Describe an intelligent person you know
You should say:
– Who is the person
– When and where you first met him/ her
– What kind of person he or she is
-And explain why you think this person is intelligent
(Who is the person)
I’m going to describe a friend of mine,Annie, who is an intelligent girl. We have been through thick and thin for about 15 years since primary school, so we know each other inside out. Annie is full of energy and always displays a cheerful disposition towards others, which has endeared her to people she comes into contact with.
(When and where you first met him/ her)
I met Annie on the very first day in primary school, and her warm gestures comforted me a great deal. Despite her young age at that time, Annie seemed really mature and she helped me a lot during the school years. We have maintained our friendship over a decade, and shared both successes and hardships with each other. Practically, no words can describe the bond between us.
(What kind of person he or she is)
I found in Annie an important attribute, which distinguishes her from most of her peers. It is the way she faced up to her scholarly setbacks with great decency and resilience. Her strenuous efforts and unflinching belief helped her to overcome obstacles, make progress, and seek out opportunities to succeed, which inspired many of her schoolmates. I was greatly impressed by her efforts and tremendous progress both in academic achievement and personal growth. She treats other with grace and always looks on the bright side of the problem, so I think positivity is one of her most attractive traits.
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(And explain why you think this person is intelligent)
I have met individuals who are extremely intelligent by society’s standards: good at mathematics, great memory, holders of PhDs and so on and so forth. Yet, how I measure a person’s intelligence is not by the knowledge they possess, but by the manner with which they deal with people. In Annie, you can see her interpersonal intelligence and cooperation capacity, which help her negotiate with patience, insight and temperance different problems both academically and socially. She is fully aware of her own direction and determined to achieve her targets by any means.
1. through thick and thin [expression]: If you support or stay with someone through thick and thin, you always support or stay with them, even if there are problems or difficulties
Eg: She has stuck with me through thick and thin.
2. disposition [n]: the particular type of character that a person naturally has
Eg: She is of a nervous/cheerful/sunny disposition.
3. comfort [v]: to make someone feel better when they are sad or worried
Eg: The girl’s mother was at home today, being comforted by relatives.
4. hardship [n]: (something that causes) difficult or unpleasant conditions of life, or an example of this
Eg: The 1930s were a time of high unemployment and economic hardship.
5. resilience [n]: the ability to be happy, successful, etc. again after something difficult or bad has happened
Eg: Trauma researchers emphasize the resilience of the human psyche.
6. strenuous [adj]: needing or using a lot of physical or mental effort or energy
Eg: Strenuous efforts were made throughout the war to disguise the scale of civilian casualties.
7. positivity [n]: the quality of having a positive attitude
Eg: I’m a great believer in positivity.
8. negotiate [v]: to deal with something difficult
Eg: The company’s had some tricky problems to negotiate in its first year in business.
9. insight [n]: (the ability to have) a clear, deep, and sometimes sudden understanding of a complicated problem or situation
Eg: It was an interesting book, full of fascinating insights into human relationships.
10. by any means [expression]: at any costs
Eg: We need to court that big investor by any means, so shameless flattery is a fine place to start.