IELTS Cue Card Sample 322 - Describe a famous scientist or artist in your country

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a famous scientist or artist in your country.

You should say:

  • Who is s/he
  • What s/he did
  • How you know about him/her

And explain why s/he is famous.

Sample Answer:
I am from the United States and Thomas Alva Edison was a great scientist, inventor and a well-renowned person from my country.

He was born in 1847 and contributed towards many inventions till his death in 1931. His invention and tools greatly influenced the human around the world. He is considered as one the greatest scientists and inventors of all time and almost everybody around the world knows his name and contributions to the world. His most popular inventions include the electric bulb, motion picture camera, phonograph, carbon microphone, fluoroscopy and the improvement of telegraph technology. He was a devoted scientist, creative mind and a prolific inventor who had more than 1000 US patents in his name.

I first learned about him when I was only 5 years old. My grandpa one day told me about the light bulb and said the story about this great inventor. Later I learn about him from a book I read about his life. In my university years, I read several other books on different scientists and inventions and Thomas Alva Edison was in all of these books.
His childhood and passion for new invention were so interesting that I hear many stories of this genius from my friends. As I recall, I watched a TV documentary show on the Discovery Channel that emphasised the great contribution of this scientist.

He is, without any question, a man who contributed to the progress of human civilisation. Many of his inventions were pure genius and unparallel. Many of his inventions and researches are still the motivation for scientists and science students. In many countries, he is still a part of the national syllabus in textbooks. People revere this highly talented person and will remember his as a symbol of mastermind.

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