Describe a time you were very busy.
You should say:
When it happened;
Where you were;
What you did;
And explain why you were that busy.
I was fair busy in the last month of my life in High school.
For each student who goes to High School, he will have to deal with maybe the most important examinations in his entire life, the College Entry Examination, known as the CEE. If you pass it with a good score, you will get into a really good university which might get you a better life afterwards.
We all know this theory and know we should work around the clock trying to get a good score. The difference is that we don’t have to know we need to start as early as possibly especially when the exam is still 3 months away. That is 180 days, namely 4320 hours or 259,200 seconds. It is a long time. That is to say.
So I just took my time and started my last semester in a light mood.
With time coming and going, I still didn’t feel the urgency. However, one day I woke up from my nice dreams of being accepted by Peking University, I suddenly realized that we have go only 20 days left from the CEE. I got panicked. I was still much bad in Chinese, Math, English, History, Chemistry and even PE.
So I chose to do all human being could do in that scenario. I dived into books.
For the next 20 days, I got up at 4:30 in the morning, reading some English texts or Chinese texts for about 1 hour, then rushed to canteen for a simple breakfast, then ran to classroom to finish 2 math equations and then got a break while going to the bathroom. In class, I stopped talking to my desk mate or staring at the girl I secretly loved. All my attentions were devoted to the teachers. I didn’t nap in the noon. Well sometimes I nodded off unconsciously. That didn’t count. I would work with my physics or chemistry during noon breaks. And after evening classes at 9, I would stay in classroom fighting against Romans or Muslims till our janitor threatened to hit us with his stick for us to leave. Even after I got back to the dormitory, a flash light would offer me the knowledge light. Honestly, I had about 10 flash lights confiscated by the dorm inspectors.
I worked like this every day for 20 days. And I didn’t even know how I could make it for 20 continuous days.
And finally when I got the result of the CEE, I started to understand the meaning of “Hard work doesn’t have to pay.” And that is the busiest time I could remember in my life.
高考：College Entry Examination
日以继夜地工作：work around the clock
轻松的心情：in a light mood