IELTS Cue Card: Describe a volunteering experience you have had
You should talk about:
- What was it?
- Where was it?
- Why did you volunteer?
- How did you feel about it?
(What was it?) Humanity is one of the traits that is required in modern society. Many people help and support the needy. There are umpteen non-governmental organizations that work for the welfare of society. I have also volunteered for many causes. One such work was converting a garbage dumping zone into a playground. (Where was it?) The garbage dumping zone was in our locality, which spread foul odours and people feared mosquitos and infections. So, my uncle, who’s also a member of the council, directed everyone to come forward and extend helping hands. (Why did you volunteer?) I decided to contribute and volunteer for a good cause. Around 30 volunteers were allocated different activities. Everyone donated funds, through which plant saplings, small trees were planted. A basketball court was built, and swings were placed. The dumping zone was completely transformed into a mini playground. (How did you feel about it ?) It took around two weeks to complete, and my uncle inaugurated the playground. I was extremely satisfied as this was the first time everyone united for a common cause.
Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic Describe a volunteering experience you have had
Umpteen: indefinitely or many.
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Eg: She has been to Kerala umpteen times.
Odours: a distinctive smell.
Eg: John loves smoking but hates the odour of cigarettes.
Volunteered: freely offered to do something.
Eg: She volunteered during the pandemic covid-19.
Contribute: to give something (especially money)
Eg: Rose contributed for a good cause.
Allocated: distribute (resources or duties) for a particular purpose.
Eg: The teacher allocated some responsibilities to the student leader.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Questions (Discussion)
What qualities are required for being a volunteer?
Ideally, special qualities are not needed for being a volunteer. It is upto the individual to do the work (mostly for a good cause) selflessly and willingly without any hesitation and expectation. However, if signing up for being a volunteer, then the person should be ready to take up every type of work whenever assigned.
What type of personality does a volunteer have?
A volunteer must be friendly and wear a smile on his face. He must also be easy-going and approachable. If the volunteer has logical and rational thinking, it would be a cherry on the cake. He should also be helpful in nature.
How can companies engaging in volunteering help our society?
Companies engaged in volunteering can help society in many ways, such as providing free food to poor people, donating funds to local schools and hospitals etc. They can also take up the responsibilities of underprivileged people and provide a better lifestyle to those who are not in a position to improve their standards of living.
Do you think people nowadays should participate more in volunteering?
Yes, It’s high time that people should volunteer as they are living a self-centred lifestyle. By volunteering, people can get in touch with the local community and help them develop their potential.
How do modern technologies assist volunteers and volunteering experiences?
Modern technologies can improve the volunteering experience through social media marketing strategies. This way, everyone will know about the cause of volunteering and come forward to help them.
Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 3
Volunteer: a person who does something without being forced or paid
Eg: “ Is there any volunteer who would like to serve our NGO?”
Eg: Ideally, there should not be more than 20 students in a class.
Selflessly: a way that takes care of others’ needs
Eg: He selflessly gave away everything he earned to his brother.
Willingly: to do something without force
Eg: She willingly accepted to teach my child.
Approachable: somebody who is easy to talk to
Eg: Despite dealing with so much in life, she is approachable and friendly.