Cue Card 286 - Describe a good neighbour of yours

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

Describe a good neighbour of yours.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how long he/she is your neighbour
  • what sort of person this neighbour is

and explain why you think him/her to be a good neighbour.


Model Answer 1:

People say that we can choose our friends but not our neighbours, and I happen to agree with this wholeheartedly. So, having good neighbours is very important, and today, I would like to talk about one such good neighbour I have.

The name of this good neighbour of mine is Phillip Shetty, and he has been my neighbour for almost 3 years now. In the beginning, of course, I didn’t really know about his exact profession or any other details about him except only that he worked with kids. On the other hands, I didn’t really like to ask him about anything because it was against my principle to poke nose into the business of the people, even though, we meet almost every day.

Then, one day, I found Phillip to be in a rather distressed mode, and so I reluctantly asked him what was bothering him. In response, Phillip told me in a grim face that one of the children had a serious accident the previous day because he was left alone near a busy road unattended, and it was at that time I knew that he works with young children and runs a preparatory school. Anyway, as a neighbour, Phillip seems to be a very considerate person, and he has proved it by not walking his pet dog close to my home after knowing that I am allergic to the pets like cats and dogs. Besides, this neighbour of mine never forgets to remind me that I can ask him for any kind of help. Phillip is a person of little words, but when he talks, he never forgets to smile.

Anyway, I think that Phillip is a good neighbour he never complicates things for a simple neighbour like me. Besides, I also know that I can count on this good neighbour of mine when I would need any help. Finally, I think he is a good neighbour also because he is a hard-working person and hardly ever wastes his time doing unproductive things, like gossiping.


Sample Answer 2:
I live in a beautiful and peaceful area and most of my neighbours are kind, benevolent and well-mannered. Among them, I would pick Mr Patrick as a very good neighbour I have. He is an Engineer and works for a large engineering and manufacturing company. He is married and has four children.

He lives with his family only three blocks away from our house. He moved in our community 5-6 years ago and in this sense, he is my neighbour for the last 5-6 years.

He is a very amiable and talented person. He speaks very kindly with everybody and with children and senior citizen he behaves very mildly no matter what. I have seen his research papers been published in a reputed science and engineering journal and he is a renowned engineer in our town. In his career life, he is a successful Engineer and in his personal life, he is a good human, doting father and caring husband. He obeys the rules and regulation of our community very strictly and because of that, everyone in our community likes him.

I like him very much because of his kind and benevolent attitude and cordial behaviour. He helps poor people and also boldly protests any discrimination and injustice he notices. His talent, fame and successful career have not made him a proud person. Rather he has become a kind and good-hearted man over time. In our community, most of the people like him and he is, in my opinion, a neighbour anyone would expect to have.


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