IELTS Cue Card #Describe a person you only met once and want to know more about him

IELTS Cue Card #Describe a person you only met once and want to know more about him

Describe a person you only met once and want to know more about him.
You should say:

  • Who was he and when did you meet him?
  • How and where did you meet him and how you reacted?
  • Why are you curious to know more about him?

And what will you say if you meet him again?

IELTS Cue Card #Describe a person you only met once and want to know more about him

Sample Answer :

Life is full of coincidences. These are the strange looking moments when things follow their course in an unexpected manner, absolutely out of chance. Sometimes, these moments become a part our memory thread which keeps on revoking beauty and inspiration within us. In the same way, I also had a beautiful incident when I got a chance to meet one of my favourite authors, Salman Rushdie. I met him in the fall of 2005.

As I said, this meeting cropped up purely by chance; when I, out of my scholastic interests, went to Book Fair held at Jaipur. Although I was aware of the sudden uninformed visits of the literary figures in this fair, I did not expect that visit on the same day I visited, and that too of such a literary mammoth. I was standing at a stall gazing through a book when I heard a husky voice behind me, asking to make the way for him. I turned back and it took my mind a few seconds to acknowledge his gracious presence. In an anxious haste, I greeted him with a smile which was reciprocated instantly.

At that very moment, he stood at the same stall and started penetrating the shelves. All of a sudden, my mind started wondering for the right phrase to introduce myself to him. Appropriation and organization of words for speaking, seemed too puzzled and graceless, in front of that words’ wizard. Out of nowhere, I could just raise my right hand for a handshake along with the gentle murmuring of my name. He shook my hand and walked away. It is this brief encounter rather a meeting that left an insatiable craving in me to meet him again and know more about him, to be precise, about the secret of his writings.

If I get another chance to meet him, after making a recall of our brief encounter, I shall be appreciating all of his works and thanking him for such an immense contribution to the literature.

Word Meaning
Revoke excite, arise: Watching violent movies revokes the same sense in viewers.
Incessant never stopping: Priests recite the prayers incessantly.
Follow-up Questions

Q. 1 Why do we feel curious in meeting someone for the first time?

Sample answer: Man, being a social animal, longs to have the company of people. In a meeting or gathering, energy is being exchanged between individuals. This interplay of energy and emotions brings its own colours. The curiosity of the unknown before the first meeting generates anxious vibes inside us. Self-consciousness about the presentation in the meeting makes us curious.

Q. 2 Why do you like to meet someone again?

Sample answer: When I find a person cheerful, bright, logical with a good sense of humour, I feel him interesting. That interest perpetuates the spirit of getting familiar with the person and desire of meeting him again. Common interests can also be a key affinity factor. For instance, I have good interest in reading literature and therefore my adoration for a great writer who I had read earlier was natural to come.

Q. 3 What kind of people you don’t want to meet again?

Sample answer: Well, there are some people who keep on bragging about themselves incessantly. They are very poor listeners and believe in imposing their viewpoints on the other. They seem to be self-contradictory, inconclusive and illogical. People with dull spirits is another class I don’t want to meet.

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