CUE CARD – Describe a skill you can teach others

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a skill you can teach others

  • How you learnt it ?
  • How can you teach it to others?
  • And explain what you feel about this skill ?
Sample Answer

I strongly consider myself as an ardent learner and an enthusiast who loves to acquire as many skills as I can. To survive in a cut throat competitive world like today’s, it is very important to hone, not only the pre-existing skills ,but to expand our skillset by adding on the new ones as a positive step towards growth, both career wise and on personal level. Here, I would like to talk about a skill which I excel at and feel confident enough to teach it to anyone. The skill is dancing.

Ever since my childhood days, due to my natural inclination maybe, I was strongly interested in dancing. As, I still remember a time when the music would set in and I would start grooving to its beats. I can also recall of the day, when I, for the very first time started following the renowned choreographer and artist, Saroj Khan, on her famous television dance show back then. As a student, I was highly dedicated to her, and thus, I would never miss any practice session or workshop conducted by her. She has been a guiding light for me in learning all that I know today about dance.

I staunchly reckon, that I have the required expertise in this field. Throughout my life till now, I have gathered, not only the theoretical, but sufficient practical knowledge about a myriad of dance forms like, folk, hip-hop, freestyle, classical and many more. With blood, sweat and tears, I have polished my skill well enough to be able to guide others in what I consider to be my niche and so I am confident enough to teach it to others who want to learn it, whether as a part of their hobby or professionally .

I have been dancing since forever now, and it never felt like something I had to do every day as part of my routine, but rather, it came to me very naturally. Therefore, I believe I would be able to bring the same experience to others as well who are keen to learn and upgrade themselves. It not only serves as a great hobby, but also rejuvenates one’s mind and body, preparing them better for the upcoming day. It would be one of my greatest achievement if I get an opportunity to train others and would give me immense pleasure.
Thus, this is a skill that I have learned and gained, as part of my skillset and feel confident enough to teach it to others as well.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)

Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘Describe a skill you can teach others.’

Q1. Which type of skills are more important – academic or practical ?
I think both academic and practical skills are necessary to become successful in career especially in today’s world where competition is at its peak. In order to be on the top, it is crucial to be the best at what we do, and that is only possible if one has both theoretical knowledge and, hands on experience in their field. As both these aspects are interdependent on one another which in turn results in an accomplished career. For example, if someone wants to become a teacher, they must not only have a deep knowledge of their subject, but also the field experience in teaching students by having a pragmatic approach.

Q2. Which age is the best for learning new skills ?
According to me, age should not matter if someone has the zest and enthusiasm to learn and grow, as it is rightly said, learning has no age. But, it is indeed also a scientifically proven fact, that the early childhood and adolescent age is the best age for skill acquisition, as the brain is very sharp and life during the younger age is stress free. Thus, the mind is more receptive towards gaining new skills.

Vidhi Dhanola


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