Describe a time when you made a promise to someone
You should say:
What the promise was
To whom you made it
Whether it was easy or difficult to keep
And explain why you made it
(What the promise was)
Some days ago, I promised to guide my boyfriend and his closest friend around Singapore when life returned to normality after Covid-19. While I was scrolling through my old photos in Singapore, my boyfriend caught me doing it and asked whether I would like to bring him and his friend to Singapore next time. I said yes without hesitation. Bringing my friends to Singapore to introduce them to its modern beauty and advanced technology, especially the world-renowned Changi Airport.
(To whom you made it)
Actually there were a bunch of people there, but I only made this promise to my boyfriend and his closest friend. I didn’t want to bring too many people overseas as things might get out of hand.
(Whether it was easy or difficult to keep)
Since I am a tourism major and have accumulated a great deal of experience in travelling around Singapore thanks to my 8 trips to this tiny city-state, I guess bringing only 2 more people along with me to Singapore wouldn’t be a great deal. However, the only thing I’m concerned about now is the lingering Covid-19 pandemic, which has brought international travel to a halt and is yet to show any sign of slowing down.
(And explain why you made it)
Singapore is always an ideal destination for a short weekend getaway for Vietnamese people as it is only two hours from Vietnam. Also, thanks to my knowledge about Singapore, I can be sure that if I ever make this promise, I know the likelihood of me going back on my word is low and that I won’t make me, my boyfriend and his friend disappointed.
The shop assistant guided me to the shelf where the gardening books were displayed.
2. Normality (n):
Now that the civil war is over, relative normality has returned to the south of the country.
3. Hesitation (n):
I have no hesitation in recommending Ms Shapur for the job.
4. Out of hand (phrase):
He went to see his doctor because he felt his drinking was getting out of hand.
5. Lingering (adj):
She says she stopped seeing him, but I still have lingering doubts.
6. Bring something to a halt (phrase):
Severe flooding has brought trains to a halt on several lines in Scotland.
7. Go back on someone’s word (phrase):
You made a commitment to support our project, and now you’ve gone back on your word!