IELTS Speaking Part 2 An Energetic Person That You Know: Learn how to talk about a lively or vivacious person in your actual IELTS Speaking exam. Study the sample monologue below and understand how the speaker developed his story in a more organized way.

Also, get some ideas from the sample answers in Part 3 in this post, so you’ll be able to discuss your answers confidently. Good luck and achieve your target band score or even get a band 9.0!









Describe an energetic person that you know

You should say:


Who this person is

How you knew this person

Why you think this person is energetic

And explain how you feel about this person



A N S W E R 



I have an interesting story about my high school teacher who never failed to entertain us the moment when she entered the classroom. She’s actually our math teacher, who’s one of a kind for being vivacious and for making our math classes enjoyable and memorable. 


Vivacious [adj.] – lively; animated

One of a kind [phrase] – being no one else like the person


During my high school days, most of the students in our school considered her as their favorite teacher simply because of her personality. It’s still vivid in my memory how she entertained us on the first day of our meeting. She introduced herself to us in a more unexpected and entertaining way by dancing in front of us along with rap music played in the background. You could imagine how funny she looked like making those dance moves with that music. She’s really hyperactive and that made us amazed because we really thought that our math teacher would be the traditional one, who’s frightening, strict, and bookish that would make us bored to death. But what we had in mind beforehand was completely wrong.




Vivid [adj.] – producing powerful feelings or clear images in the mind 

Hyperactive [adj.] – having more energy than normal 

Frightening [adj.] – making someone afraid 

Bored to death [expression] – to be extremely bored 

In mind [idiom] – in one’s thoughts

So on the first day of our class with her, she told us that we would be dancing every day before she started the lecture until our term finished. It was like her way of warming up our brain. Her rule was whoever failed the exam would be the main dancer and would teach everyone how to do some dance moves before the start of her lecture. As a person who’s awkward and has two left feet, I really did my best to pass all of my exams, all throughout the term so I wouldn’t become a dance leader. I think that was a clever way to motivate us to learn math diligently, as the majority of us weren’t into dancing.




Awkward [adj.] – feeling uneasy embarrassment 

Have two left feet [expression] – to move in a very awkward way when dancing 

Diligently [adv.] – in a way that is careful and uses a lot of effort


Well, that was four years ago and that was one of the most unforgettable moments I had in high school. Her being energetic and her teaching style made us learn math better. Anyway, just a few months ago, my classmates and I visited her in her house as we learned that she filed for early retirement because she’s suffering from colon cancer.  We had a great time seeing and talking with her. She’s still bubbly and she shared with us her one important life lesson and that’s to stop holding back and start living the life of our dreams as tomorrow is not guaranteed at all. 




Bubbly [adj.] – full of cheerful high spirits

Hold back [phrasal verb] – to wait for a period of time before doing something 






What kinds of jobs need a lot of physical work?


Basically, those jobs that are under the category of manual labor such as housekeeping, farming, construction, dairy processing, to name a few. Manual laborers need to be physically strong as these jobs require strenuous effort to complete the respective tasks efficiently. Although some of these jobs are incredibly lucrative in some first world countries, more often than not, these jobs are considered 3Ds  – dirty, dangerous, demeaning in other countries, especially, in third world countries, as a result, workers are not well-paid, which in my opinion, is completely wrong, as I believe those workers who are doing physical work should be compensated decently. 



To name a few [idiom] – to provide only a few examples 

Strenuous [adj.] – requiring such great efforts

 Lucrative [adj.] – profitable Compensate [verb] – pay money 

Decently [adv.] – satisfactorily



What’s the difference between the payment for physical work and that for mental work?


Well, generally, there’s a huge difference between the payment of workers doing a blue-collar job and workers with a white-collar job. The latter oftentimes gets better pay. That’s a general idea, however, based on the business article that I read a few years back, it varies geographically. Like  I said a while ago, in some wealthy nations, some blue-collar jobs are well-paid and some are not, but not as bad as in developing or under developing nations, the same goes for mental work.

In other words, if one is living in a Tier 1 country, then it’s indisputable that both physical labor and mental jobs are paid decently, although there’s a wage gap difference, still, it’s way better compared to Tier 3 countries. And that’s basically, one of the main reasons why there’s an influx of skilled workers from Tier 2 or 3 countries seizing great job opportunities in Tier 1 countries. 




The same goes  for [phrase] – what I’ve said about one person or thing is also true for or relates to one person or thing 

Indisputable [adj.] – unable to be challenged

Influx [noun] – an arrival of large numbers of people



Can physical workers receive higher salaries in the future?


There’s no certainty about that but I really do hope so because they simply deserve better payment as their jobs are incredibly backbreaking and seriously exhausting that usually lead to physical stress now and then, not to mention, they are prone to accidents, especially those working in factories. I hope the government of each country will take into account the conditions of manual laborers and amend their laws on wages for these kinds of workers. I’m seriously hoping for the very best for these types of workers. 




Certainty [noun] – something that is certain or sure 

Backbreaking [adj.] – physically demanding

Prone [adj.] – susceptible

 Take into account [idiom] – consider 

Amend [verb] – modify



Do you think machines could replace human workers in the future? 


Yes definitely, and that’s inevitable. Actually, it has already been happening little by little as modern technologies keep on advancing.  For instance, the use of robots in some manufacturing companies. The existence of efficient robots in those companies or factories totally reduces the number of factory workers simply because robots are more efficient than human workers. Besides, business owners can save a great amount of money for their businesses, as they only need to spend on the maintenance of robots which is not that costly as hiring human workers.

 Well, that’s the saddest reality for laborers now, so it’s a must for everyone to keep learning and developing new skills so that each and every one of us won’t end up jobless when the time comes that robots will take over humans completely, most especially in performing physical jobs. 


Inevitable [adj.] – unavoidable 

Totally [adv.] – completely 

Take over [phrasal verb] – to replace



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And that’s all about IELTS Speaking Part 2 AN ENERGETIC PERSON THAT YOU KNOW recent topic! Now that you have great ideas on how to talk about this topic, make sure to practice, and develop your self-confidence so you can surely express yourself confidently. 


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