IELTS Cue Card Sample 388 - Describe your best friend

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

Describe your best friend.

You should say:

  • who is he
  • how long you two are friends
  • what you do together

And explain why s/he is your best friend.

Model Answer 1:
Stuart is undoubtedly my best friend according to every definition I can fathom about the best buddy! He is 24 years old and a handsome fellow. His smile (both genuine and rouge one) is worth million dollars! Once I heard that if you can stay silent for a long time with a friend and yet feel comfortable being so, probably s/he is your best friend and that’s exactly what Stuart is.

We are friends for more than 7 years and I met him in my college days. After our friendship began, I enjoy his company from every perspective. He stays with me through thick and thin and is always the one person whom I can share anything and everything. He is a good listener and one of the most talented persons I have ever met. He never hesitates to tell me the truth in an unapologetically blunt manner and never hesitates to stop me when I am wrong!

Our friendship started and remained so tight mostly because of our common interest. We often discuss the books we read, criticise the writings or movies we watch and praise a beautiful piece of artwork. We are both interested in computer games and we often play computer games together.

These days we are learning Spanish together and taking our graphics designing course together. Whenever I rent or download a movie, I invite him to watch it on my 3D TV. Apart from that, we are maintaining a blog together and that’s something we enjoy to a great extent.

Sometimes I share things with him that I cannot share with anyone else, and I get advice without being judged. This is the best part of our friendship and probably the main reasons our friendship is still intact and strong. He celebrates my successes genuinely, we know each other in and out and we can talk about everything no matter how nonsense it is.  


Sample Answer 2: 
Working as an executive for a multinational corporation like Samsung is really interesting but sometimes boredom occupies me as well. But having a simple conversation with Natasha is encouraging indeed. Now I will describe the relationship with her, who happens to be my best friend. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to talk about my best friend. 

It is really tough to manage a job here in Mumbai and this is more difficult for a woman like me. Fortunately, I managed the job and I am lucky to have it. I have been playing the role of an executive at Samsung India for the past three years. I met Natasha on the very first day of my office. She is a smart girl and gradually we discovered that we belong to the same batch but in different educational institutions. We also have some common friends as it is found on the social networking sites. Besides, she took her residence near the office which is a five-minutes’ walk from my home.     

I joined the office in 2014 after experiencing a lot of challenges. In fact, getting the job was not easier. I had to attend several interviews and tests. Finally, I was chosen for the post when I was able to demonstrate my skills and expertise for the position I applied for. Later, I came to know that Natasha also joined at the same time. Besides, she also had her desk opposite of mine. With some small chats, we started our friendship. Gradually, the friendship turned into deeper and she became my best friend. Recently, we have started moving to the office together. Often we exchange our lunch and help each other to prepare presentations and more other official tasks. Most of the times, we love to watch movies at our homes on the off days. 

When we are at the office, we work as a team. In fact, the authority has made us a team based on our mutual relationship. But sometimes we also have to experience some disagreement over different issues. We make decisions based on logic and then agree to the disagreement. Further, we together make plans to be implemented by the authority, check the sales reports, take care of the other reporting issues etc. But in most of the cases, I am responsible for the preparation of the presentation with newer ideas to be implemented in the market while she is responsible for presenting them before the authority in the meeting. We are doing well and growing together. Recently, both of us have been promoted to the senior executive of the corporation for our outstanding performance. 

Natasha is my best friend. In fact, she is an intelligent girl and made me too. Before meeting with her, I was not that much smart as I am today. In each and every aspect, she helped me and taught me the things I need to learn in handling real-life aspects. Before entering the job of an executive, she was in a sales team and learnt about the professional life. Accordingly, she has set her goals and also helped me a lot to set mine. I am, really glad that to have her as my friend. Moreover, with the passage of time, we started sharing our sorrows and joys and the friendship of us also touched our families. Now both the families are quite familiar and maintaining a healthy social relation like us. 


Model Answer 3:
This is absolutely a great opportunity to explain my friendship with Erik, who is my best friend and a compassionate person. I must say I am thankful to you for the opportunity you have given me to talk about my best friend Erik.

I believe friends make our life more meaningful and enjoyable. And some mates step forward to teach us how special they are in our life. Erik is such a friend and I consider him my best buddy.

I know him from my school days. We went school together, played football in the evening, stood should to shoulder in adversity, shared our meals, helped each other in our studies and over the time, we became the birds of a feather. We still are inseparable and find comfort even in our silence, which accordingly to many a symbol of a great bond.

We have recently finished our graduation - I am from Science major while Eric is from Arts. We love to talk about our personal issues; he is the only person I can share absolutely anything and everything. We often play chess, enjoy movies, visit different places, we debate on our political differences and share our thoughts about our career plans. There are times when he advise me how to deal with obstacles and stresses and he often says that "hole tight, buddy, every cloud has a silver lining.

Best friends always stick together and become more like brothers than friends. I am absolutely convinced that Erik has already proven that he will support me in any way possible and help me out from any grave situation. He is the kind of a friend someone can have only once or twice in life. No doubt his influence in my life is paramount and he will always be my best friend.          

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