Newsletter subscribe

Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS, Speaking Part 2

Describe a person who helps others in his or her spare time (IELTS CUE CARD 2021)

Describe a person who helps others in his or her spare time
Posted: August 31, 2019 at 6:17 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Describe a person who helps others in his or her spare time (IELTS CUE CARD 2021)

Please say

– Who this person is?
– Why does he/she do it?
– How does he/she usually help others?

Well, the best person always suggested helping someone without thinking. My grandfather always told me, if you want happiness for an hour then, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day then go fishing. If you want happiness for a year then inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime then you help somebody without any profit. I also follow these rules in my daily life.

But here I would like to talk about a person who helps others in the free time. She is my sister, her age is 22. She is a nurse in a government hospital in my hometown. Apart from that, she always donates some money from different NGOs.

After it, I remember, 3 years ago, she started an NGO. It is located at the main entrance of my society. In this NGO, all members do work according to the rules. My sister is head of this NGO.

The most interesting thing, my sister does work in a different way as compared to other NGOs. Firstly, the helping number of this NGO provides on buses, taxis, shopping malls, hospitals, schools, and all local channels. With help of it who person faces any trouble than he or she directly calls on that particular number and all teams of NGOs reach that particular place. They help that person.

Moreover, my sister also organized different types of health camps in my hometown. In this camp, all types of people come here and received free medical health checkups as well as medicine also. My sister and other NGO members also help poverty line children who cannot go to school lacking money. They provide free education to those kids as well as, also provide free knowledge related to their interests. All members also invest money and time in this NGO.

Furthermore, Sometimes, they collect money from all society members and everyone gives a donation with a full smile and good wishes. My sister also suggested I save pocket money for donation because she believes if we help someone then God also helps us in any bad situation. I feel proud and I really love my sister. When all society and other folks praise my sister then I feel on the ninth cloud.

Sample Answer 2:-

Well, Helping someone, not an easy task. In the Modern era, nobody helps without any profit. I know certain people who really help anyone without calculating any profit or loss. But here I would like to talk about a person who helps others in his spare time.

With it,  He is my neighbor and his name is Mr. Anuj Sharma. I have known him since childhood. Mr. Sharma is in his 40s. He is a government employee and he does a job in SBI bank. He is a very intelligent and honest person in my colony.

Apart from that, he helps others at any time but usually, he helps the people on the weekends because at that time Mr. Sharma free from his work. He helps individuals in different sorts of ways. He gives free bank coaching to poor students who want the best future in the upcoming time.

Even, he also donates clothes, food, shoes, and other necessary things to poverty line people. With it, also organized a blood donation camp to help those suffering from dangerous diseases as well as he also distributes free medicine in my hometown.

Moreover, he is a very kind-hearted person and he always helps others in any type of situation. I remember last year, my society friend suffered from a heart blockage problem and her family not able to give the best treatment. That time, I discussed all the issues with my uncle and he paid all payment for my friend’s treatment.

From that time, he became a role model of my life. My society discusses everything with him because he always takes the decision which is good for all society members. Furthermore, if I am sick then, I call him and share my all stress and problem. After it, I feel totally perfect and okay. When I think about him at that time I feel amazing because I know him very well.

Followups question:-

Question:- According to you, why people are ready to help others?

Answer: – well, some people prefer to help others without knowing any profit and loss because they help someone to satisfy own soul. With it, some people think if you have someone then god definitely helps you in a good and bad situation.

Question:- What do you think it’s important to help others?

Answer:- definitely if anyone needs help, then help him or her. Apart from that, if a family member, a society member, an unknown person stuck in any problem then you definitely help those persons who need some help with it, other family members and people of society also influenced by you and also follow your way.

Question:- most of the persons always think about themselves and never help others? what do you say about this attitude?

Answer:- According to my, it is not good. But it is the trust of the modern era and the new generation. Nowadays, people become more selfish as compared to the past. Even, they become racing rat, those are busy in gain achievements and success. Due to this, they do not have enough time to look around and notice those human beings who really need particular help. I think this is very sad for humans.

Question:- in your country, What type of persons need help?

