Describe a person who you think is very open

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a person who you think is very open.

You should say
Who this person is?
How you know this person?
Why do you think this person is very open?
And explain how you feel about 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 Answer


  • I think very few people today are open and frank.
  • I myself am not very open, and I don’t find it easy to express my feelings.

Who this person is? and How you know this person?

  • But I really think that my mother is a very open person.
  • I have experienced her straightforward nature many times.
  • She doesn’t hide her thoughts and feelings. She openly expresses them.

Why do you think this person is very open?

  • For example, I recently made a cake.
  • She found it too sweet and when I asked for her opinion, she clearly said she didn’t like it.
  • And she isn’t like that with us family members only, but others also.
  • She speaks her mind.
  • Sometimes people get offended due to this too.
  • But as people get to know her, they understand that she is just straight forward and she intends to help and not to insult.
  • Over the years, I have found that more and more people appreciate her for straightforwardness rather than take offence.
  • Her straightforward and direct nature is also a reason, many of our relatives and neighbours come and share their worries with her.
  • They know she will speak her mind.

And explain how you feel about this person?

  • I think it requires a lot of courage for a person to be open and direct.
  • I care too much about other people’s feelings, and as a result, sometimes I lie or make promises I can’t keep.
  • My mother never does that, and I think she is really brave deep-down.
  • She is very secure about herself, and she is not afraid to show her true self to people.


  • I really wish I could be more open like that.

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 you think is very open”.

1. Is it difficult for Indian people to express their feelings?
Yes, Indian people are very emotional and polite compared to a foreigner, so they feel shy while publicly expressing their feelings.

2. Who do you think to talk more? Children or grown-ups?
Definitely children are more talkative as compared to an adult. The first reason for their behaviour is that they do not feel shy while speaking and don’t care about other people they talk about.

3. What do you think is the difference between boys and girls in expressing their feelings?
Generally speaking, girls are more expressive than boys. Boys hide their, feeling but girls do not.

4. Do you think people are more open than in the past?
Nowadays, people are more selfish and self-centred, so they hide many things, and they also want to save their image; that’s why they do not express their feelings openly. On the other hand, people in the past were very helpful and supportive, so they express their feelings openly.

5. Why do you think people are less open?
Answered in the last question.

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