Describe a time when a family member asked for your help

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time when a family member asked for your help.

You should say:
When it was?
Who asked you for help?
How you helped?
How you felt about it?

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


In spite, people follow western culture. Indian people still believe in helping others. People always ready to help other people. And it doesn’t matter: they know that person or not. I also help many people in my life, and I try to continue this process in future too.

When it was?

Here I am going to talk about a time when I helped my cousin in her presentation. Well, My cousin is doing a job in a company where she works as a web designer, and she lives in Delhi. She came back to the home for three months due to the lockdown and continue her work from home.

Who asked you for help?

Last week her hand got injured because she slipped on the stairs. Unfortunately, the next day she had to attend a meeting in which she was going to present a design through the presentation. But her hand did not move properly. So she requested me to type her presentation.

How you helped?

I was ready to help her. Same-day in the evening, we sat in the study room. She gave me instructions. And I wrote all the material by following her instructions. It took about 2 hours to prepare the presentation. Next day when she presents her design. Everyone liked her idea and presentation.

How you felt about it?

She thanked me and told it was not possible without your help.

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 time when a family member asked for your help”.

1. What can children help their parents with?

Children can help their parents in different ways; for instance, children can take care of elderly family members in their absence. They can help their parents in buying groceries and in household chores.

2. What are the benefits of children helping their parents?

There are maim- benefits to children helping their parents. It makes it easy for the parents to run the house, especially for working parents. Moreover, it makes the relationship strong.

3. Should parents reward their children when they help others?

Yes, parents should do it. Appreciation of the children’s work not only motivate them but also develop the habit of helping others.

4. Do parents help their children because they need their help when they are old?

No, parents do not do it for that purpose. They help because they love their children so much, and they believe it is their responsibility, so they do it but without any expectation.

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