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Describe your best friend

IELTS Cue Card Question 154 with Model Answer:

Describe your best friend.

You should say:
  • who is he/she
  • how long you two are friends
  • what you do together
and explain why you think s/he is your best friend.  

[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 1:
The human cannot live alone and thus requires friends. The trend has been on since the inception of the civilisation. I also have many friends and have usually pass moments with them. But Jacob Stalin is my best friend.

One might have a good number of friends in different forums but not everyone is considered as the best friend. A best friend should have some specific qualities and responsibilities. Jacob Stalin, a boy of 17 is my best friend for some specific reasons. He is a kind hearted boy and behaves very well with everyone. He proudly owns an adventurer –like look and has a very special hairstyle. He never combs his hair or uses any sort of hair care element. He has a manly look for his large brown eyes and wide forehead. With his sharp nose, he looks wonderful as well. He lives with his family in the block we live in.

We are familiar for around eight years. When I was a child of nine years, my father shifted in the current location (Davao City in southern Philippine). He is a businessman and shifted in this coastal city with the aim to enlarge his business. When I was admitted to the local school, I met with the local students and all of them accepted me cordially. However, there were some invisible distances between us and at last, I found that Jacob is also like me. His family also shifted there a few months ago. Since both of us could not be familiar with the local children, we planned to be together. Already eight years have passed since we met first and hope our friendship will last till our death. By the period of eight years, we have had many quarrels but everything was okay after a few moments. In fact, Jacob and I understand each other very well and thus the troubles do not last long.

We do a lot of things together. The first thing is the study. Both of us help each other in studies since we are in the same grade. During or before the academic tests, we share our views and take notes. Often we exchange notes of different subjects and try to make the texts clearer with each other. Sometimes we move for an outing in far places using bicycles. Fishing is a great task for us. We catch fish from the Davao River. Sometimes we board on boats and move towards the sea for fishing. That is the most important way for us to get entertained. Besides, both of us like to enjoy movies at theatre halls. Whenever we see an advertisement for any new movie, we immediately rush to the theatre. During the familiar events, both of us are invited to our respective families and it appears that we have turned the part of the families. All of the family members are well aware of our activities and love us unconditionally.

There are many reasons to pick him as my best friend. When I was isolated in my school, he came forward to accompany me in my distress. The cultural mismatch was one of the key causes of the mismatch with the local children though they initially appreciated me for arriving from a different culture. But they were less cordial with me and treated me as an alien. At that moment, Jacob expanded his helping hand and still he is with me. He is very careful about some issues and with his direct inspiration, I have been performing well in the examinations. Besides, he has a developed an improved sense of right and wrong. When I want to commit any misdeeds, he forbids me. So, often I feel lucky to have him as my best friend.


Model Answer 2:
This a very interesting question to answer. In fact, all the friends are best for me. But if I consider the issue deeply, it appears that Lara is the best of the best. Now it is my time to describe her. Thank you again for asking such a nice question.

Lara is my very best friend for some reasons. She is the person whom I admire most for her personality and friendly attitude. I do not know how a young lady of 18 become the centre of attraction with all her charming attitudes. She is helpful and loves to socialise with people.

I met her first at my university here in Austria. She was the most interesting character in the class. Coincidentally she sat with me and started talking about various issues. At first, I was a bit disturbed by her excessive talking because I am introvert in nature. Later, I realised that she is a girl of an outgoing nature. I also discovered some other qualities of Lara that attracted me most. Finally, when the classes were over and we were set for home, I found that she lived in the next lane of mine. It was the beginning of our friendship and it is running for over three years.

We do a lot of things together. The first and the most important thing is that we love to read books. We exchange books. Sometimes we also have some assignments together for our classes. Watching movies regularly has become a passion for us. Besides, both of us has a common goal. We love to shop. So, visiting the malls is a kind of hobby for us. Every evening we move for shopping but we do not buy all the times. Sometimes, we have window shopping. Further, participating in indoor activities is another mutual activity for us that both of us love to take part in. Joining nightclubs is another form of entertainment for us that we love so much.

Lara is my best friend for some reasons. Initially, I was not interested in making friends with her for her extrovert nature. But later I thought that I was jealous of her outgoing nature and thus tried to avoid her. Finally, I came to the conclusion that I should not avoid Lara and be a good friend of her. Now we are having a very intimate and nice relationship. In fact, she is the best friend of mine now. She has occupied the place with her natural quality and also loves me much. She is always with me and provides realistic suggestion to make the things smoother. For all the reasons, I think she is my best friend.

Idea Generation for this Cue Card Topic:

1.  Elizabeth Cooper is my best friend. We have been sharing the bond from our childhood. We became friends when we lived in the same neighbourhood in New York. Usually, we do a good number of things together like shopping, watching movies, listening to music and obviously participating in table tennis at my place. She is my best friend because we have a similar attitude towards life and our way of living.

2.  Brown is the best friend of mine. I was born and brought up in Paris and we grew up together. In fact, we have been living in the same apartment block for over 20 years. We are very good friends and love to take part in adventurous activities together. In fact, we had taken several road trips together in the past few years and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We often love to do camping at night. He is my best friend because he shares a strong relationship with me.

3.  Well, if you ask me about my best friend, I would say Robin is the person who occupies my heart as a really good friend. He is the most trustworthy friend I have ever had. And we are companions since our childhood. The age of our friendship is over 16 years. Usually, we spend time together by playing cricket, and many other indoor games. Both of us love to read books and science fiction is our favourite genre. We have developed some common interests so far. This is another reason he is my best friend.

4. Barbara is my best buddy. I met her in my early school days and our friendship is going on since then. We have crossed about 12 years of bond together. Since our childhood, both of us have loved to take some daring activities. We have travelled together in different parts of Spain on foot. And our families have tired their bests to prevent us from such trips. She is my best friend because she values our mutual understanding and fellowship.

5. I do not know how Maria became my best friend. I have countless memories with her. We lived in the same area in Hong Kong. I know her for over six years and she became my best friend when I was in grade eight. Usually, we go shopping together and watch movies. Going to college is our daily routine. She is my best friend because she has a very caring attitude. She actually loves me like her own sister. And emotionally I got attached to have a friend like her in my life.


If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe your best friend." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue card topics as well:
  • Describe a childhood friend you have.
  • Describe a good friend you have.
  • Describe a friend you like to spend time with.
  • Describe a friend you have not met for a long. 
  • Describe someone you really like. 
  • Describe someone similar to you. 
  • Describe someone you know is a good person. 

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