Describe a Childhood Friend IELTS Cue Card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a childhood friend.

You should say:

Who this person is?
How you became friends with this person?
What kinds of things you like to do with this person?
Explain why you like him/her.

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answers and follow up questions to describe a childhood friend IELTS Cue Card:

Model Answer:

Introduction: and Who this person is?

  • I had many friends in my childhood, but here I would like to talk about my best friend,Shyam because he is still my best friend.
  • He is 20 years old and very handsome.
  • He has dark brown eyes and a dimple oh his chin.

How you became friends with this person?

  • We have been friends since school days.
  • I met him when I was in the 4th class in the Govt. Primary School where I studied.
  • At that time he used to be very chubby and had curly hair.
  • Now he is very lean and thin and has short straight hair.
  • I remember, I used to be very shy and never used to go to the teachers with my problems.
  • But, he never had any hesitation to speak to the teachers or the principal.
  • In fact, he used to represent the whole class, if we had any problem and needed to talk to our school principal.
  • He has no glossophobia and every year he used to represent the school for debates and declamation contests and he won many trophies for the school.
  • He always used to be selected as the monitor of the class. In college, now he heads the students union.
  • Whenever he talks on any subject, he speaks so well that people listen to him. He can bind his audience very well.
  • He is himself very disciplined and he always used to encourage other students to be punctual.
  • He used to be very good in studies also.
  • He was always in the top five students of the class.
  • He used to be in the good books of all teachers.

Explain why you like him/her.

  • I really like to spend my time with him.
  • I like him because he is an honest and straightforward person.
  • He has a very good sense of humour.
  • Whenever I was in trouble he used to come and help me.
  • He tried to be very understanding and never fought with me.
  • In class I was weak at maths and he used to help me.
  • I had a very bad handwriting and he helped me to improve my handwriting also.
  • He is a very loving, caring and affectionate person.
  • So, he became a very intimate friend.

What kinds of things you like to do with this person? and Conclusion:

  • Now also he lives near my house and we spend our evenings together.
  • We go for movies together, do shopping together and even play together.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a childhood friend”.

1. How do people make new friends?
People make friends in many ways. It depends on age and gender. Children make friends in schools and colleges. They also make friends in the neighbourhood by playing together. Women make friends by joining kitty parties and men make friends at work or by joining social clubs.

2. What do you think makes people have a long friendship?
Mutual understanding makes people have a long friendship. If people can tolerate each other’s shortcomings and be simple and straightforward, then friendships can be for a long time.

3. Does it make things easier in a friendship if you have similar interests?
Yes, definitely. With similar interests friends can spend time together and not get bored. They will also have similar topics for discussion. In a lasting friendship it is very essential that your likes and dislikes are similar.

4. How do people make friends now?
Now a days, people make friends through the Internet by joining social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc.

5. Do you think we meet new people differently now than in the past?
Yes, definitely. Nowadays, we meet new people through the Internet by joining social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.Earlier, people had lots of free time and they made friends by meeting new people personally.

6. What do you think, what type of personality do people of the young generation admire? 
Young generation admires people who are rich and famous. They admire young politicians like Rahul Gandhi and Sachin Pilot. They also admire famous sports personalities. They admire reality show winners.

7. Why is friendship nowadays so volatile?
Friendship is very volatile today because of many reasons. The main reason is that nobody has time to maintain friendships. People have become workaholics and are in the rat race of earning money. So, friendship has taken a back seat.
Secondly, today friends are not made from the heart. They are made by assessing the benefit the other person can give you. Such friends are fair-weather friends and disappear into thin air when you need them the most. Finally, today friends are also made through the net. Sometimes you have never met the person in real life. There can be fake identities on the net and so such friendships do not last long.

8. How do people in your country make friends these days?
People in my country make friends at schools, colleges, work places, at parties, when they travel etc. These days making friends online ha

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Describe a childhood friend

Describe a childhood friend

Introduction: and Who this person is?
I had many friends in my childhood, but here I would like to talk about my best friend,Shyam because he is still my best friend.
He is 20 years old and very handsome.
He has dark brown eyes and a dimple oh his chin.
How you became friends with this person?
We have been friends since school days.
I met him when I was in the 4th class in the Govt. Primary School where I studied.
At that time he used to be very chubby and had curly hair.
Now he is very lean and thin and has short straight hair.
I remember, I used to be very shy and never used to go to the teachers with my problems.
But, he never had any hesitation to speak to the teachers or the principal.
In fact, he used to represent the whole class, if we had any problem and needed to talk to our school principal.
He has no glossophobia and every year he used to represent the school for debates and declamation contests and he won many trophies for the school.
He always used to be selected as the monitor of the class. In college, now he heads the students union.
Whenever he talks on any subject, he speaks so well that people listen to him. He can bind his audience very well.
He is himself very disciplined and he always used to encourage other students to be punctual.
He used to be very good in studies also.
He was always in the top five students of the class.
He used to be in the good books of all teachers.
Explain why you like him/her.
I really like to spend my time with him.
I like him because he is an honest and straightforward person.
He has a very good sense of humour.
Whenever I was in trouble he used to come and help me.
He tried to be very understanding and never fought with me.
In class I was weak at maths and he used to help me.
I had a very bad handwriting and he helped me to improve my handwriting also.
He is a very loving, caring and affectionate person.
So, he became a very intimate friend.
What kinds of things you like to do with this person? and Conclusion:
Now also he lives near my house and we spend our evenings together.
We go for movies together, do shopping together and even play together.

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