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HomeIELTS SpeakingSpeaking Part 2Describe an adventurous person who you know

Describe an adventurous person who you know

You should say:

  • Who the person is
  • How you know this person
  • What this person does that is adventurous

    And explain why you think this person likes to take risks.

Band 8 Sample

Although I don’t know this person personally, I am going to talk about Bear Grylls, a famous adventurer with his own survival show on Nat Geo channel.

You don’t need much explanation when you hear this name. Bear Grylls is an embodiment of adventure and courage himself. In his show, he went to remote places with harsh conditions to try to survive for several days. He would then try to find food and water in the most unlikely places, sometimes hunting wild animals or eating bugs just to survive. I feel like there’s nothing this guy is afraid to do. I mean, he even drank his own piss and ate a cow’s eyeball once.

I don’t know why he is such a risk-taker but I think he’s just really confident in his survival skills. Whatever comes his way, he can cope with it and make it till the end. Besides, he made this show to teach people what to do when they are stuck in the same situation so he had to set a good example for them.

I’m really in awe of Bear. I don’t even dare to eat bugs so I can’t imagine going through his ordeal. Now that he’s a bit old, I don’t know if he’s going to continue with his show but probably he will. He’s a tough guy.

Vocabulary highlights:

  • An embodiment of adventure and courage: A person or thing that represents adventure and courage
  • The most unlikely places: Places that no one would want to visit
  • In awe of: To admire somebody

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