Describe the person in your family who you most admire – IELTS Cue Card
Describe the person in your family who you most admire.
You should say:
- what his/her relationship is to you
- what s/he has done in your life
- what s/he does now
and explain why you admire this person so much.
Sample Answer 1
Apart from my parents, if there is someone in the family I admire the most, it is none other than my maternal uncle. Since childhood, I used to look up to him as he had a great sense of humor and was very knowledgeable.
Unlike my mother, who was very tomboyish during her teens, my uncle was very quiet and used to follow my mother around from what I have heard of their stories. Although he was not good in sports, he played the tabla professionally for quite a long time and mastered the mouth organ. He was also meritorious and aided everyone who came to him for help, which he does even now.
Professionally, he is a senior manager in a popular government organization. In his free time, he studies various plants and trees and has a huge garden where he nourishes as much flora as possible. He is also proficient in suggesting ayurvedic medicines to people who come to him for help.
Sometimes, I still remember those days when going to my maternal grandfather’s place was like a festival to me. We had the liberty and love to enjoy our golden days. At night, after dinner, we used to sit in the hall and share various funny stories. During this time, he performed various mimicry and I laughed my heart out. He used to play pranks on me and yet, took me to various new places he wanted to explore. For me, he was no less than an encyclopedia with a memory like an elephant. I have never seen him fight with anyone and he always found a solution for any problems he or others around him faced. For me, after my mother, he is the ideal person to motivate you to be a better human being.
- Bond: Connection
Eg: Minz shares a strong bond with his sister.
- Guardian: protector of someone
Eg: She is my guardian.
- Distinguish: Differentiate
Eg: “Learn to distinguish between right and wrong”.
- Selfless: Doing something without caring about themselves
Eg: My brother’s selfless love moved me.
Sample Answer 2
Family is a very precious bond. It is the only place where you can get selfless love, and people would do things without expecting anything in return. So, no matter what goes wrong, you can always be grateful to be able to get back to your family at the end of the day. The person I admire the most in my family is my mother.
The question should actually be, why shouldn’t one adore. My mother is a housewife, and I couldn’t be more proud of her. People say homemakers aren’t working as much as working women, but I would beg to differ. She works as much as someone who works at an office. From staying up every night whenever I am sick to moulding me into the person I am today, I owe it all to her. She had been not only my guardian but also a friend. Very few are lucky to find a friend in their parents; I am one of them.
From the day I was born to the day when I gained some sense of distinguishing right and wrong, I have seen her working selflessly, day and night. She is still a housewife. Like every other job, this job does not have an expiry date. And I’m pretty sure how dedicated she is to her family, moreover the love she bestowed upon us.
When I fight with my mother, no matter how angry she is at me, it won’t stop her from serving me the food. That is when I realised no matter who comes into our lives, no one can be more selfless than her. I love her, which is one of the reasons I admire her so much.