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Describe a person you recently met

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 185 with Model Answer:

Describe a person you recently met.

You should say:
  • who the person is
  • how you met him/her
  • where you met him/her
and explain what you liked/disliked about 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 1:
I like to travel and meet new people. As a result, the number of my acquaintance is on the rise. Recently I met Mr Joseph Robertson in Singapore.

Mr Joseph Robertson, the tall guy, is a shopkeeper by profession. He owns a small shop at the centre of the city in Singapore. He is middle-aged and proudly owns a gymnast-like body. His eyes are dark blue and he has been living in Singapore since his birth. His family shifted there about one century ago. He is great in nature and loves to gossip. I discovered that he owns a capacity to make people comfortable with him. I was amazed by this capacity. Besides, when he talks, he is never rude even if he gets angry. I have never seen such a cool-headed man in my life before. When his customers try to bargain with the prices, he gently tells them about the product qualities and tells them that the prices are not negotiable.

I met him suddenly when I needed a change of money to pay the taxi fare. The taxi driver had no change with him and it was a troublesome situation for me. I asked for the change to some shopkeepers but nobody came into my support except Mr Robert. He cordially changed the money and helped me pay the taxi fare. It was the introduction between us. Later, I went to his shop for several times and had chats with him for hours. He mostly sold some items made of stone and metal. His shop was filled with lots of such items and all of those were attractive. There were small statues made of metal, hair clips, metal bracelets, metal bangles, stone-made showpieces, Buddha statue made of metal and many other tourist knickknacks. As the sitting arrangement in his store was not too much comfortable, at times we sat outside of the store and talked till he closed his small shop.

I went to Singapore last month to have some business deals with a local trader there. But unfortunately, the trader went India to have some other business and apologised to me for such unusual event. He also advised that I should stay in a local hotel and he should bear the expense as he made a mistake here. But I refused his proposal and stayed there by my own costs. During the stay, I went to shopping and travelled to different parts of the city. Suddenly one day, I was troubled by the change and Mr Robertson came to my help. His shop was adjacent to my hotel where I stayed in. I had some deep conversations with the man, and I came to know about many issues of him. I also shared my own experiences and events of my life. Gradually a sense of friendship developed between us. I added him to my social network and invited him to visit my country.

Initially, I thought that he might be pretending to be good and grab me as one of his customers. But when I met with him and passed moments, I found that he is a gentleman. He is a very good man with an amicable behave. He never becomes rude to the others even if he receives some misbehaves from the other people. The most attractive part of him is the speeches he delivers. He is a man of intelligence and smartly deals with the situations. I like him as he is honest and hardworking. Interestingly, Mr Robert did not marry and owns a different point of view about marriage. He believes that he is not to be married for his outgoing nature. He is unable to fall in love with a woman who will try to own him only for her. As he did not find such a lady who will not be conservative, he did not marry. He believed that he might not get someone liberal and thus he would not marry. I also liked him for his such extraordinary thoughts.



Model Answer 2:
I have recently met Mr Jeff Parkinson, one of my relatives whom I have not seen since my birth. He was living in Australia and now has returned to his native land in Huston. It was a nice meeting with him. Thank you for the question, and I am happy to get this in my share.

Mr Parkinson is a maternal uncle of mine. He left the country in search of his luck in Australia and passed about 20 years there. In this time, he had less communication with his family. And so, I did not have the chance to meet him in person. I only heard about him to my mom and other relatives. So, the meeting was exceptional.

He came to visit us suddenly. I opened the door and asked about the purpose of visit to our home. Then he simply asked me to inform my parents and suddenly I realised that it was uncle Parkinson. So, I hurriedly informed my mom. Dad was out of home at that time. My assumption was correct and my mom introduced me to him. It was the formal introduction between us. Later, the relationship between us deepened. We did many activities together. I took him to visit many of the places that he visited earlier. And he was amazed at the changes.

The meeting took place in my home. He came to visit us immediately after returning from Australia. He is single and I came to know about some past histories from my mom. It was really pathetic. He was in love with a lady here in Huston and was unable to marry her off for his poor financial condition. So, seeing the lady getting married off, he left the country. Still, he remembers the lady and thus decided to remain single. When he came to visit us, he described all the events in brief sitting at my home. The first meeting with this uncle did not last for a long time. In fact, he was in a rush and needed to meet with many other people. So, he took an early leave and we met later.

I could not like his failed love to the lady for some grounds. The lady did not marry him as he was not a wealthy person in monetary terms. But he had a very nice and kind heart. Hence, the lady left him for happiness and got married to another individual. I disliked the passion of my uncle towards the lady. He knows everything about the lady but does not want to interfere with her private life. The most irritating issue about him is that he did not marry considering the backgrounds of his life. Otherwise, he is fine and an adorable person.

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