IELTS Cue Card Sample 147 - Describe someone who has had an important influence in your life

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

Describe someone who has had an important influence in your life.

You should say:

  • Who the person is
  • How long you have known him /her
  • What qualities this person has

and explain why this person has had such an influence on you.

Model Answer: 
In my life, there are several persons in my family members who made unmatched contributions to help me go ahead and among them my father’s contribution is unforgettable. He is the person whom I love most in this world and I consider him to be a perfect human being with his uncompromised honesty, bravery and responsibility. 

I know my father from the very beginning of my life as he is the person who brought me in this world. From my childhood, he has raised me with his love, affection and mentorship. He taught me about the world, people and values. He helped me on my education and has devoted his life to properly raise me. 
My father is an exemplary person who has led an honest life. As a high ranking government officer, he had many chances to pile up the riches but he had always known what the right things to do. The basic of humanity and the importance of education were something he delivered to me. He is now a retired person and leads his serene and peaceful like with contentment and happiness. He was a brave person who never feared the rough power of the society. 
As a father, I would say he has done everything humanly possible to raise me and my 3 other siblings. He spent his entire earning for our happiness and necessity while he went through hardship. I learned the true meaning of life and started achieving some of the qualities he has. The person who I am now is mostly because of my father's devotion and dedication. To me, he is an ideal person whom I often mimic and consider as my idle in my life.

Part 3 – Two-way discussion:

Q. What type of people influence the young in your country?

Q. Why it is important to have role models in our life?

Q. Do you think the education system in your country influences young people’s behaviour?

Q. What types of person (parents, teachers, friends etc.) are best to influence young people’s behaviour?

Q. What do you think young people will be most influenced by it the future?

Q. What influences social media like facebook has on young generation in your country?

Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card Topic would also enable you to talk about the following Cue Card Topics as well:
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  2. Describe a person you really admire.
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  4. Describe someone who has an inspiring quality.
  5. Describe someone who has helped you.
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