Describe someone you wanted to be similar to when you were growing up
You should say:
- Who the person was;
- How you got to know this person;
- What impressed you most about this person;
- And explain why you wanted to be like this person.
The person I’ve looked up to the most since I was young is my uncle. He’s a high school history teacher. I live practically within spitting distance of his house and I hang out with him a lot, so it’s safe to say I know him pretty well.
In my childhood memory, he was the most knowledgeable person in my family. I used to love watching TV with him, especially some historical dramas, because he could often go into detail about some interesting historical stories that we had never learned in our history class. I always listened to him with relish. It was as fun as listening to some gossip.
Under his influence, I used to dream to be a teacher like him. When I was young, I stopped by his school once and saw him teaching at the podium. I was blown away by seeing all the students listening to him so carefully. I mean, they were practically hanging off his every word. I felt it was so cool. So back then, when someone asked me what I wanted to do in the future, I always said I wanted to be a teacher like my uncle.
Till now, my uncle is still my role model. I hope I can be as knowledgeable as him and have great teaching skills. Plus, it’s really a good career choice to be a teacher in China. After all, it’s an honorable occupation and has decent pay.
look up to: to respect and admire (someone)
within spitting distance of something: next to or extremely near something
go into detail (about/on): to mention many facts or aspects of a situation
relish /ˈrelɪʃ/ (n): great enjoyment of something
blow away: to impress someone very much or make them very excited
hang off/on sb’s every word: to listen very carefully to what somebody is saying
role model /ˈrəʊl mɑːdl/ (n): a person that people admire and try to copy