Describe a time when you felt proud of a family member IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time when you felt proud of a family member.

You should say
When it happened?
Who is this person?
What the person did?
And explain why you felt proud of him/her.

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 Answers and follow up questions to describe a time when you felt proud of a family member IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction: 
Well, I always feel proud on my family, but here I would like to share the incident when I was extremely proud on my brother, not just me, my entire family. Actually, my friend Simran studies in 8th class, and he has a friend named Raj who is quite a brilliant student. 

When it happened? 
Unfortunately, he comes from a poor family, and often his parents find it difficult to pay his school fee, but last month his father had an accident, and because of that, a lot of money went into his treatment for that reason, the parents were unable to pay his school fee. 

The school management was quite unsympathetic, and they issued a notice to Raj that if the school fee is not paid on time, he would not be allowed to sit in exams. But Simran told Raj not to worry I will pay your school fee. 

Who is this person? and What the person did?
My brother who had been saving money to change his mobile phone, which was really giving him a lot of trouble for almost 1 year time. Without thinking twice, he paid the school fee for Raj from his saved money. 

Explain why you felt proud of him/her? 
Now he made such a huge sacrifice but didn’t even tell anyone, not even me. Some time ago, when Raj visited our house, he came with a flower bouquet to thank my brother, and during this time, he revealed the entire story of how Simran helped him. 

To listen this, we got emotional, we hugged Simran tightly, and we were really feeling proud on him. lt was really a proud moment for the entire family. 

I must say that my father was especially proud on my brother because he always wanted to see his son as a kind and generous person. 

Conclusion:
Overall, it was the time when my brother made us proud by helping someone in dire need. 

Model Answer 2:

Introduction: 

  • A few incidents occur in a person’s life when they get a satisfactory result, and they feel proud of. 

Who is this person?

  • Today, I would like to talk about my uncle, who did something unique that my family and I feel proud of. 
  • My uncle is doing a job government job in the forest department. 
  • He loves animals, and he keeps two dogs and a cat in his house. 
  • He understands the feelings of animals very well. 
  • He is trying their best on his level to save the animals and forest.

When it happened? and What the person did? and Explain why you felt proud of him/her? 

  • One month ago, he opened a care house for those animals that were injured and homeless. 
  • He opened it without any government and private help. 
  • He also hires a team of four members that take care of these animals. 
  • He distributed small posters in the city and nearby areas to leave sick and injured animals in that house. 
  • This step saves the wildlife and decreases the accident rate because nowadays, animals are the cause of road accidents, especially at night. 

Conclusion:

  • I felt proud of them. 
  • I think human beings can take care of their family and themselves very well because they can speak and express their emotions, but animals are not capable of it, so it is very good if someone makes an effort and save them. 

Model Answer 3:

Introduction: 

  • I have a big family, and there are many moments when my family, be it my grandparents, parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, have made me proud.

When it happened? and Who is this person?

  • Here I would like to talk about a moment that happened recently.
  • In July this year, my niece participated in a kid’s triathlon competition.

What the person did?

  • She is just 10 years old, and this was her first time doing a triathlon.
  • She has participated in running competitions before, but this time she was doing 3 activities, swimming, biking, and running one after the other.
  • She was very nervous about the transition phases between the 3 activities as the time taken during the transitions can get very crucial in a triathlon.
  • She got only a week to practice as my sister enrolled her at the last minute.

Explain why you felt proud of him/her?

  • I was so proud that she was even participating in a competition like this at such a young age.
  • I couldn’t believe that she was skilled at all three activities.
  • I talked to my niece on the phone the night before to motivate her. I told her to have fun and wished her the best of luck.
  • My sister called the next day to tell us that not only did my niece finish the race successfully but also stood 3rd place in her age group.
  • She took a total of 17 minutes to finish the race.
  • I was so happy to hear that and felt so proud of my niece.
  • She has always been good at academics and gets good grades but now she was a triathlete.
  • My sister sent pictures of the trophy ceremony and I showed them to everyone in our family.
  • I talked to my niece later that day to congratulate her.
  • I could hear the joy in my niece’s voice. She told me that next time she will aim for a faster time.
  • She had lost some time getting on the bike, putting on the helmet, and then getting off the bike.
  • I told her she did great for her first time and went beyond my expectations.
  • No one in our family has participated in an event like this, and this was a proud moment for us all.

Conclusion:

  • In fact, my niece has motivated me to get into shape and start running.
  • I even started taking swim lessons as I never learnt swimming before because of my water phobia.

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 you felt proud of a family”.

1. When would parents feel proud of their children? 
Parents feel proud of their children when they meet and achieve their goals. It can be getting good grades in school, getting into the sports team, graduating from college, and getting their first job, etc. For younger children parents are proud when they achieve tiny milestones like saying their first word, taking their first step, tying their shoelaces by themselves, etc.

2. Should parents reward children? Why and how? 
Yes, parents should reward children for their achievements and hard work. It encourages them to continue doing it and makes them feel good about them themselves. Instead of giving material goods as rewards, parents should reward children by praising them, letting them do a favourite activity, or spending more time with them.

3. Is it good to reward children too often? Why? 
I don’t think parents should reward children too often as it can make them feel entitled. Buying them toys, gadgets as rewards can make them materialistic. Younger kids may become too focused on the reward and forget about the reason they are being rewarded for. They can even start negotiating with parents for every small task they do.

4. On what occasions would adults be proud of themselves? 
Adults have many occasions when they are proud of themselves, like a promotion at their job, buying their first home, getting their children into good schools, doing social work like helping others or a friend in need, etc.

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Describe a time when you felt proud of a family IELTS cue card

Describe a time when you felt proud of a family member IELTS cue card

Introduction: 
Well, I always feel proud on my family, but here I would like to share the incident when I was extremely proud on my brother, not just me, my entire family. Actually, my friend Simran studies in 8th class, and he has a friend named Raj who is quite a brilliant student. 
When it happened? 
Unfortunately, he comes from a poor family, and often his parents find it difficult to pay his school fee, but last month his father had an accident, and because of that, a lot of money went into his treatment for that reason, the parents were unable to pay his school fee. 
The school management was quite unsympathetic, and they issued a notice to Raj that if the school fee is not paid on time, he would not be allowed to sit in exams. But Simran told Raj not to worry I will pay your school fee. 
Who is this person? and What the person did?
My brother who had been saving money to change his mobile phone, which was really giving him a lot of trouble for almost 1 year time. Without thinking twice, he paid the school fee for Raj from his saved money. 
Explain why you felt proud of him/her? 
Now he made such a huge sacrifice but didn’t even tell anyone, not even me. Some time ago, when Raj visited our house, he came with a flower bouquet to thank my brother, and during this time, he revealed the entire story of how Simran helped him. 
To listen this, we got emotional, we hugged Simran tightly, and we were really feeling proud on him. lt was really a proud moment for the entire family. 
I must say that my father was especially proud on my brother because he always wanted to see his son as a kind and generous person. 
Conclusion:
Overall, it was the time when my brother made us proud by helping someone in dire need.