Describe a popular/well-known person in your country IELTS Cue Card

Describe a popular/well-known person in your country IELTS Cue Card

Describe a popular/well-known person in your country IELTS Cue Card


You should say:

Who this person is?
What he/she has done?
Why he/she is popular?
And explain how you feel about this person?

Sample 1


There are numerous famous people in my country, but one of them is exceptional.

Who is this person?

He is the erstwhile captain of the Indian cricket team, and his name is Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

What has he done?

He has numerous achievements attached to him. He took charge of the Indian Cricket Team in 2007 during the world cup. Under his aegis, the team won the tournament. He has a relatively new team, but he worked with determination, dedication, and discipline to win the title.

Secondly, he won laurels for the nation by winning the 5o over the world cup in 2011. Throughout the tournament, his form and captaincy were top class.

Moreover, he won the champions trophy for India in the year 2013. He is the only captain to date who has won these three titles.

Apart from this, his team in the Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings, has won the trophy many times.

Why is he famous?

He is famous because he has led his career towards an impressive growth trajectory despite a humble beginning. Moreover, people seek inspiration flashes because he handles challenging situations adroitly. Even during crunch situations, he remains calm; people call him “Captain Cool” due to this quality.

Moreover, he is famous for his out-of-the-box ideas. He always tries to do things beyond the conventional domain, and due to this reason, success has made inroads in his life.

And explain how you feel about this person?

He motivates me a lot, and I would like to follow in his footsteps in my personal and professional life.

Sample 2


Many celebrities in my country are well known. However, my favorite renowned person is a businessman.

Who is this person?

This person is Mr. Mukesh Ambani. He is a renowned businessman and 2nd richest person in India after Mr. Gautam Adani.

What has he done?

There are numerous initiatives he has taken that brought a paradigm shift in the life of Indians. Firstly his company has carved out a niche by doing things beyond the conventional domain. His organization has 236,000 people to support its operations. He has played a significant role in eradicating unemployment in India.

Apart from this, he can offer world-class services at affordable prices. Before he arrived in the telecom business, the price of 1GB of data was about 250 Rs. But he made it available for Rs 2. Due to this initiative, billions of Indians have started using the internet. And many businesses which thrive primarily on data for growth are on an impressive growth trajectory.

Why is he famous?

He is famous because he gives hope to every Indian that our country has the capability of being a developed nation. He is a role model for the budding entrepreneurs who seek flashes of inspiration from him.

Apart from this, he donates a hefty sum every month for charity. Due to his immense qualities, he consistently earns accolades from the masses and classes.

And explain how you feel about this person?

He is a blessing to our nation, and all youngsters should work like him with determination, dedication, and discipline to climb the ladder to success.

Sample 3


Being a fun-loving person, I admire a well-known stand-up comedian who generates guffaws of laughter on stage.

Who is this person?

This person is Mr. Kapil Sharma, and he runs a show called “The Kapil Sharma Show.”

What has he done?

He has won many awards, including the famous “The Laughter Challenge.”After gaining fame, he launched his comedy show, “Comedy Nights with Kapil.”

Apart from this, he acted in a movie named ‘Kis Kiso Pyar Karu” which was a hit. These days he runs a show on Sony Tv, “The Comedy Nights.”

Why is he famous?

He is famous for many reasons. First and foremost is his remarkable ability to crack jokes in any situation. He is a rare talent who doesn’t need any script to create fun. All his content is spontaneous. Moreover, he involves the audience also to make his show an interactive one.

Apart from this, he gives a platform to the budding comedians to showcase their talent. All famous actors and actresses have made an appearance in his show.

And explain how you feel about this person?

I think that this person is a blessing to our nation because he brings smiles to the faces of billions of Indians. In this contemporary epoch, people have an immense burden on their shoulders to make ends meet. Therefore, they work hard during the day and feel exhausted. By watching Kapil Sharma’s show, they relieve their stress and have a gala time with their family members.

I staunchly believe that the Indian government must give him a prestigious award for his outstanding contributions to society.


Here are some follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe a popular/well-known person in your country”.

Q1. What are the qualities of being famous?

Famous people are of two types. Firstly those who are humble take their popularity as a blessing and try to use their stardom to solve the pressing problems of society. The south superstar Rajnikant is a prime example of this who provides unabated support to the people of his state.

The second category is those who show attitude and take their stardom for granted. Such people misbehave with their fans, and they have this uncanny knack for throwing tantrums whenever they do not get enough attention.

Q2. Do you know any famous star who likes helping other people?

Vivek Oberai is a famous Bollywood actor. He provides help to needy people. Whenever there is a natural calamity, he is the first to provide support to the affected people. During the Tsunami of 2004, he adopted four villages and provided all kinds of support.

Q3. Do you think children should imitate their idols?

There is no harm in imitating the idols, but that should be in limit because excess of everything is terrible. Moreover, they must refrain from copying those who have a terrible image in society, like superstars who endorse tobacco products.

Q4. What influence do famous stars have on teenagers?

In the teenage years, the children are in the developing stage. They run after instant gratification during this time, and they stay away from delayed gratification.

Famous stars have a tremendous influence on teenagers. They endorse the good as well as bad qualities of their favourites. Their clothes, hairstyles, etc., are carbon copies of their loved celebrities.

Q5. Do you think famous stars have more freedom or less freedom?

I think famous stars have less freedom at their disposal because wherever they go, people follow them for autographs and pictures. So taking a walk or eating their favourite mouth-watering delicacy in a public place is a daunting task for them.

Apart from this, paparazzi photographers also run after them to have a click. 

Q6.Have you taken the autograph of a famous person?

I vividly remember when I was in school, the famous Indian rapper You Yo Honey Singh came to our school. He enthralled the audience by singing hip-shaking songs, and I had a gala time that day. Although there was a huge crowd, due to my persistent efforts, I reached out to him and took his autograph in my school diary.

7. Do you wish to be a famous person?

Yes, I wish to be famous because that would help me get the much-needed name and fame I crave. Since childhood, I have had this urge to become a well-known person by leading my career towards an impressive growth trajectory.

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