Describe a time when you won a prize.
You should say:
What the prize was
When and where you have won it
What did you do to win it
And explain how you felt about winning
✧ prize指的是比赛类得奖(区分一二三名的那种)，而不是评选的荣誉类award. 所以这道题其实就是2018年的老题 a competition you want to attend的改版，关键是要先提出哪个比赛，然后有什么奖项，如何获得优胜。思路上，可以如下展开。其中在第三点上，只需要择一即可，不需要全说。
✧ 题目分解：第一问：what it is 什么奖?此处可以讲一讲奖品设置和比赛项目
✧第二问：when you know the prize 如何得知该奖?此处可以讲一讲了解到该奖项的途径和时间。
✧第三问：what you need to do 如何得奖?此处可以分析得奖的要素(该比赛优胜者的特征)，以及你打算如何准备。
✧第四问：explain why you would like to win it为何想要获奖? 此时可以讲一讲你的动机，一般而言，人们想要得奖的动机如下：
a) 个人学业/职业发展(look good on CV, 便于找工作、升职等)
I’d like to talk about a time when I won a marathon race. It was about three years ago, and I had decided that even though I had no experience in the running, I would attempt to train for it in eight months. It was a huge challenge for a new hand, but I dedicated myself to it, running almost every day.
The competition was held at my university. I invited my family and friends to cheer me up. It was a Sunday. Though the weather was cold, that my hands went numb waiting to start running. The sunrise was warm and friendly, and I felt excited and emotional. I can’t describe how I felt seeing the finish line materialize on the horizon. That was truly the hardest thing I’d ever accomplished.
When it comes to what I did to win it, well, it is not that easy. When the day of the marathon arrived, I still wasn’t sure if I could finish it. I had gotten injured at some point, and my training had really declined, but I still wanted to give it my best shot. For me, on a personal level, just finishing the marathon would be a tremendous victory.
Winning a prize is enjoying. I got a medal at the end and felt proud of myself. My family members and my friends were also happy with my success. However, to be frank, I was in a lot of pain for about a week as my feet and legs recovered from the exertion.
-new hand 新手;新人
-attempt to 尝试、试图
-dedicate oneself to sth/ to doing sth 把…奉献给
-give my best shot 尽最大努力
-on a personal level 从个人角度来说
-a tremendous victory 巨大的胜利