IELTS Exam Preparation

Describe a person who solved a problem in a smart way

Sample answers for Describe a person who solved a problem in a smart way. Who this person is? What the problem was? How did he/she solved it? explain why you think he/ she did it in a smart way.

Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card)

Question :

Describe a person who solved a problem in a smart way.

You should say:

Who this person is?

What the problem was?

How did he/she solved it?

explain why you think he/ she did it in a smart way.

A Modal answer with band 7+

Okay!, today I would like to talk about a boy named Peter who lives next door to me. He is 9 years old kid and goes to 4th grade. I know him since he was born, and now he is a very smart and intelligent person. He can easily impress people with his activities and general knowledge. Moreover, he is very good at mathematics, I saw him solving grade 5th maths problems, though he is a grade 4 student.

Saying about what he has solved, well! I saw him solving many problems. I would like to share the one that amazed me, and it was solving the puzzle of Rubik's Cube. Usually, if someone knows the algorithm behind it, solving the problem of Rubik's cube takes 5 minutes. But, surprisingly, that boy just solved it in a minute, I really can't believe my eyes.

You know what, he opens up his secret to me of how he managed to solve it in a smart way. He had made his own algorithm for solving the Rubik's cube puzzle. It includes around 9 steps to get the same colour faces on one side along with its, adjacent sides as well with the same colour. With these 9 steps, only the bottom side remained unsolved. To solve the bottom side, he has another 5 steps algorithm. So it means, in 14 steps you could solve the Rubik's cubes. Doesn't it sound wonderful?

Overall, from my point of view, he solves the problem of the Rubik's cube in a smart way, because his own algorithm that he developed, and the time he took to solve it were very short. What's more, yeah I will always remember the way he solved and hopefully those steps as well, though those steps are difficult to remember.

Speaking Part 3 Discussion

Do you think children are born smart or do they learn to become smart?

I believe the smartness of children are depending on both, they are born smart and also they become smart while learning. I have seen many children, they born smart as they have inherited genetics from their parents. Current neuroscience research suggests that most newborn infants are born with the potential to achieve in many cognitive areas. I also noticed that, some kids without showing much smartness at a young age. They gradually develop their brain to become smart in many ways such as playing brain games, participating in challenging activities. and many more.

How do children become smart at school?

Okay! There are many ways that can help students to become smart. First, they read a lot in school; reading is the most cost-effective and never-failing way to grow your child’s learning abilities. Schools, usually have specially designed curriculum to become children smart. For example, mathematics games, physical activities, brain games, building blocks games, Puzzles, you name it, these activities are considered to be helpful in children’s holistic development.

Why are some people well-rounded and others only good at one thing?

Let me think about it. I think this is based on each individual person and their ability to perform multiple activities. Some people keep practising in all areas they like and consistently keep improving on any lacking activities. These people become all-rounders when they grow up. Whereas, some people believe, "Jack of all trades, master of none", and decide to become master at only one activity instead of trying everywhere.

Why does modern society need talent of all kinds?

Okay!, nowadays competition becomes ubiquitous. Due to the increased competition, people keep improving and developing multiple talents to keep up with the others. Also, having multiple talents could make you well-known in the world and become a celebrity. Because of these reasons, I think people should have multiple talents.