Describe a time you taught something new to a younger person IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time you taught something new to a younger person IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time you taught something new to a younger person IELTS Cue Card


Describe a time you taught something new to a younger person.
You should say

  • When it happened
  • What you thought
  • Who you taught
  • Why you taught this person
  • How you felt about teaching

NOTE – The examiner gives you one minute to plan your answerand to help you prepare for the topic, the examiner provides you with a pencil and a notepad. You’ll have to answer the questions given on the topic for one-to-two minutes

Sample Answer 1

I have worked with many young people and taught many things, but one memorable moment was when I taught my nephew. He was a young boy aged 8- 9. 

I need to remember when I taught him something I thought was very important for him. He was growing up and wanted to do many things in life, as he would have preferred.

Of course, he just wished he could learn to ride a bicycle independently. I helped him understand this. First, I told him how to hold the bike correctly, and then I told him about the tricks of riding a bicycle.

Then, I also explained to him how not to cry when you fall to the ground, as he would be falling to the ground many times. Then came the part where I taught my nephew how to paddle while maintaining a flawless posture. However, it was a challenging task for both of us. 

As a new learner, he had to take a lot of time. He was falling many times, but I was there to help him. After some time, after three days, he was riding the bicycle correctly, but still, he could have been better.

So, despite my best efforts and cycling techniques, my good nephew kept falling. It was very hard for him to keep the cycle standing still on the ground while paddling. After some days, he learned how to ride the bicycle correctly. 

I taught him for two to three weeks during my summer vacations when I had free time. I would then move on to my mom’s maternal side.

Finally, my hard work and that of my nephew paid off, and he learned how to drive a bicycle correctly. After that, he brought a packet of cookies for me from one of the local shops by riding his bike without falling even once. When I saw him riding the bicycle nicely, it was a moment of success for me.

He was flying on the moon with his bicycle. I was also thrilled to see my nephew succeed. It was a very good experience to teach him how to drive a bike and young to learn how we people how to drive a bicycle.


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 you taught something new to a younger person”.

What skills do adults need to have?

 Nowadays, adults need to have skills in technology because the world is in the era of technology, so we should know everything about using phones, computers, laptops, bikes, and cars. We should not also forget about the traditional ways of art, music and dancing. 

How can people be motivated to learn new things? 

People can be, but another person cannot motivate a person to do something because it should come from our inside; we should know what we are doing and why we need to do it. If the idea of doing things is clear, then nobody can stop that person; he can be motivated anytime.

What can children learn from teachers and parents?

 Children can learn good habits and bad habits from their parents and teachers. If the parents fight in front of their children or the teachers are just arrogant to the children, it has a terrible impact on their mental health. So, the teachers and parents should stay calm and just stay motivated towards the children so that they can be more comfortable and enjoy their happy lives. 

What are the skills that you wanted to learn?

 I wanted to learn how to drive because I cannot drive a car. I can drive an Activa like a scooter, but I cannot drive a car. It is just a fear about that thing, but I will learn it in 3-4 months.

What skills should children learn before entering school? 

Children should learn the skills of writing at home and speaking correctly because these are the two primary basic skills a student should learn. Sometimes, the students reach the school, but they are too small and are not able to speak and write correctly. 

How does a good learner learn something new?

 A good learner watches everything around him every time, so if he finds something to be learned, he just immediately learns that thing and feels it in his mind. A good learner observes everything around him and knows that.

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