Describe a person who helps others in his or her spare time

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a person who helps others in his or her spare time.

You should say
Who is this person?
How often this person helps others?
How this person helps others?
Why this person helps others?
How do you feel about this person?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answer


  • It is very difficult to find those people who are ready to help other people without any expectations.

Who is this person?

  • Today, I am going to talk about my neighbour, who does help other people in his free time.
  • His name is Raman. He lives with his family in my neighbourhood.
  • Not only himself, but his family is also helping poor people.
  • Mr. Raman is tall and handsome; he has done masters in biotechnology and works for a medicine company.
  • His working time is from 9 am to 5 pm.

How often this person helps others?

  • Instead, to return home to rest, he goes to a private school after his job where he teaches poor children free of cost.
  • He teaches 12th class students and helps them to select the right career after school.

Why this person helps others?

  • He helps poor children because he thinks children are the future of the country so they can change the world if children get the right education and guidance on time other with they may select the wrong path such as the criminal world.

How do you feel about this person?

  • I feel very proud of this person because he is doing great work.
  • I always try to learn some important skills from him, which are very beneficial for my future.



  • We live in a world which is full of people with different nature and attitudes.
  • Some individuals find joy in achieving success, whereas some find bliss in helping others.

Who is this person?

  • Today, I would like to talk about one such person whose life motto is to help others and fight for human rights. His name is Prabloch Singh.
  • He is in his early thirties and is tall and handsome.
  • He has done his graduation in Computers and works with an IT company.

How often this person helps others?

  • But after his work hours, he takes the role of a superhero where his mission is to help as many people as possible.
  • He is also the founder of a human rights organisation called Middle Finger Protests.
  • His journey for human rights and causes started when he was very young.

How this person helps others?

  • He helped in bringing justice for the family of an air hostess who was murdered in a bar by an influential person.
  • Even though he got many threats to his life, he continued his protests to fight for the justice
  • His role was also picturized in a movie called No one Killed Jessica.
  • Similarly, he has led various other protests to bring justice to other victims.
  • He also does a lot of charity and social work for people by organizing free food stalls and distributing clothes to the needy.
  • He has been awarded at national and international level for his contribution to humanitarian causes.
  • He has also represented India as an ambassador for Human Rights at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
  • The best thing about him is that he is not afraid of fighting for the right cause, even if he has to make a lot of sacrifices.

How do you feel about this person?

  • He is an inspiration for today’s generation.
  • When I talk about him, I feel motivated that I should also give back to society.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a person who helps others in his or her spare time”.

1. Do people nowadays help others more than in the past?
There have been helpful people in every era, and they use the means they can to help others in need. I believe that people have more means to help other people anywhere in the world because of technology. That was not possible in the past.

2. Who should teach children to help others?
Parents or teachers? Both parents and teachers share the responsibility to ensure that children learn to help others. Parents should be role models for their, and teachers can have lessons and activities in schools to inculcate/imbibe this value/virtue in children.

3. In what kind of professions do people help others more?
I think in all professions, people help others directly or indirectly through their products and services. However, those working in the social/community service fields, like NGOs working to promote child education, women empowerment, and other such social issues, help others more.

4. Why are some people willing to help others?
People who are empathetic, sensitive, and compassionate are more willing to help others. These values are what they have seen and learned from their parents, teachers and other people around them while they are growing up.

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