IELTS Speaking Sample Answer # Leaders

Leaders are the people who change the world, the ones who shape the world, the ones who tell how things should be and what should be done. These are the people who give out the blue print, take the responsibility and often are said to be change makers. Let us today have a look at some of the questions related to leaders.

What is a leader?

Leader is a person who can think of ahead of time. Who when the world is worried about the consequences can figure out a different way of doing things and the one who in tough situations does not fumbles but helps others. A leader is not just the one who leads but the one who brings people together, who teaches that it is not just about living alone but being united and creating great things.

Who are the first leaders who come to your mind?

Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Adolf Hitler, Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher. These are some of the leaders who come to my mind when I hear the word leader.

What makes those people great leaders?

I believe it is their will and determination, the care and the love that they show and the never dying attitude that make them great leaders. These are the people who think about others first and then about themselves. These are the people who are able to see the greater good.


What are the qualities or characteristics that every leader should have?

I believe honesty is the most important thing that is required out of a leader. It is very important for a leader to be able to put down the real situation in front of the team mates so that the situation can be dealt as a team. Also, communication, commitment and confidence are the three C’s required out of a leader. And in the end, the patience and the will power to be able to look ahead with great positivity, to endure failures is what is required of a leader.

Are some people natural leaders and other people natural followers? Why?

I think it is more of what happens with people as children, what circumstances they face and what things they learn. There is nothing in born but yes there are things that some learn early in life and then are able to enhance and improve on them for life, making them natural leaders.

Why do some people think it’s a bad thing to always follow other people?

I think it must be mostly because leaders come along with the image that says that these are the most powerful people, that they can bring out change, and it is often so larger than life that people think that anyone who is not a leader is not a great person to be. However, people often forget that it is not the power that makes a leader great, but the person himself that makes use of power great.

What characteristics does a bad leader have?

I believe manipulation is that one thing that a bad leader possess. Anyone who tries to manipulate the people or try telling lies, just to hide is surely a bad leader because he or she cannot or does not have the strength to face the consequences of a bad decision.

If you were the leader of your school, what changes would you make?

If I was the leader of the school, I think there are only a few things that I would like to change. One of them is punishment. I know that punishment is a great way to teach people, but then I also believe that a little award is never a bad things. So, if one sees a person getting punishment daily, it might be possible that he or she needs counselling and not just another punishment.

Also, there should be more Parent teachers meet. So, that parents and teachers can remain connected throughout, not just when the results come out.



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