Talk About A Foreign Celebrity You Like – IELTS Speaking Cue Card
Talk about a foreign celebrity you like
You should say:
- Where you met him/her or, How do you know the person?
- Why do you like him/her?
- And explain what you learnt from him/her?
Sure, there are plenty of famous personalities residing in every part of the world. However, out of all, if I have to choose one, I’d go with Mother Teresa. Being one of the most recognised people across the globe, there are numerous reasons to like her.
Since my school time, when I was first introduced to her, I was in awe of how pious and holy she was. Although born and brought up in a different country, she spent the majority of her time in India, looking after impoverished people. In India, she was simply a missionary.
When it comes to explaining why I like her, it is the kindness toward destitute people that tops the chart. To help others, she learnt the English language. She arrived as a teacher in India and learned Bengali; however, with time, she seamlessly became a people person.
Witnessing the religious violence, misery and famine in Calcutta, she decided to serve and alter the situation. The fact that she is deeply rooted in everybody’s heart, even after passing away, makes her one of the most admirable people.
From Mother Teresa, I learnt forbearance, discernment and the ability to serve others while keeping her stance intact.
- In awe of:to have respect for somebody
Eg: I am in awe of those who like dogs.
- Pious: showing belief in religion
Eg:Her heart is pious and made of gold.
- Impoverished: poor
Example: Her bad decisions have led her to be impoverished.
- Missionary: somebody who comes from a foreign country to teach Christians
Eg: There are plenty of missionary people in this boarding school.
- Destitute: to lack something
Eg: Because of the flood, thousands of people were left destitute.
- Misery: a state of suffering
Eg: Their misery is because of the sudden war between the rival countries.
- Deeply rooted: firmly established
Eg: The values that I got from my ancestors are deeply rooted in me.
- Forbearance: to hold back
Eg: The lender has been acting with forbearance until he ran out of all the options to retrieve money.
- Discernment: the skill to judge well
Eg: You are a person of discernment.
- Stance: stand
Eg: he is not budging from her stance.
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