Cue Card # 143: Describe an old person you admire

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 143

Describe an old person you admire.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you know this person
  • what you like the most about him/her

and explain why you admire this old 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:

I always try to admire a person who deserves to be admired, be him a young person or an old one. But, today, I would like to talk about an old person who I don’t just admire, but also know for a long, long time.

This old person, I am talking about, is none other than my own grandfather who has held me like a “Hoover Dam” since the day I was born. So, how do I know about it? Well, I know it because the old man himself has told me so! But, even if he didn’t tell that to me, my parents would have surely told me so. But, anyway, I am not sure since what age I have known this old man personally as my grandfather, but I am assuming that it must have been from a very young age since I was told that my grandfather would hold my hand and walk with me since the time I learned how to walk for the first time!

Oh, to introduce my grandfather, one of my most favourite persons in the whole wide world, is about 74 years old, and he also happens to be a retired but tough and veteran soldier who is still as fit and agile like a 40-years old. Besides, I also like the fact that he is a genuinely philanthropic person. From feeding poor people to carrying the very old and weak persons to the hospitals in any kind of situation, my dear grandfather has done it all in order to comfort the poor and the distressed.

Anyway, I admire my person, primarily because even if he is an old person, he never acts like one. I also admire my dear grandfather also because he seems to be a very positive person who doesn’t accept “no” for an answer. Finally, I admire him also because he seems to be a very loving person who never misses a chance to smile at a person in his family.

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