Describe an occasion when you got positive feedback for work that you did Cue Card IELTS

Describe an occasion when you got positive feedback for work that you did Cue Card IELTS

Describe an occasion when you got positive feedback for work that you did Cue Card IELTS


Describe an occasion when you got positive feedback for work that you did

You should say

What you did?

When was it?

Why you got positive feedback?

How you felt about it?

Sample Answer 1


Being an altruist, I always go beyond the conventional domain to solve the pressing problems of society. Recently I participated in a worthwhile activity for which I received positive feedback from my neighbourhood.

What did you do? 

 I live in a post township that has carved a niche for its infrastructure: However, a pond adjoining our group housing had foul-smelling water inside.

We contacted the higher authorities umpteen times to clean the pond with no success. As the smell was unbearable, I decided to clean it.

I researched the internet and found an NGO whose volunteers were ready to provide me with unabated support to filter the pond. We hired the necessary equipment, and with the help of volunteers, we cleaned the pond in six hours.

Initially, the task seemed challenging because the pond had a lot of polythenes inside. We pumped out the water and cleaned the pool by removing all the waste.

The determination. dedication, and discipline of the team helped me to complete the task in a short time.

When was it?

I did the cleaning activity at the beginning of this year.

Why do you get positive feedback?

I got positive feedback because I solved a pressing problem adroitly. The people of my neighbourhood were living in a filthy environment, and dengue cases were on an incline.

My initiative created a neat and clean environment inside the township. The doctor’s visits decreased, and our neighbourhood became a worth living place.

The appreciation I received from my neighbourhood would always remain etched in my memories.

Sample Answer 2


Being an altruist, I have done numerous works to help others. In recent times I did an activity for which I got positive feedback.

What did you do?, and When was it?

In 2020, there was a lockdown worldwide, and due to that, people had to remain indoors. The children were the worst sufferers because by not going to school their development halted.

To address the issue, I started providing free mathematics classes to my neighbourhood kids. Initially, there were a handful of students, but with time the class size grew exponentially, and I had to take the classes in the park.

Why did you get positive feedback?

I got positive feedback because, under my aegis, the kids’ performance improved considerably. I tried many things which were beyond the conventional domain.

To foster the calculation skill of students, I taught abacus. Initially, it was a daunting task for the kids. However, with time they became experts and did tough calculations adroitly.

Moreover, for simplifying the tough formulas, I used the techniques of Vedic mathematics.

In nutshell, my teaching worked like a charm for the children, and their knowledge grew considerably.

When the course finished, the whole township gave a round of applause in my honour. The kids gave a stunning dance performance and dedicated it to me.

How did you feel about it?

That day I was on cloud nine because the work I did with determination, dedication, and discipline bore fruits. Moreover, I felt relaxed because my initiative was successful, and the children were happy.

The quality time spent in coaching 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 cue card “  Describe an occasion when you got positive feedback for work that you did ”.

Q1. Do you like helping others?

Being an altruist person I find pleasure in helping others. Whenever I get free time I spend it providing unabated support to needy people.

Q2. In your view should children be taught to help others?

It is a gospel truth that relationships thrive primarily on the support we provide to each other. Due to this reason, it is imperative to inculcate the habit of helping others in children. This practice helps them to widen their social circle.

Moreover, in case of any unforeseen contingency, they can garner the unstinted support of others.

Q3. How can we encourage children to help others?

It is unequivocal to say that children follow examples instead of advice. Therefore to motivate the children to help others the adults must provide support to their near and dear ones.

By seeing the adults setting an example, children also get motivated to help others.

Q4. Do you think people are less willing to help others these days compared to the past?

In my opinion, people of the contemporary epoch are less willing to help others compared to the past because of inflation and hectic schedule.

People these days have to run from pillar to post to make ends meet. And due to rising inflation, they do not have sufficient funds at their disposal to help others.

Moreover, due to a hectic schedule, they do not gue sufficient time to provide unabated support to others.

Q5. Do people trust others as much as they used to in the past?

The level of trust has declined considerably in this contemporary epoch. Because of rising inflation and lack of opportunities people do things beyond the conventional domain to defraud others.

Q6. How do people in your community help one another?

People in my community help each other by providing food and medical support each other. Apart from this few people provide free education to the weaker sections of society.

Q7. How do students such as high school students help each other?

Students provide support to each other in two ways. Firstly they share their study material with their friends like notes, stationery etc. Moreover, they share their bikes, and scooters too in case of need.

Q8. How can charitable organizations help people?

Charitable organisations can help the weaker sections of society by providing them with free education, medical care and food. Apart from this, they can organise awareness programs to highlight the pressing problems of society.

Q9. What are some examples of such organizations in your country?

The most famous charitable organisation is Being Human. It provides unstinted support to the weaker sections of society.

Q10. What do you think are the benefits of having unpaid volunteer workers?

The first benefit is that the volunteer’s computer pending works and enhances the productivity at zero cost. Apart from this, the experience volunteers gain helps them to find a suitable jobs for them.

Q11. How do you think the volunteers themselves benefit?

Volunteers benefit themselves in two ways. Firstly they get blessings to form the society, and secondly, the work they do provides them with experience and knowledge to lead their life toward an impressive growth trajectory.

Q12. Should professionals be hired rather than using volunteer workers?

It is advisable to hire professionals for works which require expertise like a doctor or an engineer. However, for simple tasks like a cashier or a gardener hiring volunteers is a prudent approach. 

Q13. Do you think international aid, for example from my national government to another is important?

The world has nations of different categories like developed, developing and underdeveloped. It is the bounden duty of affluent nations to provide other nations with international aid. So that the poor nations can handle their conflicts adroitly.

Q14. Can you give examples of international aid?

Corona vaccine is a prime example. India provided it free of cost to many nations.

Q15.How can malls make the shopping experience better for customers?

For better shopping experiences, the malls need to think beyond the conventional domain. First of all, they need to work on the billing process because that is the task where the quality time of consumers goes to waste.

Apart from this, the parking system need not be haphazard, and in case of any unforeseen contingency, immediate help should be available.

Q16. Should companies pay excessive focus to negative feedback?

It is an accomplished fact that the negative feedback from customers helps companies adopt stringent yardsticks to move toward an impressive growth trajectory.

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