Cue Card # 23: A person from your work or school you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 23

Describe a person from your work or school whom you like or admire.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • what this person has done
  • whether he/she is liked by others

and explain why you like/admire this person.

[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:

“Is he ever late!” I asked myself, watching Mr. Rohan, entering his office room at 7:00 am on a shivering cold morning. As if he could read my mind, he cracked a joke at me, saying that I was just not old enough to beat him in the race of arriving office on time! I guess that only a great person with a very positive attitude, like Mr. Rohan, whom I have known for about 2 years now, could crack a joke at a young apprentice like me in that fashion by completely ignoring the fact that I was just a low-paid intern at his multi-million dollar office.

Being in his early 60’s now, it is safe to say that Mr. Rohan, my boss, has probably accomplished more in just one year of his eventful life than what we could possibly ever dream of doing in our entire lifetime. By the time he was just 27 years old, he was already the proud owner of a multi-million dollar industry while, at the same time, serving as a very young board of trustee member of a very prestigious university in our country. Having built a business empire for himself with more than 20 industries in his name now, my boss is well-known for his innovative business ideas and strict views on overtime works. Having established his reputation as a truly humble and family man, Mr. Rohan has forbidden all kinds of overtime works for his staffs as he wants them to spend more quality time with their families.

He is well revered by most of his employees, friends and family. He is kind, humble, benevolent, friendly and talented- all the reasons we must respect and admire someone.

What I admire the most about my boss, having known him from real close, is that he is a really good human being with a good heart, having donated a huge sum of money to build hospitals and schools. Having a very humble beginning in his life, my boss had to start working at a very young age of 13 to put foods on the table after losing his father to cancer. Mr. Rohan has been a fighter all his life, and that’s why he never gave up his studies even when he didn’t have enough money to pay for his education after he lost his father. I am glad that I actually go to work for such a great person with such unrelenting admiration for positivity.

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