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Describe a creative person whose work you admire - Cue Card # 773
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe a creative person whose work you admire.
You should say:
- who this person is
- how you know this person
- what creative things he/she has done
and explain why you admire his/her work so much.
[Instruction: 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:
I don’t really have a very keen eye or mind for creativity, and as such, I don’t always know if somebody is really creative unless, of course, that person is like Mr Fuad Alam. Today, I would like to talk about Fuad Alam whose work I really admire.
To introduce this creative person a little, he is actually a very fine and polished carpenter, and my family has been doing business with him for almost 10 years. In fact, I can’t remember an occasion over the last 10 years when we needed to make a piece of furniture for our family, and yet we didn’t ask for his help. Of, course, whether he was always able to help us or not, that’s a different story. But, again, the truth is, whenever we need to make any furniture, the name of Mr Fuad Alam first comes to our mind.
Now, if you are wondering what is so special or “creative” about Fuad Alam, all I can say is that you will actually have to see some of his works to believe it since it is just not always possible to describe the creativity of a person in some simple words. But, just to give some hint, one of the wardrobes, made by him, was sold at a record price one time because it didn’t only look so unique and beautiful, but also it was made with a bare minimum quantity of wood. Similarly, he has displayed his creativity on many other furniture pieces which have been shipped to many different parts of my country.
Anyway, I really admire the works of Mr Fuad Alam, mainly because he happens to perfectly know which designs or artworks go with what kinds of furniture. Besides, he also happens to know what type of furniture a home should have without ever destroying the natural appeal or look of that home. So, essentially, even though he just may be a carpenter with no formal degree or education, he is actually very much like an expert “interior designer” to me!
Model Answer 2:
First of all, thank you very much for this interesting topic. I believe that, in this modern era, countless creative people inspire us with their work. Today, I am going to talk about a creative person whose work I admire greatly.
Who this person is:
The person is none other than Banksy, a renowned street artist known for his unique style of graffiti. Banksy is an anonymous street artist and a political activist who has made a name for himself with his graffiti art all around the world. He is a British artist whose identity remains a mystery, which adds to the intrigue surrounding his artwork.
How you know this person:
I came across Banksy's artwork on the internet and was immediately drawn to his unique style of graffiti. His artwork is often thought-provoking, and it speaks volumes about the issues we face in society.
What creative things he/she has done:
Banksy's artwork is diverse and covers a range of topics, including politics, culture, and social issues. He has created numerous thought-provoking pieces, such as the "Flower Thrower," a mural depicting a masked protester throwing a bouquet of flowers instead of a Molotov cocktail. Another notable work is "Girl with Balloon," a stencil that has become one of his most iconic images.
And explain why you admire his/her work so much:
Banksy's work is not only aesthetically pleasing but also holds significant meaning. His artwork often challenges the status quo, and it encourages viewers to question their surroundings. His anonymity adds to the intrigue and appeal of his work, as people are drawn to the mystery surrounding the artist. I admire Banksy's work for its unique style and the important messages it conveys to the public.