IELTS SPEAKING TASK CUE CARD
Describe an old person you met who has inspired you
- Who this person is
- Where and under what circumstances did you meet him/her
- What quality about him/her inspired you
And explain the person’s attitude towards you
In my life, I have met many elderly people. Here I would like to talk about an old lady I came in contact with while volunteering at an old age home in my city. During summer break in my school days, me and my friends decided to offer our services at an old age home as we spent our evenings helping the residents there. It was at this old age home that I came across Mrs. Dsuza whose positive approach towards life really inspired me.
One evening, all the senior citizens were narrating their stories about how they ended up at that place. Mrs. Dsuza also unfolded her story. The fact which impressed me about her the most was the way in which she was praising her son and daughter-in-law even after they left her at such a tender age. After hearing her story, I felt extremely sympathetic to her.
She had a joyful and generous nature. We learned about the betrayal she has gone through from her own blood but still she didn’t speak a word against him. Her son promised to take her back within a few days but never turned back. Any person would have cursed if their son had done that but this old lady already forgave her son.
As I have told earlier, this lady was very generous and kind- hearted, she treated me like her own grandchild. As all the residents had access to the kitchen, Mrs. Dsuza used to prepare meal for us. Neglected by her own, she built a family for herself with her unconditional love and care.