Describe a famous person that you are interested in

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Describe a famous person that you are interested in

You should say
Who this person is?
How you know about this person?
What sort of life they had before they became famous?
How this person became famous?
And explain why you like this person?

Sample Answer 1

Introduction:

Although I know various famous people, there is one in whom I am interested.

Who this person is?

His name is Sandeep Maheshwari, and he is a renowned Motivational speaker, photographer, Youtuber and social activist.

How do you know about this person?

About ten years back, I was giving through a lean patch. Furthermore, I was finding it challenging to make both ends meet. During that time, I started watching motivational videos of Sandeep Maheshwari Sir. 

What sort of life did they have before they became famous?

Mr Sandeep Maheshwari is the live example of persistence conquers resistance. Before becoming a successful entrepreneur, he tried his hands at many businesses. However, to his dismay, he did not get success.

After that, he changed his strategy and started working towards solving the pressing problems of society. He left no stone unturned to motivate people to lead their lives towards an impressive growth trajectory.

Within one year, he became famous, and his fan following increased appreciably. The other reason for him becoming famous is his understanding of human emotions. His vast knowledge empowers him to offer practical solutions to people’s problems.

How did this person become famous?

Sandeep Maheshwari sir became famous when people started liking this content on Youtube. People from all walks of life watch his videos with keen interest.

And explain why you like this person?

I like this person because of his philanthropic attitude. In this era where people run from pillar to post to maximise profits, this person has carved out a niche by changing people’s lives through his teachings.

Sample Answer 2

Introduction

  • Being a person of inquisitive nature, I love to study the lives of famous people.

 Who this person is?

  • Although many famous people have inspired me, I am a keen follower of Mr Darren Hardy.
  • He is the author of one of the world’s most selling books called “The compound effect.”

How do you know about this person?

  • After passing graduation, my life was going through a lean patch.
  • I was becoming a failure at whatever I was doing.
  • During that time, one of my friends gifted me this book on my 22nd birthday.
  • After reading this book, there was a paradigm shift in my thinking process.
  • To extract more from the book, I wanted to know more about the author.
  • That is why I researched the life of Mr Darren Hardy.

What sort of life he had before he became famous?

  • He started his career as a businessman at the age of eighteen.
  • In 2007 he joined Success Magazine and Success media as a publisher.

How this person became famous?

  • In 2010 he wrote a book by the name of “The compound effect’.
  • It became the best selling book.
  • That book led to exemplary changes in the lives of its readers.
  • The success of that book made Darren Hardy a famous person.

Why do you like this person?

  • The reason why I like him is that he has oversimplified the process of getting success in life.
  • The principle he has depicted in his book is a must-have to lead your life towards an impressive growth trajectory.
  • Due to these reasons, I am a big fan of this famous person Mr Darren Hardy.

Sample Answer 3

Introduction

Being an ambitious person, I keenly follow those famous people who have carved out a niche for themselves.

Who this person is?

The famous person I am interested in is Indian cricketer Virat Kohli.

How do you know about this person?

Being a cricket fanatic, I have this uncanny knack for following famous cricketers. Virat Kohli helped the Indian junior cricket team lift the under 19 world cup, and I became his fan.

What sort of life did they have before they became famous?

Virat Kohli had a humble beginning, he hails from a middle-class family. Since his childhood, he dreamt of becoming a cricketer, but he did not have much support. His life went through a lean patch when he lost his father in his budding years.

However, the adversities did not deter him from achieving the target. Due to his stupendous performances as a batsman, he got selected for the Indian cricket team.

How did this person become famous?

In his first few years as an international cricketer, Virat Kohli was an average performer, his career went through a paradigm shift after he had realized the significance of physical fitness. After becoming a fit person, he became a run machine and earned the coveted title of the best batsman in the world.

And explain why you like this person?

I like this person because of his dogged determination and positive attitude. He is a perfect role model for the youngsters. By following Virat’s footsteps the youngsters can lead their lives towards an impressive growth trajectory.

Sample Answer 4

Introduction

Being an avid reader, I have read about famous people. Recently I read an article that made me a diehard fan of a well-known person.

Who this person is?

The name of this person is Elon Musk, a new age businessman. 

How do you know about this person?

Two years back, I watched a documentary on Tesla Motor Inc. That was the first time I came to know about him.

What sort of life did they have before they became famous?

Elon musk was born and brought up in South Africa. In his early career, he spent time in Canada before finally shifting to the U.S. He completed his education at the University of Pennsylvania in physics. And he made his mark as a serial tech entrepreneur with initial success stories like Zip2 and X.com. He was the brain behind establishing the company that became PayPal.

How did this person become famous?

He has become famous for two reasons. Firstly he brought a paradigm shift in the automobile industry by manufacturing “Tesla Car”.It is an electric car that is helping the world to fight environmental pollution.

Secondly, he started a project named “Space x”. This initiative would find ways to colonize the planet Mars.

The above two projects have made Elon Musk a famous person.

And explain why you like this person?

