IELTS Speaking Part 2&3 #62 Describe a person you know that had made a contribution to the social

Describe a person you know that had made a contribution to the social You should say:
What the person did? Who the person is?
How you know that?
And explain why you think it is a contribution to the social

Sample Answer:

In my life, there are several persons in my family members who made unmatched contributions to help me go ahead and among them my father’s contribution is unforgettable. He is the person whom I love most in this world and I consider him to be a perfect human being with his uncompromised honesty, bravery and responsibility.
I know my father from the very beginning of my life as he is the person who brought me in this world. From my childhood, he has raised me with his love, affection and mentorship. He taught me about the world, people and values. He helped me on my education and has devoted his life to properly raise me.

My father is an exemplary person who has led an honest life. As a high-ranking government officer, he had many chances to pile up the riches but he had always known what the right things to do. The basic of humanity and the importance of education were something he delivered to me. He is now a retired person and leads his serene and peaceful like with contentment and happiness. He was a brave person who never feared the rough power of the society.

As a father, I would say he has done everything humanly possible to raise me and my 3 other siblings. He spent his entire earning for our happiness and necessity while he went through hardship. I learned the true meaning of life and started achieving some of the qualities he has. The person who I am now is mostly because of my father’s devotion and dedication. To me, he is an ideal person whom I often mimic and consider as my idol in my life.

Follow-up questions:

  1. What are some of the ways people can help others in the community? Which is most important?
    There are many other ways to help people living in a community or society. The notable helping ways are showing kindness to others, assist in doing something regardless of the task shape or size, behaving in a courteous manner, provide support in mental distress, be with them during their sorrowful events, sharing the joys, offering voluntary services to the social organizations or during social events, arranging employment for the unemployed (if possible), lending money in soft-terms during distress or supporting with foods, help to get justice etc. But the most important thing, I believe, is to arrange for an employment. There is a proverb – Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
  2. Why do you think some people like to help other people?
    People who are kind and soft-hearted usually love to help others. They find a sort of good feelings inside their mind when they could help someone in danger or misery. They are on the view that they are performing some good deeds and in return, they will get that back. There are theories that everything is round. If you do well of others it will come to you unexpectedly, and if you do bad things that will hurt you too, unexpectedly. But most of the people who do well to others are not the theory-believers. They do it selflessly and enjoy the satisfaction of sacrifice.
  3. Some people say that people help others in the community more now than they did in the past. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
    The range of good deeds has increased in the society comparing the past. Earlier, people had not the necessity to mix with people as they are socializing now with the demand of time. So, as they are socializing more, they are experiencing the necessity of others and accordingly providing support to the distressed. But, a few decades back, people lived in a constricted loop and their life was limited to specific people or community consisted of very few members. So, they did not have the chance to help others in the community as they have today.
  4. What types of services, such as libraries or health centers, are available to the people who live in your area? Do you think there are enough of them?
    In my area, we do have health centers but we need libraries more. We have a single library and the books are insufficient for the increasing readers. At times it appears that the number of patients is on the rise and people are forgetting to meet their thirst for knowledge in the fast-paced age. Thereby, the health centers are on the rise while the libraries are on a decline. Mostly the young people, in the evening, pass their time on the library by reading books. So, the number of libraries needed to be increased and the existing one should be enriched with books and other reading materials.
  5. Which groups of people generally need the most support in a community? Why?
    Women, children and the old people are the most vulnerable section of a society or community. They need more support in a community than other for their vulnerable nature. For instance, if there is an earthquake, the aforesaid section should be prioritized regarding escape or taking shelter to a safer place as they cannot move like men. Besides, disease resistance power is lower among them comparing the male members of a society. So, they should be allowed to get advantages in hospitals or other health-related services. The feeble nature has made them dependent on others and the issue should always be kept in mind regarding behave with them.
  6. Who do you think should pay for the services that are available to the people in a community? Should it be the government or individual people?
    Only the government or any individual cannot run a community service alone. The expenses are increasing rapidly and thus the maintenance cost is turning higher day by day. So, the people who are taking the services should also contribute on the sectors so that everyone could get smooth services. For instance, the health centers provide different vaccines and it may happen that a certain vaccine price has gone up which is beyond the budget. So, if the other service receivers contribute a portion of the annual of monthly budget of the health center, the vaccine will be affordable to all. So, I think the government, the individuals and the beneficiaries should pay for the services.
  7. What type of people influence the young in your country?
    Well, thank you very much for asking such an important question. Usually, the youths are influenced by the teachers and sometimes they follow their immediate superiors. Most of the time they are out of the home and thus they do not have any close connection with their parents. When they are not in close contact, they do not show the urge to the directions of the parents. But the scenario is opposite for the teachers and superiors. The youths spend most of their times at the educational institutions with their teachers, mates and seniors. So, they are greatly influenced by the teachers and their seniors regarding their attitude and learning skills.
  8. Why it is important to have role models in our life?
    Youths always want to follow. They experience a new world before them when they are out of their homes and consequently get influenced by the external facts. They need to have role models for several reasons. I think you have the idea how the youths are influenced by movies or songs and the people who are performing in the movies. When they see something negative, they try to imitate the negative issues in their real life and as a result invite disorders for them with their family and friends. For instance, if they see someone smoking on television or on cinema, I can bet they will follow the smoking style immediately after enjoying the movie or the specific television series. They get highly influenced and take them as role models for them. But it could be used for positive aspects as well. When they will see someone of their ages is having an award for outstanding contribution to any social sector and the issue will be publicized, they will be inspired to be like the award winning youths. Therefore, since they are out of control of the parents and influenced by the role models, I think it is important to create more and more role models for them.
  9. Do you think the education system in your country influences young people’s behavior?
    Umm! Yes. Education has many things to do with the behavior of the young people. The educational system in Australia does not teach the student to read and write only, it also plays a great role to socialize the students. The course curriculums are made in different ways to teach them the right manners in different situations. But there are some youths – wicked by nature, do not follow the learning. The entire education system is formed in a way that if the students follow the system properly, they would be considered as assets for the country. But in reality, the scenario is different. Sometimes the learning process is not easier as it is imagined. Besides, the teachers are cordial in spreading the learning and in many of the cases the students are unwilling to learn. As a result, the education cannot play its role in making law abiding citizens. I think you are well informed about the issue that education is a two-way process and ‘pushing knowledge’ on the students cannot bring the desired outcomes. They are also to be willing in learning newer attitudes and behaviors through the educational system.
  10. What types of person (parents, teachers, friends etc.) are best to influence young people’s behavior?
    As I said before, the teachers are the best people to influence the young people and their behavior. They usually imitate the attitudes and behaviors of the teachers and in some exceptional cases, they follow their friends. I think you will agree on the point why they are not influenced by the parents after my answer of your previous question. Parents cannot control their kids as they stay less time at homes and spend more on out of home activities. They have a close interaction with the teachers and friends. When the teachers order them to do any specific thing, they perform the tasks happily while this is not possible for their parents to make them do.

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