IELTS Cue Card Sample 424 - A famous celebrity you admire

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

Describe a famous celebrity from your country whom you admire.

You should say:

  • who this celebrity is and how famous he/she is
  • what kind of celebrity this person is
  • why you admire this celebrity

and explain why he/she is so famous.


 

Model Answer 1:
There is a good number of famous and celebrity personalities in my country, Bangladesh, whom I admire. Some of these celebrities are sportspersons while others are from different kinds of cultural circles. Today, I would like to talk about a sports celebrity who is not only admired by me and my fellow countrymen but also by many others around the world.

The name of this famous celebrity, who I really admire, is world-famous cricketer, and his name is "Sakib Al Hasan". Those who have been watching cricket for the last one and half decade, they know how famous and accomplishing of a cricketer he really is because of his all-round cricketing skills and abilities. In fact, he has held the top ranking spots in all versions of cricket (Test, One Day International and T-20 cricket) for almost a decade, a feat which is only matched a few other great cricketers of this world. And because of these reasons, he is not only one of the most respected and sought-after cricketers in his own country but also in other cricketing nations play franchised cricket league.

By the way, this franchised cricket league is a comparatively newer version of cricket where different private cricket clubs from around the world hire famous cricketers from all over the world in order to organize the cricket tournaments every year. Of course, while these reasons are more than enough to admire Sakib Al Hasan, I admire him mainly because he single-handedly has taken the Bangladesh cricket to a new height from where our team can even dream of winning a world cup sooner rather than later

Anyway, Sakib Al Hasan is famous because he has helped to introduce Bangladesh cricket in a new light. He is famous all around the world also because, among a number of other reasons, he is the only cricketers in the world to have scored 1000 runs and to take 30 wickets in a world cup. Finally, he is famous also because he is one of the greatest all-rounder cricketers of all time.


 

Sample Answer 2:
Thank you very much for this candidate task card. Honestly speaking, it was a bit tough for me to pick a celebrity to talk about  as there are many of them to choose from. Finally, I decided to talk about David Beckham, who is not only a celebrity in the UK but also in the whole world. Interestingly, he comes from the same city I live in, which is London.

David Beckham was born in Leytonstone, London in 1975. He now lived in London with his wife, Victoria Beckham, who is also a superstar, and with his four children. He is most widely known as a  great English footballer but he is also a model, spokesperson and a businessman. He played football for the England National team from 1996 to 2009 and also for the famous football clubs like the Manchester United and Real Madrid. As a professional football player, he became an icon around the world and probably one of the most esteemed celebrity alive. He is a legendary footballer who had a unique style in his bending free-kicks as a right-winger. In 2004, David Beckham was listed in FIFA's 100 greatest living player in the world. He was twice the runner-up for 'FIFA World Player of the Year'. These statistics are only a few to signify how famous he really is. He was one of the highest earners as a footballer in his time and in 2013, he was the highest-paid player in the world.

As a fan of the UK football team, I have  always liked David Beckham. He is quite an extraordinary player and a fashion figure. In my early college days, he was the footballer I wanted to be! Besides, he is a fashion icon and the young generation loves his unique style very much.

My respect for him increased, even more, when he announced the "7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund" to help protect children around the world. He has been a UNICEF ambassador and his recent philanthropic works are quite exceptional and for that, I admire him greatly.

He is a great person, legendary footballer, a successful husband, a doting father, a fashion icon and finally one of the most revered celebrities not only in the UK but also in the whole world. I guess anyone knows  him would admire him.


 

Sample Answer 3:
I love to collect celebrity autographs and this is a hobby for me. I have visited different parts of the world and have gathered autographs of the celebrities I have met. Now, I will discuss the celebrity from my country, Australia, I admire the most.

Nicole Mary Kidman, better known as Nicole Kidman is an Australian celebrity. She is also a movie producer and been working with this arena since the 1980s. She got the breakthrough in a 1989 movie but she got global fame for her role in the movie – Days of Thunder. It was made and released in 1990. After the movie, she started moving ahead and had not to look back. Her struggles to become a celebrity was over and she became so. She has been awarded numerous prestigious awards and positive criticisms for her outstanding performance in the movies. Most of the cases, she won the awards for the Best Actress or the Best Leading Role.

Nicole Kidman is a movie star and filmmaker. She has participated in a wide number of movies and also worked behind the screen as well. She started her career in 1983 and gained world fame in 1995. She had to struggle in this time to create a platform for her own. She has performed in almost all types of movie genres but she is a better match for romantic and drama movies than the thriller, I think, as I found her performance in those genres far better attractive than her other movie genres. She is also playing some other social roles as well. Now she is involved with the UNICEF as a Goodwill Ambassador. Since her reputation soared, once she turned into the highest-paid actress in the country. Besides, she also owns dual citizenship status, one for Australia while the other one is in the USA. And it happens as she was born from the Australian parents in Hawaii.    

After the initiation of her career, her road to success was not smooth. She had to be patient and continue her performance. With the gradual development, she became the leading actress in the country. Besides, she also has a passion for songs and she sings solo. However, some of her movies were under the scanner and some gave birth to controversy. She kissed a 10-year old boy on the movie Birth which was made in 2004. Later she resolved the issue and described that it was done to represent love, not for other purposes. She achieved Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, nominations for Academy Awards among others. Further, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was on the top of her success till 2009 and after that year she became more attentive on her career than before. She is now passing hefty moments with some drama movies and biopics.

There a good number of reasons to admire this celebrity. In fact, she is not a celebrity to me, she is a very amiable lady with her kindness and love to her audiences. She rose to the peak of success but she never forgets her audiences. I had a chance to meet her in person at a social occasion. I have taken a couple of pictures with her and also collected her autograph. In the meeting, I observed that she is really a wonderful lady in all terms. She is able to make people feel comfortable in her company. Besides, she never hesitates to meet requests from her admirers which is not present among the other celebrities. She is a lovely celebrity leading a decent life. For all such reasons, I admire her the most.

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