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Describe a famous person you follow on social media (Cristiano Ronaldo)

The topic “Describe a person” is one of the familiar topics in the IELTS Speaking tests.

Describe a famous person you follow on social media

You should say:

  • Who this person is
  • How you know this person
  • Why you think this person is interesting

Sample Answer

Well, I want to start off by saying that I have been a social media addict ever since I was a teenager. I am currently using three of the ten biggest social media sites, which are Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to catch up with the life of different celebrities. Today, I would like to talk about Cristiano Ronaldo, who is a household name for soccer enthusiasts. 

Cristiano Ronaldo is currently a center forward for Manchester United. He is about 187 centimeters tall and he is renowned for his ability to dribble the ball and display unpreventable shots against the opponent’s goalkeeper. At the age of 36, he has won five golden balls, four European golden shoes and 32 trophies in both club and international levels. 

He started off his professional football career at a club called Sporting Lisbon, but only until he became a part of Manchester United did I first know about him. I remember like the back of my hand the game he played against Arsenal, which was a top team in the Premier League. I was mesmerized by not only his outstanding performance but also how versatile he was in different team formations. That was the day that I knew with certainty that he would make a name for himself as one of the best players in the world in the future.

Just by scrolling through his social media accounts, there are a couple of reasons why he is a great role-model. For one, he is the real-life image of not giving up. From his Instagram posts, while many professional athletes have decided to retire at his age, Ronaldo on the other hand sticks to a very strict diet and workout routine. If you were to type keywords such as “healthy body” on the Instagram search bar, a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo would pop-up. Another reason why I hold him in high regard is that he gives a share of his earnings every year to charitable organizations, which helps the less fortunate to make ends meet. 

What impresses me most is his professionalism and calmness during interviews. As a celebrity with nearly 400 million followers on Instagram, it is without a doubt that his life is always under a microscope and is stalked by the paparazzi. However, when doing interviews, he still provides deep insight to reporters on his goals and his personal life. I truly hope I can meet him in person in the future to get to know more about him. 

Another Sample

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