IELTS Cue Card: Describe someone’s parents you have met recently

Describe someone’s parents you have met recently

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 208 with Model Answer:

Describe someone’s parents you have met recently.

You should say:
  • whose parents they are
  • what they do
  • what you talked about
and say how they are different from your parents.

[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:
I am a student of the college and passing some hefty days for my academic studies. My year ending exams are ahead and thus I have to take a better preparation for the exams. So, I went to meet my friend Arthur to have a group discussion before the exam. I met his parents at his place.

Arthur lives in a nuclear family consisting only five members – his dad, mom, two siblings and Arthur himself. He is lucky to have his friendly family. All of the members are genuinely cordial and allows expressing opinions. They are cooperative as well in case of academic supports. So, whenever I go to meet Arthur, I take some suggestions from his parents as well which prove effective for me later. After reaching their home, Arthur’s mom gave me a warm welcome. She also asked about my parents and how were they doing, especially about my dad who underwent an accident recently. Arthur’s mom, Mrs. Susana, is too friendly with me while his dad, Mr. Robinson also loves me like his son.

Mr. Robinson is a doctor while Mrs. Susan is a housewife. I know everything about them and in fact, they shared their life events with me like their family friend. When I went their house for the first time with Arthur, I got familiar with them. They discussed different issues with me on that day and declared me as one of their family members. They talk about different things on that day, especially the early days of their lives. They struggled a lot in the beginning of their life. After their marriage, it was difficult for them to survive in this city. They did not have any job. Mr. Robinson could not find any suitable organisation which will evaluate his skills. He is a doctor of psychology and now is one of the leading psychologists in the city. Though Arthur’s mom wanted to get involved into wage earnings, Mr. Robinson did not allow her to do so. Rather, he inspired her to maintain the households. Now they are happy with their children and profession.

When, in a tight schedule, I do not have chances to meet with Arthur’s parents in the right manner and they also do not show excessive interest on us. Rather they allow us to sit together and discuss the suggestions of the upcoming exams. So, when I went on last Sunday to meet Arthur, I did not have many talks with them except a few moments of courteous discussions. I found that Mr. and Mrs. Robinson were sitting together and watching a soccer match on television. Mrs. Susan asked me about my family and parents. She was worried about my dad’s accident and both of them also went to meet my dad when the accident occurred. As I told them about my visit to their home was in the discussion of the upcoming year ending issues, they did not want me to waste time anymore with them. So, I entered into Arthur’s reading room and discussed the exam topics.

Arthur’s parents are different from my parents in some aspects. Firstly, they are friendly with their children while my parents are reserved with us. Usually, my father is reserved with his children, including myself, as he believes that befriending with the kids is disadvantageous. He is also on the view that when the kids will think that their parents are friendly with them, they will do more mischievous activities than before. So, it is imperative, according to my dad, not to be friendly with the kids. My mom is also on the similar view. But she takes care of us and if we are in distress over any issues, she comes to help us. She is a bit flexible comparing to my dad. But my parents are also cordial to guests and entertain them with the right manners as I saw it to be done by Arthur’s parents.