Describe an interesting neighbour that you have/had
You should say:
- Who he/she is
- How long have you known him/her
And explain why he/she is interesting
Sample answer by Mr Ngoc Bach by IELTS Ngoc Bach
Today I’m going to tell you about about my lovely neighbor, whom I really adore and respect.
I live in a beautiful and peaceful street and most of my neighbors are kind, benevolent and well-mannered. Among them, I would pick Mrs. Cam Nhung as the loveliest neighbor I have ever met. She is a retired English teacher and she has acquired a reputation as a very profound and dedicated teacher. Despite her advanced years, she looks really young and is always full of energy. She lives with her family next to our house. She moved into our neighborhood 5-6 years ago and since then she has endeared herself to everybody living in the community.
What I find most appealing about her is her great personality. Although she is not very wealthy, she always shows compassion for others, especially the poor and the underprivileged. She has opened a free English class for orphans in the hope of giving them more opportunities to follow academic education. Another of her lovely traits is definitely her positivity. She always looks on the bright side of the problem even when it comes to her own misfortunes. Therefore, whenever I feel discouraged, I go to her house and seek her advice. She usually greets me with an irresistible home-baked cake or an encouraging piano song, from which I derive a great deal of pleasure. I have learnt many useful things from her, not only in everyday things, but also in attitudes to life. To me, she is not just a normal neighbor, but a person for whom I feel a sense of empathy, despite the gap between our ages. Being with her gives me a sense of security and I really owe a lot of gratitude to this person.
Sample answer by Ms Thi - Be Ready IELTS
It is Ms Mai that I’m going to talk about as an interesting neighbour I used to have.
Actuyally, she was not my next-door neighbour because her house was not very close to mine. She lived 2-3 alleys away from me, but it was still within the neighbourhood. Ms Mai was an owner of a small food stall serving nothing else but some particular Vietnamese breakfast dishes. Therefore, her food stall was open only in the morning. It is family business, actually, with Ms Mai cooking the food, her husband and her only son helping out and delivering food to customers.
All of Ms Mai’s dishes are made with ricee noodles, such as bun rieu, banh canh, hu tieu mi. Her dishes are very tasty with a distinct flavour of the soup. I have enjoyed breakfast made by her since I was a kid. I would admit that my day will not be complete without sitting down to Ms Mai’s steaming bowl of banh canh for breakfast.
In addition to the fact that I’m interested in this woman because of her excellent food, I also like her personality traits. She is a kind, hard-working and frank person. To be more specific, she shows her kindness through not taking money of people with disadvantages who have breakfast at her food stall. Besides, she always works hard to prepare the food as she gets up at around 4 AM everyday to get the cooking materials ready. Another thing about her is that is kinda straightforward and will let you know what she's thinking. She also has a good sense of humour so I find talking to her amusing and comfortable.
It is a pity that Ms Mai and her family did sell their house, stop their business and move back to their hometown 2 months ago because she wants to take good care of her husband who is getting really sick.
Honestly speaking, I really miss her. I miss her food and also the small talks I had with her when I visited her food stall.