Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card # 148 - Describe a very polite person you know

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

Describe a very 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 he/she is a very 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 a very 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 in our office, he would never talk to me or any of his fellow workers without taking our permission 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 very 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 is a very polite person 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 and known many persons with very polite behaviours and soft attitudes. Among them, my neighbour Mr Arun ( or ...say a name you like...) is perhaps the most polite person I have ever met or known. Interestingly he is very talented and a well-mannered person who also has extensive experience of travelling. He is a writer and I have read a couple of books written by him that reveal that he is a creative writer. Unfortunately, he lost his only son in a car accident many years ago, and he started living a discrete and solitary life ever since.

I first met him after he moved to our neighbourhood around 8 years ago. One day, I went to his home to give him some homemade cookies and food for a major festival. The way he greeted 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 everyone in our community likes him for his polite manner, serene lifestyle and his smart conversation. I often visit his place and discuss many issues. He is a great adviser and has a natural gift for solving complex mathematical problems. He often helped me with my studies and we played table tennis, chess and other indoor games together.

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 importance to the issues he raises. Besides, people respect his judgments and good wills. I like to spend 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 while also 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.