Describe a person in the news whom you want to meet - Cue Card # 719

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

Describe a person in the news whom you want to meet.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • why this person showed up on TV
  • how you know about this person

and explain why you want to meet him/her.

[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:
Life is busy. So, making time for watching TV is not something I manage to do that often. But, luckily, the other night after coming back from my work, I did find some time for myself to watch one of my favourite TV programmes which aired the interview of one of the successful business magnets of my country. And I really want to meet him in person and spend some time with him.

This successful business magnet, who showed up on the TV on that night, is a bit different from most others because he seemed a bit too young to me to be such a successful businessman. But, as the interview kept rolling, a lot of information about him started to come into the light. Of course, I already knew a little about that person by reading some business magazines and newspapers, but the interview was an eye-opener for me since it proved how a person of such a humble background could reach the pinnacle of financial success within such a short period of time.

In fact, the person had almost nothing when he started his fruit selling business at a street corner about 12 years ago when he was only about 22 years old. Today, with more than 150 acres of different kinds of fruits gardens and one of the largest juice manufacturing companies on his name, the 34 years old business wizard has proved himself to be one of the most promising young business persons of an entire continent. So, how exactly did he manage to become such a successful entrepreneur at such a young age? Well, the answer, according to him, is that he always dreamt big even if his family was one of the poorest in the town.

Needless to say, I have always wanted to meet him for as long as I have known him from TV and newspapers. And I also did want to spend some time with him right after finishing watching his interview, and I wanted to meet him, not because of his enviable financial success, but because of his positive attitude. I would like to meet him also because I want to ask him about how possibly a person of such a humble background, with no financial backing and formal education, could dream such big at such an early age and finally prove out to achieve them.

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