Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card # 126 - Something you plan to do besides work and study

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

Describe something you plan to do in life besides your work and study.

You should say:

  • what you want to do
  • what you should do to fulfil it
  • why you want to do it

and explain how you think you would feel once you achieve it.


Model Answer 1:
I have always believed that life has to be more than just coming into this world, earning a living for myself and my families, and then just leaving the world one day. Of course, this realization didn’t hit me until I reached adulthood. But, the good thing is that as soon I realized this, I started to plan to do something more fulfilling and constructive than just earning a decent living.

And, after giving a lot of consideration to my current lifestyle and schedule, I thought that it would be better for me to eventually establish a non-profit charitable organization while I am carrying on with my profession.

Of course, it is not going to be easy to fulfil my goal because it would take a lot of time and effort on my part in order to run it as a functioning organization. But, first, I would need to obtain a license and a permit to start such a thing apart from dealing with issues like tax, and networking with a group of like-minded people who would be willing to help me in my effort as some kind of “board of directors”. Then, of course, there are also some legal issues like drafting bylaws and filing articles of “incorporation”. Finally, comes the all-important issue of collecting enough funds by networking with some generous individual donors and organizations that offer grants to a non-profit organization. After all, I don’t really have that kind of riches and resources to fund a charitable organization all by myself.

By the way, the purpose of establishing this charitable organization is to help poor and needy people around us, especially, who are sick and don’t have enough money to receive proper medical treatments.

I am pretty sure that I would feel really happy and proud when I actually achieve my goal because my little effort would probably help a lot of people in need of receiving some kind of financial help to make their life a little better. Besides, I would also feel that many others would come forward with the same kinds of efforts to help our fellow human beings.


Sample Answer 2:
I have plans to visit different famous and historical places in the world besides my work and study. I would start from my home country and visit all the major tourist attractions and historically famous places. Then I would visit the 7 wonders of the world of different ages, and afterwards, I'd like to travel to other famous places in Asia, Europe, Africa and America.

This would not be an easy thing to accomplish as it would require a large amount of money and free time. In fact, there are several hundred places to go to and thousands of things to do. I believe I would require to establish my own business to make sure that I have enough time and money to have those trips as a full-time job would not allow me to have enough time to travel that extensively. So, I wish to start my own business and work very hard to make it profitable and successful. That would take a few years, and I will need to get some help from my father as well to start the business.

I want to do it because I have an unquenchable thirst to visit famous places and learn about different customs, cultures and people. I want to explore the world as much as possible.

There is no end to the plan I have as our lives are limited for a certain span of time and the number of places worth visiting in the world is really enormous. But I won't plan to visit all the places but the most significant and famous places only. Once this starts and continues going (let's consider the fact that there is no end to it), I would feel very happy for every tour I would have. I would be very happy and contented to have my plan come true. That would be a truly amazing experience for me, I believe.


Similar Cue Card Topics:

Similar other cue card topics that you should be able to answer with your preparation for this cue card topic:

  1. Describe something you want to do in the future.
  2. Describe an activity you would want to start in the future.
  3. Describe something you do not know but want to learn.
  4. Describe an activity that attracts you.
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