Answer:- In my nation India, mostly poor and old needs help. Sometimes people face different sorts of problems such as no food, clothes, and shelter. Unfortunately, farmers need to help from people and government because they are the second name of God. With their hard work, we eat food. According to my point of view, the government should change the farmer policies and helps the farmers in different ways. People also give support to the farmer for better eatable things because ” Good food good health”.

Sample Answer:

This is an interesting topic. Many people help others as part of their professional role – perhaps giving advice, teaching students or providing medical treatment. Of course, all of these things are incredibly important, impressive and of course helpful. And today, I’ll tell you about a person I know about who I believe has helped a lot of people.

So the person is known locally as The Mohan Dhawak (runner), he lives in my home city of …………….. To be quite honest, when I first spotted him it was simply because he has a very distinctive look. He is quite lean and athletic and a talented runner, so a fast and furious participant in many local races. However, what makes him stand out is that he has a well-sculptured haircut. It’s a punk style where the sides of his head are shaved, and then he has a distinctive central strip of long hair down the middle.

His arms are heavily inked with various geometric designs, other shapes are marked on his shaved head and legs. If you just saw him, it is possible that you might feel quite intimidated by him at first glance, but once you know his story you will realize you shouldn’t be. Rather you should approach him and congratulate him and shake him by the hand.

Because The Mohan Runner runs and lives locally, I saw him around a lot. He, like me, is a regular attendee at my local Saturday morning 5 km park run. (Though unlike me he always finishes near the front!) About a year ago, I found out that he was setting himself some running challenges to raise money for some children’s charities. This caught my attention. Not content with seeking sponsorship for doing a single event, The Mohan Runner set himself the challenge of running a half-marathon every month for 13 months, the following year it was to run a race every weekend for a year. The challenges are in themselves impressive, but also not the point. It turns out that what drove this fundraising addiction was his own personal experience. He was himself the victim of really horrific physical child abuse when he was growing up. He was isolated, bullied and vulnerable. He was only able to escape his situation when certain charities got involved and intervened and he was then removed from his family. His story was so extreme it was used as the basis of a UK-wide funding appeal for a national charity.

His fundraising achievements are extraordinary, his story and efforts have raised somewhere around $1.3 million, which is an amazing sum of money. However, I believe it isn’t just that he has helped people through fundraising. I believe by being courageous enough to tell his story he reminds everyone of how important it is to be alert to the often hidden problem of child abuse. I think what he does is helpful beyond measure because even without the fundraising, he is giving a voice to a section of society that is often completely powerless and without a voice to represent them at all. There are few things more powerful than hearing someone talk from personal experience. I think it must take extraordinary courage to tell and retell a painful story that I’m sure you would much prefer to be able to forget.

So to conclude, I think the Mohan Runner has done an enormous amount to help people, in particular children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse who perhaps we would rather pretend weren’t there because their plight is hidden and it seems so impossible to comprehend and hard to help. He has helped by raising money; he has helped by making his own story public and he has helped by being a role model. He should be recognized for what he has done for others.  If you ever come to my home town do look out for him, you’ll spot him sooner or later I’m sure, he’s hard to miss, and he’s seemingly ‘always’ out and about, clocking up the miles, putting in the training and powering on for his favored charities.

[ Written by – Lucy Marris (2016):  Careers Adviser (UK)]

Sample Answer:
After being matured I came to know about lots of people who spent their entire life for humanity. Among them, the contributions of Mother Teresa undoubtedly are more than any other one.

In her life, Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She had spent her entire life to care for the poor and destitute.  She passed a notable part of her life in India and was moved by the pathetic condition of the people living in the streets. So, she established some of the shelter homes for them in different parts of India. She is also the founder of Missionaries of Charity, and this is a Roman Catholic religious group that helps the people in distress with all sorts of facilities including the arrangement of their medical treatment, rehabilitation etc. for free of cost.

Mother Teresa was born on August 26 in 1910 in Skopje which is now the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. She was named Agnes which resembled the little flower. Her father was a politician and she was the youngest of all the children. Her parents had met from two separate villages. Unfortunately, she lost her father at the age of eight. In her early childhood, she preferred to listen to stories of missionaries, their activities to remove the grief of the people in different parts of the world. When she turned 12, she decided to devote her life to humankind and when she was 18, she left home to join Sisters of Loreto. She had never met her family members again in her life after she left the home.

