IELTS Cue Card Sample 148 - Describe the most polite person you know

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

Describe the most polite person you know.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you met him/ her
  • whether you enjoy his/her company or not

and explain why you think him/her to be the most polite person.


Model Answer 1:
This is such an interesting topic. In fact, I have met a number of polite persons in my life, and picking just one of them as the most polite person is not going to be an easy thing. But I will still go ahead and do that while also hoping at the same time that the others, I know as really polite persons, never hear this conversation! After all, I don’t want the rest to think that I don’t consider them as very polite persons!

Anyway, the person, I want to talk about, was one of my former co-workers. His name was Sheikh Walid. I met Walid for the first time when he was introduced to us formally by our Senior Manager at my office. He joined in the same finance department as me as a Senior Budget Controlling Officer. Anyway, after starting working Walid, I noticed that he would never talk to me or any of his fellow workers without taking our permissions first. Initially, we found this particular habit of his to be a bit awkward, but as time progressed, we all realized that he was a polite person in nature.

In fact, I had never seen him eating his lunch without asking us to share his food with us first. He used to respect his Senior Manager as some “god” figures. In fact, he was so mild-mannered that even our Managing Director would never reprimand Walid because of work-related reasons. By the way, I enjoyed the company of Walid, as long as he was working with us, simply because he would never complain about anything even when he had ample amount of reasons to do so.

I think that Walid was the most polite person, I have ever met because he not only greeted us first but also treated our families just like his own. Besides, the fact that he would never interrupt another person from expressing his or her opinion, even when the person was simply espousing hatred, went to show what kind of polite person Walid really was.


Sample Answer 2:
I have met many persons with very polite behaviours and soft attitude and among them, my neighbour Mr Arun ( or ...say a name you like...) is the most polite person I have ever met. Interestingly he is very talented, well-mannered, possesses an extensive experience of travelling and he is a writer. There is a rumour that after his son died, he started living a discrete and solitary life.

I first met him after he moved to our neighbourhood around 5 years back. One day I went to his home to give some homemade cookies and food for a major festival. The way he greeted me and thanked me was simply amazing. I was around 19-20 years old but he treated me as if I was a more matured and experienced person. I am at least 20 years junior to him and yet he showed me the utmost respect which is very rare nowadays.

In fact, he is well-known in our community as a perfect gentleman and a sober person. Almost every one of our locality likes him for his polite manner, serene life-style and his wit. I often visit his place and discuss many issues. He is a great problem solver and has a natural gift on Mathematics. He often helped me with my studies and we played table tennis, chess and other indoor games.

The most interesting part about him is that he is a brave person and he often protests the unfair issues of our community. But those are so natural and his way of presenting those issues are so important and obvious that people obey him and give great concerns on the issues he raises. Besides, people respect his judgments and good wills. I like spending time with him and enjoy his company. We all have our own perceptions about polite persons and in my opinion, he is a perfect example of how people can be earnest and polite being very brave, intelligent and righteous.


Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card Topic would enable you to talk about the following Cue Card Topics as well:

1.    Describe a person who you know for a long time.
2.    Describe an amiable person you have met.
3.    Describe an interesting person you know about.
4.    Describe a good neighbour you have.

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Balwinder Singh
Eye opener topic.