CUE CARD – Describe a popular/well-known person in your country

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a popular/ well-known person in your country.

You should say:

    • Who this person is?
    • What he/ she has done?
    • Why he/ she is popular?
    • And explain how you feel about this person?
Sample Answer

There are innumerable famous personalities in this world in every field. But, today I would like to talk about a globally popular megastar, Shahrukh Khan. He is a famous actor not just within the boundaries of India, but also across the globe. Today, he has millions of people who look up to him as a role model and inspiration.

He is worldwide known for his immaculate acting skills and his ability to help the poor and needy by donating millions to the charity and non-governmental organisations. He came from a very poor family as the financial conditions were not very supportive in initial years of his studies, let alone his acting career. Even though he was really good at his studies, he chose to pursue his life- long childhood dream of becoming an actor. He started his acting career from theatre, from where he went on to do some supportive roles in the then television channel, DD national. From there it was an endless journey of tonnes of hard-work and dedication. From being an absolute nobody to becoming a renowned superstar, he has come a long way in his life. Every day, he wakes up to thousands of his fans, from across the country who just wait to get his one glimpse. He has successfully managed to give India one of the most iconic acting career in her acting history.

Whenever, his films are released, people go crazy to watch him in the cinemas. Thus, the tickets would be out within just few hours of the release. Due to his magnificent acting potential and immense contribution to charities, he has been awarded with a huge number of awards, both nationally and internationally.

I genuinely feel that he is a very down to earth person and humble in nature. He walks out with a charismatic aura which is not the case with other Bollywood actors. I respect him as a person and follow his social media accounts in instagram, facebook and twitter. He is one of the greatest actors on the history of Indian cinema, and his work will remain unforgettable.

Overall, this was a popular person in my country.

STRONG WORDS
Word Meaning Sentence
Immaculate flawless He has an
immaculate personality.
Reckon believe I strongly reckon
she is not coming to the party.
Iconic legendary She is iconic.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘Describe a popular/ well-known person in your country.

Q1.How do people become famous?

Nowadays, people who have talent can become famous by showcasing it through various social networking platforms like, Instagram reels, youtube shorts and facebook. Moreover, there are many television programmes which conduct online auditions for gathering gifted individuals from the remote corners of the country. Thus, this is how people can become popular nowadays.

Q2.What qualities do famous people have in common?

In my opinion, famous personalities have a lot of qualities in common, such as, compassion and kindness towards everyone else. Apart from that, they also have a positive outlook on situations that may seem difficult to deal with. Moreover, respect for each and every individual is something they possess. Therefore, these are some of the qualities that famous people have in common.

Q3.What are the good points about being famous?

Well, I was not expecting that question. I reckon that there are abundant good points about being famous. First and foremost , the name and fame which is the key to the luxurious lifestyle that they own. Secondly, the love and respect that people shower on them keeps them motivated in their life. Thus, these are some of the good points of getting famous.

Q4.Are there any disadvantages of being famous?

Yes, just like the two sides of the same coin, being famous has its own demerits as well. Primarily, the invasion of privacy is something which they go through a lot in their everyday life. Due to being famous, they cannot enjoy their life like a common man. Moreover, people tend to put them on a pedestal and impose the blame for everything wrong that is going on around the world. So, these are some of the disadvantages of being famous.

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CUE CARD – Describe a thing you did and succeeded

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a thing you did and succeeded.
You should say:

    • What it was ?
    • How did you complete it ?
    • Why it was difficult ?
    • And how you felt about doing it ?
Sample Answer

Well, I have always been someone who loves to take up new challenges in life, as I love to test my limits. Today, I would like to talk about one such strenuous task that I did and succeeded. It was the Combined Defence services examination which is conducted by UPSC twice every year. I started a year ago with my preparations, and it was a really time taking and tiring process, as the syllabus covers almost all the domains, which included Science, History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, Current Affairs, and English, followed by the preparation of a five days SSB interview, where the candidates’ personality is judged from inside out, and lastly, a medical examination.

