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Describe a person you wanted to be similar to when you were growing up
Describe a person you wanted to be similar to when you were growing up

Describe a person you wanted to be similar to when you were growing up

Describe a person you wanted to be similar to when you were growing up

  • who the person was;
  • how you got to know this person;
  • what impressed you most about this person;
  • and explain why you wanted to be like this person.

Sample Answer

I wanted to become someone like A, who is a household name in my country. He is rich, one of the richest in my country. But that’s not the reason I admire him. A lot of people are rich, but they don’t do things like A does.

A is the chairman of a corporation called Y, which provides a wide variety of products and services, from food to cars, from toothpicks to real estate; whatever you want, Y has it . He wants to manufacture products that other companies in my country have never been able to, like cars or mobile phones. And he wants to make them affordable too.

Another thing that I like about him is that he prefers actions to words. He rarely gets on social media to talk about himself or show off his wealth. Once he has his mind set on something, he just keeps trying until he achieves it. I think everyone should be like this: less talk and more action.

Vocabulary

  • Household name: a famous person that most people know of:
    Eg: Amitabh Bachchan was a household name in the early 1970s. 
  • Real estate: property in the form of land or buildings:
    Eg: His father is a real estate agent. 
  • Manufacture: make (something) on a large scale using machinery
    Eg: ABC company manufactured chairs.
  • Affordable: inexpensive; reasonably priced. 
    Eg: The fee structure for the MBA programme is affordable in this B-school. 
  • Show off: to behave in a way that is intended to attract attention or admiration, and that other people often find annoying 
    Eg: The rich brat is always showing off his things to his classmates. 
  • Mindset: a person’s way of thinking and their opinions:
    Eg: His father has a different mindset and it’s impossible to change. 

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