(2024) Describe a Friend from Your Childhood – IELTS Speaking Part 2

Describe a Friend from Your Childhood

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Cue card

You should say:
– Who he/she is
– Where and how you met each other
– What you often did together
– And explain what made you like him/her

Sample answer

I like you to describe my friend Lisa who is from America. We’ll live next door in our childhood. We have known each other for more than 20 years.

She’s extroverted and it’s a pleasure to be around. She is a delightful person and you can’t take your eyes off her. I think she’s wonderful beyond words. She’s made of sunshine rainbows and glitter. With her bright eyes and pigtails, she’s able to chase away the gloomy clouds and make my days shimmering in brightness.

When we were kids, we played and stayed with each other almost every day. She is also my little English teacher. We played Scrabble which is a board game and could challenge me to really think in English as I would try to come up with different words with my set of letters. I needed to use random lettered tiles to create words in a crossword fashion. Apart from this game, we watched English programs and movies together. She would give clear explanations to me when I didn’t get the lines or the plots.

One of the most fun parts about learning English with her is the slang you know. She taught me lots of slang which made me sound less robotic and have more of my own personalities.

What’s so nice about about childhood friendship that lasts into adulthood is that despite all of the relationships we have forged along the way, this friendship stood the test of time. People came, and people went, letting you down and picking up. But she is always the best friend that can be trusted and helps me pull through time and time again. There is always the bond between us that centers on what we grew up. We can always reminisce about the sights, smells and sounds of the childhood. That is something special indeed.

Describe a Friend from Your Childhood sample video

Part 3

1. Do you still keep in touch with your friends from childhood? Why or why not?

Some of them, yes, thanks to social networking platforms like wechat. We normally talk about the things we used to do when we were little and share current life. But for some old-time friends, actually, I don’t keep in touch anymore. Our lives became different, like our accommodations, hobbies, works we do for a living, etc, and there is no way to continue to be friends.

2. How important is childhood friendship to children?

I believe childhood friends are crucial to both physical and mental development of a child. Just as they are for adults, friendship plays an important role in children’s lives, in that they promote delightful feelings and reduce stress, thereby acting as a positive influence on the child’s overall wellness and well-being. This is true no matter the age of the child, from toddlerhood through adolescence.

3. What do you think of communicating via social media?

Communication on social media is really convenient. My friends and I are not in the same city, but we can still get in touch and know what the other person is doing. But there are also drawbacks: when we encounter difficulties, I think that face to face communication will comfort me more. And social media is also virtual. Much news reports that there are people who spread social media scams and scandals, which are extremely harmful to society.

4. Do you think online communication through social media will replace face-to-face communication?

I don’t think so. The benefits of face-to-face communication can never be supplemented by social media, and if social media is virtual, then face-to-face communication is substantive. For example, for business cooperation, communicating in person may provide a greater sense of trust and endorsement. Face-to-face communication will also avoid misunderstandings. For example, if couples have a conflict, a hug could easily lighten up the tension so that they can sit down solve it.

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