Describe A Time When You Helped A Child

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time when you helped a child.

You should say:

When it was?
How you helped him/her?
Why you helped him/her?
And 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 1:

Well, I am a person with a very helpful nature, and I never miss any opportunity to help people in need.

When it was?
Let me share one such experience here when I helped a child who was in great trouble. Actually, I hit the playground with my friends every evening t play our favourite sport cricket; while playing this sport, one day I heard the loud screams of a child.

Why you helped him/her?
When we approached the child, we got to know that he got injured and has got his ankle dislocated. He was in terrible pain and was crying bitterly.

How you helped him/her?
Luckily, I knew how to offer first aid in such a situation, so I immediately helped the child. Unfortunately, nobody carries mobile phones in playgrounds, so it was not practically possible to contact a child’s parents.

In fact he was also losing his conscious. At this time, I requested my friend to help me to take this child to the nearest doctor’s clinic.

We together got the child on our bike, and in 10 minutes time, we reached the clinic. After reaching, I requested the doctor to treat the child, and he immediately started treatment.

The doctor put on a huge plaster and gave some painkillers, and after some time, the child was feeling better. I also contacted his parents, and they arrived in no time.

Although they were really worried and concern about the child but to see him relaxing and in better condition, they took a breath of relief, they were grateful to me, and they were thanking me again and again, but I said that I performed my duty, nothing more than that.

And how you felt about it? and Conclusion:
Offering help to this child gave me internal satisfaction, and in future also, if it had an opportunity to help anyone, I will not step back.

Model Answer 2:


  • Helping others is a very good thing.
  • I have given and received help many times.

When it was? and Why you helped him/her?

  • Here, I would like to talk about a situation when I helped a kid in my neighbourhood.
  • When I was in 12th, my neighbor’s son, Rahul, suffered a sprain in his ankle while playing football in the school.
  • He was advised strict bed rest for three weeks.
  • Rahul studied in my school only and was in 7th Standard at that time.
  • The final exams at our school were about to start in few weeks, near and Rahul’s mother was very worried that he would fail this time if he did not attend school.
  • So, I decided to help him as much as I could.

How you helped him/her?

  • Every day after school, I would go to his house and teach him Maths, Science and English.
  • His mother was so happy with my efforts that she would prepare nice shakes or something to eat for me everyday.
  • Perhaps, that was her way of thanking me.
  • I used to reach home very late, but when I told the reason, my parents were OK with it.
  • Then the exams came, and Rahul and I both scored above 80% marks.
  • I realised that in helping him, I had helped myself even more because when I taught him these subjects, it helped me to clear my fundamentals, and I was able to score good in my exams.
  • After this incident, Rahul and I became good friends.

And how you felt about it? and Conclusion:

  • I have realised that helping others gives much more satisfaction than becoming selfish and looking after one’s own interests.

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 helped a child”.

Q1. Do you like helping others?
Yes, I do. I love helping others. I have realised it gives a lot of mental satisfaction and happiness.

Q2. Should parents teach helping others to their children?
Yes, of course. Parents are responsible for bringing their children into this world, and so it is their duty to make their children into responsible citizens of the future. Parents don’t have to do anything special to accomplish this. They just have to lead by example. Children will automatically follow their footsteps. If all citizens are helpful and nice, then the whole world would become a nice place to live in.

Q3. Do you think nowadays people do more good work as compared to the past?
I don’t think so. Life in the past was simpler and slower. People helped each other a lot. Now, everyone is in the rat race of money and materialism. No one has the time to help others.

Q4. Will you help others in the future?
Yes, definitely. I believe that we must do unto others as we want them to do unto us. If I will help others, only then I can expect help from others when I need it.

Q5. How do you encourage children to help others?
Nothing special is needed. Children are good observers and copy what their elders are doing. All you have to do is help others and they will automatically follow.

Q6. How do world social organizations such as Red Cross collect their funds worldwide?
They do so by advertising their work. They organise activities and involve young people in them. They also take the help of media.

Q7. Do small non-government organizations always need big organizations’ help or can they collect funds themselves?
No, they do not always need big organisations help. If their projects are small, they can manage on their own, otherwise they can seek help of their bigger counterparts.

Q8. Do you think people in India should help foreigners who are visiting India and who need help? (Why? / Why not?)
Definitely, yes. India is known for its hospitality and helpful nature. Guests are treated like Gods. Tourists are our guests. If tourists need help, they should be helped. They will take back happy memories and more and more tourists will flock-in in the future.

Q9. What is the most important way for a country to help foreigners who are visiting the country?
Foreigners can be helped by guiding them about our customs and traditions, so that they do not unknowingly hurt anybody’s sentiments. They can be helped by providing them good and hygienic food, which suits their taste. They can be helped by not fleecing them when they buy some souvenirs.

Q10. Many people only look out for themselves and never think about helping others. What do you think of this attitude?
I think such people are very short sighted. They do not thing that if they don’t help others they will also be left alone when they need help.

Q11. Do Indian people help others who need help, such as people in extreme poverty? (How?)
Yes, Indian people help others who are in extreme poverty. Some help directly and some help through charity organisation.


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