2018 IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe a polite person you met

Describe a polite person you met
Describe a polite person you met

Describe a polite person you met

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you know this person
  • why you think this person is polite

Courtesy seems to be one of the most basic social etiquettes that anyone should master and fully apply in their daily interaction with others. If you ask me who I am most impressed by their manners, I reckon that it would be my supervisor – Mrs. White – who I have been working with for the last 4 months.

Mrs. White is my team leader and the one I directly report to. And whoever has worked with her appreciates her can-do attitude, leadership, kindness as well as polite behavior which is shown in even the smallest deeds. For example, although I was just an intern when starting working on a project led by Mrs. White, she had never ignored me but always encouraged me to speak up and share my ideas, which made me feel more involved and acknowledged.

When she spends time with you, she’s actually with you. By this I mean you have her undivided attention. Unlike those who fake enthusiasm when talking to people, Mrs. White is really concerned about what’s happening not only in the office but things that trouble her colleagues if they’re willing to share, a virtue which is hard to find in this materialistic life. Plus, you would never be offended by her since no matter how bad the situation might get, she always chooses her words carefully rather than attacking her subordinates with inappropriate languages. To me, she is a quintessential lady who deserves to be a role model for young girls to follow.

Vocabulary

Courtesy (n): polite behaviour that shows respect for other people

Etiquette (n): the customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group

Interaction (n): the act of communicating with somebody, especially while you work, play or spend time with them

Can-do (a): having a willingness to tackle a job and get it done

Acknowledged (a): recognized as being good or important

Undivided (a): total; complete; not divided

Virtue (n): behaviour or attitudes that show high moral standards

Materialistic (a): caring more about money and possessions than anything else

Subordinate (n): a person who has a position with less authority and power than somebody else in an organization

Quintessential (a): perfect as an example of a type of person or thing

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