IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Talk about a person who is special or means a lot to you.
You should say:
- how you meet him/her
- describe this person
- what you usually do together
and explain why this person is special to you.
Model Answer 1:
One of the special persons for me would be my wife. I met my wife in a church in the year 2000. We were Sunday school teachers back then, but we taught different classes. I was a teacher for the 5th and 6th grades in this school while she was teaching in the middle classes, which were the 3rd and 4th grades. During our Sunday school teaching era, there was a gathering, and I happened to be in the same group with her, and from there we started to have a lot of conversations together and we made phone calls every day.
My wife is a kind and friendly woman, as she likes to talk and make friends with many people. She likes travelling a lot and she was a former crew member of a local airline here in Indonesia. She had worked for about 10 years in the Company, but unfortunately, the Company was broke and decided to shut down the Airline. Besides travelling, my wife also has a passion for beauty and fashion, therefore she is planning to enroll in a Beauty and makeup class in the future.
There are a lot of things that we usually do together as a family. On the weekend, we usually go to the gym together. I like jogging on the treadmill while she prefers to exercise with the static bicycle. And we usually exercise for about one or two hours. And then both of us are movie lovers, therefore we like going to the Cinema together. We usually do it for about once or twice in a month, since we have a child these days, but before that, we routinely watched movies for about once or twice in a week. And lastly, we enjoy raising our child together, as we love little children. I believe that having a child for a young couple like us is just like being given the greatest gift in our lives.
She has a special place in my heart. I love her because she knows me better than anyone else in the world. She is a compassionate woman and loves me a lot. We spent time together, we share everything and she will be there for me no matter what. For the love and passion I feel for her and the way she loves me back make her a very special person in my life who means a lot to me indeed.
[ by – Darwin Lesmana ]
Sample Answer 2:
My mother is the most important and special person in my life. She is the only one whom I adore most in my family for many reasons. She is really a wonderful woman I have ever seen. She is a very special one to me and I love her too much.
I am familiar with her since after my birth. She is the one who is taking care of me and my entire family. She is also responsible for many other relevant and irrelevant tasks of the family. Besides, she often needs to take care of the business of my dad. As a result, sometimes she also needs to move in places for out of home activities. But she is extremely careful in executing all her responsibilities. She took great care for me and other family members in the past and also now playing her role as an affectionate mother despite her thousands of business.
My mum is around 45 years old. But she still looks beautiful in her middle age. She was more beautiful in her early days. She got married to my dad at the age of 21 and they are still continuing the family for the long years without any serious troubles. She is an extremely kind lady and loves to socialise with people. She is well educated but I was amazed at the information that she completed the remaining part of her education after the marriage. My dad helped her greatly in completing the academic activities. I really wonder about this issue. However, my mum also loves to cook. In fact, she took training of three months on cooking numerous cuisine. She allows us to test her foods and when we nod at the cooking, she feels glad.
My mum is a busy woman. She has to remain busy round the day. But I am lucky enough that she manages half an hour time for me in the evening after I return home from college. She takes me beside her and feeds me like a kid of under 10 years. This is really an interesting event for me every day. This has become a daily routine for me and her. But if she is out of home for any purpose, she makes a phone call to me and informs me about her absence. Later, when she comes back, she feeds me the supper. In that time, she also enjoys television shows with me as well. I am matured enough to take my own care, but my mum still treats me like her underage son. I enjoy this thing much.
My mum is special to me from many aspects. She is the only one who knows me very well. She understands my needs and tries her best to fill them up. Though I have two other siblings, she is more affectionate with me for I am the youngest of her children. When I was a kid, they said that I used to move with my mum like her shadow. Besides, she also loved me more than any other thing in the world. But she also did not compromise with her other relevant activities. it was really difficult to maintain everything equally but she did so. Hence, she has occupied a respectable position in my mind and this has made her special to me.
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