Cue Card 292 - Describe an interesting person you have met recently

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

Describe an interesting person you have met recently.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • what he/she does
  • how you met him/ her

and explain why this person is so interesting.


 

Model Answer 1:
We meet new people often in our life. Needless to say, they all can be interesting and fascinating in their unique ways even though we may not always understand or recognise them the way we ought to. But, today I would like to talk about one person, whom I recently met, and who I did recognise to be an interesting and captivating person.

The interesting person, I am talking about, is a fitness trainer and also a sportsperson. His name is Antonio, and I met him at a local gym about a couple of weeks ago.

Anyway, when I met Antonio for the first time, I didn’t really think that he could be such an intelligent and environment-friendly person. But, I was proved wrong when he gave me a long talk about how we were destroying the mother earth by indiscriminately using (he used the word “abusing”) its resources in order to feed our greed. Apart from providing fitness training to people like us, he also likes to play basketball. Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention that Antonio likes to read different kinds of books and learn from them.

In fact, I have seen him reading all kinds of interesting books in between his fitness training sessions. Besides, he also likes to help little children learn about different kinds of physical exercises by visiting them at their schools every once in a while. By the way, he also told me that had been maintaining the same health routine for the last 15 years or so after finishing his university studies. Truly remarkable, isn’t it?

Anyway, I find Antonio to be so interesting because I have felt that even though he seems to have all kinds of resources at his disposal to be someone famous and rich, he didn’t choose that route, simply because he doesn’t like to find happiness in wealth and fame. Instead, he just likes to enjoy his life by doing what he enjoys the most. Besides, even though, he may seem tough from outside, he actually is a very gentle person who cares a lot about the world and people around him.

 


 

Model Answer 2:
Mr. Robert Neil (..or say a name you like...) is an interesting person whom I met a few months ago. He lives a few blocks away from our home and has recently moved to our locality from a different city. He has a family with 4 members and he is an engineering graduate and has worked as a chief engineer in many reputed organisations as he told me. In his early 40’s he took self-retirement and now enjoys his time either in developing some mysterious engineering and scientific tools or by travelling to different places of the world.

It’s pretty tough to say whether he is planning to visit a new country or has recently come from one if someone meets him. He mostly wears outdated clothes and has long beard with a strange look in his eyes. To my surprise, I found my conversation with him very interesting as he likes to talk about his plan to invent something very important to change the world. I am not sure what he is up to but it seems very thought-provoking to learn that he really believes that. He travels to hills and forests mostly to stay close to nature as he describes this habit to be helpful for idea generation. People often look at him very strangely and do some small talks about his attitude but I find him to be an interesting person. To my surprise, he is a very devoted and a doting father and husband and has a good flow of money even though he does not have a full-time job now.

I met him all of a sudden and that was interesting as well. One day he knocked on my door and I opened it. He came to our house and asked whether I can give him some copper or not. I was pretty perplexed with his sudden appearance and demand for the copper. He told me that he was doing an important experiment and he needs this to carry out his test. I apologised that we do not have any copper to offer him and advised him to visit the nearby shopping complex where he might find it. He returned back after an hour with some bags and thanked me for letting him know where he might find the copper he was looking for. He then offered to visit his house and have dinner with him. The whole confrontation took me by surprise and I understood from that very day that he was bit unusual and interesting in nature.


 

Similar Cue Card Topics

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

  • Describe an interesting person you know about.
  • Describe a neighbour from your locality.
  • Describe a person whom you met all off a sudden.

 

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