Describe a time when you helped a child IELTS Cue Card
IELTS CUE CARD TOPIC
Describe a time when you helped a child with
You should say:
When it was?
How you helped him/her?
Why you helped him/her?
And how you felt about it?
Sample Answer 1
Being an altruist, I love to help others. And I find extreme happiness in providing support to senior citizens and children because they require it the most.
When was it?
One year back, I saw a child crying in the market.
How did you help him?
He told me that he could not find his parents when I approached him. I immediately tried to help him. Firstly, I asked for his parent’s mobile numbers, but he did not have that with him.
Then I asked him about his address; he had a vague idea. I took him in my car and went to search his house. Since he was a six-year-old kid, he could not provide me with full details, and our efforts went in vain.
After that, I asked him about his school. Luckily he had full details, and we immediately rushed to his school and from there, we got his full details. I called his parents, and they came to pick him up.
Finally, the child had a sigh of relief.
Why did you help him?
I helped him because he was a small kid, and for him finding his parents was a daunting task.
How did you feel about it?
I felt good about myself because I saved a child’s future by reuniting him with his family. The smile that the family had after the reunion made my day.
Moreover, the whole experience was significant learning for me, and it taught me that during challenging times we need to remain calm because it helps us handle conflicts adroitly.
Sample Answer 2
Being a fun-loving person, I love to spend time with kids. Recently I had an occasion when I provided unabated support to a child of my township.
When it was?
Three months back, the local authorities imposed a stringent lockdown in my city due to the corona pandemic.
Since our area had maximum infections in our city, the concerned authorities sealed our township.
Due to that, the movement of people didn’t happen in our society for one week.
During that time, I got a call from my next-door neighbour, and he told me that his six-year-old son was alone at home and I needed to take care of him in his absence. I immediately said yes.
How did you help him/her?
I brought the child to my home. We had a gala time together. We did a lot of fun activities and played numerous games. He eas feeling lonely in the absence of his family, to uplift his mood I cooked his favourite food items.
Why did you help him/her?
I helped him for two reasons. Firstly it is our bounded duty to help our neighbours. When we provide unstinted support to our near our dear ones, we strengthen the bond, and in case of any unforeseen contingency, there are many people to support us.
And how did you feel about it?
I felt good because I felt nostalgic while playing with that child. My childhood was back for that one week, and the quality time spent with him would always remain etched in my memories.
Follow up Questions
Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe a time when you helped a child”.
Q1. Do you like helping others?
Yes, I like helping others because I get innate satisfaction from it. At the weekends, I provide support to people from humble backgrounds by gifting their equipment and other essential tools which could make them earn a livelihood easily.
Q2. Should parents teach helping others to their children?
Yes, it is the bounden duty of the parents to teach their children to help others because success in this epoch thrives primarily on the kind of relationships you have. And by helping others, we can have a better bond with them.
When we provide help to others, they also reciprocate by supporting us in any unforeseen contingency.
And to teach the children to help others, the parents need to create an example. All family members should provide unabated support to their near and dear ones so that the children should consider it an integral part of their lives.
Q3. Do you think nowadays people do more good work than in the past?
Yes, these days people do more good work than in the past because the world has become a global village due to the advanced means of technology. And now people can support a person sitting in any corner of the world. On the other hand, earlier people used to provide help in their local area only, and beyond that, it was a daunting task for them.
Q4. Will you help others in the future?
Being an altruist helping others is a part of my personality. As my income grows in the future, I will provide more support to the needy by expanding more money and energy.
Q5. How do you encourage children to help others?
To encourage children to help others, the adults need to set an example. They can motivate the children to provide unabated support to needy people because our children follow the example set by the seniors.
Q6. How do world social organizations such as Red Cross collect their funds worldwide?
To collect funds by creating mass awareness and the best medium for them is social media campaigns and advertisements. Apart from this, the other way for funds collection is through corporate social responsibility initiatives through which it collects funds from prominent organizations, especially multinational companies.
Q7. Do small non-government organizations always need big organizations’ help, or can they collect funds themselves?
In this modern era, technology has made inroads in our lives. Billions of people remain connected on social media. It doesn’t matter whether an organization is big or small in such a scenario. They need to create suitable social media and other campaigns to reach their target audience.
Q8. Do you think people in India should help foreigners visiting India who need help? (Why? / Why not?)
Yes, it is the prime responsibility of the Indian people to provide foreigners with unstinted support because it improves the goodwill of our nation. Moreover, it helps the Indians settle abroad because the help foreigners get from India motivate them to provide unabated support to the Indian diaspora.
Moreover, it helps our country economically because it helps strengthen the tourism ties with other nations.
Q9. What is the most important way for a country to help foreigners visit the country?
We can help the visiting foreigners in many ways. However, the best one is to make their stay comfortable by providing unmatched hospitality. Firstly we must not overcharge them for various products and services, and secondly, there should be a dedicated helpline number to solve their complaints. There must be a separate lane for them at airports, bus stands, railway stations, and cinemas.
Q10. Many people only look out for themselves and never think about helping others. What do you think of this attitude?
Not helping others and looking for self-interest is an egoist attitude, and it is detrimental because it leads to a non-cooperative society. Such people have a limited social circle, and people avoid them.
Q11. Do Indian people help others who need help, such as people in extreme poverty? (How?)
People in India take it as a bounden duty to help people living in extreme poverty. They do so by providing food, clothes, and medicines to them. Some non-governmental organizations provide free education to poverty-stricken kids. Corona pandemic is a prime example where people from all walks of life supported the poor people in various forms.
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