IELTS Cue Card # 155 - Describe a childhood teacher whom you want to meet

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

Describe a childhood teacher whom you want to meet.

You should say:

  • who is he/she
  • what type of teacher he/she was
  • what you remember about him/her

and explain why you want to meet this childhood teacher now.


 

Model Answer 1:
We meet so many people in our life of all ages, backgrounds and professions at some points in our life because we all are somehow dependant on each other. Of course, we don’t feel the same way about all of them, when it comes to socializing with them or meeting them unless, of course, they are some special people who we met during our childhood. Today, I would like to talk about meeting one such person, whom I met a long time ago when I still was a high school student.

The person, I am talking about, is none other than my favourite science teacher. His name was Chun Lee, but we all loved to call him Mr Lee, and he was one of the best teachers I have ever met.

Of course, there were a few other science teachers at our high school, but they actually made me more confused about science subjects than making them easier. Of course, I don’t think that it was actually their fault that they made me confused about the science subjects, but rather it was me who wasn’t just good enough to understand the subjects. In fact, because of those teachers, I even wanted to give up the idea of becoming an engineer someday.

Anyway, talking about Mr Lee again, he was more of a great motivator to me rather than a teacher, simply because I have seldom seen anybody managing to bring so much positive energy in a person by talking about the good things in life. In fact, I would never forget some of his wise words which said that every problem in this world has a solution and every person has an “Einstein” in him.

Anyway, I want to meet this childhood teacher now because I want him to see how one of his very average students has become a successful CEO of one of the most prestigious accounting firms in his country because of his motivational words. I want to thank him now because he actually believed in me when everybody else just gave up on my future.

 


Sample Answer 2:
I was lucky to have been guided and taught by so many talented and inspirational teachers in my childhood. Some of them are no more, while others are still alive. I remember those teachers and their teachings very well and would like to meet some of them if I get a chance. One particular teacher whom I want to meet is Mr Drabir. He was my math teacher in grade 4.

Back then, he was a tall man, well over 6 feet, muscular and had a strong physical built. He looked more like an athlete than a math teacher. Now when I look back at that time in my mind, I can feel that despite being a strong man in appearance, he was very kind and warmhearted. He had a great way of teaching. He was a complete gentleman and treated his student very kindly.

I also remember that he often started his class by telling us stories, and he then connected the story or its lesson to the mathematics he had planned to teach us. This was simply amazing. My interest in math before meeting this teacher was pretty low, but his great mentorship tremendously enhanced my interests, motivation and passion in mathematics.

This teacher was very kind and helpful to me during the time I was in his class. He had always helped me understand the intricacies of some mathematics. I treated him as a great mentor, and he treated me as an enthusiast learner.

He even helped some students financially whose families had trouble paying the tuition fees in time. Thus he was not only an amazing teacher but also a great human being. For all those reasons, I have a very positive image of him in my mind, and I would like to meet him someday. There is a possibility that he won’t even remember me, and yet meeting him would be a great experience for me. A few months ago, I heard that he had retired from his job and started living in his hometown with his family. I will probably meet him there.

 

 

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 teacher from your high school.
2.    Describe a teacher who has a great influence on your education.
3.    Describe a teacher you really liked.
4.    Describe a science teacher you remember.
5.    Describe a teacher who once taught you.
6.    Describe a teacher who helped you.
7.    Describe your favourite teacher.
8.    Describe a teacher who was an ideal person.
9.    Describe a teacher who you would like to meet again.
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