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HomeIELTS SpeakingSpeaking Part 2Describe a famous person that you are interested in (Band 8+)

Describe a famous person that you are interested in (Band 8+)

Describe a famous person that you are interested in

You shoud say:

  • Who this person is.
  • How you know about this person.
  • What this person is famous for.
  • Why you are interested in this person.

Band 8 Sample:

A famous person who I am really interested in is definitely My Tam. She is the best pop singer in Viet Nam who embarked on her singing career in 1999. The Da Nang-born singer has recently become Vietnam’s first-ever artist to be listed on Billboard’s World Albums chart, after releasing her ninth studio album ‘Tam 9’.

My Tam is my biggest idol because she is a great singer with beautiful voice. Some years ago, I caught a glimpse of her on TV and was immediately hooked by her outstanding performance. I have became her loyal fan since then. I really like the way she sings and the way she expresses the feeling of the song. To my admiration, she has always worked seriously to give high quality music products.

My Tam is beloved for her good personality too. She is known to all her fans for her gregariousness and sense of humour. Besides, she has also devoted her time to organizing free concerts for univeristy students nationwide. Together with her fans and friends, she has been doing a lot of charity activities silently to help the poor, the sick and the homeless people.

Vocabulary highlights:

  • embark on: start
  • hooked: enjoying very much
  • outstanding: extremely good; excellent
  • admiration: a feeling of respect and liking
  • gregariousness: the quality of liking to be with other people
  • devote to: to give an amount of time, attention, etc. to something
  • charity: an organization for helping people in need

Part 3 

  • What are the qualities of being popular? 
    From my perspective, modesty is the most important quality of being popular. If we fail to stay modest when we become increasingly well-known, we may face a lot of troubles and scandals. Like, if sometimes we are too proud of our performance, it is very likely that we will get mocked or made fun of by the public and this will also attract more anti-fans. 
  • Do you know any popular star who really likes helping other people? 
    Angelina Jolie is the first one I think of when talking about a very helpful celebrity. You know, she and her husband adopted, like, 5 or 6 children from all over the world. She not only wants to give those poor kids a happy family but also to show her objection against the racism because some of the kids are European, Asian and even African 
  • Do you think children should imitate their idols? 
    Well it is good for children to imitate their idols’ positive habits like playing sports or some musical instrument. Some celebrities also have very nice personalities so it doesn’t hurt, as long as their parents are often at their side to prevent them from being affected by those famous people. I mean, if children are aware of their idols’ negative habits like smoking or swearing and stay away from them, it will be fine. 
  • What influences do popular stars have on teenagers? 
    Popular stars are usually idols of a lot of teenage children so they are very likely to imitate their idols words or behavior. So if these stars behave in an ill-mannered way, it may negatively affect teenagers’ behavior and they may want to do the same. By contrast, if those well-known figures stay modest and nice to people, so may the teenagers.

Other sample:
Describe a famous person that you are interested in (Albert Einstein.)


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