IELTS Speaking Part 2 (An influential person)

Part 2 Sample Task Card:

Describe a person who has been an important influence in your life.

You should say:

Who this person is and how long you have known him or her

Why you chose this person

How this person has influenced your life

And explain how you feel about him or her

Sample Response:

I’d like like to talk about my English teacher in high school. her name is Judy Price and I’ve known her for about 4 or 5 years now.

I chose her to be the most influential person in my life for many reasons. for one, she inspired me to love the English language. her passion for teaching English to her students radiates through her every time. I have never met anyone who is as enthusiastic as her to share her knowledge of the language. I know well that teaching is not a walk in the park.

It all started when I failed my test in her class. Instead of getting angry at me, she calmly asked me to stay and talk to her after class. I thought she’d scold me that time. I won’t go into detail here but what I clearly remember was the way she tried to uplift my motivation to study harder in order to get a better score on the next test. I believe not all teachers do that to their students nowadays.

In this event, I was inspired not only to study harder but also to pursue a career in Education. I feel honored to know a person like her and I’ll never forget her as long as I live. So that’s why I chose to speak about my English teacher Judy Price.


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