IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS speaking Cue card by IELTSKING
TALK ABOUT A FAMILY MEMBER WITH WHOM YOU WOULD LIKE TO WORK
You should say:
- who the person is
- why you like to work with
- and explain how you feel while working
Note: you have to talk for 1 to 2 minutes. You have 1 minute to take a look at the main points and prepare some notes which you can use while speaking.
who the person is
Well, the family business is quite common in my country in which family members work together as a unit. If given a chance, I would like to work with my elder brother. Actually, It is my long-time dream that I set up an educational institute with my brother and together we can make it a great success. The fact is that my brother is extremely good at management right from childhood and at present, he is pursuing MBA.
why you like to work with
If I talk about myself, I have a great inclination toward teaching and it is my dream to become a teacher one day. In fact, I have a bit of experience of teaching poor children in my locality. Unfortunately, in the area we live in, the education standard is pretty poor. Students often have to move to a nearby cities for better or quality education. However, Our institute will ensure that they get quality education in their own hometown.
and explain how you feel while working
This business, I must say, has a lot of potentials as well which would ensure that we are having good earnings as well. The best part is that my brother and I have a very good understanding. We never have conflicts and we blindly trust each other and these things would ensure the smooth running of our business. Overall, I can say that i am pretty sure that we both will enjoy a lot working together and I wish one day I will have the opportunity to work with my elder brother.
Part 3: follow-ups questions of Talk about a family member with whom you would like to work follow-ups
1. Are there any positive effects of working with a family member?
Certainly, there are many benefits of working with a family member. A family member would be more supportive if an occasional time off is needed. Secondly, the family member would also be satisfied as he would not have the fear of any outsider cheating him in business. However, one must realize that some work ethics have to be maintained even if one is working for a family member.
2. What kinds of family businesses are there in India?
India is a diverse country and a fast-growing one too. All sorts of family businesses are there in India. My hometown Phagwara is a hub of small-scale industry. Many people are into making auto spare parts. I visited Rajkot in Gujarat and I saw many households run the business of Patola sarees. You name a business, and you will find it in India.
3. Why do people like to set up a family business?
The family business ensures employment within a family. If a person has some business know-how, he can start a small business and make it grow with family support. One does not have to go out hunting for jobs. By having a family business, one can be a job provider rather than being a job seeker.
4. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a family business?
The advantages are that one does not have to go out hunting for jobs. By having a family business, one can be a job provider rather than a job seeker. An entrepreneur is his own boss. If the whole family works hard and the business flourishes, it can be rags to riches story.. The disadvantages are that if the business faces a slump, the whole family can turn from riches to rags overnight. The family members may also have conflicts if they feel that some of them are just reaping benefits without actually working hard.
5. What are the causes for the success of a family business?
The success of a family business are dependent on mutual trust among the family members, a disciplined atmosphere at work, and recognition of each other’s inputs.
6. How is the relation among members of a family business?
For any family business to thrive, good relationships among family members is of paramount importance. If this is not there then the family business can see its doom very soon.
Family in general:
1. In what ways have families in your country changed recently?
Families have changed from joint to extend. This change has mostly been out of compulsion rather than choice. Young people are getting jobs in metros and in foreign countries. So, they leave their parents behind. However, these nuclear units are well connected to each other.
2. Should husbands and wives have different roles within the family?
Gender differences are disappearing these days and both husband and wife have to work outside for making a comfortable living. So, roles within the family should ideally be the same. However, these changes will take some time to implement. Women are yet supposed to look after household chores more than men despite being out of the home for the same time as men.
3. Which are more important to you: your family or your friends?
Both are important to me, but family definitely has an edge over friends. Friends can turn out to be fair-weather friends, but family is always there through one’s thick and thin. It has been rightly said that ‘in times of test, family is best.
Working in large companies:
1. What are the advantages of working in a big company?
There are many advantages of working in a big company. Firstly, big companies offer big salaries. Secondly, there is a status symbol attached. Also, there are chances of foreign visits. Finally, there is multi-culture experience in big companies
2. Will promotion be easier in a big company?
I don’t think so. In a big company, you are part of a big crowd. Unless your work really stands out, you are not even noticed.
3. Should big companies donate more to charities?
Definitely yes. Big companies have a corporate social responsibility. Under that, they are supposed to do charity.
4. Should big companies be punished more seriously if they break the law?
I don’t think so. Punishment should be the same for all if they break the law. Even a small company should be punished as severely.
(Model answer 2)
Well, I belong to a nuclear family and there are four members including me, my parents, and one younger brother. Here, I’m going to talk about a family member with whom I would like to work in the future. He is none other than my younger brother. Currently, he is studying Hotel management in Canada as well as doing part-time work in the same field. He has a strong personality and is responsible for his work.
To be honest, already we have worked together, actually, we used to help our father in his business during our studies. Moreover, his creative mind always led to things being easy and working hard to earn more money. In addition, his dedication to work motivated me to work hard in order to get better outcomes from work. Moving further, I would like to work with my brother because he is a wonderful partner in my business.
As I want to open a restaurant in my hometown and he has lots of experience in this field. His experience will help to boost business. Also, he is a more trustworthy partner than me. A few months ago, we discussed opening new business in the future and also discussed our roles as well as responsibilities. As soon as he will come back to India after his study and internship, we will start our new business.
So, this is a family member, I would like to work with.
