IELTS Cue Card Sample 432 - Describe someone who is similar to you

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

Describe a relative/ friend / family member who you think is similar to you.

You should say:

  • who he/she is
  • what he/she does
  • what others think about him/her

And explain how he/ she is similar to you.

Sample Answer 1:
Well, people often say that I have many striking resemblances with my elder brother John. If I have to choose someone whom I consider to be like me, I would also choose my brother john. His full name is Alfred John and he is 4 years senior to me. He is an architect and working as a project lead in a large international organisation for the last couple of years.

His physical appearance, height, body structure and complexion are quite similar to mine. I can recall two/three events when a distant relative thought I was John. People often make this mistake especially when I wear formal dresses (like my brother most of the time does) and they look at me from a reasonable distance.

Apart from the remarkable outer similarities between us, we have many common interests and similar ways of thinking. We like the same type of foods, music, movies and sports. We are in fact really good buddy when we play together or compete others. We have common interests like our passion for gardening, reading, travelling and collecting coins. We both love to learn new technologies and that makes us common minded. Sometimes he gives his opinion in many family & political issues that I find  quite as the reflections of my thoughts.

To my parents and others, he is a great human being and an example of an ideal son. Apart from my mother others think that he is quite exceptionally brilliant! My mother still considers him as a fragile kid who needs here affection and advice to survive.

I consider him as a brother only lucky people can have! To me, he is a friend, a mentor and an example in life. The most important similarity I wish to possess is the morality and kindness he has for others.


Sample Answer 2:
Usually, kids look similar to their parents. Some of they might look like their father while some other like the mother. My relatives are on the view that I am almost a copy of my mother. She was the same as I am today in my 24. This is an important issue for me and in fact, I am really glad to have a chance to discuss this interesting topic.
My mother is a middle-aged woman and she is a housewife. She is not that much healthy and maintains her diet chart perfectly. She also loves to listen to soft music and sing songs as well in family functions. In her early life, she had spent the days in different parts of the world due to my grandfather’s profession as a diplomat. So, she is well familiar with different cultures and other issues. Besides, she knows several languages at the same time and learnt during her school days. She is very kind and generous to people. So, everyone loves my mom very much.  

Before getting married, she was a school teacher here in Thailand. My dad settled here from Taiwan and got married to my mom. After their marriage, mom had to give up her teaching profession. She had to give up her career to perfectly maintain the entire family. When my father settled down in Thailand with his business, he brought his other family members to reside permanently in Thailand. It was really a brave decision and my mom had to manage everything. Even in the present days, she is the key to everything at our home. She is the example of a perfect housewife. She takes care of every single member of the family, personally. She fixes the menu for the day, how many maids will work on the day, daily shopping, and much more.

My mom is a quite popular figure in my entire family. She loves to socialize and knows very well how to entertain people. In fact, she entertains people with her heart and in returns, she wins their love. Everyone respects her for her benevolent nature and kindness. She also has a great impact on our neighbours. She moves forward in every of their needs. Since she has no other tasks other than maintaining the family, she gets enough time to help the neighbourhood. Many of them are dependent on my mom for her extraordinary intelligence. She can solve critical problems instantly. Moreover, with the charming attitude, she makes everyone as her fan. This is really fun to enjoy.   

Many of the people, familiar to my family, have said that I look like my mom. And this is true to many extents. My face has a similarity with my mom’s face. She had the similar robustness as I have today. My grandmother told me the stories of my mom. When she was in my age, she used to do the similar things. But she was a bit calm while I am a bit unstable in nature. I am similar not only with her in physical terms, I have a striking similarity of nature with my mom. For instance, my hobbies are similar to those that my mom had in my age. I enjoy music, movies, love reading books while the hobbies were the same for my mom. This is really a miracle for me and I am happy with the similarities with my mom indeed. I love my mom and consider her to be a great person. so when people, especially my relatives compare me with my mom, I feel happy about it. I wish I would be able to become as great as my mom is now!


If you can talk about this cue card, you should be able to answer the following cue card topics as well:

1. Describe one of your family members.
2. Describe one of your brothers or sisters.
3. Describe a person you admire.
4. Describe a person you find exemplary.
5. Talk about someone you like very much.
6. Describe a good friend you have.
7. Talk about a person who is kind to others.
8. Describe a quality you admire.
9. Describe a person who motivates you.
10. Describe someone you often spend time with. 

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