Describe a time you were friendly to someone you didn’t like IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time you were friendly to someone you didn’t like.

You should say
When and Where it happened?
Who he/she was?
Why didn’t you like this person?
And explain why you were friendly to him/her on that occasion.

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 time you were friendly to someone you didn’t like IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introducion:
Well, most people prefer to make friends and spend with those who are like-minded because it is not easy to adjust with opposite personalities.

Who he/she was?
Here I would like to share my experience when I had to be with one of my friends whom I never liked. Actually, Raj is my neighbour as well as my classmate, but still, we were not friends.

Why didn’t you like this person?
We had nothing in common where he was cold, introvert and a boring personality. I was quite friendly and fun-loving. That’s why we had a different group of friends at school as well as in the locality.

When and Where it happened?
Unfortunately, one day coming back from school, I had an accident, and my leg got fractured. Now I was on bed rest for almost one month and couldn’t attend school.

And explain why you were friendly to him/her on that occasion?
To avoid the study loss, my mother requested Raj to come at our house every evening to help me in my studies. Though he was not willing but agreed on my mother’s request.

Now I had to be very polite and formal to a person with whom I never wanted to be. He used to carry a lot of attitudes while teaching me, but I had to tolerate everything because I was in need.

Conclusion:
To be honest, after few meetings, we got used to each other. Despite his boring company. Now I can say he is my friend as well. But still not a good friend. Overall it was the time when I had to be friendly with someone I don’t like.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • Well, there are many people in our life that we don’t like because people mostly prefer to make friends and spend time with those who are like-minded people. After all, it is not easy to adjust to opposite personalities.
  • Today, I would like to talk about a time when I behaved very friendly/ politely despite I did not like her.

Who he/she was? and Why you didn’t like this person?

  • Her name is Harleen. She lives in Chandigarh.
  • I know her because she is the daughter of my father’s friend.
  • She has been living there since their childhood.
  • She is not arrogant, rude and does not show attitude to other people but still. I do not like because she uses people for their own benefit and divert their mind.

When and where it happen?

  • I know her behaviour very well because I spent three months with her. Two years ago we did training in computer technology in the same company. where I came to know about her nature.
  • Last month my father gave a party to his all old friends. and she came with her father to the party.

explain why you were friendly to him/her on that occasion.

  • She wore a beautiful pink gown and high heel footwear.
  • I warned her that stairs are very slippery, so be careful while using them.
  • Unfortunately. a child poured a glass of water on the stairs and she did not see it when she came down to the stairs her foot was slipped and got injured very badly.

Conclusion:

  • At that time, I took her to the hospital and cared for her for a week and I behaved very friendly with her, as a human I thought it was my duty.

Model Answer 3:

Introduction: and Who he/she was?

  • During childhood, I had a classmate, Rajesh, who was very full of himself.

Why didn’t you like this person?

  • He always used to make others feel like they were inferior to him.
  • That’s why, during schooldays, I tried to avoid him as much as I could.

When and Where it happened?

  • However, around one month before the final exams for 9th standard, he met with an accident.
  • He missed a lot of classes as a result.
  • So, after recovering, he asked a few of us if we could teach him what he missed.

And explain why you were friendly to him/her on that occasion?

  • No one in the class helped him because of his attitude.
  • The next day, my mother overheard me telling one of my friends how Rajesh deserved it.
  • After hearing this, she told me that regardless of his past attitude, I should help him.
  • I was reluctant at first, but I listened to my mother.
  • I called him and told him that I will sit with him an hour after class every day till the exams.
  • During these study sessions, I got to know him better.
  • I got to know that rather than being arrogant, he was actually very humble.
  • He was just not a good communicator.
  • His choice of words was a major reason for him coming off as rude and arrogant.
  • He knew people didn’t like him, but he was oblivious about the reason for it.
  • After the exams, I started inviting him to my home along with my other friends.
  • As they got to know him better, they also became good friends with him.
  • Till now, we are all good friends and meet each other often.
  • Recently, I asked mom why she made me help him.
  • She told me that it was the right thing to do.

Conclusion:

  • Helping our friends doesn’t make us kind; helping people we don’t like is actual kindness.
  • Because it is done without any real expectation.

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 time you were friendly to someone you didn’t like”.

1. Why are people friendly with the person they don’t like?
I think the main reason is that they do not want the person to know that they don’t like him/her. People feel they might need a favour from the person in the future and if the person knows that they don’t like him/her, he or she won’t help them.

2. What kinds of people are usually friendly?
You may consider me naive, but I honestly believe that majority of the people in the world are really friendly. I also believe that people in rural areas tend to be friendlier than urban areas, but that is just because of the fast-paced and stressful life in cities.

3. What are the differences between being friendly and polite?
I think politeness is about words, while being friendly is about our actions. I can decline something politely, but I wouldn’t consider myself friendly if I did so.

4. What do you think about people who are always straightforward?
I think these people are actually the best people in the world for one can always expect an honest answer from them. However, I also believe that it is nearly impossible to be straightforward all the time.

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Describe a time you were friendly to someone you didn’t like IELTS cue card

Describe a time you were friendly to someone you didn’t like IELTS cue card

Introducion:
Well, most people prefer to make friends and spend with those who are like-minded because it is not easy to adjust with opposite personalities.
Who he/she was?
Here I would like to share my experience when I had to be with one of my friends whom I never liked. Actually, Raj is my neighbour as well as my classmate, but still, we were not friends.
Why didn’t you like this person?
We had nothing in common where he was cold, introvert and a boring personality. I was quite friendly and fun-loving. That’s why we had a different group of friends at school as well as in the locality.
When and Where it happened?
Unfortunately, one day coming back from school, I had an accident, and my leg got fractured. Now I was on bed rest for almost one month and couldn’t attend school.
And explain why you were friendly to him/her on that occasion?
To avoid the study loss, my mother requested Raj to come at our house every evening to help me in my studies. Though he was not willing but agreed on my mother’s request.
Now I had to be very polite and formal to a person with whom I never wanted to be. He used to carry a lot of attitudes while teaching me, but I had to tolerate everything because I was in need.
Conclusion:
To be honest, after few meetings, we got used to each other. Despite his boring company. Now I can say he is my friend as well. But still not a good friend. Overall it was the time when I had to be friendly with someone I don’t like.