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A person who has given you some important advice

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 570 with Model Answer:

Describe a person who has given you some important advice.

You should say:
  • who this person was 
  • what type of advice he/she gave you
  • when it was
and explain why you think it was some important advice for you.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer:
Oh! this is such an interesting and important topic to talk about. For it, I would like to talk about a person who provided me with some crucial advice, and he is my high school teacher, Mr. Johnson. He was not only an exceptional teacher but also a mentor who genuinely cared about his students' future. The valuable advice he gave me was about setting clear career goals.

It was during my junior year in high school when students typically faced immense pressure to make decisions about their career paths. I was confused and overwhelmed, unsure of which direction to take. Mr. Johnson noticed my dilemma and asked me to stay after class one day.

He sat down with me and shared his own life experiences, particularly how he had faced similar uncertainties when he was my age. He explained the importance of setting clear and achievable goals, both short-term and long-term, to provide direction and motivation in life. He emphasized that having goals would help me make the right choices in my academic and personal life.

I found this advice incredibly significant because it transformed my perspective on planning my future. Up until that point, I had never given much thought to setting specific goals. Mr. Johnson's advice made me realize that without a clear vision and purpose, I could drift aimlessly and make decisions that might not align with my aspirations.

Thanks to his guidance, I started setting goals for different aspects of my life, from academics to personal development. Over the years, I have seen the benefits of this advice. It has helped me stay focused on my studies, make informed decisions, and work persistently toward my objectives. I've accomplished many of my goals and am now pursuing a fulfilling career, all of which I attribute to Mr. Johnson's wise advice.

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