Describe a successful businessperson you know (e.g. running a family business) IELTS CUE CARD

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Describe a successful businessperson you know (e.g. running a family business) IELTS CUE CARD


Describe a successful businessperson you know

You should say:

Who this person is

How you knew him/her

What business he/she does

And explain why he/she is successful

Sample Answer 1


I know innumerable(many) businessmen who are well know for their hardwork and success, such as Bill gates, Mukesh Ambani, Ratan Tata and many more. But, I would like to talk about an eminent businessperson of my city.

His name is Mr.Fatehveer Singh. He is in his early forties. He is not only handsome but also an intelligent person. I have met him, he is very kind-hearted person. I heard his story last month from my uncle. Actually, 20 years ago, his father started a small dairy farm in our hometown which went into loss after few years. After completing tertiary education, Fatehveer started helping his father to grow their business.

My uncle told me that he increased his sale of milk by using some different methods. He opened a shop in our city and as well as some in other towns and villages where he sold milk at cheaper prices than others. He also started making different dairy products and sweets which really helped them to earn money along with name and fame. By the time, they bought more buffaloes and took their business on another level.

Although he faced many ups and downs in business, he didn’t give up. Few years back, he made a YouTube channel where he motivates others to start their new businesses. Now, he has also setup another businesses including textile industry and real estate. If I talk about his annual income, it is over 500 million Indian rupees. Moreover, he donates money to poor people on special festivals. His stories of success often come in local magazines. He is successful not only because his business has become great but also his father’s dream is achieved. When parents are happy, it means we are victorious. He is a role model for me. One day, I would become like him.

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Sample Answer 2

Well, running a business is not a piece of cake for everyone. Although I have heard about a number of successful businessmen throughout my life, such as Elon Musk, Mukesh Ambani, Tata Birla, and many more, But here I would like to talk about a particular such as Elon Musk, Mukesh Ambani, Tata Birla, and many more, But here I would like to talk about a particular successful person whom I know very well.

He is none other than Mr. John, who is not only my neighbour but also my father’s best friend. In terms of appearance, he looks charming and is just 30 years old. I came to know about him a year ago. Actually, it was my birthday, and my friends and I went to a restaurant to celebrate my day, which is a stone’s throw away from my place. When I saw him there, I got surprised, as I had not known about this prior.

If I talk about his business, he runs a restaurant in my hometown that is well known for its mouthwatering food for the last 10 years. This business was started by his grandfather in a small shop, but he converted that shop into a mega restaurant through his hard work, creativity, and efforts. He provides his services online and offline. Apart from that, he is a part of the wedding planners team for the cuisine service. When it comes to the question of why he is successful, there are many reasons behind this.

The most prominent one is that he believes in quality, not quantity. Moreover, he provides the best services according to his customers preferences and budgets as well. Apart from this, he keeps innovating methods with the passage of time in order to meet the demands and stay competitive. All in all, this is the most successful businessman I know.

Describe a successful businessperson you know (e.g. running a family business) IELTS CUE CARD

Follow up

1. What factors lead to success?

Answer – There are several factors that contribute to success, like hard work, the availability of resources, and determination. Apart from that, a person’s knowledge as well as family support also play a crucial role in achieving success.

2. What do people need to sacrifice for success?

Answer – People need to sacrifice a plethora of things for success. The first and foremost is sleep, as a person needs to work day and night to make their dream come true. Moreover, a person needs to sacrifice personal factors like attending celebrations, hanging out with friends, spending time with family members, going on picnics, and many more.

3. Which is more likely to be successful, family businesses or large corporations?

Answer – Even though both require the right approach to be successful, as per my perception, family businesses are likely to be more successful, as in this business they do not need to hire someone for work and family members are more trustworthy as compared to outsiders. Moreover, in family business, everyone knows one another’s strengths and weaknesses, which helps them divide the work according to abilities, resulting in saving time and money on training as well. It is also considered a money-saving technique because family members always try to use the resources appropriately without any waste.

4. Is it easy for a business to be successful without affecting the environment?

Answer – No, it is a hard nut to crack for any business to survive without harming the environment, but it is possible if the business adopts natural methods of processing as well as avoiding the use of toxic chemicals.

5. Can you provide some examples of family businesses in your country?

Answer – In my nation, there are several businesses that are running from generation to generation, like small shops, restaurants, are also some handicraft businesses that have been run by family members for many years.

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6. What qualities should be considered when recruiting employees?

Answer – While recruiting employees, employers should first consider the appropriate knowledge regarding the job. Moreover, qualities like confidence, communication skills, and honesty should also be considered in order to make more and more profits.

7. What kinds of businesses are popular in your country?

Answer – There are mainly three businesses that are really well known in my country. The first is the fashion industry, as these days people are more attracted to westernization as well as have more purchasing power due to online shopping. Apart from that, food outlets are also well known because these days people work the whole day and don’t have time to cook, so they prefer ready-made food to satisfy their hunger. Moreover, the IT business is progressing day by day since every work is done on technical gadgets.

8. If you had the opportunity, what kind of business would you like to do?

Answer – If I get a chance, then I would love to start my own gym because I have a keen interest in staying fit as a fiddle, and in this way, I can help people stay in shape.

9. What age do people want to retire in your country?

Answer– In my nation, previously, people used to retire after 60, but now people love to work until their bodies function properly, as they do not want to become a burden on their family. Moreover, doing work keeps them energetic and healthy.

10. Would you want people to do online business or run a company in real?

Answer – To be honest, I want people to work online as compared to traditional businesses, as every type of work is dependent on technology. Moreover, it provides an equal chance to everyone in order to prove them, and it requires less cost, which helps them earn more and more profit,

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