IELTS Speaking Part2 Sample: Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve a goal 

Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve a goal. You should say:

– What this person is
– What this person encourage you to do
– What this person have help
And explain why this encouragement help you to achieve the goal



I believe that everyone has that special person who always supports and encourages you to become better. For me that person is my mum.

I was pretty good at school but somehow that didn’t translate to good performance at work, at least when I first started working. I thought it was because I hadn’t found the true calling, that one line of profession that really suits me.

So, there was a period of time during which I changed jobs rather frequently. You know, it’s not easy being a newbie in a field, you have to start from scratch, work hard but earn little. During this whole time, my mum was nothing but supportive, she didn’t even complain at all. And I am really thankful for that, because in my country when you’ve graduated from college you’re expected to have a stable job and support your family immediately. My mum was generous and let me experiment with whatever I felt like doing for some years. Without her financial and emotional support, it’s likely that I would be doing something that I have no interest in just to make ends meet.

You know, it’s pretty cool having a mum like that.

By Le Minh IELTS Band 8.5

Part 3

  • Is it important for teenagers to have goals?
  • What do you think would encourage young children to learn more?
  • How should we encourage children?
  • How could we make children interested in things that they don’t have interest?

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