IELTS Cue Card Sample 133 - Describe a change you would like to make in your life in the future

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

Describe a change you would like to make in your life in the future.

You should say:

  • what type of change it is
  • when you want this change to take place
  • how easy or difficult you think this might be

and explain why you would like to make this change in your life.


Model Answer 1:
I must say that I am not an ideal person, as in a role model, whom people like to follow. In fact, there are so many things in my life, I need to change, that I don’t even know where to start. But, to start with, it would be great if I could change myself to be a bit more proactive person.

Well, yes, I am not shy to admit that I am a bit a lazy person. Well, on second thought, I am perhaps more than just a “little bit” of a lazy person, and I want to get rid of this ‘lazy me” as soon as possible. Let me give you some example of how lazy can I really become sometimes, especially, when I become a bit too busy and occupied with my job. For example, I don’t change my bed sheets or wash them for weeks if not months. Sometimes, when I feel exhausted, I don’t even care to change my clothes or shocks before going to bed when I come too late from work. And, I don’t even want to talk about how I “bother” my subordinates at work to do the little things for me, obviously, because I am too lazy to do them.  

So, I really want to change this dull aspect of my life, but I know that it isn’t going to be too easy at all since I have been like this since my early high school days. In fact, my grandparents spoiled me since the days they moved with me and my parents. In fact, they loved me so much that they wouldn’t even let me pour a glass of water myself, lest I would become too “tired” of working.

Anyway, I would like to make this change because it is actually preventing me from enjoying a lot of things in my life because I am too lethargic to go out and explore the world. I would make this change also because people around me sometimes have a rather “negative” view of me, which can be equally embarrassing and frustrating.


Sample Answer 2:
In the future, I would like to get admitted in a reputed foreign university and complete my education there. After that, I would get involved in a research-based job and after working for a few years I would return to my country. This would be a big change for me as I am currently working in a local company have no prospect of getting involved in research-based work.

The whole change would take quite a few years and hence I want to start it right from the next year. The first stage is to make this change happen is to get admitted in a reputed foreign university. I will start that in a few months hopefully.

This is not a quite easy change as it requires hard work, determination and bit of favour of luck. But I am positive that if I work on with determination and follow the steps required, it would not be very tough for me.

I want to get involved in an area of our country where I would be able to contribute greatly. And to contribute to such a sector I would require the experience of working in a research-based sector. In my opinion, studying in a foreign country and then working in research projects would give me a good insight into the sector I want to contribute. Besides, that would be a great opportunity for me as well to get to know the different cultures and learning many new things that would be helpful for me to contribute to our country.


Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card Topic would enable you to talk about the following Cue Card Topics as well:
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