Describe a person who solved a problem in a smart way IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a person who solved a problem in a smart way.

You should say
Who this person is?
What the problem was?
How he/she solved it?
And explain why you think he/ she did it in a smart way?

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 person who solved a problem in a smart way IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:
Well, cleverness is something that one must have to deal with difficult situations in life. Though I’m not that cunning, but I feel lucky to have few clever friends who always make difficult things easy for me.

Who this person is?
Here I would like to talk about raj, my best friend from schooldays who always have clever solutions to my problems. Actually, I had to attend a reunion party last year, and I was really excited about it.

However, I got a little disappointed to read the invitation as it was a theme party which means I had to dress up according to the theme. Every guest had to dress up like a bollywood star to attend the party.

What the problem was?
Since I did not have a suitable dress to wear I had to buy one. I checked out multiple stores, but I couldn’t find anything that fits into my pocket. The dress that I especially liked was of James bond, but the price was too high. At this point, I got upset I was literally crying because I couldn’t attend the party to meet my friends.

Fortunately, my clever friend raj visited my place in the evening, and I discussed my problem with him. To hear my problem, he rather started laughing and said the problem could be solved within seconds.

How he/she solved it? and explain why you think he/ she did it in a smart way?
He took me to a fashion store where one can rent some of the most elegant dresses, and I never knew about it. I found the same dress at the store which I wanted to wear and rather than buying it I could rent it just for one Rs. 1000 for a day.

Conclusion:
I was on cloud nine, and I hugged my friend tightly for helping me out at the party. I was the centre of attraction, and it all happened just because my friends solved my problem.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • Globalization and technology have indeed opened up new markets and increased competition. 
  • Nowadays, people choose smart tricks to solve problems instead of using old/hard methods. 
  • Today, I would like to share my experience when a person helped me solve a problem intelligently. 

Who is the person is?

  • Last year one of my friends helped me to clear my exam. As we know, we all are suffering from pandemic problems, so th to shut down all educational services. 
  • This decision was badly affected education. I filled a government exam last year, and I joined an institute for it, but I had to stay home due to the lockdown. 

What the problem was? and How he/she solved it?

  • I was fresher so I could prepare for the exam by myself. 
  • I shared this problem with my friends because they also filled the same exam. One of my friends decided to start internet classes. Luckily, some of my friends are very good at math, reasoning, and general knowledge, so each took responsibility to teach one subject. 
  • This trick took some time to adjust, but we did it very well and enjoyed it a lot. We all did study for five to six months.

Explain why you think he/ she did it in a smart way? and Conclusion:

  • I think she intelligently solved the problem because we first decided to gather in one friend’s house for study, which was problematic. My friends live in a different part of the city, and due to lockdown, the police did not permit them to move from one place to another. We all thanked her for giving an intelligent solution. 
  • So in that way we solve the problem. 

Model Answer 3:

Introduction:

  • Everyone faces problems in life.
  • Some people have a great presence of mind and can solve problems without panicking.

Who this person is?

  • Here I would like to talk about my aunt Paramjeet, who solved a problem in a really clever way.

What the problem was?

  • I remember it was about six months ago.
  • My aunt and uncle had come to our place and my mother was preparing dinner for them.
  • As my mother was putting salt in the cheese curry, the box of salt slipped from her hand and a lot of salt fell into the dish.
  • As my mother had not prepared anything else she started panicking because it was already dinnertime.

How he/she solved it?

  • My aunt came into the kitchen when she saw that my mother was looking troubled.
  • She told my mother not to panic at all.
  • She kneaded some dough and put 3 to 4 balls of dough into the curry.
  • After about 15 minutes she removed the door balls and asked my mother to taste the curry.
  • There was no excess salt in the dish anymore.
  • My mother would not have been able to solve this problem on her own.
  • She had started thinking that the whole curry dish would have to be thrown and she would have to cook the dish all over again.
  • But my aunt saved the situation, and nobody even came to know that the problem had happened.
  • My aunt Paramjeet is a great cook, and she can fix her dinner for 20 people in just one hour.

And explain why you think he/ she did it in a smart way?

  • She also conducts cookery classes during the summer vacations.
  • She is in her mid-forties but looks much younger.
  • Whenever anyone in our family faces any problem, they seek her help for a solution.

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 person who solved a problem in a smart way”.

1. Do you think children are born smart or do they learn to become smart?
This is a tough question to answer. Some children are innately more intelligent than others. However, I believe that with proper guidance children can be taught to be smart.

2. How do children become smart at school?
Children become smart at school by listening to the teachers, interacting with their peers, and doing their studies diligently

3. Why are some people well-rounded and others only good at one thing?
Some people are naturally curious to learn a lot of things and so they become well-rounded. However, others try to master one skill and become proficient in that.

4. Why does modern society need talent of all kinds?
Modern society needs talent of all kinds because everyone cannot be proficient in all the things. So, to have a harmonious society there has to be a mix of people with different talents so that they can work together for the benefit of the whole society.

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Introduction:
Well, cleverness is something that one must have to deal with difficult situations in life. Though I’m not that cunning, but I feel lucky to have few clever friends who always make difficult things easy for me.
Who this person is?
Here I would like to talk about raj, my best friend from schooldays who always have clever solutions to my problems. Actually, I had to attend a reunion party last year, and I was really excited about it.
However, I got a little disappointed to read the invitation as it was a theme party which means I had to dress up according to the theme. Every guest had to dress up like a bollywood star to attend the party.
What the problem was?
Since I did not have a suitable dress to wear I had to buy one. I checked out multiple stores, but I couldn’t find anything that fits into my pocket. The dress that I especially liked was of James bond, but the price was too high. At this point, I got upset I was literally crying because I couldn’t attend the party to meet my friends.
Fortunately, my clever friend raj visited my place in the evening, and I discussed my problem with him. To hear my problem, he rather started laughing and said the problem could be solved within seconds.
How he/she solved it? and explain why you think he/ she did it in a smart way?
He took me to a fashion store where one can rent some of the most elegant dresses, and I never knew about it. I found the same dress at the store which I wanted to wear and rather than buying it I could rent it just for one Rs. 1000 for a day.
Conclusion:
I was on cloud nine, and I hugged my friend tightly for helping me out at the party. I was the centre of attraction, and it all happened just because my friends solved my problem.