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Speaking Part 2

Describe a time when you felt proud of a family member

You should say

• When did it happen?

• Who is this person?

• What did the person do?

• And explain why you felt proud of him/her.

Sample Answer:

Being an integral part of this materialistic world, often people leave no stone unturned to rake in massive amounts of money. However, in contrast to these people, there are some who still go beyond the conventional limits to offer unabated support to those in need.

I am grateful to have such an individual in my own family. And, he is none other than my father, Mr. Rakesh Sinha. Lately, he helped up to 10 people with their medical care.

Since the world does not cease to surprise us with turbulent times, a lot of businesses shut down with each passing day. Worse, some even come on the verge of extinction. So, during the second wave of Covid-19 in India, while most hospitals and privately functioning doctors were minting money, they had the least interest in providing medical facilities without their own benefits. During this time, there was an acute shortage of beds in the hospitals. Moreover, the medical system was completely disarrayed. Seeing the plight of those people and feeling blessed with the privileges, my father decided to arrange free medical treatments for needy people. He worked with dedication and determination for an entire month and managed to save several lives.

I feel extremely proud to be his daughter. Unlike other people, my father did not care about losing his money for innocent people. Rather, he was instrumental in spending from his own pocket to save others.


  • Integral
    Meaning: necessary
    Eg: Completing graduation is an integral step to enrolling in the master’s course.
  • Conventional
    Meaning: behaving in a normal or traditional way
    Eg: We need to break the conventional chains and change our attitude with time.
  • Unabated
    Meaning: without becoming weaker
    Eg: If global warming continues unabated, the world will burn itself down.
  • Turbulent
    Meaning: a state of agitation
    Eg: Business losses have created a turbulent life for me.
  • Minting
    Meaning: to earn a large amount of money
    Eg: After the success of his startup, my cousin is minting money like never before.

Speaking Part 3

  1. When would parents feel proud of their children?
    Parents feel proud of their children when they are consummate in something or accomplish their objectives, be it getting good grades in school or getting into an athletic team in college. For younger children, parents do feel when they achieve tiny milestones, such as taking the first step, saying the first word, and more.
  2. Should parents reward children? Why and how?
    Yes, parents should take into consideration rewarding their children from time to time for every achievement. It invigorates them to consistently work hard and do good deeds in life. However, rather than offering materialistic rewards, parents can try praising their children in front of relatives, spend time with them outside, or take them for their favourite activity.
  3. Is it good to reward children too often? Why?
    From my perspective, I don’t think parents should reward their children too often as it may integrate a sense of entitlement into their brains. Buying them gadgets or toys as rewards can push them towards the materialistic world. By doing so, youngsters may get more inclined towards rewards and do nothing out of passion.
  4. On what occasions would adults be proud of themselves?
    Adults come across a gamut of such occasions when they feel proud of themselves, such as grabbing the promotion they were eying for long or buying their first home or buying their dream car, and more.


  • Consummate
    Meaning: extremely skilled
    Eg: My sister is a consummate singer.
  • Invigorate
    Meaning: to make something feel full of energy
    Eg: Yoga invigorates me like nothing else.
  • Entitlement
    Meaning: the official right to receive or have something
    Eg: Taking this decision may affect your entitlement to pension.
  • Inclined
    Meaning: wanting to behave in a specific way
    Eg: I am inclined towards the idea of working from home.
  • Gamut
    Meaning: a complete range of something
    Eg: On an online ecommerce site, you can find a gamut of products to buy from one place.

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