IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Talk about a time when you helped someone

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card:

Talk about a time when you helped someone.

  • Who was the person?
  • How did you help them?
  • Why did you decide to help them?
  • What was their reaction?
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Sample Answer

I have been brought up in a family with moral values. One of the most important one as per me is the virtue of helping others in need. This value has enabled me to help everyone around me in different ways without expecting anything in return. The most recent incident I can recall was when I helped a family of three people to reach their destination.

I was coming back after dropping my friend off at her hostel located in the outskirts of the city when I saw a car parked next to the road. The driver was desperately trying to signal other drivers for help. This sight piqued my interest as the car was a taxi from another city. I stopped my car next to it and got down to speak to the driver. I then came to know that they were out of fuel and could not go any further. There were no fuel pumps nearby and the family was getting late to reach their relative’s wedding in due time before the celebration started.

Without wasting any more time, I offered to drive them to the hotel where the wedding was taking place and told them to shift to my car. They happily accepted my offer and sat in my car with their luggage. Before leaving, I gave the driver directions to a fuel pump. I took this decision as it was a small family with a one-year-old daughter. Everyone looked exhausted due to the long journey. They were very happy and relieved to get such help from an unknown person. They thanked me profusely for the same.

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