Cue Card # 123: Well-known person you like or admire

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 123

Describe a well-known person you like or admire.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • what this person has done
  • why this person is well known

and explain why you 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:

Well, I happen to like or admire a lot of well-known persons in this world. Some of them are self-made billionaire while some are world-class scientists. But, today, I would like about a famous person, I admire, who happens to be 80 years “old”, a legendary actor from Hollywood.

This legendary actor, I happened to admire so much, is none other than Morgan Freeman. Now, I am not sure what others think about this person, but, to me, he is simply one of the greatest movie stars of all time, who seems to be like an institution himself.

Born in 1937 in the US state of Tennessee, he happens to bet the only African American actor in the world who broke the film academy award records by appearing in 3 separate winning films for that category, in addition to winning academy award in 2005 for his best supporting acting role in “Million Dollar Baby”. Anyway, although it started out slow, his perseverance and intelligence had led him to become one of the most famous and recognizable actors of all time.

With his mesmerizing and distinct voice and very admirable acting, Morgan freeman has changed the way people view films that will keep people entranced and inspired for many years to come. From acting as a taxi driver to being president, Morgan Freeman is well known for his versatile acting abilities in virtually all kinds of movies. This 83 years old versatile actor is also very popular for giving narration on different kinds of documentaries in his extraordinary voice.

Anyway, I admire this person, primarily because of his extraordinary talent to blend in all kinds of acting roles. I also admire him because even at an age of 83, he never seems to have fallen out of his grace to enjoy his acting just the way he was enjoying it 50 years ago, no matter how difficult the roles can be. Finally, I admire him also because even though, he came from a very humble background, he proved that with the hard work, perseverance and sheer determination, any person can reach the ultimate height of success.

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