IELTS Speaking Part 2&3 #57 Describe something that you have shared with others or another person

Describe something that you have shared with others or another person. You should say:
What you shared When you shared it Who you shared it with
And explain why you shared it or how you felt when you shared it.

Sample Answer:

Thank you very much for this wonderful topic. I believe that human is a social being and we need to share so many things with our relatives, friends and unknown persons in different occasions. I will talk about a time when I shared my room with one of my cousins who suddenly visited our house a few months ago.

I have my personal room where I usually live along. We have two guests room and that’s why I have never shared my room with anyone who stays our house at night. A few months ago when my cousin came to visit our home, we were renovating our second floor and that’s why we had no spare room for the guests. My cousin, Stephen, came to our town all of a sudden and informed us that he would need to stay in our town for a couple of days. He also informed that he is planning to stay in a hotel. My father insisted him to stay with us and I thought I could easily share my room with him for a couple of days. He was 2 years younger to me but we had a friendly relationship from our childhood.

Stephen stayed two nights in our house and I shared my room, bed and bathroom with him so that he can stay in our house comfortably. We talked about our grandparents, other cousins, our works and future plans. I enjoyed his company and we had good times together. I am not habituated to share my very personal belongings and rooms with others, but sharing it with my one of the most favorite cousins was not a bad experience at all. In fact, during his stay, we had so many fun events that I invited him to visit our house again.

Follow-up questions:

  1. In general, who do you think gives more help in a family (or marriage), the husband or the wife?
    It depends, there are different kinds of help and every family is different also. I suppose that maybe a wife might help more with children, especially daughters, but a father may help more with sons in terms of teaching them certain skills and things like that. Then there is financial help, it may be a case of helping aging parents or other family members and this would depend on whether or not both the husband and wife are working or only one of them.
  2. How can (or does) an employee help his or her employer?
    Well, normally an employee is contracted to do a certain task, fulfill a certain function or take responsibility for something. This allows the employer to meet their business goals through providing products or services and generating sales and profit. But again, it’s a case of… without the employees the employer couldn’t achieve what he or she wants to, but without the employer the employees wouldn’t have a job and therefore probably couldn’t do many things they would like.
    So in reality they both help each other – it’s a mutually helpful relationship.
  3. How can (or does) an employer helps his or her employees?
    Firstly, an employer provides regular income for an employee, a degree of stability and meets certain social needs of the employee. An employee might feel particularly happy in their job, proud of the work they do, and it might also allow them to provide things for their family that otherwise they wouldn’t be able to. Having a job where there is potential or opportunity to grow and develop as a person can also be helpful for the employee. It boosts their self esteem and makes them more content and satisfied.
  4. Do you think an employer helping an employee can motivate that employee to work better (or work harder/ work more)?
    Yes, if the employee is interested in improving themselves, developing better skills or learning new ones. If an employer helps an employee when the employee is having difficulty, the employee might feel more loyal to the employer’s business and want to work harder. If the employer helps the employee by offering better work opportunities or more responsibility, for example, the employee may also develop a stronger feeling of loyalty and develop more pride in their work and their position within the organization and work harder or better to protect it and help the business grow even more.
  5. How can (or do) colleagues help each other at work?
    There are many ways; they can collaborate on projects or individual tasks by discussing ides, problems or simply sharing the workload. They can offer support and advice when required, especially if a person is having a difficult time, for whatever reason.
    Covering for a colleague if they are unwell or absent is a common favor done by many people, and also helping colleagues learn things they need to in order to do their jobs better.

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