IELTS Speaking Part 2
Describe a creative inventor or musician
You should say:
• Who this person is
• What this person does
• how you knew this person
And explain why you think this person is creative
I am going to talk about a creative person who I really admire. That person is Albert Einstein – one of the most well-known physics scientists in the world. He was born in 1879 in a Jewish family in Germany.
He was a theorical physicist and is now recognized as the father of modern physics. Above all, he was the founder of the “Theory of Relativity”, which became an important contribution to the science of mankind. It was to be the biggest achievement of his life. In 1921, he was awarded the “Nobel Physics Prize”. He was a prolific writer and published about 300 scientific articles covering 150 topics as well during his career.
I came across a new biography about him on the internet and there was a lot of interesting information which really inspired me a lot. His childhood was not carefree as I had thought. He had a problem learning how to talk until he was about 8 years old. Besides, because of his unconventional character, he tended to be bullied and teased a lot, however, he ignored all these taunts and concentrated on doing experiments in the laboratory.
What I really admire him is how passionately he worked and what he contributed to physics and our understanding of the world. He lived and worked with passion and the enthusiasm all his life, and he is a shining example for me to follow.
– theoretical physicist: [noun] a person who studies some branch of physics, using mathematical models to understand, explain and predict nature. This is in contrast to a physicist who uses experiments to test ideas.
Example: People who study the world through building mathematical models are called theoretical physicists.
– founder: [noun] a person who creates an organization, company or idea.
Example: Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft.
– relativity: [noun] the word for how things only have importance in relation to other things.
Example: Einstein’s Theory of Relativity says that the way that anything [except light] moves through time and space depends on the position and movement of someone who is watching.
– prolific: [adjective] producing many written works.
Example: Picasso was a prolific artist who produced many paintings.
– came across: [phrasal verb] met or found something/someone by chance.
Example: While I was looking for my passport, I came across some old photos from my schooldays.
– biography: [noun] the story of a person’s life written by another person.
Example: I have just read a new biography about the life of Shakespeare.
– inspired: [verb] gave me the confidence and enthusiasm to do something well.
Example: My father inspired me to follow his example and to study hard at school.
– carefree: [adjective] having no worries or problems.
Example: After she retired from work, she had a carefree life with no reponsibilies.
– unconventional: not following what is done or considered normal or acceptable by most people.
Example: The normal solutions to traffic congestion have not been effective, so a more unconventional approach is necessary.
– bullied: [verb] frightened or hurt a weaker person.
Example: My son was bullied by the older boys at school.
– teased: [verb] laughed at somebody and made jokes about them – sometimes in an unfriendly way.
Example: The boy was teased at school because he was fat.
– taunts: [noun] insulting remarks intended to make someone angry or upset.
Example: Racist taunts were often shouted at black football players in the past.
– shining example: [noun] excellent and inspiring example.
Example: President Obama is a shining example for young, black people in America who want to have a successful career.