Describe someone you really like to spend time with IELTS Cue Card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe someone you really like to spend time with.

You should say:

Who this person is?
How you knew him/her?
What you usually do together?
And explain why you like to spend time with 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 you really like to spend time with IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:

  • When you grow up and your life is full of stress and responsibility, you always cherish the memories of the good times you spent with your favourite friends / special someone. 
  • Today I would like to talk about someone, with whom I like to spend time. 

Who this person is? and How did you know him/her? 

  • I enjoy spending time with my mother’s friends. 
  • Her name is Surjeet Kaur and she lives next to my house. 
  • She retired from a school that taught history and English. 
  • I know her very well because she is my mother’s friend. 
  • I took an English lesson from her during the final exam. Not only is she a good teacher, but she is also a very nice person. 
  • In addition to her apprenticeship, she is an excellent cook and painter. 
  • Most of our hobbies are the same. 

What do you usually do together? 

  • I went to her house every night. 
  • I learn a lot of sweet dishes from her. We both love arts and crafts. 
  • So, in our free time, we make new things from old ones. We may paint clothes to make beautiful clothes, such as dresses and Punjab suits. 

And explain why you like to spend time with him/her? 

  • Our nature (likes, dislikes, hobbies) is the same. This is the main reason why we enjoy spending time together. 

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • If I had to talk about myself, I would say I am very reserved person and it takes a lot of time to become familiar with strangers.
  • However, I love spending time with my family.
  • I am very close to both my parents but as we are all working (as they are working and I am studying), its hard for us to spend time together.

Who this person is?

  • The person I do spend a lot of time together with is my nephew- my sister’s child.
  • He is nearly five years old.
  • He is very special to me.
  • There are many reasons for that.
  • Firstly, everyone says that he looks like me and secondly, we both like spending time with each other.
  • I think the reason for that is we feel very comfortable with each other.
  • I get to act like a child around him and I miss being a child.
  • He is also like me – very shy with strangers and he is very naughty – just like I was in my childhood.
  • So, spending time with him reminds me of my childhood in some ways.
  • In my childhood, I was in a hurry to grow up but now I sometimes wish I could reverse time and bring back my childhood.

What you usually do together?

  • There are so many things we do together.
  • But something that we really enjoy doing is to play pranks on Deepa, my sister and his mother.
  • I think we can do that all day long.

why you like to spend time with him/her?

  • We also both love eating chocolates, so whenever we can, we try to buy and eat chocolates secretly.
  • However, I do get scolded sometimes as I am the adult.
  • I also have a dog and so we both like playing with her.
  • We love taking her out on walks and feeding her.
  • In the evening, I take my nephew to the park and just spend time on the swings there.
  • Sometimes, I wish he would always remain a child, but I know that’s not going to happen even if I wish for it a million times.

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 you really like to spend time with”.

1. How many generations usually live together in India?
I think the situation in India is undergoing a change. Earlier joint families were more common and three or four generations used to live together. On the other hand, nowadays nuclear families are more common with maximum of two generations living together.

2. Is it important to visit family members?
Yes, it is really important to meet family regularly. I think family defines us and family is what supports us and stands with us in bad times. However, I think this selfless bond only stays if we remain in contact with each other.

3. What are the values of family in your country?
The think the main values of family in India are respect for elders and prioritizing the needs of the family over our individual needs. That is why, in India we think in we rather in I, for example we own a house, we own this car.

4. Why is family bonding necessary for happiness in life?
Family bonding is necessary for happiness because it gives us secure. I mean it makes us feel that we are not alone, there is someone behind us.

5. Do you think the support from a friend is different from the support from a family member?
I think certainly. There is an element of selflessness in family relationships, which I feel is missing when it comes to support from friends. Also, it doesn’t create a burden. What I mean is we do take help from friends but then it also makes us feel that we have to repay it. This feeling doesn’t come in the case of family.

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Describe someone you really like to spend time with IELTS Cue Card

Describe someone you really like to spend time with IELTS Cue Card

Introduction:
When you grow up and your life is full of stress and responsibility, you always cherish the memories of the good times you spent with your favourite friends / special someone. 
Today I would like to talk about someone, with whom I like to spend time. 
Who this person is? and How did you know him/her? 
I enjoy spending time with my mother’s friends. 
Her name is Surjeet Kaur and she lives next to my house. 
She retired from a school that taught history and English. 
I know her very well because she is my mother’s friend. 
I took an English lesson from her during the final exam. Not only is she a good teacher, but she is also a very nice person. 
In addition to her apprenticeship, she is an excellent cook and painter. 
Most of our hobbies are the same. 
What do you usually do together? 
I went to her house every night. 
I learn a lot of sweet dishes from her. We both love arts and crafts. 
So, in our free time, we make new things from old ones. We may paint clothes to make beautiful clothes, such as dresses and Punjab suits. 
And explain why you like to spend time with him/her? 
Our nature (likes, dislikes, hobbies) is the same. This is the main reason why we enjoy spending time together.