Describe a popular/well-known person in your country IELST Cue Card

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 Answers and follow up questions to Describe a popular/well-known person in your country IELTS Cue Card:

Model Answer:

Introduction: 

  • 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.

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Describe a popular/well-known person in your country IELTS Cue Card

Describe a popular/well-known person in your country IELTS Cue Card

Introduction: 
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.