I completed it, because I started quite early with my preparations, as I was aware beforehand with the vast curriculum that I needed to cover and revise before the actual exam dates were out. I carefully devised a plan by dividing my whole preparation into three phases – written, interview and medical. Firstly, I started with my written part by strategically dividing my time that I would be giving for each module, and prioritized the weaker topics which required more time and attention. Furthermore, I was really consistent with my studies, and used to attempt mock tests and do weekly revision, wherein, I would cover all that I had learned throughout the week. I was successfully able to get done with the written preparation in about eight months, and then I prepared for the interview for around a month. In the remaining three months, I did a full-fledged revision of the whole syllabus.

Finally, the big day arrived, when the results came out and I was on cloud nine. Seeing my name in the final merit list, my parents got quite emotional, for it was a whole lot of efforts that I had put into this examination and I could finally see myself as a commissioned officer in the Indian Armed forces. It was something which I manifested ever since I was a child, and finally, my dream came true.

Overall, this was a thing I did and succeeded.

 Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘Describe a person you only met once and want to know more about.

Q1.What kinds of jobs require people to be confident ?

Well, it is an interesting question. In my opinion, all kinds of professions demand confidence, especially the teaching sector, where the trainer should not only be really good with the concepts, but also be confident enough to present them clearly to the students.

Q2.On what occasions should children be encouraged? How?

I strongly believe that children should be encouraged on special occasions like, sports event, Olympiads, competitions and many more. Moreover, teachers and parents should motivate children every time they are stuck in some difficult situation.

Q3. How do you help children stay focused ?

Nowadays, there are a myriad of things that we can do, in order to keep children focussed. First and foremost, I regularly ask children to actively participate in yoga and meditation practices, as it helps in developing the concentration abilities, resulting in better output.

Furthermore, I actively allow children to engage themselves into as many hobbies or interests as they can, for it helps them to stay busy and focused. Healthy eating habits should be inculcated in order to enhance concentration at studies.

Q4.What challenges do young people face today?

Youngsters nowadays face a lot of challenges. Primarily, the identity crisis, as the youth today does not want to follow in someone’s footsteps, but rather wish to create his/ her own identity in the society. They do not want to take up pre- designed roles or be told what they are capable of. Another major challenge that young people nowadays suffer from is dealing with the growing cut throat competition, which they all have become a part of, knowingly or unknowingly, followed by unresolved personal issues, the burden of which they have been carrying ever since.

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CUE CARD – Describe an interesting song

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an interesting song
You should say:

    • Who the song is ?
    • What story does the song tell ? / What it is about ?
    • Whether the song is popular ?
    • And, explain why you think it is interesting ?
Sample Answer

Music is one of the most beautiful forms of art, and I listen to it whenever I am feeling the blues. Today, I am going to talk about a motivational song that I love listening to, whenever I am thrown by failures in life. The song’s name is believers, by the worldwide famous band Imagine Dragons.

The song really helps me get through the impossible days when it is really hard for me to get out of bed and kick off my day. It gives a very inspirational message about the failures of life and urges one to push one’s limits and go beyond them. It empowers me to rise like a phoenix from the ashes and keeps me going even at my worst. It put forth the never give up attitude in life even when everything appears to be the end of the world.

The song is quite popular across the globe and definitely forms a part of every individual’s playlist, especially the young blood. Like many other youngsters, I also listen to this song to work my way out through the hurtful days of life. Thanks to one of my close friends Niya, who suggested I listen to this song when I was going through some personal mid-life crisis. I was emotionally tormented by the loss of a family member and felt emotionally drained and mentally exhausted. At the time I also was not able to cope with the work and thus, my work-life balance was not very good as there was a lot on my plate. It was at that time, that I started listening to this song and overcame my demons. This song is meaningful in a lot of ways, as it is inspired by the band’s own personal struggles that they went through before actually gaining popularity in the mainstream.

Thus, this is a song that I found particularly interesting.

 Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘Describe a person you only met once and want to know more about.

Q1. Why are many music competitions popular in India ?

