Describe a time when a family member asked for your help

Describe a time when a family member asked for your help


Describe a time when a family member asked for your help.

You should say:
When it was?
Who asked you for help?
How you helped?
How you felt about it?

Sample Answer


  • Being an altruistic and philanthropic person, I always help others, whenever someone is in need.

When it was?, and Who asked you for help?

  • I am not a fitness freak, but still, I have maintained my weight.
  • Due to this quality of mine, I have always earned plaudits from my near and dear ones.
  • Six months back due to lockdown, I shifted to my native place for a brief period.
  • During that time, my younger sister requested me to help her to lose weight.

How you helped?

  • To make her lose her weight, I discussed her daily routine.
  • Post discussion I realized that she was following the wrong path to losing weight.
  • Her original opinion was that for losing weight, the best way is to do a lot of physical workouts and if you do sufficient exercise every day, you can have any diet as per your taste and liking.
  • Based on the advice of one of my bosom friends Dr Rimple Sharma, a renowned dietician, I suggested two changes in her diet.
  • Firstly, not to eat anything between 7 pm to 7 am, which means not taking dinner after 7 pm and not having breakfast before 7 am. Secondly, to chew every bite for at least 32 times.
  • She followed my advice with determination, dedication and discipline.
  • Due to my unabated support and her changed thinking process, she managed to achieve the desired weight.
  • Not only she lost weight but started feeling more confident and energetic.
  • This change in belief brought a paradigm shift in her life.

How you felt about it?

  • I felt quite happy because my suggestion helped my sister to achieve her aim.

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a time when a family member asked for your help”.

1. What can children help their parents?

Children can be of immense help to their family. They can do so by engaging in household chores like dusting, mopping and cooking etc.

2. What are the benefits of children helping their parents?

In this contemporary epoch, most of the parents have to toil too hard to provide quality education and adequate facilities to their children. If children support them, the parents feel less stressful.

3. Should parents reward their children when they help others?

Yes, parents should reward their children when they help others because this habit will encourage them to help more people. If all parents start following this practice, the world could become a better place.

4. Do parents help their children because they need their help when they are old?

No, parents help their children without any vested interests because their central focus is on the right upbringing of children.

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