IELTS A POLITE PERSON THAT YOU KNOW [Band 9.0]

IELTS A Polite Person That You Know: Below is the monologue describing a polite person that you know in the IELTS Speaking actual exam. Study how the speaker organized his ideas to develop a higher-band-worthy story. 

Also, the Part 3 questions about politeness are answered in this post. Get ideas from the sample answers and learn how the speaker discussed his answers in a more logical way, so you can achieve your target band score or even get a band 9.0.

 

 

Describe a polite person that you know

 

You should say:

Who he/she is

How you know him/her

What he/she is like

And explain why you think he/she is polite

 

 

 

A N S W E R 

 

I feel great to be surrounded by well-mannered friends as I really aim to make friends with people who are respectful and kind. Whenever I’m with them, I feel like I’m also a very good person, and it encourages me to improve myself for the better as well. 

 





Anyway, in our circle, we have a friend who was originally brought up in Japan, his name is Yuya. He’s actually half-blooded, his mom is Japanese and his dad is Filipino. He’s actually the most polite among us, not to mention the youngest. Every time we meet up for lunch or dinner, he never fails to bow as it’s his way of showing his respect to us all. I really like that gesture as I find it unique which is very different from our own culture. 

 

LEXICAL RESOURCE

 

Half-blooded [adj.] – having parents of different races

Not to mention [phrase] – in addition to

Gesture [noun] – a movement that you make with a part of your body to express emotion or information

 

Also, I’ve noticed that he avoids butting in during our discussion or conversation, he always makes sure to let the other person finish talking first before speaking. That I believe is very important to avoid misunderstanding, confusion, or any conversation-related problem. In our culture, interfering with someone is acceptable to some extent, especially when you need to correct what someone is saying. But for our friend, he never does that. 




 

LEXICAL RESOURCE

 

Butt in [phrasal verb] – interrupt 

Interfere [verb] – intervene; butt in 

To some extent [phrase] – partly but not completely 

 

In addition, he doesn’t directly say ‘no’, and I learned that in their culture, they avoid rejecting someone or something outright because they don’t want to offend or make someone feel bad. They care about the other person’s feelings. It was really hard for us his friends to understand him in the beginning, however, as time went by, we learned how to feel when he doesn’t like something but can’t say no to us directly. Having him as our friend, who has a very different culture makes us learn the importance of politeness or respect and that helps us make our bond stronger. 

 

LEXICAL RESOURCE

 

Outright [adv.] – wholly and completely

Bond [noun] – friendship or relationship

 

 

 

PART 3

 

 

What’s the standard of being polite?



Well, since politeness is synonymous with being respectful, in my opinion, it is when one knows how to show respect to others and knows how to keep one’s temper in a stressful situation. More often than not, people speak ill of someone when they are angry and that’s not being polite or mature. Politeness comes with respect and dealing with difficult people or situations in a more mature way. That for me is the standard of politeness. 

 

LEXICAL RESOURCE

 

Synonymous [adj.] – alike in meaning

Keep one’s temper [idiom] – to remain calm 

Speak ill of [idiom] – to say malicious or defamatory things about someone 

 

 

What behavior will be regarded as impolite?

 

There are so many different examples of impoliteness however, I’d like to mention the common ones such as disrespecting the elderly, bad-mouthing one’s parents, asking too personal questions to someone, and not greeting one’s boss.  These are just a few examples of the many examples of impoliteness that some people show to others. I really feel upset every time I see people, especially the young, who never make any effort in showing good manners to others. Being respectful doesn’t cost a thing, why do some people fail to show politeness to others? I just can’t understand.



LEXICAL RESOURCE

 

Bad-mouth [verb] – criticize behind their back

Upset [adj.] – emotionally disturbed

 

 

Do you think people in the countryside are more polite than those in cities?

 

I don’t think so because being well-mannered does not depend on where you come from. One can be polite even if he lives in slum areas and one who lives in a mansion can be so disrespectful, or the other way around. What I’m trying to say is that being polite or respectful is the result of how one is brought up by his parents and his own judgment on what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior.  If one is impolite or ill-mannered, I can say that his parents partly fail to raise him to be well-mannered, and we can also blame the person himself for letting himself be influenced by ill-mannered friends. So, I must say, the person’s residence has nothing to do with his demeanor. 

 

LEXICAL RESOURCE

 

Slum [noun] – an area of a city where living conditions are very bad and the house conditions are bad





Mansion [noun] – a large, impressive house

Bring up [phrasal verb] – to teach a child to behave in a particular way

Demeanor [noun] – manner

 

 

 What do you think makes people polite?

 

This actually varies from culture to culture, in our own culture it’s polite to use some endearment to our brothers or sisters especially if they are older. We also use some endearment to a stranger like a taxi driver when talking with them. It sounds strange to others but that’s our culture. So, I can’t give a one-size-fits-all answer to this question, however, like I said earlier politeness is synonymous with being respectful, so I believe when one is showing respect to others, he is polite. 

 

LEXICAL RESOURCE

 

Vary from [phrase] – to be different between two people or things 

Endearment [noun] – a word or phrase expressing love

One-size-fits-all [adj.] – suitable for everyone or for every purpose



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And that’s all about IELTS A Polite Person That You Know recent topic! Now that you have some great ideas on how to talk about politeness, make sure to practice, and develop your confidence so you can speak with spontaneity. Remember to use topic vocabulary words about being polite in order for you to express yourself better. You can surely do it!

 

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