(Model answer 3)
Well, doing a business is hard nut to crack in this contemporary world. But family members play part and parcel role in every individual’s life. Working with family members can give us real-life experience because they know our strengths and weaknesses so family members can motivate us. So here I am going to talk about a family member with whom I would like to future work with in the future.
Here I am going to talk about my father with whom I would like to work. We have a family business and my father is the key person who runs it. Being a successful businessman he knows everything about business dealings. He knows all ins and out of the business. My father always encourages me to complete my studies with good grades in my academics and get involved in his business. I get never involved in business seriously and I just give accompany him. I would like to get involved in the marketing of our business.
I would feel glad about this business as it is a well-known company and I want to make it a multinational company. I would like to do my ‘Master in Business Management from abroad and then join him. So, this is the person with whom I would like to do business.
(Model answer 4)
Well, mam, to be honest, I come from a middle-class family and there is no one in my family who is running his or her own business but yes there is a cousin of mine who is contributing to society a lot and in future, if I would get a chance I would definitely love to work with him as it is one of my dreams. So the name of my cousin is Harpreet Singh. He is living in Ludhiana city and helps a lot of poor people to get treated for diseases or illnesses.
I would like to clarify that my cousin is not a doctor, he is a government lecturer of biology. Moreover, he knows how to use social media properly, and there he asks for donations. He is doing it selflessly because he does not give his own bank account to anybody and gives the account details of patients or the family members of patients. Apart from this, he has some links with the doctors and hospitals. For example, if the fees of any operation are about 20 or 25,000 then he helps people to get those operations done for 15,000 rupees approximately.
Till now I have never worked with Harpreet but it is my dream to work with him in the future because these days I am pursuing my graduation so it is quite hard for me to join his brigade of helping needy ones but yes I try to help people in ways which I can sometimes I help people by giving them free food and sometimes I donate money and I would like to mention that many times in my life I have saved my pocket money and donated that money to the patients for their treatment through my cousin. Furthermore, Whenever I finish my studies I will definitely work with my cousin because I think helping needy persons gives inner peace and happiness also.
So, my cousin, Harpreet is that family member with whom I would like to work in the future.
(Model answer 5)
Well, this is very straight and simple for me. A family member with whom I would like to work is my mother. I have no doubts or second thoughts about this. The kind of work that I would like to do with her is very different and unique. It would be to start traditional cooking classes and also a YouTube channel the same with her. Though I have never done this with her before but I am sure it will turn out to be a success.
I would like to work with my mom for many reasons. First of all, she is a very enthusiastic person especially when it comes to cooking, teaching, and sharing recipes. Apart from that, her personality is very accommodating and she is very comfortable to work with. She is very talented and I am sure that if I start a business with her it will reach new heights.
My plan is that I will do the marketing and administration and she will do the teaching. I am not as good as her at all in cooking. When I spoke to a few of my friends about this idea they were already very excited and willing to join her class and also subscribe to her channel. If I get to work with her I will feel not only elated and lucky but also very grateful to my mom.
If I tell you a little more about my mother then I must say that she is an expert when it comes to traditional cooking. She has a readiness to learn new dishes from all the cultures and also loves to teach. She is kind-hearted and innocent and never wishes bad for anyone. She loves to feed people and gains lots of joy out of it. She is the best family member with whom someone would like to work.
(Model answer 6)
Well, the family business is quite common in my country in which family members work together as a unit.
Who this person is?
If given a chance, I would like to work with my elder brother. Actually, It is my long-time dream that I set up an educational institute
with my brother and together, we can make it a great success. The fact is that my brother is extremely good at management right from childhood, and at present, he is pursuing MBA.
What kinds of work you would like to do with the person?
If I talk about myself, I have a great inclination toward teaching, and it is my dream to become a teacher one day. In fact, I have a bit of experience of teaching poor children in my locality. Unfortunately, the area we live in the education standard is pretty poor. Students often have to move to nearby cities for better or quality education. However, Our institute will ensure that they get quality education in their own hometown.
And explain how you will feel if you can finally work together.
This business, I must say, has a lot of potential as well, which would ensure that we are having good earnings as well. The best part is that my brother and I have a very good understanding. We never have conflicts, and we blindly trust each other, and these things would ensure the smooth running of our business.
Overall, I can say that I am pretty sure that we both will enjoy a lot working together, and I wish one day I will have the opportunity to work with my elder brother.
(Model answer 7)
If I was given the opportunity to work with my family member, I would choose my cousin who lives in Canada. There are multiple reasons for my decision. Firstly, he’s living in Canada and running his own company called JV transport in Vancouver and I would be able to live in my dream country because that’s on my bucket list.
A further major reason is that why I chose to work with Josh, oh I forgot to tell you his name is Josh Vashisht, anyway, I know my parents wouldn’t let me go there alone but if my cousin invites me to work with him then I can get a green signal from my father and mother.
Don’t get me wrong, I can give you millions of reasons why I’d love to work with my cousin but one of the main ones is that he’s really good at managing things and I’d love to learn management since I’ve also done business management course and that has also stimulated my interest in working with my cousin.
I’m 100% sure that once I get a chance to work with my cousin in Canada, I’d immediately jump at it. Having said that I’d also miss my parents a lot and I’m not entirely sure how would I manage to stay away from them but I think I can worry about that later. As of now, I would undoubtedly dedicate my efforts to getting a Canadian visa to fly there. Hopefully, I’ll be working with my cousin in the near future.
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