IELTS Cue Card Sample 378 - Describe a teacher from your past that you remember

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

Describe a teacher from your past that you remember.

You should say:

  • what class the teacher taught you
  • how old you were then
  • what the teacher’s special qualities and characteristics were

and explain why you still remember this teacher.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer:
I remember Mr. Stuart who was an extraordinary teacher in my grade 7. He taught us Botany when I was in grade 7. I was then around 11 years old.

He was a remarkable teacher in terms of his teaching style and personality. He was quite elegant and distinctive in his dressing style and had a very charming and smiling face. While most of the other teachers sparked their tough personality, Mr. Stuart was very friendly and amiable. He was very punctual about the classes and I have never seen him missed a class! He reached the classrooms 5 minutes prior to the schedule and waited for the clock to tick the hours. He then recapped the lessons he taught last day and then asked us to question him. Only then he moved on to the new lectures. He told us lots of stories and those were all related to our study. He had been a successful teacher to reach the heart of the students. While we hated some of our teachers for their personality sometimes, I don’t think there was a single student in our class who did not love Mr. Stuart.

Botany was not a subject I was interested in at that time. I was quite sure I might get the lowest number on this subject. However, this particular teacher and his brilliant way of teaching made me interested in this subject. I remember him because he was a good person, an excellent story teller and an ideal teacher for us. Because of his influence in the classroom, most of us did exceptionally well on this subject. I still think that we need more teachers like him in our schools who would be close friends to the students as well as great teachers and mentors.

Rounding off questions:

Q. Do you want to be a teacher someday?

Q. Why do we remember some people differently than others?

Part 3 – Two-way discussion:

Q. What kind of person makes a good teacher?

Q. Why people choose to become teachers?

Q. Do you think education will change in the future? How?

Q. How does technology affect education?

Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card would enable you to talk about the following Cue Cards as well:

  1. Describe a teacher you like.
  2. Describe a teacher who had a great influence on you. 
  3. Describe someone from your hometown.
  4. Describe a teacher whom you liked.
  5. Describe a teacher from your school. 
  6. Describe a person who had a great personality.
  7. Describe an ideal teacher you know about.
  8. Describe a teacher who influenced you in your education.
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