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:

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 of 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 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 works 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 arising entrepreneurs of his country about how to develop a business from scratch.

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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