Cue Card # 258 - Describe one of your classmates

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

Describe one of your classmates whom you remember.

You should say:

  • who is/was this classmate
  • what class you read together
  • what you two do/did together

and explain why you remember him/her.


Model Answer 1:

I have always believed that without having good companies or classmates in a school, a student’s life would never really be that fulfilling and colourful. Not to mention, I have also had my fair share of classmates, who have enriched my life with many great experiences and memories as a young man, and today, I would like to talk about one of them.

The name of this classmate of mine was “Himu”, and we had attended the same class together from 7th grade to 10th grade. Not sure how or when I exactly met Himu, but I am assuming that I might have formally met him or talked to him at the local bookshop for the first time when we both were trying to buy some storybooks.

Of course, before that time, we both had seen each other, but never really felt the need to communicate. But, however, it was at that time I found that just as I liked to read adventure stories, and that was the first thing that I knew about Himu other than we both were studying in the same grade. Anyway, later on, I came to know that this classmate of mine didn’t really like to go to the school that much even though I found him to be a rather brilliant student. Besides, being the only son of a very rich father, I realized that he didn’t really need to go anywhere, much less to a school.

Anyway, as classmates, one of our most favourite things to do was to visit a local shopping centre and enjoy our favourite ice creams during the break. Besides that, we also liked to watch football games together.

I still remember this classmate of mine because he was a very laidback and easy going guy with virtually no remorse or expectation. Besides, I never really think of a time when we had any arguments with each other unlike with many others. Finally, I remember him also because he never failed to invite me to his home if his family was having any kind of parties or celebrations.


Sample Answer 2:

Throughout my academic years, I had many good classmates with whom I had spent a significant amount of time, did many adventurous and fun activities, studied together and played different games and sports. Some of them became my long term friends at a later time. For this topic, I'd like to talk about "Ron", a classmate of mine who later became my good friend.

I met him in grade six after I got admitted to a new school. On the first day of my school, he sat next to me. We studied together from grade six to grade nine, and after that, he got admitted to a different school. So we studied together for more than 3 years, and during these years, we did lots of things together including preparation for the exam, playing, making different stuff and visiting different places of our hometown. He often came to my house to watch TV, and that was fun. Before the exams, we used to study together and share our notes and other study materials.

I mostly remember him because he was a good person and a great friend. We spent some excellent time together, and since we had been together for a long time, I have many happy memories regarding the things we used to do together in our teenage. And that’s why I still remember him.


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 friend from your childhood.
  2. Describe someone you worked or studied with.
  3. Describe a classmate whom you have not met for a long.
  4. Describe a friend from your hometown.
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