IELTS Exam Preparation

Describe a puzzle you have played

What puzzle is it? How easy or difficult is it? How long it takes you to solve it? and explain how do you feel about it.

Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card)

Question :

Describe a puzzle you have played.

You should say:

What puzzle is it?

How easy or difficult is it?

How long it takes you to solve it?

and explain how do you feel about it.

A Modal answer with band 7+

Okay, I have played many various puzzle games such as Sudoku, Chess, Tic-tac-toe, many others. Here, I would like to talk about the Rubric Cube. I believe this game is really a brain trainer game. Basically, it is a cube in shape and each side has 3X3, 9 colorful squares. The main purpose of this game is to make the cube in such a way that all 6 of its faces have the same color.

Saying about the difficulty level, it really depends on person to person. How frequent the person playing with the Rubric cube and how good his or her logical thinking and some other mental factors. Initially, I felt it is very difficult to crack it; however, when I get the hang of it how the rotation, and moves each element of the cube, I started to feel very easy.

To be honest, for the first time it took me almost a week to solve it, that may because I had dedicated only an hour per day. So total it might have taken me 7-8 hours to bring all alike colors at the same face. Whereas, when I understand the algorithm behind this game, now I can solve it just in 5-7 minutes.

In a nutshell, the Rubric cube game is really good to train our brain to adapt and create our own algorithms. I would suggest people who like to make a career in finance or technology or math-related field, they must try out this puzzle. There is no need for a second player as required for other games like chess, tic-tac-toe.