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IELTS Cue Card Sample 384 - Describe your favourite politician

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

Describe your favourite politician.

You should say:

  • who is he/she
  • what he/she did that you can tell others
  • do you want to be like him/her

and explain why this person is your favourite politician.

Model Answer 1: 
Usually, I don’t like the politicians in our country as many of them take politics as their wealth accumulating source rather than working for the mass people. If I have to pick one to talk about, I would choose Baburam Bhattarai. From him, we, the Nepalese people, have much expectation for the nation’s development. We are often quite helpless in many social and national issues and politicians are there to show us ways. I also have the same optimistic thoughts about Baburam Bhattarai and consider him to be a great leader who works for ordinary people. He came from a small village of Gorkha district and became the prime minister of our country. This was not easy and he had to work hard and earn people's trust and love for that. 

In today’s scenario of Nepalese politics, he has played a tremendous role to have an optimistic roadmap in front of the Nepalese nation. He is a visionary leader and a good politician. The contribution he has made towards making our country a developed one is something worth mentioning. I would very proudly tell others how he has sacrificed his time and efforts to do the betterment for our nations especially having a progress roadmap and many implementations of it. This is a very competitive era and the globalisation concept has made it mandatory for a nation to have a clear vision to go ahead. This leader did exactly the same. I revere him for his talent, vision and benevolent nature. He is not like other politicians who place money ahead of other important aspects of their responsibilities. 

I don’t like politics, at least the money-making and power-play politics that we have. I don’t have any desire to be a politician. I believe every citizen of a country has many things to contribute to the country and I want to do my best to help the country from my respective field. The main reason I am not interested in politics is that there is too much dirt in our politics and honesty and a sense of responsibility in our country are not the fundamental requirements to be a politician. Rather money, influence and power are the main things someone needs to become a leader. That's why I would stay far away from active politics. However, this does not mean that I would not be politically aware and informed.  

I admire Baburam Bhattarai for his vision and fair play. He is a rare politician in our country and we need more visionary and honest leaders like him. We really need more honest leaders like him and I believe that someday we will have more honest leaders than corrupted ones and that is the day we young generation dream so dearly.


Sample Answer 2: 
Politics is really a matter of higher intelligence and honesty. Not everyone can be a politician, it requires a special set of skills and expertise. Mr Adrian Baruk is a Finnish legislator and politician. He is my favourite politician for some specific reasons. I will describe his features in brief now. 

Adrian Baruk is from one of the leading political parties in the country. He is a great politician and proudly owns a clean image. In fact, so far he has not got involved in illegal activities. Besides, he leads a simple life. He is mostly famous for his intelligence and sense of judgement. He played some important roles in the government when he was the Minister for defence. In fact, he improved the existing defence mechanism for Finland. Furthermore, he is a devoted political leader and loves his party more than any other thing. He has sacrificed the most important part of his life for his party.      

His party formed government twice in the last two decades. He was one of the most influential leaders. In his first term, he became the minister for trade and commerce, and in his second term, he became the minister of defence. He was successful in both of his terms and gained much popularity. In fact, he became popular even before his party came in government. He ran for the parliament and his electoral campaign brought him fame. He promised some specific things and he really kept his promise when he was in power. By the same time, he loves to lead a very simple life while the other ministers are seen a bit different in this case. They like to have a lavish lifestyle and typically lead their luxurious life which brings their downfall. But Mr Baruk is successful in this matter and entirely different from others.    

Definitely, I want to be like him. He is an honest legislator I have ever seen. He is accessible at any time of the day at his office or at his residence while there are some restrictions on meeting with the other politicians at their office and residences. He is an authentic patriot, took numerous decisions to protect the national interest. Furthermore, he has always proved his love for the nation and his party. He sacrificed his entire life for politics. In his personal life, he is a lawyer but hardly can manage time to practice. Besides, his family members are also considerate. They inspire him to continue his political duties. With the support of people of all strata, he is moving ahead. It would have been hard for him if he was not a man of good nature.   

Mr Baruk is not only my favourite politician, rather he is loved across the country. Most of the people love him as he never took any decision against the people. Often he had the chances to be dishonest but he did not so. As a result, he won the hearts of his people including me. I had the chance to meet him in person for one of my needs and found he was cordial enough and assisted in getting my work done. Later, he made a phone call to me know about the updates. I was amazed by the event that he really cared for me and my task despite being an ordinary citizen of his area. Since then, I am in his favour and he won my heart as well. I really like him much. 

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