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Describe an old person you admire
描述一下你所崇拜的一位老人

who this person is

where did you meet with him

what characteristics you most like on him

and explain why you admire this person.

2024-04-30
雅思口语Part2

Part2 DEMO 1

The old person I admire most is my grandfather. To me, he is a hero, an ideal father, a benevolent person and a man of his honour. His name is Alexander Vladimir and he is around 75 years old now.

We live in a joint family and he is still the head of our family. Though he can’t manage every aspect of our family due to his age, yet he is still the decision maker for our family. I remember him from my early childhood when he used to play chess with me. He taught me many things including the value of honesty and punctuality. He bestowed me some of his great adventures in his life through stories and those stories are still inspiring for me.

He is a person of his word. He would not talk much but when he does it carries unparallel weights. He is a benevolent person as I have seen him helping many people in our locality. He was an educated person and a successful father as all of them are successful professionals and businessmen now. I revere my grandparents for his acute observation and great decisions. I like him so much that I want to become a person like him.

Part2 DEMO 2

My grandmother is about 65 and I admire her a lot for the amiable and benevolent nature she possesses.  Her name is Samantha and she is a well educated and wise woman. I have a daughter of 6 years old and I wish her to become a great person as my grandmother is.

I know my grandmother from the day I came to this world. In fact, she was there when I was born. I grew up and passed my adolescent and young age with the love and affection of my grandmother. In fact, after my grandfather died, she started living in our house.

My grandmother is a highly talented person and a great mentor. Her affable characteristics and helpful mentality are most attractive. Even a stranger can feel her great heart in few minutes. I can recall several occasions when she took great risks to help others. She was a school teacher until she retired and there are still so many students who write to her to show their respects and affections.

Personally, I like her firm belief in humanity and an unquenchable thrust for learning and reading. My father became a voracious reader only because of her. She is caring and emotionally open. Above all, she is an ideal and successful mother. The other qualities she possesses are also exemplary. These other qualities include truthfulness, confidence and fairness. I was quite amazed in my early teens when I found her taking the side of a neighbour against his own son in a dispute. I have not met so many incorruptible, straight and morally upright humans.

I admire her from the deep down of my heart. I love to spend time with her because she is intelligent and can give proper guidance. She is a reliable critic who often inspired me to work harder. Her affection and caring is probably the main reason I admire and love her so much.

2022-10-07

Part2 DEMO 3

I have a senior friend. He is much older than I am and even he is senior to my parents. He is almost in his 60s and passing the retirement days. He is Mr Rodrick – a neighbour living our next door apartment. He is a former police official and now living his retired life with his family

I first met with Mr Rodrick at the elevator when we newly bought the apartment many years ago. I was in a rush to attend a social programme and thus was running to catch the elevator but unfortunately, the elevator was going to be closed. Suddenly I noticed an older man smiling inside the elevator while he was pressing the waiting button, for me. We got down together and talked a little. He did not forget to invite me to his apartment

Mr Rodrcik is the man of natural intelligence. He has very good observation quality. He has developed the observation power when he was in the police force and that has helped him greatly to succeed in the profession. His sharp intelligence is still helping him to enjoy his retirement days

I mostly admire him for his friendly behaviour which is currently unavailable among the senior citizens like him. He has the ability to make friends within a few minutes. I have learnt many important aspects from him and he shared his knowledge with me whenever I wanted to know from him. He never turned irritated and the most important thing for my admiration on him is his pleasant behaviour to all

Part2 DEMO 4

The old person I admire most is my grandfather. To me, he is a hero, an ideal father, a benevolent person and a man of his honour. His name is Alexander Vladimir and he is around 75 years old now

We live in a joint family and he is still the head of our family. Though he can’t manage every aspect of our family due to his age, yet he is still the decision maker for our family. I remember him from my early childhood when he used to play chess with me. He taught me many things including the value of honesty and punctuality. He bestowed me some of his great adventures in his life through stories and those stories are still inspiring for me

He is a person of his word. He would not talk much but when he does it carries unparallel weights. He is a benevolent person as I have seen him helping many people in our locality. He was an educated person and a successful father as all of them are successful professionals and businessmen now. I revere my grandparents for his acute observation and great decisions. I like him so much that I want to become a person like him

 

Part2 DEMO 5

This is an easy topic for me as I know exactly who I want to tell you about! I’ll say who she is, how long I have known her, a bit about her special qualities and why I admire her so much

I don’t think of this person as old, but I suppose she is because she will be 90 next year, and that’s certainly a good age. She is a distant cousin of mine, she now lives in a residential nursing home, which makes me sad, but she has had a full and interesting life and done many amazing, brave and brilliant things

I think I have known her about twenty one years, but the story of how we came to be friends is a little strange. I was about to go travelling to Australia, and was staying with my parents in London overnight before catching a plane from Heathrow the following day. Whilst I was there my parents told me about this distant cousin who had been in a road accident and was in a hospital. She was/is a very well educated woman with many academic and cultural interests, and they were wondering what to take her to read during her stay. I offered some of my collection of short story books. I wasn’t sure they would be to her taste, they dealt with political issues and were not by any means what I would have expected an elderly sick relative to be interested in. The volumes were by Alice Walker, Susan Hill and other such writers

