IELTS Speaking Part 2: Common Topics in IELTS Exam | Topic 3: Leaders


IELTS Speaking Part 2: Common Topics in IELTS Exam | Topic 3: Leaders

Describe a leader who you admire.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • what this person does (as a leader)
  • how he or she became a leader
  • how you know about this person (or, how you personally know this
  • and explain why you admire this leader (= explain how (or why) this leader’s qualities impress you)

Sample Answer:

The leader I really like and admire is (…say a name of a politician or a leader you know
about…) who had great contributions to make our country a better place. He was a
mainstream politician for a long and was involved in active politics from his school life.
He had a great contribution in our freedom fighters as well as in several other activities for the betterment of our nation. He lived from 1940 till 2000 and his death was a great loss for the nation.
He was an honest and brave politician which has become rare in present days. He never
compromised with the evil power of politics and foreign powers. He had risked his
life several times and with his bravery, he had bought some advantageous changes in the
country. He was an idol for the nations and for his honesty and bravery he is a well-known figure in the world.
He was an active member of the (…say a political party name…) and never longed for
power or fame. He could have easily gained a powerful position in the country but he had
always led a simple and yet exemplary life.
I admire him for his unmatched contribution to the country and for the nation. We
need many more leaders like him and I regret the fact that we have only very few leaders
like him in our country. He was an ideal leader who has put his personal benefits away
while he thought for the benefits of the country and the nation.