Describe a time when you shared something with others IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time when you shared something with others

You should say
What you shared?
Who you shared with?
Why you shared it?
And explain how you felt about sharing 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 Answers and follow up questions to Describe a time when you shared something with others IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:
Well, sharing is the way to make feel others that you care for them and it really helps in strengthening the bonding between two people.

What you shared? and Who you shared with?
Here I would like to talk about my experience sharing my room with my younger brother.

Why you shared it?
I still remember I was in 8th when I got my personal room and I was so happy about it as now I could have my own personal space. I always used to keep it spick and span. But after few months, my parents said that I have to share my room with my little brother.

And explain how you felt about sharing it?
I was quite disappointed to hear as I didn’t want to compromise my privacy. But my mother made me understand the importance of sharing and convinced me to do the same. It took me few days to adjust with my brother but soon we started to enjoy each other’s company.

Together we used to watch TV, listening music, play board games and study till late. I must say by sharing room we realized we have so much in common. In fact, in little time we became so much comfortable with each other that we could share even personal belongings.

Although, we sometimes used to have conflicts regarding cleanliness as unlike me he is not much concerned about it. However, with my influence, he too become a tidy person. Before sleeping we used to read books together and share our feeling and our secrets that we could share with our parents due to the fear and this thing really improved our relationship to the next level.

Conclusion:
I am grateful to my mom who taught me the lesson and significance of sharing and now I don’t hesitate to share things with others.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • We all need to share many things in our day to day life.
  • I also share many things with my siblings and friends.

What you shared? and Who you shared with?

  • Here I would like to talk about something I shared with my friend, Rohan.
  • I shared my books and notes with him.
  • It so happened that just 15 days before our +2 final exam, Rohan lost his whole school bag.
  • All his books and notes were in that bag.
  • He kept it in the school ground as he wanted to play cricket for some time.

Why you shared it?

  • After the game, he could not find his bag anywhere.
  • He looked everywhere and asked everyone who was there, but no one knew anything about it.
  • Someone had obviously stolen it.
  • Actually, he used to always stand first in class and his notes were very precious.
  • He was literally on the verge of tears.
  • I told him not to panic and offered to share all my notes and books with him till the exams.
  • Fortunately, he lives in my neighbourhood.
  • So, sharing all these books and notes with him was easy.
  • Most of my notes were copied from his notebooks only.

And explain how you felt about sharing it?

  • I realised that sharing things with others gives happiness.
  • Sharing my notes with Rohan, strengthened our bonds of friendship.
  • It helped me also.
  • Because I had to share my books, I studied them within my time.
  • Normally, I have a habit of procrastination.
  • I always study for my exams at the 11th hour.

Conclusion:

  • But this time, I studied in time and was well prepared.
  • We both passed with flying colours.

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 shared something with others”.

1. Do you like to share?
Well, sharing is a good habit. I also like to share my things such as notes, clothes and electronic equipment with my friends and cousins.
OR
Yes, I love to share. In fact, I shared my meals with all my friends at school. I also used to share my notes with my friends and classmates. It was a habit.

2. What are the consequences if children don’t like to share?
it is very beneficial if a person shares things with others because, as a result, other people also help them. Children should have this kind of habit because it is beneficial for their future, but if children do not like to share, they might face many problems when they have grown up and work in a company. During work, employees have to do a lot of teamwork where they have to share many things, so if they are not ready to share something, they might face many problems.
OR
I think it might be difficult for children to make new friends if they are hesitant to share. When children grow up, they might face even bigger problems. For example, when they are working in a company and they are asked to share their responsibilities with others. If they fail to do so, they might even lose their jobs.

3. How do you feel about sharing accommodations with others on campus?
Sharing accommodation with others on campus not only allows us to meet new people and make new friends, but social networks booms also. I think privacy is also essential. I can share accommodation but do not share a room with others. I can share my room with others only when the person has the same mindset.
OR
I am open to sharing a house with others but I am not open to sharing my room. Also, in the case of house, it would depend upon the person I have to share the accommodation with. I would love to share accommodation with people with the same mindset.

4. How could parents and teachers teach young children to share?
It is a well-known fact that children always copy their elders or can say they follow their elder’s footsteps. So if their parents and teachers share things with others, then children will like to share their things, and there is no need to give them extra lessons.
OR
I think parents could do this by actually making children share responsibilities and things at home. For example, young children should be made to share a room. Teachers can give group assignments and encourage children to work together. When they work together and depend upon each other, they would automatically learn to share.

5. Do people in your country (or, you) prefer to share public transport or do they (you) prefer to use private transport?
It depends on various things such as financial status, time and destination. If people have enough time, they use public transport, which helps them save their money. On the other hand, some people are very introvert and like to travel alone and use private transport. Moreover, financially weak people share public transport.
OR
Well, it depends on the financial status of the people. Those who can afford, like to use their own private transport. Others prefer public transport. It also depends on the availability and comfort of public transport. Ever since the AC buses have improved their frequency to Chandigarh, I prefer to travel on those than going by my car.

6. Do many people in your country share their home with others or do they mostly live alone?
Nowadays most of the people move to cities from villages for their better future. Some buy their own house, but some live in the rented house but do not share their home with others. They share their house only with their relatives, friends but sometimes.
OR
Most people live in their own home or live in a rented house. But they don’t share their home with anybody. Students share apartments if they study away from their hometown.

7. Do you think there are any advantages to sharing your home with other (non-family) people?
As I said earlier some people who move from one place to another prefer to live in a rented house and there are lots of benefits if they share the home with other people. It can reduce their rent, electricity and internet bills and many additional charges.
OR
If you can get along well with other people, then there are advantages. But if there are conflicts, it can be a bad experience. Advantages are that the expenses can be shared. So, it becomes cheaper.

8. Would you ever share your food with someone else?
I had a lot of friends during school time, but I shared my food with my bench mate.
OR
Many times, I have shared my tiffin with my friends. Yes, I would readily share my food with others.

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Describe a time when you shared something with others IELTS cue card

Describe a time when you shared something with others IELTS cue card

Introduction:
Well, sharing is the way to make feel others that you care for them and it really helps in strengthening the bonding between two people.
What you shared? and Who you shared with?
Here I would like to talk about my experience sharing my room with my younger brother.
Why you shared it?
I still remember I was in 8th when I got my personal room and I was so happy about it as now I could have my own personal space. I always used to keep it spick and span. But after few months, my parents said that I have to share my room with my little brother.
And explain how you felt about sharing it?
I was quite disappointed to hear as I didn’t want to compromise my privacy. But my mother made me understand the importance of sharing and convinced me to do the same. It took me few days to adjust with my brother but soon we started to enjoy each other’s company.
Together we used to watch TV, listening music, play board games and study till late. I must say by sharing room we realized we have so much in common. In fact, in little time we became so much comfortable with each other that we could share even personal belongings.