In Ielts speaking part I was asked about who is the most influential person or character in your country ?? In fact I could not answer although repeating the question by the examiner. What I said every field in my country has his most influential character . Has anyone an answer to this.
Rania, your hesitation in answering is entirely justified.
INFLUENTIAL in this regard, is a subjectivism. There is absolutely no way to obtain an absolutely specific answer.
What you have to do with this sort of question is just pick a prominent person and claim them to be the "most influential" whether it is true or not.
The issue here is what the test requires, which is not an objectively factual accuracy.
The testers only want to see you give some written answer. To be safe (and I am serious about this!)
pick some prominent figure in your government that you do know some basic facts, and then write
a series of gross exaggerations about how much this person has:
(and these are merely suggestions)
(a) Advanced social well being
(b) Advanced Science
(c) Advanced Art
(d) Advanced public education.
Make it sound sincere. You can learn to be very good at "storytelling". Stories have always been very popular worldwide. Tell a good "story" and aim for a high score.
(I know how you feel. I don't like it either, but we did not create this system.
We do live in it.)
Let me first ask you how was your results in IELTS?
Another correction should be...."let not one child be lost".
Oh, I am sorry. I meant to write ACCEPTANCE SPEECH. (oops!)
Here is an example which I am making up as an example.
Gonzo Goober established the Society for the advancement of Arts and Sciences
in Madrid in 2004. Since then, he has instituted a program to introduce elementary school children to Arts and Sciences during the summer months. Small packets of information are distributed to children and computers are made accessible to the for websearches.
Gonzo Goober recieved an award from the President of Transylvania in 2010 at which many heads of state, scholars and journalists were invited. Mr. Goober offered the following in his expectance speech:
"It is a great honor indeed to be recognized by my peers.
It has always been my dream to provide opportunities to the youth of the world
in which they develop into productive citizens. Let not one children be lost."
Gonzo Goober recently purchased a well-known Newspaper in Valencia.
In each days edition, Mr. Goober has published a special section of six pages in which Science Facts and Art techniques are shown. Biographies of famous persons in history are provided as a Reading Study.
I can think of no other person who has had a greater influence upon my country and countrymen,
than Gonzo Goober.