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Describe a foreign person who you have heard/known that you think is interesting IELTS Cue-Card

In Describe a foreign person who you have heard or known that you think is interesting IELTS Speaking cue card, you’ll be asked to speak about an interesting person who lives abroad. You should say:

☑️ Who this person is?

☑️ How do you know him/her?

☑️ What kind of person he/she is?

☑️ Explain why you think he/she is interesting?

NOTEYou have one minute to think about what you are going to say, then you’ll have to talk about the topic for one-to-two minutes. A paper and a pencil will be given so that you can make some notes if you wish.

For easier understanding, I’ve divided this IELTS Speaking Cue Card Describe a foreign person who you have heard or known that you think is interesting into three parts – Introduction, Questions, and Conclusion.

Describe a foreign person who you have heard or known that you think is interesting

Introducing a foreign person

Our world is full of interesting people in every arena – be it Politics, Business, Science or Literature. After all, they are the driving force running this universe.

Who this person is?

So today, I’d take this opportunity to talk about a man who has been my idol and has profound impact on my personality. Well…He is none other than Elon Musk. The man who is working tirelessly to revolutionise transportation both on Earth and in space. He is the founder of SpaceX and a co-founder of PayPal and Tesla Motors.

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How do you know him/her?

Actually, the first time I heard about him it was through a movie called ‘Iron Man’. The lead character ‘Tony Stark’ in the movie played by Robert Downey Jr. is in fact inspired from the life of Elon Musk. Then, I read his biography to know more about him.

Indeed, his entrepreneurial spirit and the urge to change the world made his whole life so impressive.

What kind of person he/she is?

Elon Musk is a fascinating individual who attracts fanatical devotion due to his genuinely groundbreaking work in electric cars and space travel. Plus, He may be a little intimidating but by no means rude. In fact, he’s got in an incredible sense of humour. I mean, if you look at his tweets..they are hilarious and mind-bending.

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Explain why you think he/she is interesting?

There are plenty of things that makes him interesting! According to Forbes, his net worth is in billions, but he still enjoys an ordinary lifestyle. In recent months, Elon Musk’s influence has expanded from Space Exploration and clean energy, but into the stock market.

If you’ve been following Crypto Currency, you’ll know there is quite a bit of controversy over Elon Musk’s beliefs regarding DogeCoin. Another intriguing fact about him is that, he has actually sent a Tesla into space – a car orbiting the earth just like satellites.

Describe a foreign person who you have heard/known that you think is interesting cue card
Tesla roadster into the void of space


In the end I would just tell you that…He is an inspiration and a prime example for young business leaders worldwide.


Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking Part-3 follow up questions that could be asked in Describe a foreign person who you have heard or known that you think is interesting cue card:

Do you have any foreign friends and do you think having foreign friends is a good way to know other countries?

Yes, I have few Australian friends who I’ve met during my college studies. They are nice and very soft-spoken people. And absolutely, I believe that it’s a wonderful way to explore different culture and lifestyle through the eyes of a native friend.

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Do you think it’s important to know the culture and language before going to another country?

Personally, I think It is quintessential to know about the culture and language of foreign country before visiting it. Learning the basic dialect is often helpful in exploring the city and make new social connections. Many times, I engaged with people on a completely different level as I was not only perceived as the annoying tourist but as someone who at least tried to learn their language & culture, if anything out of respect.

What do you think of people who work in international companies?

Working for an international brand would definitely give good exposure to people working there. It can be a great way to see something of the world whilst you’re learning. Multinational companies have presence in various countries, and landing a job with one, means you could soon be living overseas in some of the most exciting and diverse landscapes on the planet.

What abilities do people need to have when working in an international company?

Global companies always look for multi-talented individuals. As such, good communication skills, interpersonal skills, awareness about culture and language, leadership capability, and a cooperative attitude are some of the abilities that people need to have when working for an MNC (Multi-national company).

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I hope it gives you some realistic idea on how to carry a conversation around Describe a foreign person who you have heard/known that you think is interesting IELTS Cue card topic. However, it is strongly advised not to reproduce the same answer during the exam, as it may be used by many of our readers on the site. You should rather reformulate and personalize your answer.

If you still have any doubts, post them in the comments.


Rajit K.

Rajit is the co-founder and an active blogger at 'CIC Talks'. He is best known for his rich expertise in IELTS & Canadian Immigration. Feel free to connect with him on Instagram & Twitter.

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