Cue Card # 103: A person who has interesting ideas

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 103

Describe a person who has interesting ideas or opinions.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you know this person
  • what interesting ideas/opinions he/she has

and explain why you think this person has so many interesting ideas/opinions.

[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:

I like to believe that all people are unique in the sense that they all carry some kinds of interesting ideas or opinions with them. However, the difference is while some of them are bold enough to express their thoughts and ideas, others just keep them hidden from the public. But, my friend, Randy Louis, is never really afraid to express his ideas and opinions, no matter how radical they may sound sometimes.

Randy Louis has been one of my best friends since my high school days. In fact, I vividly remember the day when I met him for the first time at my high school cafeteria, when he was arguing with some other students (whom I didn’t know up until that point) that we don’t need so many things in our lives to live a happy life. So, I also sat close to them and started to listen to their arguments one after another.

Anyway, Randy prefers a simple life, and he argues that if some of the noblest and greatest persons, like Prophet Mohammad, Jesus Christ, Mr Gandhi and Napoleon Bonaparte, could change the human history forever by living such a simple life, why couldn’t we do the same thing also? To be honest, when he argues like that, I just can’t provide any counter-arguments because, in a way, I also happen to agree with him. He also argues that the government should make some strict laws that prohibit citizens from making big houses or homes. In fact, he argues that the room of a house should never be bigger than the space a person needs to sleep.

Anyway, Randy has so many interesting ideas and opinions, mainly because I think that he is a very talented person. He also thinks that he can solve many of the world’s problems if he ever is given a chance to manage the affairs of the society in which we live in. Finally, I think that he has so many interesting ideas or opinions because he wants to make this world more peaceful and livable for the next generation.

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