IELTS Speaking topic: A friend who is a good leader

Describe a friend who you think is a good leader.
You should say:
who this friend is
how you first met
how other people behave towards him or her
and explain why you think he or she is a good leader.

Let me tell you about one of my close friends who worked with me in the same company several years ago. Actually it was he who had an interview with me when I applied for a position in that company after I graduated from university, we had a nice talk and he was obviously satisfied with my related experience.

He was really an optimistic and infectious man with his work, therefore when he started to be responsible for the new business, some colleagues were very interesting in his plan and tasks, and were always likely to offer their help. Besides, his superior was quite confident of his success, and gave some necessary financial and human supports.

I had been working with him for over two years. I believe he was really good at encouraging his staff into doing something that seemed to be tough to realise and inspiring them to greatness. As our business was quite new in the market, he made us feeling like pioneers in this field, which definitely inspired my enthusiasm tremendously. It was really a cool thing, because to be honest, I learned the most things in my work during that time.

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Discussions — 19 Responses

  • Wayne 2015/01/21 on 6:44 pm

    very similar with my own prepared. 🙂

    • pirlo Wayne 2015/01/22 on 4:32 pm

      Really? This new topic just reminded me of the previous experience in the work place.

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  • Me 2015/04/20 on 1:59 pm

    I got this topic last time 18/04/2015. So bad I could not answer at all. T^T

    • pirlo Me 2015/04/20 on 4:01 pm

      It’s pity to hear that, hopefully you’ll get good score next time.

      • Uttom pirlo 2015/07/11 on 7:26 am

        Where is 3rd part?

        • pirlo Uttom 2015/07/12 on 11:37 am

          Sorry, currently I don’t write the sample answers to the part 3.

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  • Happy 2015/07/24 on 11:20 am

    hi pirlo,
    can u tell me about a paid job on which i can speak.
    actually i m a student so i have never done such a job yet ….
    plz if anyone another know then plz tell me

    • pirlo Happy 2015/07/24 on 7:39 pm

      Well, you can check this essay, and say that you do the job as an intern, which I think will suits you. Sometimes you need to tell a fictional story to answer the questions in the speaking test.

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  • Inder 2015/08/23 on 3:23 am

    Plz upload questions of 3rd part too. Your website is really helpful.

    • pirlo Inder 2015/08/23 on 7:53 pm

      Sorry currently the part 3 sample answers are not available because I don’t have much time to do that work.