IELTS Cue Card 76: Describe A Person Who You Would Like To Be Similar To/Role Models

Describe A Person Who You Would Like To Be Similar To/Role Models

IELTS Speaking Cue Card with Sample Answer. Describe A Person Who You Would Like To Be Similar To. IELTS Speaking Part 2 With Model Answer. Also Sample answer for Part 3 discussion.

Describe A Person Who You Would Like To Be Similar To/Role Models

You should say:

  • who this person is?
  • how you know this person?
  • what impresses you about this person?

and explain why you would like to be similar to this person.

Model Answer:

If I could be like anyone in this world it would be my mother. My mother is a tough woman, but you would not know it from her appearance because she is so tiny. She has been my source of inspiration and I will always respect the influence that she has had on my life.

I often look forward to a cup of tea in the living room with mom to discuss the day’s events, future plans, or even just to share a moment of silence after a busy day.

She has been my teacher, counselor, role model, and friend for the past 21 years. I feel like she is my best friend. She makes me a better, stronger person. She tells me my faults” mistakes, and weaknesses even if I don’t want to hear them at times. She pushes me to succeed and encourages me to work harder when things look impossible. Her approachable nature makes it easy for me to open up my heart to express my true opinions. She has contributed greatly to my development as an individual. I will take all that she has taught and use it as a guide for my future and as a stepping stone in the pursuit of my dreams.

I admire my mother and all of the struggles she had been through. She came from a poor family and despite all of her hardships she remained optimistic about life. She is a strong person and makes everyone around her stronger. She is the backbone and guiding light of our family. So I really want to be a person like her.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Question and Sample Answer:

What kinds of people do children in China want to be similar to when they grow up?

Most children in China want to be similar to their parents. Parents are the people who are most involved in a child’s life, thus he or she wants to be most like them. Also children always think that their parents are the greatest people in the world. They often brag about their parents’ achievements to their friends. I once read a psychology book; it said that you can always see people from three different aspects, as a child, as a sophisticated adult, or as their parents. I believe this idea has a lot of significance in a person’s character.

Do you think it is good for children and young people to use entertainment stars as role models?

No, I do not think it is good for children and young people to use entertainment stars as role models. One reason is that many young people get depressed, because they cannot measure up to the impossible standards that the entertainment industry sets. Another reason is that many celebrities live very immoral lives. Many celebrities abuse alcohol and drugs, and many are in constant troubles with the law. Basically, the majority of entertainment stars are not fit to serve as role models for young people today.


Why do some companies advertise products by using famous people?

Some companies use famous people to advertise their products, because many people aspire to be famous or at least respect famous people’s opinions. It is also a well-known fact that most famous people are also very wealthy. So, if people see that someone famous is using a certain product, they get the impression that it is a quality product. Another reason is that famous people are usually attractive. Having an attractive person in your advertisement draws in people’s attention, and will keep people’s attention longer than unattractive person.

Do you think this is good?

It is good for the company that is trying to sell the product, because it gets their product some recognition. So when consumers go to buy something at the store. this advertisement will be in their mind. As a result it can increase their sales. It is good for the economy because people are spending money on these products and cash is continuing to exchange hands. Production and transportation continue, thus, creating jobs for the common man and lowering unemployment.

Do you think famous people who appear in advertisements have any special responsibilities towards society?

I think these people who constantly appear on TV and advertisements do have a special responsibility to the public. They are constantly seen by young people that aspire to be them, so they need to be responsible role models, even if they never wanted to be a role model, because young people respect them and imitate them. If they are cut getting arrested and being seen doing bad things, it will certainly become common knowledge. Then young people will begin to think that it is ok for them to do it.

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