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17. IELTS Exam Preparation Speaking Part 2 Questions And Answers IELTS Cue Cards Recent Topics Tips Techniques IELTS Sample Band Score – Describe a teacher who has influenced you in your education.

17. Describe a teacher who has influenced you in your education. You should say

where you met him/her

what subject s/he taught you

what was special about him/her

and explain how this person/teacher has influenced you in your education so much.

 Sample Answer – Band Score 9.0


I consider myself exceptionally fortunate to have been taught and guided by some excellent teachers throughout my academic life. Among them, I’d like to talk about Mr Smith, who has been an extraordinary teacher, a really good mentor and who has a great influence on my studies.

I met Mr Smith for the first time when I was in fourth grade. He was our math teacher. Initially, we thought that he would be a tough teacher and we would have to be very polite in front of him. We got this impression mostly because of his serious face and tidy dress-up. But soon we found that he was a very friendly person and we did not have to be “very polite” with him. He never made things complicated and tried over and over again to explain something to us. He had a unique way of teaching and could explain complex topics very easily. Thus everything we learned from him was interesting and that’s why we remember most of the theories and techniques of math he taught us.

I’d say he has a great influence on my education because he helped me build a strong foundation in mathematics. My major in college was science and mathematics was the most important subject at that level. I have always been good at math and that’ mainly because of Mr Smith who had a major role in making the subject interesting to me. Before I learned math from Mr Smith, my impression on math was not good and I considered mathematics to be a complex and uninteresting subject. But his teaching and influences changed my way of thinking about math and later on, math became my one the most favorite subjects for which I admire him greatly.

Tips for answering this cue card question:

 

Talk about a teacher you remember and whom you liked. Say his/her name and the class/grade s/he taught you. Also, mention which subject she taught and what have you learned from him/her. Following are some of the reasons a teacher becomes substantial for a student that you can talk about:

» This teacher’s way of teaching is very effective and interesting.
» He/she has a great personality and leads an exemplary life.
» He/she tells stories to make the subject and topic interesting.
» He/she is a famous teacher in your locality who also taught your elder brother, father etc.
» He/she has a great personality and because of that, students like him/her very much.
» He/she is successful in explaining difficult topics in an easy and intuitive way.
» He/she behaves very politely with all and never discriminates among students.
» He/she is brave and speaks the truth no matter how bitter it is.    
» He/she teaches moral values as well as inspires students to study properly.
» Apart from teaching, he/she does some social works, creative stuff which is beneficial for others.
» He/she is a great orator and has an exceptional personality.

If you can answer to this cue card topic, you should be able to answer the following topics as well
1. Talk about a person from your childhood whom you still remember.
2. Describe a teacher from your school/college whom you want to meet.
3. Talk about your math/literature/history teacher from school.
4. Describe an old person whom you admire.
5. Describe a subject taught in your school.
6. Describe a teacher who has helped you in your education greatly.
7. Describe an exemplary person from your hometown.

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