IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic:
|Describe a person you love/like/admire
You should say:
Band 9.0 Model Answer
Generally, people may have admiration for a celebrity like a singer or an actor… but for me, there is a person who is considered my role model… and now I would like to talk about my manager.
About our relationship, as a student with little experience in 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 matters.
I still remember the first time we got to know each other in the interview, when the conversation was 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 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 deep understanding of my country’s history, culture, and geography… that may take aback anyone in the first meeting. With her passion in promoting Vietnam’s tourism, she is the perfect example of a diligent and passionate employee.
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VOCABULARY AND COLLOCATIONS
- Role model: a person looked to by others as an example to be imitated.
- Intimate: familiar, close
- Diligent: hardworking
- Passionate: showing or caused by strong feelings or a strong belief.
- Formal manner: when sth is done seriously
- To keep an eye on: to keep under careful observation.
- To keep in touch: to communicate
- To strike sb with sth: to cause someone to feel a strong emotion suddenly
IDIOMS AND PHRASAL VERBS
- To beat about the bush: to discuss a matter without coming to the point.
- Out of practice: not currently proficient in a skill due to not having exercised or performed it for some time.
- The sky is the limit: no limit
- End up: finally
- Take aback: make sb surprised