Person you only met once and want to know more about - Cue Card # 774

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

Describe a person you only met once and want to know more about.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • when you met him/her
  • how you met him/her

and explain why you want to know more about this person.

[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:

Once in a while, we come across some interesting people whom even if we have met just once, we wish to get more acquaintance with them. And Dr Omar Baloch is one such person who will leave such a lasting impression on anyone even after meeting him just once.

Well, Mr Omar is a medical doctor who specializes in medicine. I had to take my elderly grandfather to him once about a few months ago as the old man was suffering from some kind of chronic fever and swelling ankle for quite a while. The same kind of health problem had attacked my grandfather a number of times in the past, but it just went away on its own without any kind of medicine or treatment. But, last time around, things got a little tricky as his fever and swelling ankle were not going away. So, we decided to take my grandfather to a medicine specialist, and hence visiting the chamber of Dr Baloch.

Anyway, as I took my grandfather in front of Dr Baloch, he immediately stood up to handshake his hands and congratulated him. My grandfather apparently got a little startled as he just didn’t know how to respond or what to say in such a situation, so we just kept quiet. Then, as Dr Baloch was writing a prescription for my grandfather, he told us that he congratulated my grandfather because he had managed to survive for a good 80 years while millions around the world don’t live to even celebrate their first birthday. Those were indeed some strong words with some deep meaning – so much so deep that I was thinking about those words again and again as we were going back to our home.

I want to know about this person, mainly because he has such a positive approach toward life that I feel like he can even revive a person on his or her deathbed. Besides, his ability to analyze his patients as some “persons” (as opposed to treating them as some “helpless victims”) teaches us a lot about how to respect and value others.

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