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HomeIELTS SpeakingSpeaking Part 2Describe a person you know who is beautiful or handsome

Describe a person you know who is beautiful or handsome

You should say:

  • Who the person is
  • When you met the person at the first time
  • What the person’s character

    And explain how you feel about the person.

Band 8 Sample

I’d like to tell you about a man who used to be a role model for me when I was growing up, and that is my older brother. I have to say that I really looked up to him. He is 8 years older than me, and we took different paths. He is tall, strong, charming and extremely confident. His appearance and strength slightly resembles the Superman that often appeared on TV throughout my childhood. In school he wasn’t good in academic subjects like math or physics, but he was highly capable in all kinds of sport, which was completely diametrical to me. I was born small and weak, but fortunately I could pick up words and solve math problems a little bit faster than my peers. However, as you can easily guess, it was my brother that all girls in my school paid attention to.

He was also a leader of his own gang. I know a gang sounds a bit naughty but they didn’t cause any problems to the local community or anything. Rarely did I see him walk alone, there were always some cool-looking dudes accompanying him, like following an alpha wolf. He often got involved in a fight to prove his power in school, and I never saw him lose. Of course, my father, who is a high school teacher, didn’t like that. He often punished my brother in the hope of changing his eldest son into something “better”, like me, without knowing that it was my brother that I admired so much. However, my brother was stubborn, so despite all my father’s efforts, he didn’t change a bit, at least not until he got seriously injured in a fight with 20 gangsters. After that, he transformed into a different person. Now he has his own family, a wife and a son. If you look at him now, you would never guess that mature man used to do a bunch of crazy stuff. I still look up to him, but no longer because of all those badass things from the past. Now I admire his calmness and confidence when facing a difficult situation, and I’m happy that my brother has changed in a positive way.

Vocabulary highlights

  • role model: a person looked to by others as an example to be imitated
  • to look up to sb: to admire and respect someone
  • to take different paths: to make different decisions
  • to be highly capable: to perform or show potential for performing at significantly

    advanced levels when compared with others

  • to be diametrical to sb/st: to be completely different to sth/sb


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