Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve a goal – IELTS Speaking Part 2 Sample
Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve a goal.
You should say :
- Who this person is
- How this person encouraged you to do
- How this person helped
- 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 a 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 a 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, I would likely 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.
- Start from scratch: from the beginning , without using anything that already exists
Eg: After losing in his business, Raj started from scratch.
- Stable: firmly fixed or not likely to move or change
Eg: After freelancing for 2 years, John got a stable job as a programmer.
- Make ends meet: earn just enough money to live on
Eg: We will need to start saving money in order to make ends meet.