CUE CARD – Talk about a time when you gave advice to someone

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Talk about a time when you gave an advice to someone

  • Who did you advise?
  • What was the advice?
  • How was it helpful?
  • How did he/she feel about it?
Sample Answer

Well, it is good to give advice to our loved ones when they are in trouble or confused. Many times I have given advice to my relatives, but now I would like to share an incident when I gave advice to my niece. When he had completed his primary education, he had to choose his major. He was confused about whether to choose business studies or the science stream. I shared all the opportunities and obstacles. Moreover, I suggested that he look for his interests before choosing subjects. I gave that advice to him because there was no one in his family to huide him about his vocation. I was delighted after giving that suggestion to him because it is good to help somebody when needed. My niece thanked me a lot, as he found very useful.

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 ‘Talk about a time when you gave advice to someone’
Q1. What kind of advice do parents give to their children?
Parents usually advise abbout career and seriousness in life. Well if I take my example, my parents have always advised me to be a confident and noble person. To be less spendthrift is another common advice that I receive every time from my parents.

Q2. Is it good to give advice?
In my opinion, it is good to give advice but only when someone asks for it. Also, if the person is truly seeking help in solving a problem then advice might be appreciated.

Word Meaning Example
Obstacles hurdles, barriers There are numerous obstacles in one’s life.
Delighted happy, very pleased I was delighted at the news of a success.

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