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Describe a person who is beautiful or handsome - Cue Card # 660

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

Describe a person who is beautiful or handsome.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you know or met him/her
  • what this person does

and explain what makes this person beautiful or handsome.

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


Model Answer 1:

No doubt, we are biased in our behaviour and attitude no matter how hard we try not to be. As a result, we tend to prefer someone or something while ignoring others at our discretion. However, when we say that we like or prefer someone, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the persons, we like, are “better” than others, but it is just how we like to “feel” about a certain person or the others. And, the same also holds true when we say that someone is “beautiful” or “handsome” just as when I say that my maternal uncle is handsome.

Well, he is my uncle - my favourite uncle in that, so, he has to be “handsome”. I mean, how possibly a favourite uncle can’t be “handsome” to his nephew!? And, by the way, I have known my uncle to be “handsome” and nice from the time I came to recognize him from a very early age. He is a good-looking person with a more than average height and strong, symmetrical features. But what makes him handsome to me is probably his confidence.

In fact, there is hardly a day that goes by without meeting him or talking to him since he lives very close to my family. He is a doctor by profession, but he is also treated as a “leader” figure among his community members probably because of his ability to help others during the time of crisis, his infallible confidence as well as because of his noble profession.

So, what exactly makes my uncle “handsome”? Well, I find him handsome simply because of the ways he “carries” himself around, as well as because of the ways, he presents himself to others while always having a positive attitude. Besides, if you see your uncle remain nicely dressed and combed most of the time, he has to be “handsome”.  Isn’t it like that?

But, if his nice attire and nicely-combed hair aren’t enough to make him look “handsome”, then his “soft words” and “smiley face”, while talking to others, should also make him a “handsome” person. Am I right? Well, if not, an uncle’s unending love and affection for his nephew and his family should certainly make him the “most handsome” person in the world, and that’s exactly how much “handsome” my uncle is!


Model Answer 2:

One person who comes to mind when I think of beauty is my friend Emily. I first met Emily in college, where we were both studying literature. She is not just physically beautiful but also possesses an inner beauty that radiates from within. Thank you very much for this great topic.

Emily works as a freelance writer and spends her time travelling to different countries, immersing herself in diverse cultures, and capturing her experiences through her writing. What makes Emily beautiful is not just her stunning appearance but also her kind and compassionate nature. She has a warm and welcoming smile that instantly puts people at ease, and her genuine interest in others makes everyone feel valued and appreciated.

Physically, Emily has striking features - her deep, expressive eyes, flawless complexion, and radiant smile are just some of the attributes that contribute to her beauty. However, it is her inner beauty that truly sets her apart. Emily's kindness, empathy, and unwavering positivity make her a joy to be around. She has a way of making everyone feel special and loved, and her infectious laughter can brighten even the darkest of days.

Moreover, Emily's inner beauty shines through in everything she does. Whether it's lending a listening ear to a friend in need, volunteering at a local charity, or simply spreading kindness wherever she goes, Emily's actions reflect her beautiful soul.

In essence, what makes Emily truly beautiful is not just her physical appearance but also her kind and compassionate nature. She embodies the true essence of beauty - a combination of inner and outer qualities that uplift and inspire those around her.

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