IELTS Cue Card: Describe a famous celebrity from your country

Describe a famous celebrity from your country

IELTS Cue Card Question 58 With Model Answer: 

Describe a famous celebrity from your country who you admire.

You should say: 
  • who the person is
  • what kind of celebrity this person is
  • describe why this person has become successful
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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer:
Professional wrestling is one of the most important entertaining issues in the current days and a large number of wrestlers participate here. Raymond Leppan is a South African professional wrestler whom I admire most.

Raymond Leppan is a professional wrestler and he is originated from South Africa. He is currently engaged with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and mostly popular with his ring name – Adam Rose. He is also a former FCW Florida heavyweight champion with his ring name was Leo Kruger to show respect to the former South African President. Paul Kruger. Despite his sky-rocketing popularity in the wrestling arena, he is simple in his living with his wife and two kids.

Raymond Leppan is a wrestler and his debut was at the age of 19. After the initiation of the professional wrestling, he experienced numerous ups and downs but the rate of success is more than his failure. He began his career in South Africa and then entered into the World Wrestling Professionals and consequently became the WWP Heavy Weight Champion. He started his career with the WWE in 2010 and he lost most of his matches under the WWE in the beginning. He changed his ring name aiming to pay a tribute to one of his relatives and the president of South Africa and challenged some other wrestlers. He has also participated in some of the groups of the WWE to entertain the audience inside the ring.

In the beginning of his career, he experienced fall and he stood up again. He is perseverant and never knows to give up hope. As a South African national, he had to undergo different barriers in his careers like he did not get the permit to carry on his career as a professional wrestler in the beginning of his entrance at the WWE premises, and then all the complexities were resolved after few months. He started losing in the WWE ring for weeks after weeks. But he started winning back when the titles in rematches. He also formed a team with different other professionals of his genre and became successful in winning the matches.

I admire the person most because of his perseverance. He never gave up his career and ultimately he has turned into a famous one in his own industry. He started to participate in the matches with less importance and then gradually he moved for the valuable matches and titles. Though the matches were unpredictable and he was a beginner, most of the time he lost, and this was no wonder for him. He took lessons from the matches and applied the earned knowledge in the next competitions to be victorious. He is also a participant and performer in all the activities of WWE. When WWE rebranded its arena to NXT, he also was one of the key performers. For all of his efforts, he is the star of WWE today.


If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe a famous celebrity from your country who you admire.", you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue cards as well:

  1. Describe a famous person you would like to meet. 
  2. Describe a famous person in your city. 
  3. Talk about a person you think is successful.
  4. Describe a famous person you have met.