In the last activity we looked at personal statements and the kinds of things they should cover. Personal statements are also a good way to demonstrate your language skills and show that you can explain yourself clearly and concisely in written English. All personal statements should be specific to you and your situation, but there are some useful phrases you can use to explain yourself.
Here are some useful phrases which you can use in your statement
Describing your background
Growing up in ______ has given me an insight into______ Growing up in ______ has given me invaluable experience in ______
Describing academic achievement
Completing my exams at school/college has helped me to develop ____ My experience studying _______ developed my knowledge of ______
In the future I hope to _____ On completing my studies I would love to _____
I have always been enthusiastic about _____ I am a strong ______
As a result of ____, ________ Owing to ____, _________
Task: Write your own examples using the phrases above and share them in the comments.