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Describe someone who has a lot of responsibilities - Cue Card # 306

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

Describe someone you know who has a lot of responsibilities.

You should say:

  • Who this person is
  • What he/she does
  • What kind of responsibilities that person has

and explain how well that person deals with his or her responsibilities.


Model Answer 1:
We live in a strange world where some people have a very easy life, with almost nothing to worry about, while others have a lot of duties and responsibilities on their shoulders. Of course, it can’t also be denied that not all of us are meant and programmed to shoulder the burden of such huge responsibilities, but those, who do, certainly deserve our admiration and applause. Today, I would like to talk about one such person who I admire and respect because of handling a lot of responsibilities.

The person, I am talking about, is my eldest cousin. Even though he is a significantly elder person than me, I have seen him from very close how he handles all those responsibilities, he has, at ease. First of all, he is a medical doctor by profession. Now, being a medical doctor alone itself is a huge responsibility since he has to treat a lot of patients, some of who are seriously ill, on a regular basis. On top of that, he also is an elected public official in our local city government where he has to meet a lot of people on a regular basis to talk about the issues and problems which affect our city.

Now, if you add all of these responsibilities, he has to deal with almost every day, to the fact that he also has to run an orphanage of almost 200 little children by looking after their food, education and health issues on a daily basis, you can’t really help but think of him as a “superhuman”.  But, of course, he is no superman, but rather he is just a regular man just like us who has lots of energy and a good heart to do good things for other people.

Anyway, sometimes I really wonder how possibly my cousin handles so many responsibilities together. Then I figured out that he knows how to manage his time perfectly. Besides, I also think that since he is a medical doctor himself, he just knows how to remain physically and mentally fit all the times.


Model Answer 2:
In my opinion, my father is a person who has lots of responsibilities and he has a good quality of balancing these responsibilities with his daily life.

First of all, he works in a government organisation and on an average he spends 9 hours a day in his office. Though I don’t know the details of his every job responsibility, I have a good idea of his duties and this is a tough job position to hold. He is responsible for maintaining the education sector of the town and every day he has to spend a busy time at his office. I have visited his office several times and always found him busy meeting with the teachers of different education institutes as well as other government officers.

Besides his duty towards the country and the government, he maintains a family of 12 members. I have 3 siblings and two of my uncles live with us. My grandmother lives with us and my father is the only earning member of this big family. Apart from the expenses, he spends his time very wisely to keep in touch with all family members. He takes care of our education, balance nutrition and treatment. He is a hard-working person and he does many of our family tasks.

He is a social worker as well and often attends the community meetings. As a decision-making member of this welfare community society, he performs many works there as well.

One of his greatest responsibilities is to take care of his mother and amazingly he is very good at it. Sometimes I wonder how come he can manage so many things so well!
In my opinion, my father is a good-hearted, hard-working person who maintains an exemplary life with lots of duties and responsibilities.


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