Talk About a Businessman That you Admire- IELTS Cue Card
- 1 Sample Answer
- 2 Part 3 Questions
- 2.1 What do you think should be the retirement age for men and women?
- 2.2 What qualities do people need to run their own business?
- 2.3 What do you think are key factors that contribute to the success of a business?
- 2.4 If you had the opportunity to open your own business, what would it be and why?
- 2.5 Vocabulary
Talk about a businessman that you admire.
You should say
- Who this person is?
- How you got to know this person?
- What this person does?
- How do you think of this person?
Businessmen and corporate tycoons are known for their sagacity and business acumen. Nonetheless, very few of them are known for their largesse and generosity. One person who has always enamoured me towards his gravity and magnanimity is Mr. Ratan Tata, the renowned businessman and a revered philanthropist.
I have known and idealised him for several years and the first time I got to know about him was through our English curricular book back when I was in the sixth standard. There was a chapter in our curriculum on him and ever since then, I have found him fascinating and exemplary.
He is a well-accomplished businessman who has been revolutionising how businesses should carry out their executive functions. With significant ventures under his name and having helmed multiple projects to the pinnacle of success, this man is a reputable and distinguished personality with a charismatic aura.
Apart from being a successful businessman, one thing that has enraptured me the most is his generous nature and philanthropic work and significant contribution to society. He has been working for the welfare of the poor and the deprived at their most demanding times. To top it all, he is so humble that one can’t ever get a tinge of superciliousness from him. Hence, he is truly a virtuous man. I believe there are several other businesspersons in the world; however, one who lives for others and, at the same time, doesn’t let the economic downturn ever happen is a true businessman in my vision.
Eg.: There is an age-old saying: “With age comes the sagacity.”
Eg.: His grand-heartedness and magnanimity made us all his zealots.
Eg.: Sr. Jane is a revered personality among the whole community.
Meaning: relating to the subjects studied in a school, college, etc. and what each subject includes
Eg.: Curricular soundness is essential but not everything.
Eg.: Snob and superciliousness are the qualities of a wicked personality.
Part 3 Questions
What do you think should be the retirement age for men and women?
I don’t believe there should be an absolute or pre-decided age of someone’s retirement. It should be entirely of one’s own accord as to when one wants to cease working.
What qualities do people need to run their own business?
The first quality that one should have while running one’s own business is business acumen and expertise in a particular arena where one wants to lay one’s feet in. Secondly, one must be patient and open to dynamism as static demeanour doesn’t last for long in the business.
What do you think are key factors that contribute to the success of a business?
Several factors could prove to be lucrative for a business and they are customer orientation, good consumer research, good market research, good analytical skills, a dynamic approach towards the future and most importantly, setting substantial and practical goals.
If you had the opportunity to open your own business, what would it be and why?
If I get an opportunity to start my own business, I believe that would entirely be pertaining to the digital space or probably relevant to the pharmacy and pharmaceutical industries. The reasons for both of these would be striking relevance to my field of studies and interest.
- Of one’s own accord
Meaning: according to someone
Eg.: One must do things of one’s own accord without being diverted by external influence.
Eg.: His acumen and astuteness took him to places he had never thought of.
Eg.: One has to be substantial while planning something for oneself.
Eg.: The most important factor before taking a decision is to contemplate its lucrative outcomes.
- Pertaining to
Meaning: related to
Eg.: Pertaining to what his conditioning was, he ensured he didn’t go morally wrong.