Describe a person you love/like/admire: IELTS Cue Card Sample 4
This cue card gives you an opportunity to share about one person you admire the most as well as practise for your IELTS Speaking Part 2.
Describe a person you love/like/admire
You should say:
- What relation this person is to you?
- What are your first memories of this person?
- How often do you see this person?
- And explain why you really admire this person.
Sample Answer 1
Here is the sample for the “Describe a person you love/like/admire” topic
Unquestionably, family is the most valuable thing for almost every individual. It is entirely unimaginable to live without my family for me. So, if I have to talk about one person I admire the most, that would be my sister. Although she is 11 years younger than me, this massive age gap doesn’t pose a hurdle between us in any way.
As much as I can recall, I was on the ninth cloud when she came into our lives. When she was a toddler, I was already in my teens. Thus, I used to try and overpower her, demonstrating my teenage qualities and authority over her. However, despite all of it, I love her unconditionally. When she grew up, she started displaying understanding attributes. And today, now that I have entered my adult years and have gone through all those years she is currently relishing, I try and be as lenient yet considerate as possible.
One of the things that are lacking, though, is the time we spent together. She is held up with her school from dawn to dusk and then extra tuitions. Thus, we only get to spend a few hours together during the night. Even then, because of our excessive exhaustion from a prolonged day, we doze off quickly. So, I would like to spend more time with her.
All in all, one of the best qualities that I admire the most in her is maturity. She is thoughtful and empathetic towards others. Through my experiences, I have taught her how to be brave and deal with the world more meticulously. So, looking at her, being bold with every passing day, fills me up with a sense of pride.
Sample Answer 2
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Generally, people may have admiration for a celebrity like a singer or an actor, but for me, it isn’t like that. I look up to people I know as role models. I admire my manager.
As a student with little experience in the tourism industry, it is lucky for me to have a talented mentor at work who keeps an eye on my professional training as well as daily life. She makes sure I keep track of the time I’m using productively.
I still remember the first time we got to know each other in the interview when the conversation started in a formal manner but ended up being just like an intimate chat between old friends because we shared so many common things in our interests and background. She struck me with her politeness and a bright smile, by which my stress was slowly released.
Regarding the frequency that we keep in touch, due to my internship schedule that requires daily presence at the office, I’ve got plenty of chances to work with my mentor. She motivates me to strengthen my skills, and never beats about the bush when it comes to criticism so that my performance can be enhanced. Specifically, she advises me never to let my English out of practice, so that I can maintain my English at an advanced level.
Lastly, I should also mention the reason why I admire my manager, well she has many years of experience in the industry and a deep understanding of my country’s history, culture, and geography that may take aback anyone at the first meeting. With her passion for promoting Vietnam’s tourism, she is the perfect example of a diligent and passionate employee.
Here are the vocabularies for “describe a person you love/like/admire” with examples:
- Role model: a person looked to by others as an example to be imitated.
Eg: My ideal role model is Kalpana Chawla
- Intimate: familiar, close
Eg: Sam invited his intimate friends to his sister’s wedding.
- Diligent: hardworking
Eg: During his schooling, John was a diligent student.
- Passionate: showing or caused by strong feelings or a strong belief.
Eg: Rose was passionate about music from a very young age.
- Formal manner: when something is done seriously
Eg: The police started investigating the case in a formal manner.
- To keep an eye on: to keep under careful observation.
Eg: My mother asked my aunt to keep an eye on our dog while we are away.
- To keep in touch: to communicate
Eg: Even after graduation, we decided to keep in touch with everyone.
- To beat about the bush: to discuss a matter without coming to the point.
Eg: He started beating about the bush when his teacher asked him the reason for his leave.
- Out of practice: not currently proficient in skill due to not having exercised or performed it for some time
Eg: If you don’t continue to play cricket, you’ll be soon out of practice.
- The sky is the limit: no limit
Eg: Meera is brilliant and that’s why she’s going to Oxford University; the sky’s the limit for her.
- End up: finally
Eg: I ended up doing all the household chores.
- Take aback: make be surprised
Eg: When Rose saw her mother after five years, she was taken aback by her return.
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