IELTS Speaking Cue Card with Sample Answer. A Teacher That Influenced You Most. IELTS Speaking Part 2 With Model Answer. Also Sample answer for Part 3 discussion.
A Teacher That Influenced You Most
My high school English teacher who taught a class called Great Books was an inspiration to me. He was the reason I became a teacher and I credit him with having sparked a passion for reading that has remained a constant habit throughout my entire life and I wish I could ﬁnd him and thank him.
When I was a high school sophomore, my honors literature/history teacher was really fantastic. I’ve been lucky to have several wonderful teachers, but she really blew them all out of the water. I credit her for introducing me to “real ” logic and rekindling my love of reading. Because of her, I am a much better person both academically and otherwise.
The best teacher I ever had was a science teacher in 7th grade. She actually cared about all of us, worked hard to do interesting projects in class, took the time to make sure we all understood what was going on, and talked to us on a level that I can say was just a little bit ahead of us. She knew our music, she knew the movies we liked, and she knew the way we talked. She had to make a lot of effort to have that much interest in us, and she still is the best teacher I ever had. I know she is still teaching at the same middle school in southern California and I know that the kids have voted her best teacher of the year, 3 years in row. She is still the best.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Question and Sample Answer:
What’s your opinion of teachers?
I respect teachers enormously. They allow children to grow into educated and intelligent people, ready to understand the world and succeed in it. Without teachers we would all be ignorant brutes.
Do you think it’s important to like your teachers?
You don’t have to like your teacher personally for them to be a good teacher. In fact, sometimes if you see a teacher as your friend it can cause some problems down the line.
Did any teachers in your high school have a big inﬂuence on you?
My history teacher has had a lasting impact on me. I learnt so much from his entertaining and educational lessons, and he helped me begin my lifelong love of history. I‘ll always be grateful to him for that.
I can’t say if one teacher inspired me greatly. I’ve had a few teachers that were awesome and gave me that little push. My English teacher. She was very patient and kind and she taught me a lot about tolerance. We still sent Christmas cards to each other every year. She was an inspiration.
Were your high school teachers very strict?
It depended on the teacher in question. Some were very strict indeed while others were more chilled out and let you get away with more. Compared to most countries I think my teachers weren’t that strict.
What sort of personality do teachers need to have?
“Patience is a virtue” as the saying goes, and I believe teachers need to possess this quality in abundance. It‘s a tiring and stressful job, so teachers have to be calm and in control at all times. They also need to have a passion for their subject.
A good teacher has patience, listens to the students, makes encouraging comments to the students who seem to struggle either with their work or with emotions. I think that a few good qualities include being down-to-earth with her students, understanding their problems before judging the student as right or wrong.
Would you like to be a school teacher?
It would be a pretty good job. I’d like to be stimulated by teaching a class of eager young minds. I imagine it would be a hard job to do well, but a rewarding one. It’s a great job. It’s hard work but it can be fun as well. It also pays well.