Mother Teresa did a lot of humanitarian works in her life. She learned different languages to communicate directly with people in the Indian sub-continent. She played the role of a teacher in schools to teach students about numerous issues. She turned into a nun in 1931, and selected a name which she had to alter the spelling for another nun had the same name with the same spelling. She served for around 20 years at Loreto convent school in Calcutta. But the poorness, ill conditions and deaths of the poor people disturbed her seriously. So, she planned to help the distressed. Accordingly, she arranged for opening some shelters in Calcutta to help them. Nirmal Hriday is one of her shelters where the poverty-stricken, ill-fated people can have their treatments for some specific diseases and it is for free.

She is a motherly figure in the world and has been admired even after her death. She is mostly famous for her charitable works and Missionaries of Charities which comes in helping of the destitute across the world. In her lifetime, she was awarded numerous prizes and in 1979 she won the Noble Prize in Peace. But some of her activities were under criticism like the hospitals she ran received a huge amount of donations but on the contrary, the service quality did not improve at all and there were shortages of medical care. Her life has been the subject of literature, documentaries, and films. She has been portrayed as an affectionate character who served humanity with great care and love. She really was an admirable woman of the world.

Topic: Describe a person who has done a lot of work to help people.

1. Raising consciousness is a great job but it needs special efforts. Benjamin Franklin is one of those leading personalities who had devoted his entire life to helping people in terms of raising their awareness through writing. He was born in the USA in a large but poor family. He was a prolific writer than any other of his professions. His writing helped to raise a sense of awareness and the humor also attracted attention from a large part of the society. Recently, I have read an article authored by him and realized that he was a great man with a modern thought even in his days.

2. South Africa is indebted to Nelson Mandela for his outstanding role to emancipate people from the mental and physical domination of different issues. He was born in South Africa and had to lead a struggling life. He struggled against racism. He wanted to bring a balance in society. He never desired that the blacks or the whites would be dominated by each other. Rather he dreamt of a society that will bring harmony and peace. I had no idea that he was such a great man until I read an article in a newspaper in my school days. Earlier, I thought that he might be a local leader but his biography changed my idea about him completely.

3. The theory of relativity is probably the greatest achievement in physics and has helped greatly to improve this branch of science. Albert Einstein is the founder of this theory. He was born in Germany and later received the US citizenship. He helped to expand some of the branches of science. In fact, Quantum Theory and theoretical physics are the greatest contributions of this scientist. I came to know about him during my physics class in my school. The teacher was describing him and asked us all to collect a few more insights into this great personality to present in the next class.

4. Disability is a great issue of concern in the present perspective and Helen Keller is a pioneer in this case. She was born in Alabama but her childhood illness caused the greatest damage to her life – she became deaf and blind. She initiated movements to raise social awareness among the mass people. And she is most famous for her charity works for the blind people. I came to know about her from a friend of mine who works at an international organization named after Helen Keller. It was a great event for me to know about this philanthropist woman despite her handicaps.

5. Among the Greek philosophers, Socrates is most celebrated for his outstanding way of expressing the truth. He was born in Greece and mostly known for his ethics. He wanted to share his knowledge with his students and fellow people. But he had to sacrifice his life as the rulers of that time did not want him to express the truths. Being a student of history at a local university in Indonesia, I came to know about him. In fact, I had to prepare an assignment on him which made me aware of his contributions to the Greek society and the consequences of his life.

Part 3 – Two-way discussion: MORE QUESTIONS for Self Practice

Helping other people in the community:

Q. What are some of the ways people can help others in the community? Which is most important?

Q. Why do you think some people like to help other people?

Q. Some people say that people help others in the community more now than they did in the past. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Community Services:

Q. What types of services, such as libraries or health centres, are available to the people who live in your area? Do you think there are enough of them?

Q. Which groups of people generally need the most support in a community? Why?

Q. Who do you think should pay for the services that are available to the people in a community? Should it be the government or individual people?

Question: Name a few jobs that help people. Should they be paid better, in your opinion?
Question:– What are some volunteer jobs in your country?
Question:– Who should teach children to share and care, parents or teachers?  Why do you think so?
Question:– Should students help to teach other students?

Subscribe To Weekly IELTS Update Newsletter

Subscribe To Weekly IELTS Update Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Share This
%d bloggers like this: