Describe a leader or politician who you admire

You should say:

  • Who is he/ she?
  • What is so appealing about him?
  • What type of leader is he/ she

    And explain why do you admire him /her.

Band 8 Sample

I would like to talk about Mr David Cameron, the former Prime Minister of the UK and I do believe that he is the most professional person that I have ever known in my life.

First, I would like to get the ball rolling by touching on the matter of how I knew him. it was about 5 years ago more or less, when I travelled to England and had a chance to meet him in front of Number 10 Downing Street.

On the subject of his appearance, I must confess that I was struck by his powerful and presentable look at the first time seeing him. He was so charismatic and confident that everyone wanted to listen to him when he was talking as well as debating with others over political issues. As well as that, he was always cool headed in every situation because he weighed up the pros and cons before making any decision instead of jumping to a conclusion.

There are several reasons why I really admire Mr Cameron. First, he led his party in a democratic way. You know, he always listened to everyone’s opinions and commented fairly on them. Second, with his contributions to many areas, ranging from medicine to social welfare, the UK has become the fifth strongest economy globally.

For all these reasons, I want to reaffirm that David Cameron is the most honorable leader that I have ever met. And in the future, if I have a chance, I will go back to the UK to meet him once again.

Vocabulary highlights:

  • Charismatic: To have the powerful quality to attract and impress other people
  • Cool-headed: calm
  • To weigh up the pros and cons: to consider both advantages and disadvantages
  • To jump to a conclusion: to make a decision too quickly

 

IELTS Speaking Part 3:

1. Do you want to be a leader?

Definitely yes. When I was knee high to a grasshopper, I used to dream of becoming a leader in the political area, like a prime minister or a governor. You know, those positions give me a lot of power and a sense of pride.

2. What qualities should a leader have?

I believe to become a good leader, people need to have patience to overcome challenges during their leadership. Without patience, they easily make mistakes and inappropriate decisions. Another important thing is excellent presentation skills. As you know, it is important for a leader to deliver a plan or a strategy clearly to his colleagues and make sure that all members fully grasp it.

3. How do you think we can improve the leaders qualities?

Well, I do think that leadership skills can be polished via proper training and practice. For example, to become a good leader, people should engage in some courses about leadership in their free time. During such courses, they will be given more chances to practice their skills and learn new things about this interesting, but challenging skill.

4. Do you think a leader should be perfect in all fields?

No, I don’t think so. It goes without saying that each person can only be good at one or some areas. Therefore, I suppose that people should focus on their strengths and become the leader of that area. In this way, they can easily reap more success in their career path.

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