Describe a skill that you can teach other people

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a skill that you can teach other people.

You should say
What is it?
How you learnt it?
How can you teach others this skill?
How do you feel about this skill?

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 1


  • Learning is the process of acquiring new understanding, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, attitudes, and preferences.
  • A teacher is a person who helps students to acquire knowledge, competence

What is it? How did you learn it?

  • Nowadays, everything depends on technology, or machines that run through different software. Software is part of the computer. So I think it is essential for everyone to know how to run a computer. Here I will talk about computer skills that I learnt, and now I want to teach other people.
  • After the twelfth class exam, I was free for two months, so I decided to join in computer classes. It attended classes for two months, where I learnt the essential functions of a computer. I selected the computer for my further studies and done graduation in it.

How can you teach others this skill?

  • I completed graduation last year. Now I decided to teach computers’ fundamentals, especially to older people who face problems using technological equipment. I requested my society caretaker to permit using the society meeting room for two hours every day for computer classes.
  • I arranged a projector to see and understand each function of the computer and mobile phone.

How do you feel about this skill?

  • This kind of work gives me satisfaction because I know after learning that skill older people can easily use any electronic



  • During the Covid lockdown, I was stuck at home.

What is it? and How you learnt it?

  • So, I asked my mother to teach me 3D origami.
  • A few years ago, my mother had learned 3D origami from the internet.
  • She made these beautiful flower vases and swans with paper pieces.
  • They really looked beautiful, and we decorated our house with them.
  • Every time someone visited us, they used to ask us about how we made them.
  • So, last year, I asked my mother to teach me 3D origami.
  • I had much free time, and so I practised it.
  • 3D origami is not tough, but there is a learning curve.
  • It takes some time to learn how to fold pieces and give them the 3D look.
  • Basically, we fold papers making small pockets in them, and the other pieces fit in these pockets.
  • Then, nearly any shape can be given to the pieces.
  • So, first, I would teach anyone how the paper pieces need to be cut and how they need to be folded.
  • Learning how to give shape to the pieces is a lot about practice and experience.
  • I found this part very difficult in the beginning, but now it seems very easy.

How can you teach others this skill?

  • So, I would tell others to be patient and just keep experimenting.
  • There are also some YouTube videos, which have some ideas about different shapes we can make.
  • That’s how I made my first few designs, but now I have started experimenting as well.

How do you feel about this skill?

  • I am really proud of this skill.
  • I don’t think I am an expert, and I am good enough to get compliments when someone sees the 3D shapes I made.
  • I recently made an aeroplane, and it was one of the most intricate designs I have made until now.

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 skill that you can teach other people”.

1. Should teachers be funny when they teach? 
Yes, I think teachers should employ the use of humour while teaching. It lightens the class atmosphere and improves the relationship between students and teachers. In other words, students feel comfortable discussing their doubts and problems with the teachers. However, teachers must learn when to be strict; otherwise, it can impact classroom discipline.

2. What qualities should teachers have?
Firstly, I think the most important skill that teachers should have is good communication skills. They need to understand how to teach in simple words. Secondly, they should be good observers. They need to be able to pick up the fears and anxieties students have. Only then they can build their confidence. Finally, teaching is about patience. Teachers need to be ready to explain the concepts repeatedly if their students are facing any difficulty.

3. Which do you think are more important practical skills or academic skills?
Practical skills and academic skills have their own importance. I think it depends upon the person’s profession. If a person wants to be a teacher, a lawyer, or anything in academics, they need to be an expert in academics. However, in other fields like business, communication skills etcetera, are more important.

4. Which age group is the best age for learning?
I am a strong believer in the fact that there is no age for learning. We can learn anything at any age. And actually, I believe that we should keep learning new skills as it keeps the mind sharp and active.

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