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Describe someone you know who is very brave - Cue Card # 327

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

Describe someone you know who is very brave.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you know him/ her
  • what this person does

and explain why you think that he/she is a brave person.


Model Answer 1:

I have always believed that being brave means being afraid of nothing. The two go hand in hand. First is the fear, then the determination not to be ruled by it is what I called “bravery”. So, I will always choose to face fear, in order to conquer it, for how else we could possibly make true progress in life? Today, I would like to talk about one such person who is not afraid to face his fear.

The brave person, I am talking about, is a distant cousin of mine who is about 35 years old. He is about 5 years elder than me, and I have always found him to be a very positive, confident and brave person.

Whether it is with standing up for a person who is being picked on unjustly, standing against racism or prejudice or taking a stand against the unfair social and economic practice, my distant cousin has always proved his worth as a brave person. I guess, by now, you have a pretty good idea about the profession of this person.

But, if not, I will tell you what he really does, and he is a Journalist – a brilliant and courageous journalist with a very big heart.  Trust me, being a good and objective journalist is not an easy thing in these days because there always is a risk of being targeted unfairly by some crooked and anti-social elements against who a journalist chooses to run his pen, knowing that there are risks.  Anyway, the bravery of my cousin achieved a new dimension when he refused a good-paying job. Well, trust me, it takes some guts for a person to refuse a job that pays at least 5 times more than his current job, but my cousin did just that.

Anyway, I have already mentioned above what exactly my cousin a brave person. But, aside from that, I would like to say that it is his determination to always remain truthful and objective in all kinds of adverse situations for the sake and benefit of his society certainly makes him a very brave person in my eyes.


Model Answer 2:

To me, my mother is the bravest person I have ever known and met. She was a fighter from her early teenage. She lost her parents when she was only 14 and after that, she had taken life as a challenge. Strangely, with her bravery and determination, she has established herself as a successful Doctor. She did an extraordinary job to be able to get admitted to the top-notch State-owned Medical College and achieved a promising result in her medical years.

She is my mother and I know her even before I started my breathing in this world. I have been living with her for my whole life and she is very close to me. She is the person I consider as my role model. I admire her very much and I have never seen her compromise with rights and justice.

By profession, she is a doctor and she is, in fact, a very renowned doctor in our locality. She is popular for her benevolent character and bravery. People often seek her advice when needed. She treats the poor people for free and even purchases medicine for them with her own money. Besides, she is a doting mother of 3 children and a loving wife of my father. It amazes me how she perfectly balances her professional and personal life.

Her life was a challenge for her and she has faced almost all of the adversity the luck can through to someone. Facing these adversities and successfully overcoming them is a very challenging job. She has done that with bravery and intelligence. Sometimes facing a problem in life and making a good solution is even harder than facing a fierce wild animal and in this perspective, my mother has faced many demons and defeated them all. In her personal and professional life, she is a brave and exemplary character. I have seen her fight with politically powerful leaders to establish the right of a poor girl, mother or working-class people. That requires gut and nerve and my mother has these all.


Sample Answer 3:

Mr Simpson is a brave man indeed. I have witnessed his bravery during a fire-related incident in the apartment building where we live. In his personal life, he is honest and benevolent. But when it needs to be vigilant, he jumps into the acts and makes the things done which is not even imaginable to others. This is a great cue card for me and I will describe the matter here.

Mr Simpson lives in my opposite apartment. He is now a government official. Being a jolly person, he loves to socialize. He is really a heroic person and his tasks of bravery are now legend. In his young days, he used to be a boxer and won several national and international awards. Since he is expert in unarmed combat and does not care for the troubles which are considered dangerous by the commoners.

Mr Simpson is a government official and works in the foreign affairs section. Before getting engaged with the government job, he was an instructor for unarmed combat and ran a school to teach mixed martial art. But suddenly he changed his track and joined the government service. Now he seems happy with the job. But it should be admitted that he is a bold person on some grounds. In fact, I am one of the witnesses of his bravery. The way he rescued a little girl from a fire-gutted apartment was adorable. He was the only man who risked his life to save the little girl. It shows how much courage a man needs to jump in a closed apartment to rescue a life. Based on the matters, I think Mr Simpson is a lionhearted person.


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