Describe a popular/ well-known person in your country.

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a popular/ well-known person in your country.

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 Answer

There are innumerable famous personalities in this world in every field. But, today I would like to talk about a globally popular megastar, Shahrukh Khan. He is a famous actor not just within the boundaries of India, but also across the globe. Today, he has millions of people who look up to him as a role model and inspiration.

He is worldwide known for his immaculate acting skills and his ability to help the poor and needy by donating millions to the charity and non-governmental organisations. He came from a very poor family as the financial conditions were not very supportive in initial years of his studies, let alone his acting career. Even though he was really good at his studies, he chose to pursue his life- long childhood dream of becoming an actor. He started his acting career from theatre, from where he went on to do some supportive roles in the then television channel, DD national. From there it was an endless journey of tonnes of hard-work and dedication. From being an absolute nobody to becoming a renowned superstar, he has come a long way in his life. Every day, he wakes up to thousands of his fans, from across the country who just wait to get his one glimpse. He has successfully managed to give India one of the most iconic acting career in her acting history.

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Whenever, his films are released, people go crazy to watch him in the cinemas. Thus, the tickets would be out within just few hours of the release. Due to his magnificent acting potential and immense contribution to charities, he has been awarded with a huge number of awards, both nationally and internationally.

I genuinely feel that he is a very down to earth person and humble in nature. He walks out with a charismatic aura which is not the case with other Bollywood actors. I respect him as a person and follow his social media accounts in instagram, facebook and twitter. He is one of the greatest actors on the history of Indian cinema, and his work will remain unforgettable.

Overall, this was a popular person in my country.

ImmaculateflawlessHe has an
immaculate personality.
ReckonbelieveI strongly reckon
she is not coming to the party.
IconiclegendaryShe is iconic.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘Describe a popular/ well-known person in your country.

Q1.How do people become famous?

Nowadays, people who have talent can become famous by showcasing it through various social networking platforms like, Instagram reels, youtube shorts and facebook. Moreover, there are many television programmes which conduct online auditions for gathering gifted individuals from the remote corners of the country. Thus, this is how people can become popular nowadays.

Q2.What qualities do famous people have in common?

In my opinion, famous personalities have a lot of qualities in common, such as, compassion and kindness towards everyone else. Apart from that, they also have a positive outlook on situations that may seem difficult to deal with. Moreover, respect for each and every individual is something they possess. Therefore, these are some of the qualities that famous people have in common.

Q3.What are the good points about being famous?

Well, I was not expecting that question. I reckon that there are abundant good points about being famous. First and foremost, name and fame which is the key to the luxurious lifestyle that they own. Secondly, the love and respect that people shower on them keep them motivated in their life. Thus, these are some of the good points of getting famous.

Q4.Are there any disadvantages to being famous?

Yes, just like the two sides of the same coin, being famous has its own demerits as well. Primarily, the invasion of privacy is something that they go through a lot in their everyday life. Due to being famous, they cannot enjoy their life like the common man. Moreover, people tend to put them on a pedestal and impose the blame for everything wrong that is going on around the world. So, these are some of the disadvantages of being famous.

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