Describe an old person you know and respect | Recent IELTS speaking topic

Recent IELTS speaking topic:# 1 Describe an old person you know and respect.

You should say:

  • Who he or she is?
  •  How you know this person ?
  •  What he or she is like ?
  •  Explain why you respect him or her ?
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Vocab and idioms used in IELTS speaking exam cue card:-

  • Etiquettes: manners
  • Deeds: work
  •  Praise to the skies: to praise excessivelu
  •  Stereotype: a fixed idea about a particular type of person or thing, which is often not true in reality
  •  Stubborn: not wanting to do what other people want you to
  • do; refusing to change your plans or decisions
  •  Astonish: surprise
  •  Dilemma: confusion

Sample answer:-

  • Only by giving respect, we can gain others' respect.
  • Along with this, it shows our ETIQUETTES. That's why I try to greet others by being as polite as I can.
  • However, there is a person who earned my respect just because of his DEEDS. It did not happen once or twice only, but such numerous incidents are there.
  • He is none other than my grandfather. I would not PRAISE HER TO THE SKIES, but he, really, is my inspiration.
  • He is open-minded and always remains ready to adapt to new things whereas it is common in old people that they don't want to adjust in the new world.
  • My grandfather understands that it is today's need to adapt and change. Even in her young days, he never believed in STEREOTYPES.
  • He is retired Indian navy captain and he has served the Indian Navy for 30 years. Currently, he provides free tuition classes to poor children in our neighborhood. Recently, he has been awarded the “ Virchakra” medal by the prime minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi.
  • He achieved her goals and always encourages me by saying that by being STUBBORN and showing pure dedication as well as consistency, anyone can achieve anything.
  • I still remember when I was in the 9th standard and wanted to give up studies just because I got fewer marks in math. Instead of SCOLDING me like my parents, he took me to a fair to try different rides.
  • That time, I was not only ASTONISHED but in DILEMMA also.
  • then he taught me that success and failure are part of our life.
  • We should not take these things to our hearts and focus on the future to improve ourselves. I still follow her with this advice.
  • That day, I relaxed for a few days and started studying again with full concentration. I cleared my exams WITH FLYING COLOURS.
  • Even now I do the same whenever I feel DOWN IN THE DUMPS. I have never met anyone so calm and AMICABLE person who tries to be kind to others equally regardless of their gender and age.
  • Due to these reasons, I respect and love my grandfather


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