My cousin loved them! She wrote to me whilst I was in Australia to tell me, and also mentioned that she herself had worked in Australia for many years. She had a very illustrious career as a paediatric pathologist, but also did research on things like mammalian hearts which took her all over the world. She asked me to look up an old friend of hers whilst I was there, which I did with some reluctance as I wasn’t sure what I’d find. I met another amazing woman who lived in the middle of a beautiful rainforest and was passionate about conservation. When I came back to England a year later, I visited my cousin to tell her all about my travels, and that was the beginning of an ongoing friendship. We have always corresponded with one another and I find her wise and a great role model. We have shared interests and I think our personalities are also rather alike – for better or worse! Opinionated and stubborn at times, but also caring very much about the world and those around us and constantly curious and restless. Endlessly wanting to go and explore and experience new things. We share a wanderlust at least

My cousin is intelligent, well-travelled and very independent. She has insight and great skill in academic writing. Over the years I’ve shared with her my own writing efforts, looked to her for advice on what to do when facing certain decisions, and gained inspiration from her lifestyle. She is very good at setting herself goals and getting on with things – it would be fair to say she doesn’t suffer fools gladly, so she is certainly someone who will put you straight on things. I think of her as a ‘critical friend’ I know she cares about me a lot, as I do her, but that doesn’t mean she’ll indulge me at all if she feels I’m being foolish in any way. She never married, and I too am on my own, so I think we sort of understand one another, and we both like our own space, which can be confusing for some people at times

I admire her hugely, her health is frail now, and that makes me sad, but she has achieved so much in her career, life and network of friends. If I can do half as well in the time I have I’ll be very content with that

Part2 DEMO 6

I have a senior friend. He is much older than I am and even he is senior to my parents. He is almost in his 60s and passing the retirement days. He is Mr Rodrick – a neighbour living our next door apartment. He is a former police officer and now living his retired life with his family.

I first met with Mr Rodrick at the elevator when we newly bought the apartment many years ago. I was in a rush to attend a social programme and thus was running to catch the elevator but unfortunately, the elevator was going to be closed. Suddenly I noticed an older man smiling inside the elevator while he was pressing the waiting button, for me. We got down together and talked a little. He did not forget to invite me to his apartment.

Mr Rodrcik is the man of natural intelligence. He has very good observation quality. He has developed the observation power when he was in the police force and that has helped him greatly to succeed in the profession. His sharp intelligence is still helping him to enjoy his retirement days.

I mostly admire him for his friendly behaviour which is currently unavailable to the senior citizens like him. He has the ability to make friends within a few minutes. I have learnt many important aspects of him and he shared his knowledge with me whenever I wanted to know from him. He never turned irritated and the most important thing for my admiration for him is his pleasant behaviour to all.

2022-10-07

Part2 DEMO 7

I commend the hardships the older generation had to go through to make a living. Unlike the millennials, they never had access to such an extensive range of resources. Yet, they managed to fend for themselves somehow. So, if I have to talk about one old person I admire the most, it would be my maternal grandfather.

Practically, I have known him since I opened my eyes on the earth. However, I got to understand him only lately. Throughout my childhood, I have been close to my grandpa. From telling me stories to experiencing life with me from a different angle, there are a lot of memories to cherish with him.

Talking about discrete qualities, he has been an exceedingly hard-working man. His parents passed away when he was a teenager. He had to leave his life and home behind in Pakistan and create everything from scratch in India after the partition. None of his siblings came to his rescue. And he was left to scrounge through life on his own.

He learned mechanical techniques on his own and began doing odd jobs to survive. Regardless of the circumstances, his quality of never giving up bewilders me to no extent. Also, he is filled with love for his family – a quality that is quite rare these days.

Part2 DEMO 8

An older person I admire would be one of my teachers who taught me at high school. She had a great influence on me and was a role model to whom I look up.

Her name is Yen and she taught me math for 3 years of high school. She was in her 50s, so she had a lot of teaching experience. Actually, we met each other almost every day as she was also my form teacher. She cared about us as if we were her sons and daughters. For example, she always brought some kinds of medicines so that whenever her students got a cold, coughed, or something like that, she would give them the medicines immediately.

Above all, I was most influenced by the way she taught us in class. Her thoroughness in teaching inspired me to study Math, even though I had not been interested in the subject before. Thanks to her effective teaching method, I was able to pass the university entrance exam with a high Math grade. Besides, I was also influenced by her lifestyle, which was so simple and worthy of respect that I really wanted to copy her. As she was a warm-hearted person, she always gave us advice about any problems we faced. At times, I felt that she was like my friend who I could share everything with. Although we have now all graduated from high school, my friends and I often visit her at the weekends to tell her about our daily life at university.

 

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