Cue Card Sample

Describe a business person whom you admire - Cue Card # 778

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

Describe a business person whom you admire.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you know this person
  • what kind of business this person runs

and explain why you admire this business person so much.

[Instruction: 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:

Well, the truth is, since the time I began to understand the world around me in an objective manner, I have met very few businessmen in my life who I could actually admire. So, this topic poses a serious challenge for me, no doubt. Nonetheless, I will go ahead and talk about one of those few business persons who I have admired a bit more than others.

Mr. Maher is one such business person who I think deserves some admiration. He is involved with different kinds of businesses but, I think that his main business is to sell electronics products on a wholesale basis. In other words, he sells his products only in bulk. Of course, I didn’t know anything about him or his wholesale business until after I had gone to his shop to purchase a ceiling fan. The interesting thing is that he could have simply refused to sell me just one individual fan, but he chose not to do so, and instead, he actually did go ahead and sold the fan to me. 

Anyway, since that time, I have visited Mr. Maher’s electronics store a number of times, and have had conversations with him on an array of issues, because, after all, he is a very polite person with no sense of pride or bigotry. Later on, I also found that he also ran a restaurant business where people can actually eat some good foods at a much lower price than many other restaurants in the town. Then rather recently, I have also come to know that he doesn’t sell any imported electronics products at his store which I think is really praiseworthy.

So, based on those facts, I think that I can praise Mr. Maher, mainly because he seems to be a rather decent businessman who doesn’t only focus on making profits. I also admire him because he is a patriot since he sells only local products at his store, instead of imported ones, to help grow the local businesses.


Model Answer 2:

I'd like to talk about Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, whom I truly admire as a business person. I first came to know about him through news articles and videos online, and I have been following his work and achievements ever since. I am so happy to have this opportunity to talk about this business person whom I admire a lot. I would like to thank you for the opportunity here.

Elon Musk is known for his innovative ideas and his ambitious approach to business. He is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world and has achieved great success in his companies. He founded Tesla, a company that produces electric cars and has been a major player in the sustainable energy industry. His other company, SpaceX, is a space exploration company that aims to make space travel more accessible and affordable for ordinary people.

What I admire most about Elon Musk is his determination and his willingness to take risks. He is not afraid to take on challenges and pursue ambitious goals, even if they seem impossible. He has a clear vision of what he wants to achieve, and he works tirelessly to make it a reality. His passion for his work is infectious, and it is inspiring to see how he has managed to build two highly successful companies from scratch.

In addition to his business achievements, Elon Musk is also known for his philanthropic efforts. He has pledged to donate most of his fortune to charity and has been involved in various initiatives to support education and renewable energy.

I think Elon Musk is an exceptional business person, and I admire his vision, determination, and commitment to making the world a better place.


Sample Answer 3:

Ratan Tata is a well-known business magnate from India whom I admire greatly. I'd like to thank you for the time you have given me to talk about this exceptionally talented business person whom I admire so much.

I know about him through various news articles and books on business and leadership. I have also heard some information about him from one of my uncles who is also a successful businessperson in our city. 

Ratan Tata is the former chairman of Tata Sons, one of India's largest conglomerates, and has played a significant role in shaping the Indian business landscape. Ratan Tata has been associated with several businesses throughout his career. He was the chairman of Tata Group from 1991 to 2012. Under his leadership, the Tata Group expanded globally and diversified into various industries including steel, automobiles, information technology, telecommunications, hospitality, and more. Some of the well-known companies under the Tata Group include Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services, Taj Hotels, and Tata Steel.

One of the reasons why I admire Ratan Tata is his leadership style, which emphasizes empathy, integrity, and humility. He is known to have a deep concern for the welfare of his employees and has always put their well-being first. Under his leadership, Tata Group was able to navigate several challenges and emerge stronger, and this is a testament to his visionary approach to business. Another reason why I admire Ratan Tata is his commitment to social causes. He is a philanthropist and has been involved in various charitable initiatives in India, including the Tata Trusts, which support education, healthcare, and rural development. I believe that his efforts to give back to society and create a positive impact are truly inspiring.

Honestly speaking, Ratan Tata is someone whom I look up to and admire for his leadership, vision, and commitment to social causes. He has made significant contributions to the Indian business world and beyond, and I believe that his legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.

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