IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe an experience of teaching your friend or family member.
You should say:
- whom you taught
- when it was
- what subject you taught
and explain how you felt about teaching this friend or family member.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]
Model Answer 1:
From my school days, I started realizing how difficult it is to be a good teacher who is equally successful in teaching pupils and being their idol. From that time, I wanted to be in any profession except teaching. However, life is full of surprises and when I was a sophomore at my university, I had to agree to teach one of my younger cousins, John, for his university admission. I was terrified at first but John was quite convinced that he would be allowed admission to the university if I take the responsibility of his study only for three months. I would like to thank you for the time to let me share my experience of teaching my cousin.
I have completed my university degree and my major was civil engineering. I studied in a prestigious university where most of the science students want to pursue their education. After John completed his 12th grades, he wanted to get admitted to this very university and thought that I would be a great help. It would be the year 2015 and I was in my third term then. The entrance exam is quite competitive and more than 80 students contest for a single seat. John’s parents first approached me to help their son with his admission test preparation but I did not agree. However, when my cousin himself talked to me and expressed his inner-belief how I could make his dream come true, I could not say no to him.
For the next three months or so, I helped him with math, physics and chemistry. I would say, teaching John was a magnificent experience and this changed my perspective towards the teaching profession. He was a talented and attentive learner and his success in the admission test gave me a sense of fulfilment that I have cherished so much.