There is a myriad of music competitions that are widely popular as they are really enjoyed by people from across the remotest corners of the country. Singing shows such as the Voice, Indian idol, and Voice Global are some of the very popular music competitions that people like to watch. It is because of these public platforms that a lot of talented individuals are getting an opportunity to display their singing talent.

Q2. What kinds of music do young people like ?

I think young people like listening to a lot of pop and hip-hop music followed by some rap music as well, which is slowly taking over the music industry. Young bloods these days want to listen to something they can relate to and not something that is superficial and fake. Thus, these are the kinds of songs that young people like listening to.

Q3. What kinds of people like to listen to traditional music?

I believe with the advent of western music, we have somehow managed to suppress our traditional music forms, and thus, a very handful of individuals enjoy traditional songs and these are generally the locals of a particular community who are true to their roots and promote their traditional music.

Q4. Why do you think old people like old songs ?

I believe that old person like old songs because they do not relate to the songs that are presently in trend. Moreover, the old songs remind them of their era and their time when life was supposed to be very simple, unlike the modern competitive world. The old songs have slow beats and are full of life with a deep sense of meaning to it. They feel very connected to it. Therefore, old people like to listen to old songs.

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CUE CARD – Describe a person you only met once and want to know more about

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

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

    • Who he/she is ?
    • When you met him/her ?
    • Why do you want to know more about him/her?
    • And, how do you feel about it ?

 

Sample Answer

Over the course of my life, I have come across several people and I really love to talk to new people. So, today I am going to talk about one such person, whom I found very motivational, and thus, wanted to know more about her.

Her name is Selena Gomez. She is a globally popular American singer, who is known for her great contribution to the field of music, and her kind nature. I did not know her until one of my really close friends, Riya took me to her concert, which was held in California on a lazy weekend night. At first, I did not want to go, as I was really tired of the week-long office work and wanted to take a good nap. But she insisted on me a lot and so, I finally went with her. She was really excited to meet her, as she booked the exclusive front-row tickets for the show. When I reached the stadium, I was absolutely startled by the huge never ending crowd, that was present there, just to get a glimpse of her. We somehow managed to make space for ourselves and grabbed our seats.

The concert was an hour long, and she ended it with a heart-touching motivational speech, which really brought me to tears, like everyone else. Her speech moved me so much, that I really wanted to meet her and so, I requested Riya to take me and she was making her way down the stage, we finally managed to meet her in the green room. Even though it was not a long meeting, I was really jubilant that I met her.

Since then, I started following her on all her social media accounts, be it Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or any other. I really enjoy listening to all her songs, because I can relate to every single lyric that she weaves in her song. Her music lifts me up on my lows and serves as a reminder of the good things that exist in this competitive world. I feel that she is really a genuine person, who has worked really hard to achieve her dreams and is an inspiration for many people, especially the young girls out there to become independent and make their own choices. I absolutely adore this woman, because she has helped a lot of needy lupus patients by getting them treated with the necessary medical aid.

Therefore, she is the person I met once and want to know more about if I get a chance.

 Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘Describe a person you only met once and want to know more about.

Q1. How do people make friends in India ?

There are a lot of social networking sites, where people can get familiar with each other and become friends such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Apart from that, people make friends on special events, like, family parties or weddings and many other occasions, where individuals gather to enjoy the function.

Q2. Is it important to have the same hobbies and interests when making friends?

Well, I do not think so, because every person has his/her own perception of life. So, it is quite impossible to find someone who shares similar interests and hobbies as us. Moreover, it would become very boring for us to enjoy ourselves if someone has common interests. Therefore, in my opinion, I do not think that it is important to have the same hobbies and interests when making friends.

Q3. What qualities make true friends ?

I firmly believe that a friend is the greatest blessing a person can have in his life, and a true friend always sticks to our side, whenever we are thrown by the great adversities of life. A true friend will always feel happy for us on our highs and motivate us to never give up on our lows. He will make sure that we always choose to walk on the right path, and abstains from doing wrong things in life. Thus, these are some of the qualities which make someone a true friend.

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