Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card Sample 389 - Describe a family member you would like to work with

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

Describe a family member you would like to work with.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • what kind of person he or she is
  • whether you have worked together before

and explain why you would like to work with this person (more than with other members of your family).


Model Answer 1:
I am quite proud to have a family where I have got a talented brother, a renowned architect uncle, a genius sister who is an aspiring programmer and a father who is my hero in life. So it would be fairly tough to select a single person from my family with whom I would like to work with. Well, among my family members I would like to work with my brother David, I presume.

David is senior to me by 3 years and is a really brilliant young person I have ever met. He is working in a big architect company where he designs modern houses and building. The main reason I would choose him to work with is because of my interest in architectural design and my brother’s being a great mentor.

He is a gifted and hard working person who would someday become a great architect for sure. He is amiable and friendly. He has always been my protector and the great teacher in my life. The list would be countless if I want to mention the things I have learned from him. He is a tall and handsome person and a voracious reader who always reads or works. I sometimes think in amazement how a single person could be so skilled and well-informed in so many arenas. Mathematics, physics, sports, history, geography, art, chess, astronomy, literature… you name it and he is a master in it.

Certainly, I have worked with him before, but that was not something professional, but kind of personal projects. He and I built a remote controlled boat when I was in the school and I learned how determination can bring success from the experience I gathered from this project. We failed several times to build the motorboat out of some ordinary tools and equipment we had at home. At a time I got depressed but he was so determined that I could not quite. Apart from that, we did many other things together like participating in charity and voluntary work in our community, building a flying saucer toy, to solve numerous math problems etc.

Well, the main reason I would like to work with his is because of his patience and my interest in his profession. He never loses his concentration and temper. No matter how stupid and wrong I am, he will always guide me to the right direction. He is talented and I will definitely learn new approaches to solve a problem. He is a great teacher for me and I am sure there is none with whom I would be as close as I would be with him. Another important reason I would like to work with him is because of his work area. As I said he is a promising architect and I would like to know more about the type of works he does.


Sample Answer 2: 
Working with family members is really interesting if they are intelligent, smart and offer you support. But the issue of adjustment is also another important aspect to consider. I would be happy to have a chance to work with Mr Stanley, who is also my paternal uncle.

Mr Stanley Johnson is a great engineer and has participated in a good number of local and international projects. In fact, his contributions are really outstanding with the projects. He is a bit extraordinary intelligent and can analyse any issues perfectly. His sense of timing and sincerity to work is really adorable. Working with him is a great option to learn a lot of things. In his personal life, he is a bit introvert. He likes to pass lonely moments. I have rarely seen him in participating in any social gathering. But if it is about any work or project, he is found in the leading position.

Mr Johnson is the younger brother of my dad. After completing his engineering education, he had to remain inactive for around three years. He was trying to improve his academic knowledge by his personal attempt. So, he did not apply for any job and instead passed his time for research and other relevant activities. But to do so, he had to sacrifice some special things in his life. He is a very busy man and even cannot manage time to maintain his daily routine. So, he has recruited a personal secretary to manage everything. As an individual, he is generous and loves to help people. But due to his shyness, he does not appear public. He loves to work secretly and thus he is not focused much. On the other side, I have seen a fewer people like him with the sense of extraordinary intelligence.

Unfortunately, I did not have the chance to work with him before. In fact, I want to work as an intern under his directives. I am also pursuing engineering. So, I think if I could work with uncle Johnson, it would be highly beneficial to me. He is a man of letters and thus he could be able to teach me the exact things I need to learn to be a successful engineer in all terms. In my university, the courses are taught well but I need a deeper learning. So, if I could work with him, it would be easier for me to learn all the basics and earn the necessary skill.

I have a large family and almost all the adult members are reputed in their respective arenas. But I want to be with uncle Johnson for some specific reasons. First of all, he is a skilled engineer and has huge experience to deal with real-life challenges. But my other family members are not as much skilled like him. Furthermore, when he talks with someone, he tries to make the things clearer to his listeners with plenty of examples. As a result, there are fewer ambiguities with the issues. So, when I will be working with him, he will teach me from his real-life knowledge and experience. Hence, I will get the precise and accurate information on things and issues I need to deal with while completing my engineering. Based on all the fact, I want to work with uncle Johnson.

Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card would enable you to talk about the following Cue Cards as well:

  1. Describe a family member.
  2. Describe someone talented you know about.
  3. Describe your family.
  4. Describe a person you admire.
  5. Describe a profession you know about.
  6. Describe something interesting you want to do.
  7. Describe someone from your family.
  8. Describe a teacher who has a great influence in your life.
  9. Describe a person you would like to work with.
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 1.83 (3 Votes)

No comment.