so he was determined to bring back the original Buddhist scriptures. He travelled a long distance to India. The journey took him a few years to complete. It was really a magnificent feat at that time. When Xuanzang finally arrived back in Chang’an, the emperor warmly welcomed him. The emperor provided money for his projects. A pagoda was built to store all the scriptures Xuanzang brought back from India. That pagoda is now the famous Big Wild Goose Pagoda located in Xi’an.
I think his story is quite inspiring. Also I feel I am so lucky to have been born in modern ages. Nowadays if I want to go to another country, I could take a plane. It only takes a day at most to go to any place in the world.