IELTS Cue Card Sample 386 - Describe a historical figure

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

Describe a historical figure.

You should say:

  • who he/she is
  • why he/she is famous
  • Do you like him/her or not? Why?

And briefly explain his/her life.

Model Answer:
One of the historical figures that I admire the most would be Thomas Alva Edison. He was an American Inventors who lived at the end of the eighteenth century. It is said that Edison was one of the greatest inventors in the world, as he had found more than 1000 inventions during his time.
 
One of his greatest inventions would be the bulb light that we still use until today. In his biography, it was told that he had done almost 1000 experiences for the light and almost failed. But due to his persistence and strong determination, he finally found the bulb light. He was also the co-founder of the giant multinational company, General electric, which still exist until today. But the Company has transformed into a high-tech company which sells various kinds of products these days.  
 
I personally like Edison, because of his great determination. During his time, scientists had limited equipment, as there was no computer, no calculator and people have limited access to the library.  But with that limitation, he never complained and gave up and continued to make some experiments. His story has motivated so many people all over the world and I believe that we should continue to pass the story to the young generation.
 
One of the fascinating things about Edison's life would be when he was a child. He was dropped out from school because his teacher believed that he was too stupid to learn. But thankfully he had a kind and loving mother who never gave up on him. She became Edison's teacher who always supported him in every situation. And in the end, Edison became one of the greatest inventors in history.


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

  1. Describe a scientist you know about.
  2. Describe an inventor from your country.
  3. Describe a famous person you know.
  4. Describe someone you admire.
  5. Describe a person from the history.
  6. Describe a talented person you know about.
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