IELTS Cue Card 110: Describe An Old Man You Are Familiar With

Describe An Old Man You Are Familiar With

IELTS Speaking Cue Card with Sample Answer. Describe An Old Man You Are Familiar With. IELTS Speaking Part 2 With Model Answer. Also Sample answer for Part 3 discussion.

Describe An Old Man You Are Familiar With

You should say:

  • who he/ she is
  • how you got to know him/ her
  • what he/ she often does

and explain how he/ she has influenced you.

Model Answer:

I am familiar with an old person who used to be a writer when he was alive. He lived next door to my grandparents. I didn’t know that he was so famous until after I grew up. His name is Qian Zhongshu. He was one of the greatest writers in the 20th century in China. He left many masterpieces for us. I enjoy reading his novels. When I was reading about them, I was impressed by his talent. A journalist said that people from other countries usually had two wishes when they came to China. One was to go to the Great Wall and the other was to meet with Mr. Qian. Some people even regard him as the image of Chinese literature. One of the most amazing things about him was his marvelous memory. It is said that he could get any details after reading a book once. Many people admire him but he was still modest. I thought that was what a real scholar should be like. I want to be like him and have some achievements as well in my life.


  • When…was young, he liked to take risks.+adventurous person
  • engaged in the adventurous games 20 years ago.+adventurous person
  • 30 years ago. …won the Champion of …+adventurous person
  • 20 years ago, …started his own business with a factory of seven people. ..+a leader you admire

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Question and Sample Answer:

What is the difference between the young and old in China?

Young people are easy to accept new ideas, but the old sometimes are conservative. and they always follow the traditions.

What are problems of Chinese old people?

Their children are always busy with their work or their own family, so the old people may feel lonely because there are rarely entertainments for them.

What is the main problem of old people in their jobs?

They have enough experience. but they are not physically strong enough for the job. They cannot go on business by themselves because maybe they will fall sick.

What are the problems about the experience of old people?

The experiences sometimes are not applicable in today’s society, but the old people refuse to accept the fact. They still want to cling to their old ideas.

What do you pay attention to when you take photos of an old person?

I shouldn’t make the old person too tired. I will also try to catch their best expressions. Besides. I shouldn’t make them stand for a long time. Otherwise, they may get exhausted.

What’s the attitude of your country to old people?

Old people are respected in China. and we also hold the view that they should be supported by not only the families but also the society. People are going to be looked down upon if they do not respect the old.

What’s the influence of old people in their home?

Their children will try best to listen to their ideas, and they can make important decisions in the family. They are most of time the spiritual symbol of the family.

What’s the difference between the young and old in their attitudes to problems?

Young people are adventurous. and they like to try new ideas. but old people are afraid of the problems. They will try to avoid taking risks.


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