IELTS Cue Card # 243 - Describe a happy person you know

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

Describe a happy person you know.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you know this person
  • how he/she shows happiness

and explain why you consider him/her to be a happy person.

Model Answer 1:

Sometimes, I envy him and then think about how possibly he can be so happy in life. I even ask him about the secret to his peace, but he doesn’t answer. Instead, he just simply laughs away, which sometimes leads me to believe that there is perhaps no secret to happiness.

Well, the person, I envy, is none other than one of my best childhood friends whom I have known for about 20 years since the days we were going to high school. Yes, he is indeed one of the happiest persons I have ever seen in my life who thinks that being happy and remaining happy is a very easy thing to do. And perhaps, that’s why he can always put a smile on his face, no matter what the circumstances are.

But, he doesn’t exactly express his happiness in the same way. For example, if he hears a piece of good news from anybody, he thanks him or her after giving the person a lot of good advice charmingly and convincingly. In fact, he talks to the good news bearer in such a way that the person becomes the more important person than the news he or she is delivering. He also likes to express his happiness by giving gifts, be them small or big, to his families and friends alike even when there are no occasions for it. Besides, when he feels happy, he also becomes very animated sometimes either by laughing out loudly or jumping in the air. His happiness is expressed also in the way he always talks to other people in a very positive and inspiring manner.

Anyway, I consider him to be a very happy person, primarily because I have never seen him with a sad face. Besides, if a person tries to find happiness in every little thing in the world, there is no other option but to consider him as a very happy and positive person. Finally, I consider him to be a very, very happy person because I have never seen him getting mad at another person even when there is a reason for him to be angry.

Sample Answer 2:

Happiness is hard to define, and so is a genuinely happy man. Sometimes people whom we think are very joyful confess that they have great sufferings and sorrows in their lives. However, if we spend a great deal of time with someone and observe him/her very closely, then we can make a good assumption about how much happy or sad this person is.

And for this topic, I would pick my friend (…say the name of a friend…) to be a truly merry person. He is my friend from early childhood, and in my opinion, he knows the value of being joyous, and no matter what happens, he is contented, and that makes him truly happy.

I first met him in my high school, and both of us used to take part in debate competitions together. Thus the closeness and friendship grew between us, and later on, our friendship grew even further when we got admitted to the same university.

He has a positive attitude and he is contented with whatever he has, and in my opinion, this is the secret for him to be genuinely happy. He does not repent for things undone or bad things that happened to him in the past. I heard him saying that life is hard and you can be happy if you are satisfied in your mind. That’s something I agree and I have found him to be satisfied in his mind even in bad times.

He always smiles and never regrets the things that could have happened or the successes he could have achieved. He says that "What if...?" is a question that makes us worried and sad, not happy. He feels that happiness is inside us and our positive attitude can make us truly happy. He loves to enjoy the possibilities of life and he has a charismatic character to make his friends happy also. The positive mentality he possesses and the genial behaviours he shows make me consider him to be a happy person.

Sample Answer 3:

In my opinion, my 12 years old nephew is a genuinely happy person. In fact, I can certify him to be the happiest person I know.  His name is Christopher (...or say a name you like...) and whenever I see him, he is cheerful and jolly. I envy that in a positive way.

Since he is still very young and has a very positive mentality, he is indeed a joyous child. We live in a joint family, and his aura and happiness often make us happy too. I know him from his childhood as I have seen him grow up in front of me. Amazingly, he is a 12-years-old boy now, but to me, it seems like he is still a child.

The complexities of life have not touched him yet, I believe. He inherited a positive attitude from his father who always tries to be in a good and positive mood no matter what. As a 12-years-old boy, my nephew is still very innocent. He possesses a positive and good mentality and that makes him a happy person.

Moreover, he does not seek luxury and tries to be contended with whatever he has. I believe that's a great way to lead a happy life. He is physically strong, plays different sports and does not have any bad habits. Also, he tries to find happiness even in his bad times as he believes good times will eventually come. And for all those positive mentality and behaviours he has taken life as a pleasant and meaningful journey.

He is happy because he is mentally satisfied and contended. Happiness is pretty tough to define, but surely, it is a state of a positive and contented mind, and my nephew Christopher has it all.


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