IELTS Cue Card 115: Describe A Teacher Who Has Greatly Influenced You In Your Education

Describe A Teacher Who Has Greatly Influenced You In Your Education

IELTS Speaking Cue Card with Sample Answer. Describe A Teacher Who Has Greatly Influenced You In Your Education. IELTS Speaking Part 2 With Model Answer. Also Sample answer for Part 3 discussion.

Describe A Teacher Who Has Greatly Influenced You In Your Education

You should say:

  • where you met him/her
  • what subject he/she taught
  • what was special about him/her

and explain why he/she influenced you so much.

Model Answer:

I have many teachers in my years of education, and there is only one teacher who will remain in my memory forever. His name is Tom. and he taught me spoken English in a language school last year. He’s not tall but he‘s energetic. He comes from America. He‘s humorous but in class he was strict with us. We were not allowed to speak Chinese and had to take a quiz every day. If you failed. you had to stay in the classroom studying until you could talk to him in English fluently. One day. I left my textbook in the classroom, and when I returned, it was already 9 o’clock in the evening. Much to my surprise, Tom was still there helping some of my classmates improving their pronunciation. And his voice was low and husky, I was quite sure he didn’t have dinner. He made a strong impression on me because of his responsibility. I will remember him forever.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Question and Sample Answer:

What do you think education should be like?

Oh, I guess education should focus on the development of ability of students. The capability of students should be explored instead of the fact itself. That’s the education we need.

Are there any problems in education?

Well. I think education in China has got some problems. Traditional education makes students bored. Teachers only teach them to remember the figures in the books, and we can’t encourage students to be creative. So some students have high examination scores, but their practical ability is low.

How do you think the government can solve the problem?

Governments should bring some reforms to examination system, cooperate with foreign universities, encourage students to study aboard, and teachers should be sent to other countries to receive some training.

Do you still remember your school days?

Well, my school days were very boring. We were asked to study everyday. There were no extracurricular activities.

What impressed you most when you were at university?

There were both happiness and bitterness in my memory. I think the academic ability and responsibility of my teachers made me impressed.

Which is the best university in your country?

I believe Peking University is the best in China. The staff and students are the most excellent and their equipment and facilities are very advanced. Besides, this university has a long history. Students in this university are open-minded and courageous.

What do you think of the practice of selling up key schools in primary and secondary school education in China?

Well, I don’t know much about it. but I think it’s good to set up key schools where excellent students can enlarge their knowledge. Their academic ability is different from other students and they can learn more advanced things at key schools. And if the students are not so excellent. they can study at other schools.

What’s the difference between your educational period and your working period?

When I was a student, I had much time to study new knowledge but I often skipped lessons to play cards in my dorm room or read novels on bed. Until i got a job. I began to realize that school life was relaxing. I‘m so busy now that I can’t do what I like. I usually go on business and try to get along with all kinds of people. I’m tired of working.

What’s the difference between today’s education and that of twenty years ago?

In the past, many children couldn’t go to school. and educational conditions were very terrible. But now. government offers compulsory education. .Each child is endowed with the right go to school. And there’re better facilities and staff. Classes are more interesting.

Is there any difference between your parents’ generation and your generation in study?

The subjects for the old generation were very limited. but university graduates could always find satisfactory jobs at that time. But at present. it’s difficult for students to find jobs after graduation. Their pressure is heavier than before.


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