IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card:
Describe a time when someone praised you for your actions.
- When did it happen?
- What did you do?
- Who praised you?
- How did you feel about it?
There are many occasions in everyone’s lives when they did something to help others. These acts of generosity are sometimes praised and sometimes go unnoticed. if someone appreciates me for such a thing, I take it as a positive sign and try to do more. I would like to talk about an incident happened with me when I was in the sixth standard.
My best friend at that time was my classmate and belonged to a poor family. He didn’t have his school books as his family couldn’t afford them. He found it very difficult to cope up with the course due to this issue. I thought about helping him somehow and came up with many ideas. With my father’s permission, I decided to ask my seniors for all their used books for the sixth class. I was overwhelmed with their response as many of them came forward with their books to help me and my friend out. I then went to the principal of the school and asked her for a small place in the library with a few empty cabinets. I proceeded to make posters announcing the children to bring their used books from the past years and donate them for the children who could not afford them.
This initiative of mine was praised a lot by my whole school and every teacher patted my back for this noble deed. It was an exhilarating moment when my class teacher came up to the stage the next day and appreciated me with motivating words that moved me and urged me to do more for the people around me.