IELTS Cue Card October 2017: Situation When You Helped Someone.

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Describe a situation when you helped someone. Please say

– What was the situation?
– What did you do to help?
– What was the result?


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Every human has helped someone in the past and IELTS is not judging you for an award. However insignificant the help may be, please present it in a well-structured and logical format without any grammar mistakes. Let me present a story.

Blizzards, strong winter winds in Canada, often wreak havoc in people’s lives. In 2013 the winds were stronger than usual and Smith, one of my neighbors, not only lost electricity supply but also water and heatings connection to his home. All basic necessities were severely impacted in the area.

Since these facilities were still available at my house, I offered Smith and his family refuge at the house’s first floor rooms. Since it was nearly impossible to transfer clothes and food in such inclement weather, I offered my family’s clothes and my wife cooked warm meals for everyone.

The situation returned to normalcy within two days. However, without our support, the family would have suffered a lot in an extremely cold weather. Smith was grateful and I felt really good at helping a fellow human in an hour of crisis.

Follow-up Questions: (with hints)

– How did you feel about it later?
– Let’s talk about helping people.
– Should younger generation be more helpful?
– What do you think about unpaid jobs?
– Do you support volunteering?
– Why do you think so?

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