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Describe something kind that someone did for you.

Posted: September 24, 2019 at 10:20 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Describe something kind that someone did for you.

You should say:

  • who this person was
  • where and when it happened
  • what s/he did for you
explain how you felt about it. 
[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:

I am glad to have such a nice topic to talk about, and I would like to thank you for the opportunity.

In our life, we often face challenges and obstacles that are tough to overcome all by ourselves. A little help from others can save the day and no matter how much we criticise the human race for being self-centred, we can’t deny the selfless acts that we are often offered by others, even sometimes by complete strangers. Thus a few months ago someone named Khalif Ashraf did something truly kind for which I will always remember this benevolent soul.

I was in Penang island in Malaysia last year with my wife and my four years old daughter on our holiday. As soon as we arrived on the island from the Muscat International Airport, we realised that the island was getting ready for the Chinese New Year and due to this, it was packed with the tourists. We hired a taxi and the driver was a local resident who introduced himself as Khalif Ashraf and he was in his mid-thirties. We realised his friendly attitude as soon as we got in his car. It was already 10.00 pm and my daughter and wife were very tired. I had a list of a few hotels to stay in and told the driver to take us to these hotels. Unfortunately, none of the hotels had any room they could offer us. Things were getting disordered and we were hoping to get a room by any mean.

Mr Ashraf, our taxi driver, understood our dilemma and offered to take us to a few hotels he knew personally. Initially, I was confused as my previous experience taught me that taxi drivers often get commissions by bringing guests to below-standard hotels which charge a hefty amount. However, I agreed to his proposition and he did a remarkable job by finding a nice hotel for us at a comparatively cheaper price. I was taken aback when he told the hotel manager to give us a 20% discount for which he used one of his identification cards. It was completely unexpected and so kind an act that I will never forget it.

I felt more perplexed when he denied taking the taxi rent for the extra distance he drove us to this hotel. It was a great example of kindness and empathy. He even called me the next day and met us with a few gifts for my daughter. This event was an acute reminder for me to trust humanity.

obstacles – बाधाओं

self-centred – क़ुदग़रज़ी

benevolent soul – परोपकारी आत्मा

disordered – बेक़ायदा

dilemma – दुविधा

perplexed – विकल

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