Describe an interesting old person you met
You should say:
- Who this person was;
- How you met this person;
- What you did or talked about;
- And explain why you think this person was interesting.
Well…off the top of my head, the first person that comes to mind is my friend Lisa’s grandpa. I live practically within spitting distance of her house and I hang out with her a lot, so I often see her grandpa at her home. He’s literally the most interesting senior I’ve ever known.
Lisa’s grandpa is about 70 years old, give or take. According to Lisa, he was a history teacher at a secondary school.
I still remember the first time I met her grandpa. That was also the first time I had lunch at Lisa’s home. At the time, we had lunch while watching a TV show about an ancient war together. Lisa’s grandpa was really hooked on the program. He made commentary for the show by going into detail about some interesting historical stories that we had never learned in our history class. Lisa and I listened to him with relish. It was as fun as listening to some gossip.
Lisa says her grandpa loves reading historical novels and really knows history like the back of his hand. I’m blown away by how much he memorizes in his head. After all, he is 70 years old now. And I guess it’s pretty nice talking to a senior like him. Not only can I learn tons of history knowledge from him, but I can definitely blow off some steam by talking to an old wise person like him.
off the top of your head: from the knowledge you have in your memory
within spitting distance of something: next to or extremely near something
give or take: possibly a little more or less than the amount or time mentioned
hooked (on something): enjoying something very much, so that you want to do it, see it, etc. as much as possible
go into detail (about/on): to mention many facts or aspects of a situation
know sth like the back of your hand: to have very good and detailed knowledge of something
blow away: to impress someone very much or make them very excited
let off/blow off steam: to express your feelings of anger or excitement without harming anyone