Cue Card # 22: Describe one of your friends

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 22

Describe one of your friends.

You should say:

  • how you met
  • how long you have known each other
  • how you spend time together

and explain why you like this person/friend.

[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 met him at our college cafeteria as a server for the first time about when I went there for some afternoon snacks. At that time, little did I know that he was also the son of the school cafeteria owner, nor did I know that Russell would turn out to be a very good friend of mine after our first little exchange in that lazy afternoon. I have known him for several years now, and it is safe to say that Russell is one of a kind who can’t befriend to just anybody. Let me tell you why.

Russell acts very maturely for his age, and therefore, most of his classmates are not really very enthusiastic about meeting him or spending time with him unless they have a very valid reason to do so. But, as for me and Russell, we go along just fine (probably because I don’t really mind about his “big brotherly” attitude) whether we go on a study tour or college picnic. Sometimes, we even work together to run his little college cafeteria when things become a bit too hectic and busy for Russell alone (when his father became too sick to come for work) to handle. And once we are done with our little “cafeteria work time” mostly in the evening, seldom do we forget to watch an action movie together at the end of a long day.

Russell has become a good force on my life since he has taught me how to be responsible and patient in the absence of a guardian. Having very profound respect for hard works, Russell has taught me that there is no short-cut to success. Being a young man of “few words”, Russell prefers “silence” over “noise”, but when he speaks, he tells things as they stand without worrying too much about who is offended, and who is not. Having a very little or no complaint about his life, my friend Russell is not exactly an ambitious person just like me, and he surely knows how to appreciate little things in life when no life-changing “big” things are happening. I like him for his great personality and his support for me. He has become one of the closest friends of mine and we both respect and value our friendship.

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