IELTS Cue Card: A friend who has played an important part in your life

A friend who has played an important part in your life

IELTS Cue Card Question 136 with Model Answer:

Describe a friend who has played an important part in your life.

You should say:
  • how you met this friend
  • how long you have known him/ her
  • what you two do/did together
and explain how s/he has played an important part in your life.
[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:
We meet some people in life who appear to bring some changes, and Samantha Rozario belongs to those people who changed my life to the greatest extent.

When I was high school teenager, I met with Samantha at my school. She is an outstanding smart girl and simultaneously meritorious. She had a photographic memory and could remember anything that she read or seen once. Fortunately, she lived in the same street where I lived in Paris and we had a very good relation as we two used to ride a bicycle for reaching the school. Sometimes, she took me on her back of the bicycle when my own needed servicing. She gradually turned into my best friend and I learnt a lot of things from her. She was intelligent and good at several subjects especially math and science. So, she helped me in preparing notes for the exams and also helped me in extracurricular activities. She was an adorable girl with her pleasant behaves with all.   

I have known her when I was in my 13 and belonged to the high school. Now I am 23 and she is still my best friend for past five years though I know her for past 10 years. But if I count the years of our friendship, then it would be nine years altogether as the first year went on to get introduced to her properly. Since she was in the neighbourhood, we used to meet almost in every evening at her or my space and did many enjoying things. Sometimes, in school, she played to role of class coordinator and I turned her assistant while when I was made the coordinator, she had to be my assistant. Our relationship grew stronger with the passage of time and we started understanding each other as good friends. Gradually she turned into my friends I am to her.

The things we did together are countless and still we do whenever we get chance. When we were teens, we used to watch cartoons together at my home. Sometimes she invited me at her place to watch cartoons specially the Tom and Jerry Show in the afternoon. Besides, we used to perform our school home works together. Sometimes, we used to play outdoor games in the school playground with the other mates and friends. Importantly, Samantha liked to play chess and also made a skilled chess player. Now I am a local chess champion. She also had an attraction for video games and she also transferred the attraction on me very successfully. But the teenage days have been over for past few years. She has shifted from Paris but distance is not a problem for us to keep our friendship alive. Still we meet together and pass a few days whenever we could manage time. Sometimes she comes to visit me or if she cannot manage time I go to meet her.

She is the individual who can make you feel comfortable with her within a second. Her personality is pleasant and she never speaks without any smile with others. The most important factor is her extraordinary intelligence. She taught me about different things and how to deal with them. I have lost my anger and regrets after being friend with her. She is blessed with humane qualities and has also transferred some of them on me. Now I can talk smilingly even on the worst situations and trickily get my jobs done. Besides, I know how to handle tougher situations when the mistake is mine (I learnt it for Samantha as well). I also learnt to be humble when I am to deal with people and I underscore on listening to them instead of responding unnecessarily. Gradually I have turned into a good human being and she is my inspiration for all of my good deeds.

If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe a friend who has played an important part in your life." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue card topics as well:
  • Describe a person who has a great influence in your life. 
  • Describe your best friend. 
  • Describe a friend who you like to spend time with. 
  • Describe one of your friends. 
  • Describe a friend you know for a long. 
  • Describe a person who helped you a lot. 
  • Describe one of your college friends. 
  • Describe a person who has a great leadership quality. 
  • Describe a friend you really like. 
  • Describe one of your friends who you like a lot. 
  • Describe someone who is similar to you.