Describe a famous person that you are interested in

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a famous person that you are interested in

You should say
Who this person is?
How you know about this person?
What sort of life they had before they became famous?
How this person became famous?
And explain why you like this person?

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 famous person that you are interested in with IELTS cue card:

Model Answer:

Introduction: and Who this person is?

  • I would like to meet many famous people but here I am going to talk about India’s EX Prime Minister Manmohan Singh


  • A person I admire the most is our ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

How you know about this person?

  • He was born in Gah village, located in Punjab province of Pakistan and was the first Sikh Prime Minister of India.
  • He is a dynamic and development-oriented leader.

What sort of life they had before they became famous?

  • He served as a member of the parliament, representing the state of Assam in the Upper House of the Parliament.
  • He had been the member of parliament for five consecutive terms.
  • The reason why I admire him is that his life shows how an ordinary boy from a deprived(poor) class could reach the highest levels of the nation.

How this person became famous?

  • It is all because of his hard work and determination.
  • During his tenure as fiancé minister in the 1990’s he opened up India’s economy to Foreign investments which helped a lot in India’s economic growth

why you like this person?

  • He is one of the most influential architects of India’s socialist economy, and helped it to became a capitalistic one.
  • I believe he helped establish India’s presence among the developed nations.
  • He is also famous for the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement which gave India access to nuclear fuel and technology.
  • His focus on development, eye for detail and efforts to bring a qualitative difference in the lives of the poorest of the poor have made him a popular and respected leader across.
  • He is a role model for one and all.
  • I would like to meet him and seek his blessings.
  • I would like to get his autograph.


  • Every country needs people like him to take their nation to the top.

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 famous person that you are interested in”.

1.What type of people are famous in your country?
In my country cricketers very famous, Bollywood stars are very famous and at the same time, some people who have an outstanding achievement or have accomplished something in life become public figures. Most of these people are role models and many people dream of becoming like them. So, people who can attract large crowds become famous in my country.

2. How do people become famous nowadays?
People become famous when they have achieved something that other common people have not done so far. Some of the movie stars are very famous because they have a box office hit. Some singers are famous because of their singing talent. Politicians become famous for their oratory skills. There is another category of famous people that become famous among people by their wrong deeds.

3. What is the difference between people who were famous earlier and who are famous now?
A few decades ago people were famous who had achieved something or had hit upon an invention. Some people were famous for their sacrifice or for their giving nature for example Mother Teresa. Nowadays many people are famous just because they are children of famous people, their dressing sense or singing talents.

4. What qualities do famous people have in common
All the famous people have a public appeal they have a talent or charm that can attract crowds. Some famous people are very intelligent like the famous mathematician Shakuntala Devi. But one thing is sure, a famous person must always be humble and grounded only then he will retain the fame.

5. What do you think about nepotism amongst the famous people
Nepotism is a practice to use power to favour their near and dear ones. Recently nepotism debate was ignited in the Bollywood after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Basically, nepotism was always present among the famous people because many politicians or celebrities wanted to use their influence and give a platform to their children to achieve success. Even in the ancient times the kings and the Nawabs used to have their near and dear ones on the highchairs So nepotism was always present wherever there was fame

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