Cue Card # 91: Describe a person who is talkative

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 91

Describe a person who you think is talkative.

You should say:

  • who the person is
  • how you know him/her
  • what he/she mostly talks about

and say why you think this person is so talkative.

[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:

This is such an interesting topic to talk about, primarily because I am not too sure about the parameters for considering someone as a talkative person. But, I am assuming that the term “talkative” has been used to here to describe a person who generally likes to talk a lot. And, if such is the case, then probably I would also be considered as a talkative person because I also talk a lot sometimes. But, since it is not me who I should be talking about here, I better find somebody else as a talkative person. In that case, I would choose one of my neighbours.

I think that my good neighbour, Ratul, is a talkative person. At least, I think so because since I met him at a local grocery store about a few years ago, I never really got the impression that he ever really likes to keep quiet.

It’s not that he talks about anything bad, it’s just general stuff – stuff which affects our lives in one way or another. In fact, I would like to consider him more like an arising intellectual person who likes to think about the well being of our entire planet which, according to him, is only becoming less and less inhabitable due to environmental degradation and climate changes. He also talks about how some corporations and companies are reaping off the general public by making an insane amount of profit. By the way, from the very outset of his talks, one may think that Ratul is only complaining about kinds of stuff in order to vent his anger and frustration, but he also provides enough data and evidence in his support.

Anyway, I think that my good neighbour is talkative, primarily because that’s how he has been raised. In other words, I would assume that he is talkative like this because he was taught to raise his voice without any fear of criticism. Besides, it is also possible that he thinks that, by being talkative and sounding like an intellectual, he can make a lot of friends or admirers.

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