IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Describe one of your grandparent’s job.
IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card:
Describe one of your grandparent’s job.
- Where did they work?
- What was their job about?
- How did you feel about it?
My grandparents were a few of the most interesting people I have ever met in my life and had a lot of knowledge and intriguing things to tell me about. I used to talk to them for hours on end whenever I went to visit them.
My paternal grandfather was born and brought up in Dehradun, and was the only person in my family to work for the Indian railways. He was a train guard for the Delhi-Dehradun express that used to do a round trip to and from Dehradun every two days. He was supposed to supervise the train on its journey and had a separate room in the last bogey of the train. He had his system there to keep an eye on the driver’s schedule, train’s movement, and other necessary information.
He worked for more than fifty years from 1950 to 2001 and retired when I was in second grade. He was a strict disciplinarian and was punctual in every aspect of his life. He used to reach the railway station an hour before the scheduled departure of the train. Then he tried to expedite the processes in an efficient manner in order to flag off the train exactly on its scheduled time.
He was praised and respected for his integrity and work ethics by everyone in his department, and was awarded for his excellent service record at his retirement farewell celebration. I respect him a lot and have learned many things from his character and the way he chose to live his life. He is a source of inspiration for me and I always try to follow in his footsteps.