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IELTS Speaking Sample - Part 2 - Describe a family member who you spend most time with

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Describe a family member who you spend most time with. You should say:

- Who this person is

- What kind of person he/she is

- What you usually do together

- And explain why you spend most time with him/her

Family relationships are an important part in a person’s life and for many people, their family members are actually the ones they can always turn to whenever they have problems. I’m no exception and for me, my elder brother is not simply a sibling whom I always look up to but more like a soulmate who’s willing to share the ups and downs of my childhood and adolescence.

Physically, he’s a lot taller and slimmer than me with a flawless suntanned complexion. Needless to say, he’s an outdoor type and a sports enthusiast who likes to take on extreme challenges. Characterwise, he’s a person with a heart of gold who's more than ready to support everyone when they're in dire need. He always enjoys the idea of participating in various philanthropic activities and never misses a chance to encourage others to do the same thing.

Especially for me, he’s always tried to back me up if need be and I’m so proud of him as he’s set an inspiring example for me to follow. Not only has he shown me what’s the right thing to do in life but he’s always happy to be an attentive listener anytime I need some advice as well. Undoubtedly, it is important to have someone you can confide in and I'm pretty sure he’s the one.

Frankly speaking, sometimes I just wish to be a bit like him, as I'm more of a bookworm and outdoor physical activities are not really my cup of tea. Even though we’re chalk and cheese, we still get along well with each other. Every weekend, we usually take a leisurely stroll around the blocks near our house or go to the movies to watch a newly released film. This is the time when we can share almost everything and get to understand each other more.

I guess I’m very lucky to have such a great brother like him and I know that many of my friends are still green with envy and always long for such an amazing sibling like that.


  • turn to sb: dựa dẫm, nhờ cậy vào ai đó

  • I’m no exception: tôi cũng không phải là ngoại lệ

  • look up to sb: kính trọng, ngưỡng mộ ai đó

  • soulmate: bạn tâm giao, tri kỷ

  • share the ups and downs of my childhood and adolescence: chia sẻ tất cả buồn vui trong suốt thời niên thiếu

  • physically: xét về ngoại hình

  • a flawless suntanned complexion: một làn da rám nắng hoàn hảo không tì vết

  • an outdoor type: một tuýp người thích các hoạt động ngoài trời

  • a sports enthusiast: một người cực kì đam mê thể thao

  • take on extreme challenges: tham gia những thử thách mạo hiểm

  • characterwise: xét về tính cách

  • a person with a heart of gold: một người có trái tim nhân hậu

  • (be) more than ready to support everyone: luôn luôn sẵn sàng để giúp đỡ mọi người

  • (be) in dire need: gặp nhiều khó khăn

  • various philanthropic activities: những hoạt động thiện nguyện khác nhau

  • never miss a chance: không bao giờ bỏ lỡ cơ hội

  • back sb up: ủng hộ ai đó

  • if need be: nếu như cần thiết

  • set an inspiring example for me to follow: là một hình mẫu truyền cảm hứng cho tôi noi theo

  • an attentive listener: một người lắng nghe hết sức chăm chú

  • confide in sb: thổ lộ, tâm sự với ai đó

  • be more of a bookworm: thuộc tuýp mọt sách

  • not really my cup of tea: không phải điều tôi thích làm

  • be (like) chalk and cheese: hoàn toàn khác biệt với nhau

  • take a leisurely stroll: đi tản bộ, dạo mát

  • watch a newly released film: xem một film vừa mới ra rạp

  • (be) green with envy: cực kì ghen tỵ, GATO

  • long for sb: rất trông chờ có một ai đó

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