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Describe a person who often travels by plane - Cue Card # 700

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

Describe a person who often travels by plane.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • what he/she does
  • how you know him/her

and explain how frequently he/she travels by plane and why.

[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:
I like to travel whether it is done by train, a bus or a plane. Of course, travelling by aeroplane is always more comfortable and quick, if anybody was to ask me about it. However, I don’t really get much of an opportunity to travel by plane, but I know a person who does.

He is none other than my 45 years old neighbour "William Henry". I have known William for more than 10 years, since the time he moved to our neighbourhood, but I have seldom seen him travelling by train or bus when travelling a long distance.

In fact, I talked to him for the first time when I was going to pick up one of my friends at the domestic airport in my city. After that, I have seen him travelling by plane at least once a month. Of course, he takes a bus or train when he travels to short distances, but that too is only because no aeroplane flies to those places!

Anyway, I have travelled with this neighbour of mine a few times in the last few years or so, and every time I have travelled with him, he has advised me to fly as much as I could in order to save more time. He also told me that the more time I would save, the more money I would be able to make except, of course, he knew it very well that I wasn’t exactly as shrewd of a businessman as he is.

Indeed, my neighbour, William Henry, is a very successful businessman, as he is involved in exporting and importing different kinds of products. Besides, he is also the president of our city chamber of commerce, the apex body of all the businesses and industries of my city.

Well, I think that he frequently travels by plane because he wants to save time as much as he can in order to become more financially successful. Besides, since he has to travel to different places rather frequently, comfort also becomes an issue, and travelling by plane undoubtedly offers the best comfort one could hope for.

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