IELTS Cue Card Sample 530 - Describe a person whom you recently met and liked

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

Describe a person whom you recently met and liked.

You should say:

  • when and where you met
  • what he/ she does
  • why you liked him/ her

and say whether you would like to spend more time with this person.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Sample Answer 1:
Last year I joined a multinational bank and as an investment banker, I often meet new people. Rahul is a young IT professional and a great person whom I have recently met and liked. I would like to thank you for this great opportunity to talk about a person I have lately met and made a friendship with.
 
It would be few months, 4 months to be more specific since I have first met Rahul. I met him in his office at Royal Street to discuss a loan he had applied for. This was strictly a professional visit to discuss the terms of the loan and investigate his company and type of business he runs. After we got introduced, I found him very friendly and amiable. He graduated from the same university from where I completed my MBA in 2014.

Rahul is a website and online application developer who owns a medium-sized IT firm. He comes from a rich family and has chased a different dream than his forefathers. I liked him for his friendly behaviours, innovative thinking, bravery and the sense of humour. He is such a nice person that he invited me to meet his family members at a party his family arranged a month ago, though our friendship has just begun. The main reason I found him to be a good person and nice friend is his honesty and ethics. The loan he applied for is still under review. I know that he has some good connections and powerful family members who he could easily turn to for the quick approval of this loan. But he has never used any of his influences to get advantages. He wants to achieve things he really deserves as an individual, not as a privileged person. The IT firm he is running is entirely his personal dream and achievement. He told me that he had not even taken a single penny from his father while starting this business and this is, in fact, a great determination to chase his own dream and build things with his own ability. I simply revere this quality in him. The kind of determination he has shown so far is rare among young people in our country these days.

I would definitely like to spend more time with him and enhance our friendship further. In fact, I consider him a good friend already. I would like to know more about his friends, business, future plan as well as other aspects as we expect to know about from our friends. I guess we become very calculative and choosy while making friends after a certain age and in my opinion, he is worthy to be a good friend of mine.


 

Sample Answer 2:
Recently I have met with Jack Ethan, a student at the undergraduate level at the Cairo University. In fact, he is one of my bosom friends now. He is from Australia and studying under the International studentship. Now I will describe him in brief and thank you for the chance to talk about him.

Cairo University is one of the reputed universities in the world and enriched with a good number of faculties. The university offers it courses to the natives and the international students as well. Ethan joined here as an international student and I met him last month at the inauguration of our class. He is really a young gentleman and comes from a noble family in Australia. I was introduced to him as he took his seat beside me on the first day of university. Gradually, both of us discussed many issues and come to know about each other. He was glad to be a part of the university like me.

Jack Ethan is an undergraduate student of Mass Communication at the Cairo University. Like me, he is a fresher here and proudly owns a very good academic record. In fact, he never stood second in his academic career so far and thus achieved a scholarship with the Cairo University. A moderately tall-figured boy, Ethan likes to read books of varied interest. The most important thing about him is that he is ready with a witty answer to almost every question. Even the professors are also unable, at times, to argue with him over any issue. For his sharper brain and analytical ability, he is now a popular one in the class. Despite being a boy from a rich family, he loves to lead a simple life. He is not an exhibitionist.

Everyone likes him for his modest nature and sincerity. But I like him for some other reasons. He is a man of word. Immediately after the startup of the class, one of the course instructors asked us all to bring an assignment on report writing for media. I was no idea how should I complete that. I sought help to many but none of them agreed to help me with an idea. In that moment, Ethan came to my help. He showed me how to write a report. Besides, he also suggested some potential ideas that I can apply for the report. Though some of the classmates were my school buddies, they denied to help me while a foreigner in my land, Egypt, came forward with a helping hand. Suddenly, I realised his nobleness and started liking him from deep of my heart.  

As an Egyptian, I am aware of the culture and histories of my own country. In opposite, Ethan is aware of the very recent political issues as well. He analyses issues with different perspective and the analysis results are outstanding. He does not talk much but able to express his feelings in a splendid way that the other students cannot. I think if I spend more time with him, it would be beneficial for me. His feelings are simple and he never rejects anyone for anything possible to him. He can deal with the worst situations and changes them into his favour. In fact, he could be a great teacher for me to teach about the real-life issues. So, I want to spend more time with Ethan.

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