Describe a person who cares about the environment - Cue Card # 684

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

Describe a person who cares about the environment.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you know him/her
  • what he/she does

and explain why you think this person cares about the environment.

[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:
The environment has become a very important issue lately for many people around the world as it has proved out to be affecting our life rather directly. In fact, I have seen many people in my country, who are being vocal about this problem, and Mr Rabada Qureshi seems to be one of them.

I have known Mr Rabada, living in the same neighbourhood as me, for almost 10 years as a “social activist”. However, I met him for the first time about 7/8 years ago when I visited him for some medical check-up and treatment. By the way, he is a Medical Doctor by profession, and a good one in that also. I also knew that he had involved himself in eradicating some social problems, like drug addiction and violence against women, by writing extensively on them on a number of local and national daily newspapers. But, I came to know how deeply he really cared about our environment, only when I visited him for some medical check-up and treatment about a few years ago at his chamber, as he lectured me for a good 5 minute about the negative effects of smoking on our environment.

By the way, I used to smoke heavily back then which caused the coughing. Of course, I already knew a little about the environmental problem and climate change issues of our planet, but I didn’t realize how close those problems really were to our own homes until I met Mr Rabada on that day. In fact, after visiting the doctor gentleman on that day, I started to quit smoking gradually and following his informative articles on environmental degradation in our areas on local newspapers.

Anyway, I think that Mr Rabada genuinely cares about environment because I have seldom seen him these days, using his private vehicle to travel to his chamber, as he doesn’t want to pollute the air by using fossil fuel. I also think that he cares about the environment because he always encourages his patients to plant more tree whenever and wherever it is possible.

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