I like this person because of his habit of doing things beyond the conventional domain. He is leaving no stone unturned to solve the pressing problems of planet earth like pollution and overpopulation. I always seek flashes of inspiration from him to lead my life towards an impressive growth trajectory.

Sample Answer 5

Introduction

Although numerous famous persons have made a mark in this world, I have a special liking for sportspersons. There is a famous cricketer, that impresses me, and I am interested to know more about him.

Who this person is?

The name of this person is Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He was the erstwhile captain of the Indian cricket team.

How do you know about this person?

Mahendra Singh came into the limelight when he hit a century against the Pakistan cricket team in a nail-biting match. From that day, I started following him on various social media platforms.

What sort of life did they have before they became famous?

Mahendra Singh Dhoni had a humble beginning. He was born in the Jharkhand state of India. His father was in a government job, and Dhoni too followed his footsteps by becoming a ticket collector with Indian Railways.

However, he had big dreams and to fulfil them, he had left his job and focussed on his cricketing career.

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How did this person become famous?

He became famous when he led India to victory over Pakistan in the T20 world cup final in the year 2007. The match reached a tense situation with Pakistan having the upper hand. But MS Dhoni maintained his cool and captained the team with determination, dedication and discipline to win the cup for India.

And explain why you like this person?

I like this person because of the various qualities he has. Firstly, he works with serenity during challenging times, that is why cricket experts call him Captain cool.

Secondly, he is a great thinker of the game. Under his aegis, the Indian team won all the prestigious championships.

Sample Answer 6

Introduction

Although there are numerous famous people, I have a special liking for a renowned Punjabi singer.

Who this person is?

His name is Gurdass Mann.

How do you know about this person?

Since my childhood, I have been his staunch supporter. I have grown up while listening to his songs.

What sort of life did they have before they became famous?

Gurdas Mann is a learned person. Before becoming a renowned singer, he worked with an electricity board. Despite a humble beginning, he has achieved tremendous success in his life.

How did this person become famous?

Gurdas Mann had an interest in music from his childhood. Back in the 1980’s reliable platforms were not available to showcase talent. Due to this, he had to wait for a long time for an opportunity. Despite repeated failures, he worked with determination, dedication and discipline. And his big break came when one of his albums.” Mamla Gadbad Hai”, went viral.

And explain why you like this person?

I like him because, unlike other singers, he focuses on the melody. There is no denying this conviction that most artists these days leave no stone unturned to rake in big bucks. But Gurdas Mann never runs after money, and his central focus is always on highlighting the pressing problems of the society through his songs.

Moreover, he works for the upliftment of the weaker sections of the society and run many NGO’S. Due to this uncanny knack for doing things beyond the conventional domain, success has made inroads in his life.

Conclusion

Being an altruist person, I would like to follow in his footsteps to help society.

Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “  Describe a famous person that you are interested in  ”.

1. What type of people are famous in your country?

There are three types of people who become famous in my country. The first category is of filmstars. In my nation, the film industry is known as Bollywood. Any of those celebrities who do some remarkable movies become famous by default.

The second category is of sports stars, especially cricketers. Millions of people adore their favourite sports personalities, and they go beyond the conventional domain to support them.

Moreover, politicians are also famous in my nation. Some become popular by helping the society, and some get negative publicity due to scams.

2. How do people become famous nowadays?

These days the best way to become famous is by working on an out of the box idea. For example, many people nowadays are becoming famous by posting unusual content on social media.

3. What is the difference between people who were famous earlier and who are famous now?

In the past, people used to become famous by doing genuine work. However, these days, anyone can become famous by doing something beyond the conventional domain.

4. What qualities do famous people have in common

Famous people have this uncanny knack for leaving no stone unturned to get success. They work hard with determination, dedication and discipline to achieve their goals.

5. What do you think about nepotism amongst famous people?

Nepotism is a pressing problem for our society. Because, due to this numerous people fail to achieve recognition: Moreover, the hidden talent does not come out.

Below is the list of the  Cue Cards Jan to April 2022

1.Describe something that was broken in your home and then repaired

2.Describe an ambition you haven’t achieved

3.Describe a time when you organized a happy event successfully

4.Describe something you received for free

5.Describe a famous person that you are interested in

6.Describe a toy you liked in your childhood

7.Describe your experience when you changed your school/college or Describe an experience about moving to a new school or house

8.Describe a person you met only once and want to know more about

9.Describe a resolution you made in the new year

10.Describe a skill that you learned from older people

11.Describe a person you follow on social media

12.Describe a thing you did to learn other language

13.Describe a course that impressed you a lot

14.Describe an interesting song

15.Describe a special cake you received from others

16.Describe an interesting conversation you had with your friend

17.Describe a place in a village that you visited

18.Desribe a long walk you ever had

19.Describe an item of clothing that someone gave you

20.Describe a city you think is very interesting

21.Describe a rule that you don’t like

22.Describe someone you really like to spend time with

23.Describe a time you visited a new place

24.Describe a house or an apartment you would like to live in

25.Describe a person who contributes to the society

26.Describe a story someone told you and you remember

27.Describe a gift you would like to buy for your friend

28.Describe a thing you cannot live without

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