Which famous person would you like to meet?

IELTS Cue Card Describe a Famous Person

Describe a famous person (still living), not from your country, who you would like to meet.

You should say:
  • where this person comes from
  • how you first learned about him or her [or: how you know about this person]
  • why this person is famous
and explain why you would like to meet this person.

[Possible follow-up questions]

Do many people in your country like this person (the person you just spoke about)?
Do you think many other people would like to meet him/her?

IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer | Describe a famous person

That’s easy; I’d love to meet Bill Gates. He’s an American and is one of the wealthiest individuals in the world. But apart from that, he is also an extremely talented and gifted person; during his childhood he became very interested in computers, and used to compile computer programs.

When he took the SAT tests, he achieved an amazing score of 1590. Later, he went on to study at Harvard, but after only two years he decided to quit, dropped out, and founded his own software company.

That was back in 1975, and since then his career has been a series of phenomenal successes, and he has helped build one of the most successful companies in the world.

The impressive success of Microsoft and its many products earned him billions of dollars and helped him become one of the wealthiest people on the planet. That's how I first learned about him - when he was on the TV news one day.

But the good thing about him is that – he is a great philanthropist, and donates much of his fortune to goo causes such as famine and poverty in Africa, research into Aids, and improving education in impoverished areas through the introduction of technology in schools.

It’s clear that he is seriously interested in making the world a better place to live for those who have not been as fortunate as him.

So I would love to have the opportunity to meet him one day and chat with him.

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