IELTS SPEAKING: (Tố Linh’s sample) A happy person who you know

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People: Topic A happy person who you know

Paraphrase: Happy = contented

Person = my neighbor



Describe a happy person you know

You should say:

  • Who the person is
  • How you know he/she
  • What things you do with he/she

and explain why you consider him/ her to be a happy person.


Ok then, I would like to answer the first question about who the person is, I would like to choose my neighbor, an absolutely charming guy. You know what, I see him smile every day. It seems like nothing can bother him. In addition, he always cheers me up when I meet troubles, but I can’t do the same thing to him, coz probably he’s always tougher than me in every situation…. I really think…I have a crush on him.

For the 2nd question about how I know him, how to say….probably from the day I moved to my apartment block, I met lots of troubles in settling down. He was the one who helped me get my stuffs unpacked, move to my room, and then gave me a shining smile.

The third question about what things we do together: Well, lots of things. For example, we go jogging together in the morning coz both of us are such early birds. We also go shopping together, from shopping for food to shopping for clothes. He likes me choosing clothes for him as he believes in my fashion taste while I need him to stop me from buying things coz I am a shopaholic, Im gonna spend even the last dollar in my pocket.

Why you think this person is happy? He is able to give himself joy every day, and to forget all worries and cares. In other words, he harnesses his happiness. He told me when I was sad: “Hey Linh, happiness comes in shapes and sizes. Don’t just stuck in unhappy moments. Lots of happy things are waiting for you.” Moreover, he can find happiness in very ordinary moments, just like watching TV, or just simply talking to me. He even can feel happy when encountering problems. He believes difficulty is a chance for him to grow up. Each time one problem is solved, I see stars in his eyes.

Some other words:

  • Define happiness
  • Encounter problems
  • Place more value on ordinary moments



Trần Tố Linh

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