Cue Card Sample
A person whom you follow on social media - Cue Card # 792
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe a person whom you follow on social media.
You should say:
- who this person is
- how you know this person
- what this person posts on social media
and explain why you follow him/her on social media.
[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:
In this age of the internet and social media, we tend to meet a lot of people online. Sometimes. We even follow them because we like to identify ourselves with them. Like many others, I also follow a handful of social media personalities, especially, on Facebook, and today, I want to talk about one of them.
His name is Bill Gates, talking about this social media personality who I follow on Facebook, of course. Anyway, it is fair to say that we all know about him in one way or another. But, still, to introduce him a little - Bill Gates is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, author, and philanthropist. However, what he is really more famous for is that he is also the co-founder of Microsoft – one of the world’s leading multinational technology corporations. Besides, Bill Gates is also one of the richest persons in the world.
By the way, I came to know about Mr Bill Gates on TV news for the first time when I was still attending high school. Back then, I didn’t really know much about information technology or computers. But, when I started my junior college a little later, I began to learn more about him – his education, his achievements, and things of that sort – in the newspapers and popular news magazines of my country. However, I learned even more about him when I actually started using the internet and started to follow him on different kinds of social media platforms, especially on Facebook, not too long ago.
Anyway, I like to follow Bill Gates on Facebook mainly because of the content he posts. For example, he posts about his visions as to how to make this world a better place which helps us become more sympathetic to the plights of the poor and needy. Sometimes, he also posts things about his personal and professional achievements which actually encourage me to work even harder. Finally, his posts on the environment of our planet help me understand the danger the world is facing because of us humans’ destructive works.
Sample Answer 2:
Ohh! Thank you very much for this nice and interesting topic. Social media has allowed us to connect with people all around the world and follow famous people who we are interested in. For this topic, I would like to talk about a person I follow on social media who inspires me and keeps me updated on the latest developments in the world.
Who this person is:
This person is none other than the legendary entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk. He is a South African-born American entrepreneur and business magnate. He is the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and The Boring Company. He is known for his futuristic vision, bold ideas, and innovative thinking. He has been named as one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine and Forbes.
How you know this person:
I came to know about Elon Musk through his various appearances in the media, where he would talk about his plans to revolutionize the world through his companies. I started following him on social media, where he would post updates about his companies, share his views on various topics, and interact with his followers.
What this person posts on social media:
Elon Musk is a prolific user of social media, and he posts updates about his companies, new products, and projects, as well as his personal views on various topics. He is also known for his witty and humorous (and sometimes a bit controversial) tweets, which often go viral on social media. He uses social media to connect with his followers and to give them a glimpse of his life and work.
And explain why you follow this person on social media:
I follow Elon Musk on social media because he is a visionary entrepreneur who is changing the world through his companies. He is an inspiration to me, and his ideas and thinking challenge me to think differently and to dream big. His updates on social media keep me updated on the latest developments in the world, and his views on various topics are thought-provoking and insightful.
I also follow him because I believe that he is an inspiration to many people, and his vision and thinking will continue to shape the future.