Describe a subject you used to dislike but now have an interest in

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# Describe a subject you used to dislike but now have an interest in

You should say:

  • what the subject is
  • why you disliked it
  • what you are interested in now
  • and explain why you become involved in it

Sample Answer

I’m going to tell you a very ironic (funny) story. Well, as you know, now I am a language major in school, but that wasn’t always my dream. I despised (hated) learning languages back in elementary, middle, and high school. I started learning English from primary school, and consistently hated every minute of it. At that time, I couldn’t see the value of learning another language. My student would often pick on me, while other students would mock (make fun of) my pronunciation. Apart from English, I was also required to take two semesters of Spanish in high school. I hated it with a burning passion, of course. I could not memorize all the language conjugations (the way verbs change in different tenses) and could never even form a complete sentence or find any practical life for this language in my life.

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To give more detail, I think I hated language courses because I’ve always had weak pronunciation skills. Moreover, I can be pretty timid, so I always felt terrified to speak out in front of my classmates. Lastly, I think having a good teacher makes the experience. I never had teachers who obligated us to use the target language in class, so it made it difficult to be motivated to learn. Now to tell you about this complete turn of events. Now I adore languages! During my college years, I had an opportunity to go abroad to Costa Rica for a month. Since then, I’ve not only fallen in love with Spanish but also other languages. I also study Mandarin, French, and Arabic. Since I have the travel bug (always wanting to travel) now, these languages can make my experiences even better if I can communicate with the locals. Moreover, I believe that every word makes you better due to the positive effects it has on your cognitive (brain) abilities. It’s funny how things change!

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