Describe an energetic person that you know

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe an energetic person that you know.

You should say
Who is this person?
How do you know this person?
Why do you think this person is energetic?
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


  • According to my perception, an energetic person is that who is always ready for action, either is physical or mental—a person who does not feel tired.
  • Here I am going to talk about a very energetic person.

Who is this person?

  • Her name is Anita.
  • She lives next to my home.
  • She is a teacher of mathematics in the private school.
  • There are five members of her family, her husband, father -in- law, brother- in- law and four-year-old son.
  • All members of her family are working.

Why do you think this person is energetic?

  • She is the only lady of her family, so she has to manage household chores and school work.
  • She wakes up at 4 am.
  • She starts her day with prayer and then begins other household chores such as dusting, mopping, washing clothes and preparing food for all.
  • She completes all this work at 6 0′ clock.
  • After that, she gets ready for her son to school.
  • She leaves home at 7 o’clock and comes back at 3 o’clock.
  • Instead of taking rest, she teaches math to 10 students from 4 to 6 0′ clock in the evening and then she completes the rest of the house chores and prepares dinner for the family.
  • She goes to bed at 10 o’clock. So this is her daily schedule.
  • I think she is a brave lady who manages all this very calmly.

How do you know this person?

  • I know her very well because I am not only her neighbour, but was attending math class in her home last year.

And explain how you feel about this person?

  • She is a big motivation for me.
  • Even though she is very busy in her personal and professional life but still maintains her physique very well because she does yoga in the morning.



  • When I started thinking about an energetic person, one person came to mind, especially.

Who is this person?

  • His name is Mr. Vikas Chaudhary, and he works as a personal fitness trainer at a gym in my hometown.

How do you know this person?

  • I came to know him when I joined the gym last year.
  • When I joined, I was very clueless about which machines to use, how much weights to use and what exercises to do as a beginner.
  • Mr. Vikas was the one who guided me even though I hadn’t paid for personal training services.
  • He took special notice that I was a beginner, and whenever I did any exercise, he told me about the correct posture and corrected me if I was wrong.

Why do you think this person is energetic?

  • A few weeks later, I sent him a friend request on Facebook.
  • That’s how I came to know that he is a very active and energetic person.
  • Firstly, he works a personal trainer six days from 8 AM to 8 PM, which involves a lot of physical activity.
  • Before that, he goes for a 1-hour jogging session daily.
  • Every Sunday, he plays football for two-three hours with his friends.
  • So, he does some form of physical activity every day of the week besides his job, which is also physical.
  • Because of all this, he has a very impressive, lean and muscular physique.
  • Another thing I like about him is that he doesn’t take any supplements, and he doesn’t encourage others to take supplements either.
  • He believes in the protein-rich diet but without any supplements.
  • Recently, there was a fitness competition in Phagwara, and he got second prize in the competition.

And explain how you feel about this person?

  • He is a big motivation for me.
  • I want to have an active lifestyle and have a physique like him.
  • I feel it takes a lot of effort to maintain a physique like him, and it shows the hard work that he puts into his body.

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 an energetic person that you know”.

1. What kind of jobs need a lot of physical activity?
I think with the coming of computers and technology, a lot of jobs don’t require as much physical activity as in the past. Still, there are a few jobs that involve manual labour like masonry, plumbing, painting etc. which involve a lot of physical activity.

2. What’s the difference between payment for physical work and payment for mental work?
It’s a fact that today as a society, we give more importance to mental work as compared to physical work. So, jobs that require mental work entail a much higher salary than jobs with physical work. In India, especially, jobs with physical work like farming, plumbing, painting, working in factories are some of the least paid jobs.

3. Can physical workers have higher salaries in the future?
On the contrary, I think physical workers would have even lower salaries in the future relatively. This is because machines are gradually replacing manual work, and I think the need for manual labour is coming down tremendously.

4. Do you think machines could replace manual labor in the future?
I don’t think machines will replace manual labor completely, but there would definitely be an impact. I think with the coming of new technologies, new types of jobs will be created, which will require different skill sets. This, in fact, is already visible for example, with the coming of driverless cars – there has been a fall in the jobs for drivers.

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