IELTS Cue Card Sample 379 - Describe an old person you admire

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

Describe an old person you admire.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • where did you meet with him
  • what characteristics you most like on him

and explain why you admire this person.

Model Answer:
The old person I admire most is my grandfather. To me, he is a hero, an ideal father, a benevolent person and a man of his honour. His name is Alexander Vladimir and he is around 75 years old now.

We live in a joint family and he is still the head of our family. Though he can’t manage every aspect of our family due to his age, yet he is still the decision maker for our family. I remember him from my early childhood when he used to play chess with me. He taught me many things including the value of honesty and punctuality. He bestowed me some of his great adventures in his life through stories and those stories are still inspiring for me.

He is a person of his word. He would not talk much but when he does it carries unparallel weights. He is a benevolent person as I have seen him helping many people in our locality. He was an educated person and a successful father as all of them are successful professionals and businessmen now. I revere my grandparents for his acute observation and great decisions. I like his so much that I want to become a person like him.

Part 3: Details Discussion:

Q. What are the advantages of having an elderly person at home?

Q. Is there anything that older people should learn from younger generation?

Q. What can younger generation learn from the older generation?

Q. What qualities does a person need to take care of old people?

Q. Do you think elderly people should be allowed to work?

Q. Do you think that elderly people should be taken care of at home?

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 someone from your family.
  2. Describe an old person you know about.
  3. Describe someone you admire.
  4. Describe a senior citizen you often meet.
  5. Describe someone you respect a lot.
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