Cue Card Sample

Describe a famous business person - Cue Card # 738

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

Describe a famous business person that you know about.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • what kind of business this person is involved in
  • what you know about this business person

and explain what you think of this business 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:

There are many great and successful business persons in my country of national prominence who have made a great stride in moving the economy forward. One such person is popularly known “Mr H. Rahman”, and today, I would like to talk about him.

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to suggest that Mr H. Rahman is the pioneer of all kinds of modern furniture in my country who actually started his journey about 50 years ago by starting a timber industry. But, back in 50 years, running and managing a timber industry wasn’t exactly a matter of joke, especially for a person with little capital and assets. However, Mr Rahman managed to do a very superb job of that by virtually bringing the entire country under his supply chain – supplies of timber, logs, and other types of primary/secondary wood products.

And, he didn’t stop at that as he soon put his eyes on making furniture – affordable furniture of great quality – both for household and office needs. Today, with more than 25% market share of furniture products in my country, Mr Rahman can certainly claim himself to be the most famous and successful businessman of his country since there is hardly any single household in my country who doesn’t know about the furniture brand, made my Mr Rahman’s company.

I have known a great deal about this visionary business leader of my country, but what impresses me the most about him is that he still works from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day, just like a regular person. Happily married with 5 children, Mr Rahman lives a rather simple life for such a rich and successful person.

Anyway, to conclude, I think that Mr Rahman is indeed a very hard-working person who is passionate about his work and business, otherwise, he wouldn’t really be able to come up with such beautiful furniture. I also think that Mr Rahman can teach a lot to the rising entrepreneurs of his country about how to develop a business from scratch.

Model Answer 2:

This is a nice topic, and I am grateful to you for the opportunity to let me talk about a famous business person whom I know about. His name is Elon Musk, and he is widely known for his innovative ideas and entrepreneurship skills.

Who this person is:
Elon Musk is a South African-born American entrepreneur and business magnate who is involved in several businesses, including SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink, and The Boring Company. He is known for his unconventional ideas and has been successful in many of his ventures.

What kind of businesses this person is involved in:
SpaceX is a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company founded by Elon Musk in 2002. The company's ultimate goal is to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of Mars. Tesla, on the other hand, is a leading electric vehicle and clean energy company. Neuralink is a neurotechnology company that develops implantable brain-machine interfaces (BMIs). The Boring Company is an infrastructure and tunnel construction company.

What you know about this business person: 
Elon Musk is a self-made billionaire who started his entrepreneurial journey in the late 90s with Zip2, a company that provided city guide software to newspapers. He sold this company for over $300 million and went on to found, which later became PayPal. After selling PayPal, he invested in SpaceX and Tesla, and the rest is history. He is known for his bold ideas, such as colonizing Mars and revolutionizing transportation with the Hyperloop.

And explain what you think of this business person:
In my opinion, Elon Musk is an inspiring business person who has achieved incredible success in various fields. He is not afraid to take risks and has a futuristic vision that could change the world for the better. His companies are making great strides in renewable energy and space exploration, and I believe he has the potential to create a positive impact on society. However, his sometimes controversial statements and actions have also generated criticism. Overall, I have a lot of respect for Elon Musk and the work he is doing.


Model Answer 3:

In this modern era, we are surrounded by many influential business people who have left their mark on the world of entrepreneurship. One of the business people that I truly admire is Bill Gates, who is well-known for co-founding Microsoft Corporation.

Who this person is:
Bill Gates is a renowned American business magnate, software developer, and philanthropist. He is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world and is widely recognized for revolutionizing the computer industry with his groundbreaking contributions. He co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen and has been one of the most successful tech-business people in history.

What kind of business this person is involved in: 
Bill Gates is primarily involved in the technology sector, particularly in computer software development. Microsoft, which he co-founded, is one of the world's leading software development companies. In addition to Microsoft, he is also involved in several other businesses, including Cascade Investments, TerraPower, and Corbis.

What you know about this business person: 
I have been following Bill Gates for quite some time now, and I am impressed with his contributions to society through his philanthropic work. He is known for his generosity and has donated billions of dollars to charity through his foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I have also read several books and articles about his life, including his autobiography, which gave me insights into his personal and professional life.

And explain what you think of this business person: 
In my opinion, Bill Gates is an exceptional business person who has achieved enormous success through his dedication and hard work. He has not only made a significant impact in the technology industry but has also contributed greatly to society through his philanthropic work. He is an inspiration to many young entrepreneurs and is a role model for all those who aspire to achieve success in their respective fields.

Part 3 - Details discussion:

Discussion topic: "Famous people today"

Q.  What kinds of people are most famous in your country today?
Q.  Why are there so many stories about famous people in the news?
Q.  Do you agree or disagree that many young people today want to be famous?

Discussion topic: "Advantages of being famous"

Q.  Do you think it is easy for famous people to earn a lot of money?
Q.  Why might famous people enjoy having fans?
Q.  In what ways could famous people use their influence to do good things in the world?

The answer to those Part 3 questions - Speaking Sample 116- Part 3: Details Discussion

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