Describe someone older than you, whom you admire IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe someone older than you, whom you admire.

You should say
Who this person is?
How you know this person?
What kind of things you like to do together?
Explain how you feel about this person/ why you admire him/her?

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 someone older than you, whom you admire IELTS cue card:

Introduction: 

  • Everyone admires creativity and creative people.
  • I know many people who are very creative.
  • Some can do wonders with paint and brush, and some can do wonders with needle and thread.

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

  • Here, I would like to talk about my elder cousin, Vineeta, who is very creative by nature.
  • She is 25 years old and is not very tall, but looks very beautiful.

What kind of things you like to do together?

  • She is fair complexioned, and generally likes to wear traditional Punjabi suits.
  • She has done her Masters in Home Science, and is good at many forms of art.
  • When she is in the kitchen, she can create new dishes.

Explain how you feel about this person/ why you admire him/her?

  • Her way of presentation is also very good.
  • She is fond of embroidery and has embroidered many wall hangings and suits.
  • Once she gifted me a suit embroidered by her.
  • Whenever I wear it, I get many compliments.
  • She can also stitch all types of fancy suits herself.
  • Everyone in our family says that she has got magic in her hands.
  • I admire her a lot and try to learn many things from her.
  • Last Diwali, we made a Rangoli decoration, which was superb.
  • She didn’t even need to draw the designs.
  • During college days, she participated in many youth fests and won many trophies for her college.
  • One niche in her house is full of awards and medals won by her.
  • She makes hand knitted sweaters, which look better than readymade ones.
  • She has made many crochet doilies to decorate the home.

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 someone older than you, whom you admire”.

1. What can young and old people learn from each other?
I think young and old people can teach a lot to each other. Old people can use their life experience to teach young one’s the important life values and lessons, whereas the youngsters can help the elderly by teaching them about the latest technological trends such as how to use computers and mobile phones.

2. Has old people’s life quality improved when compared to the past?
Definitely yes, I believe there has been a significant improvement in the quality of life of the old people. With the advancements in the field of medicine, there are treatments available for old-age related ailments such as osteoarthritis, thus making their life more comfortable. Also, social media has helped old people to stay in touch with their friends and family who live far away, instead of living an isolated life as compared to the past.

3. Why is there a generation gap between the young and the old?
I believe there are two main reasons behind the generation gap. First is due to the change in priorities, while the elderly believed in working hard and saving money, the younger generation wants to work smartly and party hard. So, the elderly often think that the younger generation is not serious about life. From the perspective of young people, they often see the elderly as boring and have a perception that the old people are not ready to adapt to the changing trends in society.

4. What do old people usually do in their life?
I think old people do many things in their life but mostly it depends on their economic and social status. Those who can afford, love to travel, play golf, spend time in clubs and enjoy their retired life. Others usually like to stay home, read books, spend time with their grandchildren, and sometimes do a pilgrimage to famous temples.

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Describe someone older than you, whom you admire IELTS cue card

Describe someone older than you, whom you admire IELTS cue card

Introduction: 
Everyone admires creativity and creative people.
I know many people who are very creative.
Some can do wonders with paint and brush, and some can do wonders with needle and thread.
Who this person is? and How you know this person?
Here, I would like to talk about my elder cousin, Vineeta, who is very creative by nature.
She is 25 years old and is not very tall, but looks very beautiful.
What kind of things you like to do together?
She is fair complexioned, and generally likes to wear traditional Punjabi suits.
She has done her Masters in Home Science, and is good at many forms of art.
When she is in the kitchen, she can create new dishes.
Explain how you feel about this person/ why you admire him/her?
Her way of presentation is also very good.
She is fond of embroidery and has embroidered many wall hangings and suits.
Once she gifted me a suit embroidered by her.
Whenever I wear it, I get many compliments.
She can also stitch all types of fancy suits herself.
Everyone in our family says that she has got magic in her hands.
I admire her a lot and try to learn many things from her.
Last Diwali, we made a Rangoli decoration, which was superb.
She didn’t even need to draw the designs.
During college days, she participated in many youth fests and won many trophies for her college.
One niche in her house is full of awards and medals won by her.
She makes hand knitted sweaters, which look better than readymade ones.
She has made many crochet doilies to decorate the home.