IELTS Cue Card Sample 231 - A person with whom you like to work or study

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a person with whom you like to work or study.

You should say:

  •  who this person is
  •  where you work/study together
  •  what you often do together

and explain why you like so much to work/study with him/her.


Model Answer 1:
I have been lucky to work with a number of great and brilliant co-workers, who would never hesitate to help out other people in need, be it at their workplace or outside of their workplace. Today, I would like to talk about one of those persons who I really like to work with.

His name is Nehal Mithun. I have known Nehal for some times after he joined our company about a couple of years ago. In the beginning, of course, Nehal used to work in a different department than mine, so I didn’t really get much opportunity to learn about him, even though we occasionally talked to each other. But, after Nehal got transferred to my department, which is operations management, as a Senior Executive, I realized how great and productive of any employee Nehal really is.

In fact, I would say that Nehal is one of the most multi-talented persons I have ever met. His time management skill is impeccable since I have never really seen him failing in his deadline whether preparing a complex quarterly management report for the upper management or delivering a new product design which caters to the current market trends and consumer needs. Nehal is also equally skilled and able to boost up the morale of the staffs when the company passes through a tough time. By the way, apart from preparing reports and designing company products together at a large electronics manufacturing company, I and Nehal like to hang out together also from time to time at a café or restaurant. We also hit our favourite shopping mall to find and buy different kinds of products on discount.

Anyway, I like to work so much with Nehal, primarily because he always has a natural gift to make any kinds of difficult things and situation easy. Unlike many people, Nehal always enjoys his job since he always somehow manages to bring new ideas into our work and company. Besides, I like to work with Nehal so much also because he doesn’t only enjoy his work, but also he enjoys his life whenever he gets and opportunity.


Sample Answer 2:
I have many colleagues and co-workers whom I think to be very proactive and talented and among them, I would like to mention (…say a name…) whom I really enjoy working with. I have been working with him for the last 2 years and during this time I have always found him to be very talented, focused and deadline-oriented co-workers. With him, all of my assignments and tasks were completed with perfect harmony and time.

Since both of us work in the same office, we work for the same company but we often work on different projects. When we both are assigned to the same project, we work almost most of the office time together.

In the office, we mostly spend our time like two good colleagues and besides this, he has become a good friend of mine. We often go to a lake to have some fresh air, we go to a restaurant to have our lunch and sometimes we meet other friends. In the office, we often discuss the tasks and share our opinion on how to solve an emerging issue.

I like to work with him mostly because of his pro-activeness and talent. He is a very good problem solver and always shows a professional and positive attitude to address a solution. He is a good team member and can work really hard to solve a problem. Apart from those qualities, he is a good listener and knows when to talk and when to remain silent. These are some great and exemplary qualities someone would seek from a team member and because of all these good qualities I enjoy and like to work with him.


Model Answer 3:
Having a great study partner or a colleague at a workplace is quite advantageous and this is why most of the people have their own preference while choosing associates in academic or professional life. As I have already finished my graduation and looking forward to having a job soon, I would like to have a great colleague or co-worker and this person would be my cousin Smith. 

Smith is 4 years senior to me and works for a software company as a project manager. I revere him as a great person, mentor and a creative software engineer, I would like to work with him and learn from him.

I know Smith from my early childhood. He was always bright, the best scorer in school and a great companion to us. He never neglected us as juniors and had always describing rules of a new game or sports very passionately. I like him because he always treated me well. He was full of ideas and his innovative concepts wear thrilling as well as mysterious to us. From our childhood, he was an icon for us to follow. 

Why would I want to work with him? Well, this is because I like him as a person and want to have a mentor like him at the beginning of my career. He excelled in programming during his university days and did exceptionally well in his professional life. Having him as a work partner would help me immensely.


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Nigar Eyyublu
Hi, my cue card was something like that - "Describe a person whom you enjoyed to work or study with". Your cue cards are very helpful. Thank you very much, but part 3 was completely different and more difficult than yours.