Cue Card Sample

A person you would like to study or work with - Cue Card # 661

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

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

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you know him/her
  • what you would like to study or do with him/her

and explain why you would like to study or work with this person.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer 1:

It always helps if you are in good company, whether it is with a fellow student or a fellow worker, as it almost always makes your life a little easier. And, I am lucky that I have always found such good companies in my life as a student. Today, I would like to talk about one such person whom I have known for more than 3 years as one of my best friends at my university, and we both study in the same Major, which is Chemistry.

Anyway, even though Timothy Chris and I know each other really well, we never really had a chance to work or study together. But I have had a feeling that we would make a great team together. So, the other day, when I told Timothy how we could benefit from each other by studying together, even though we may have different schedules, he gladly agreed with me. As a result, now we are planning that we should spend a great deal of time in our chemistry class studying in the same group as well as in the library, and spend time in the chemistry lab, doing experiments.

I would like to study with Timothy primarily because we go along really nicely, having a great understanding of each other. Besides, I am not really very good at “physical chemistry” since it involves a lot of math. In this kind of situation, Timothy can really help me since he is really good at math.

I would also like to study with him because of his great helping attitude whether one is having a tough time understanding simple things or writing a thesis paper. On top of that, Timothy likes to talk about an array of issues, such as history and politics, just like me. Finally, Timothy is also in inter-university debate competition like me. So, I am pretty sure that if I study with Timothy, it will not only benefit us with my university curriculum but also in extra-curricular activities.

Model Answer 2:

A person I would love to study or work with is Dr. Jane Goodall, a renowned primatologist, ethologist, and conservationist. I first learned about Dr. Goodall through her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park. I am not sure if I can ever work with this great mind, but if I do, that would be a dream come true. 

I've been fascinated by her research and dedication to understanding primate behaviour and conservation efforts. Working alongside Dr. Goodall would provide an incredible opportunity to learn firsthand about animal behaviour, habitat conservation, and environmental activism.

Specifically, I would be interested in studying the intricate social dynamics of chimpanzee communities and their impact on conservation efforts. Dr. Goodall's wealth of knowledge and experience in this field would be invaluable in guiding research and implementing effective conservation strategies.

Moreover, collaborating with Dr. Goodall would not only allow me to contribute to important scientific research but also inspire and empower others to take action to preserve our planet's biodiversity. Her passion, resilience, and unwavering commitment to protecting wildlife and the environment serve as a beacon of hope for future generations.

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