Describe a Popular Person IELTS Cue Card

Describe a Popular Person IELTS Cue Card


Describe a Popular Person

You should say:

Who this person is?
What he or she is like?
Why you think this person is popular?
How this person influences the public?

NOTE – The examiner gives you one minute to plan your answerand to help you prepare for the topic, the examiner provides you with a pencil and a notepad. You’ll have to answer the questions given on the subject for one-to-two minutes.

Sample 1


Although I know various famous people, one of them is unique and hence worth mentioning.

Who is this person?

This person’s name is Sandeep Maheshwari. He is a renowned motivational speaker and YouTuber.

What is he like?

As far as his physical features are concerned, he is tall and handsome.

Why do you think this person is famous?

This person is famous for many reasons. Firstly he is a seasoned entrepreneur. His website has carved a niche for itself and has numerous followers. Despite a humble beginning, he worked with determination, dedication, and discipline to lead his business toward an impressive growth trajectory. His immense success as a businessman has made him famous.

Apart from this, another reason for his popularity is his social media presence. He has a famous YouTube channel where he provides free-of-cost information on how to handle conflicts in life adroitly. He has a boatload of knowledge he shares with his viewers at no cost. His shared information has helped millions of people to bring a paradigm shift in their lives. The thing which works in his favour is that youngsters follow him a lot; he has posted thousands of videos on various social media platforms in which he has shared solutions to most of the pressing problems young people have in their lives. And due to this unabated support, his content goes viral quickly on the internet.

How does this person influence the public?

He influences the public by going beyond the conventional domain. For example, most YouTubers earn money through the advertisements between their videos. On the other hand, Sandeep Maheshwari still needs to enable monetization on his channel. Due to this reason, the viewers watch seamless content, and the adverts do not disturb them. This initiative stops him from earning money from YouTube, but it works like a charm for his viewers. Due to this reason, he manages to influence his followers.

Sample 2


Although there are numerous famous people, one of them has carved a nice for himself and hence is worth mentioning.

Who is this person?

This person’s name is Mukesh Ambani,

What he is like?

He is a renowned businessman.

Why do you think this person is popular?

There are many reasons for him being popular. Firstly he is the son of the Late Mr Dhirubhai Amabani. Despite a humble beginning, Dhrubhai created a big empire with a Reliance name. Mukesh followed in his father’s footsteps to lead their businesses to new heights. Under his aegis, Reliance Industries started many projects. Earlier, it used to be a company dealing in petrochemicals and clothes, but now it has forayed into numerous fields like telecom, retail and entertainment etc. The diversification of Reliance Industries has inclined the popularity of Mukesh Ambani substantially.

How this person influence the public?

He influences the public by doing things beyond the conventional domain. Before his arrival into the telecom domain, the average cost of 1 GB of mobile internet was about 3 USD, but after his arrival, the price declined to a few cents per GB. Due to this initiative, a considerable portion of the Indian population started using mobile internet. Furthermore, his pricing forced other companies also to reduce their charges.

Moreover, he is a philanthropist who has this habit of creating products and services beneficial for the weaker sections of society. Unlike other corporate stalwarts, he never mistreats the people working under him. During covid 19, when there was a lockdown, his company paid salaries to all employees in time despite having no business.

People take him as a businessman who makes informed decisions to solve the pressing problems of our society.

Sample 3

Many people are popular in my country, and some are my role models. 

I want to talk about a famous person who led a remarkable change in the music industry. It’s none other than Diljit Dosanjh. He is like the God of the Punjabi music industry and hails from a village called Dosanjh Kalan. 

It’s near Ludhiana in Punjab. He’s popular because of his melodic voice.

Also, he’s a good actor, and his acting skills fascinate the viewers and make him popular. He started his singing career around 2000. As I remember, my father listened to his songs when I was a child. 

And then I remember his first album, which had numerous hot songs. Apart from that, recently, he was the first Indian to perform at a Coachella. It’s a very big American platform and an achievement. 

And all these things make him very popular. His acting and storytelling style are very poetic, and he fascinates and impresses fans. And he has a big fan base around the world. 

The paradigm shift can be seen in his popularity after his movie Udta Punjab, where he exhibited good acting skills, shifting his career to the next level. He was also involved in many social activities, like donating three crores to the Kisan Andolan. And so that’s why he’s my favourite singer and actor. He’s also a popular person in my country. 


Here are some examples of follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe a Popular Person”.

1. What are the qualities of being famous? 

A famous person always remains in the limelight for good or bad reasons. However, they have this uncanny knack for doing things beyond the conventional domain to draw others’ attention toward them.


2. Do you know any famous star who likes helping other people? 

Although numerous famous stars tend to help others, my personal favourite is Diljit Dosanjh. He is a Bollowodd celebrity who leaves no stone unturned to help others.

3. Do you think children should imitate their idols? 

Children should imitate their idols because their model is not involved in any work or pursuit, which is detrimental to society. Imitating a cricket is prudent; however, following a corrupt politician’s footsteps is imprudent.

4. What influence do famous stars have on teenagers? 

Teenagers have a lot of energy, and during their teenage years, they quickly get influenced by those who remain in the limelight. So famous stars encourage children to follow their lifestyle and mannerisms. Moreover, many juveniles take them as their role models.

5. Do you think famous stars have more freedom or less freedom? 

Famous stars do not enjoy much freedom because the media and crowds are always after them wherever they go.

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