IELTS Cue Card: Describe an old person you really admire

Describe an old person you really admire

IELTS Cue Card Question 70 With Model Answer:

Describe an old person you really admire.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • how long you have known him/her
  • what qualities s/he has
and explain why you admire him/her.
[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:
My grandfather is 85 years old I admire him most for his outstanding personalities and the quality of telling interesting stories even at that age.

I live with my family and my grandfather lives with us too. Earlier, he used to live in the downtown of Mumbai. But bow has shifted to our apartment since he is suffering from health related minor disorders. He was the officer of the foreign ministry and thus he was in love with travelling. In his early life, he was the only traveller in the entire locality who has travelled in different countries, and that happened for his official purposes. But he also went to personal trip too in some cases. He went to different countries of the world including the USA, UK, Russia, Finland, Italy, France, Belgium, South Africa, Saudi Arabi, Jordan and few other countries, and thus he is enriched with vast knowledge. He likes to share his stories with us.

I actually got familiar with my grandfather when I was three years old as he was out of the country for his official engagement and failed to meet me after my birth. I had seen his pictures and heard about him before I met him in person. When he returned home after the trip, he was inexpressibly happy to see me and also expressed his regrets that he could not meet me in due time (still I can remember the speech when he met me for the first time in his life). He also brought many toys and clothing for me and kept the trend continued until the end of his job. Even he treats me like a child in the current days when I have turned into a stout youth.
My grandfather is able to talk in a different way that people become enchanted after talking with him. Moreover, his capability to tell stories is wonderful. When he starts telling stories of his trips to the foreign lands, we all turn into attentive listeners. He can make us laugh with his ready wit and interesting speeches. When we all the paternal cousins meet together at our home, we ask grandfather to tell something and interestingly he tells the older stories sometimes but they do not seem to older for his narrative style. Besides, he is also good in math and English and some of the neighbouring kids come twice in a week to learn the subjects and solve their mathematical troubles from him.

I admire my grandfather most for his affectionate nature. He loves all and I have never seen him hurting someone regardless of age or wealth. He is a model to us for his extraordinary modesty and also praised by the relatives and familiar people particularly for the humbleness. Moreover, my grandfather has vast experience and passed many years in abroad, and if he wanted he could have got settled in the foreign countries and got married again. But he did not do so and returned the homeland as he loves his country much.

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