Describe A Popular/Well-Known Person In Your Country

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a popular/well-known person in your country.

You should say:

Who this person is?
What he/she has done?
Why he/she is popular?
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 1:

Well, the list of well-known personalities is endless I who are famous for their talent in different fields.

Who this person is? and What he/she has done?
And here I am going to talk about one such personality who is extremely famous in the world of music. He is none other but famous rapper Sidhu Moose Wala. Why Sidhu moose wala is my favourite

Why he/she is popular?
Sidhu is actually from Punjab and his village is not too far from my hometown. Although, he is from Punjab yet he is renowned and known worldwide because of his talent.

He is a rapper and his unique style of music is appreciated by youngsters especially. one thing which is really wonderful about this singer is that he is not only a singer but a lyricist also. 

His lyrics are just amazing because all his music has some kind of message to the society. Well, I can say that his music is just amazing and full of energy and there is no any party where the music of moose wala is not played.

Although he remains in our controversies as well for promoting gun culture yet he has a special room in the hearts of millions. 

Millions all over the world, follow him fanatically and I too have a playlist of him in my mobile phone and I can listen to his music for hours. lt is very unfortunate that some time ago, he was assassinated publicly and at a very young age of 28 years only he left us forever. 

And explain how you feel about this person?
But what I personally feel is that music lovers of Sidhu Moose Wala will never forget him. He would stay in the hearts of his lovers till eternity because he was a kind of role model for them and the fact is that, he achieved heights of success at a very young age and showed a path to the youth that anyone can become successful at any age with hard work and dedication

Overall, Sidhu Moose Wala is the one who I consider famous and despite his death, he will remain famous in times to come. 

Model Answer 2:


  • I believe that India is a land of celebrities.
  • We have the second-largest population in the world, so we have many popular people as well.
  • Most of the popular people in India are either movie actors, cricketers or politicians.

Who this person is?

  • Today I would like to talk about a sportsperson who has been a constant source of inspiration to the millions of other people in our country and me.
  • His name is Virat Kohli, and he is a cricketer.
  • He plays as a right-handed batsman.
  • He is just 33 years old and also one of the greatest players of the Indian Cricket team.

What he/she has done? and Why he/she is popular?

  • He is the lead batsman in all three formats of the game, i.e. One Day Internationals, Test Cricket and Twenty Twenty matches.
  • He is also ranked as one of the world’s most famous athlete by the Forbes Magazine.
  • One of his greatest achievements was leading the Indian Under 19 team to victory in the World cup tournament.
  • He debuted (note the pronunciation – debued) for India when he was only 19 years of age and since then he has never looked back and broken a lot of records.
  • Currently, he has the second-highest number of International centuries in the game, just behind the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
  • From a personality perspective, he is an aggressive player with a winning attitude and a strong commitment towards the game.
  • I feel that he is the perfect example of the saying that hard work is the key to success.
  • One thing that a lot of people don’t know about Kohli is that he lost his father while playing a test match for his state team but he still continued to bat and only after he had saved his team from losing he went for the cremation of his father.
  • Apart from sports, ViratKohli also does a lot of charity through his foundation, which works for better education and healthcare of underprivileged children.
  • A few years back, he got married to famous Bollywood Actress Anushka Sharma.
  • They got married in Italy, and it was one of the biggest weddings of the year 2017.

And explain how you feel about this person? and Conclusion:

  • I wish that he will win the world cup for India in 2023 and lead India to the number one spot in all formats of the game.

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 popular/well-known person in your country”.

Q1. What are the qualities of being popular?
A popular person is one who is a people’s person. He should be friendly and approachable by people. He should be helpful and empathetic. He should be a good listener and try to lead by example.

Q2. Do you know any popular star who likes helping other people?
Many celebs are attached to some charity organisations or are running their own NGOs. Salman Khan has his charity “Being Human’, which is doing a lot for Charity.

Q3. Do you think children should imitate their idols?
It is not a question of whether they should. We have to realise that they will always imitate. So, the onus is on the celebs to be good role models and do what is good to be imitated.

Q4. What influence do popular stars have on teenagers?
Teenagers want to be like their favourite celebs. They take them as their idol. They are influenced in both good and bad ways. If their popular star is endorsing any product then teenagers blindly want to buy that product even if they don’t need it. If their popular star is doing something good, such as helping the poor, teenagers also go out and do the same.

Q5. Do you think popular stars have more freedom or less freedom?
I think popular stars have to lead a life, which is open to public. They cannot be themselves and enjoy life like commoners can. In that respect, their freedom is restricted.

Important Vocabularies:

1. Renowned

widely acclaimed or recognized for excellence or achievement.

Despite being from Punjab, Sidhu Moose Wala is renowned and known worldwide for his talent.

2. Rapper

a musician who performs spoken lyrics over a musical beat.

Sidhu Moose Wala is a talented rapper known for his unique style of music.

3. Controversies

matters that cause disagreement or public debate.

Sidhu Moose Wala has been involved in controversies surrounding the promotion of gun culture.

4. Fanatically

with great enthusiasm or obsession.

Millions of people fanatically follow Sidhu Moose Wala and admire his music.

5. Assassinated

unlawfully killed, usually referring to a public or politically motivated murder.

Sidhu Moose Wala was tragically assassinated at a young age, leaving his fans devastated.

6. Dedication

the quality of being committed or devoted to a task or purpose.

Sidhu Moose Wala’s success is attributed to his hard work and dedication to his craft.

7. Achievements

notable accomplishments or successes.

One of Virat Kohli’s greatest achievements was leading the Indian Under 19 team to victory in the World Cup tournament.

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