IELTS Cue Card 108: Describe A Successful Person

Describe A Successful Person

IELTS Speaking Cue Card with Sample Answer. Describe A Successful Person. IELTS Speaking Part 2 With Model Answer. Also Sample answer for Part 3 discussion.

Describe A Successful Person

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you knew him/ her
  • what he/ she does

and explain why he/ she is successful.

Model Answer:

I guess the most successful person I have ever seen is Xu Tao. She is the hostess for a legal TV program. She has experienced a lot of troubles herself to get the first hand sources for her TV program. She won a lot of awards of journalism. A few years ago, she was elected the torch carrier for Olympic Games. She is like a policeman. She wears a helmet and exposes the secret of many illegal companies. She also helps the policeman arrest the suspects. I remember a story about her. Once, a suspect was caught and he said to the police, I watch her program every day, when she says. you will never escape the law. | always feel she is talking about me. I think she is successful because she is known by so many TV viewers. Later I read reports about her, and it says that she also has a harmonious family. She tries to balance her work and her family life. When she is not working, she will go to the park with her family. To me. a successful person should be successful not only in work but also in life.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Question and Sample Answer:

Do you want to be successful?

Sure. If I am successful. my parents are going to feel proud of me and I’m going to have sense of achievement.

Why do people want success?

When people are successful, they probably will get what they want. Maybe. they will have more money to enjoy the luxurious life.

What is the standard of success?

It depends. Some people think that being famous means success, and others may think that having a lot of money is successful.

Does money mean success?

It is one of the indicators of success. There are also other factors like social status and recognition among the public.

Do you have any other ideas about success?

If a person wants to be successful, he should devote to what he is doing, and sometimes, talent and intelligence is also what he needs.

Can you be successful without money?

Sure. Money is not essential to success. Even if you have money. you can’t be successful without the right opportunity or strong perseverance.

What is the importance of money?

Money can satisfy the basic demand of a person. Besides. you support yourself and have enough freedom to do what you want. People buy food with their money and buy a shelter for their family. It’s not possible without money.

What is the difference between being successful and rich?

Being rich means having a lot of money or material things like real estate or antiques, but you can be successful without being rich. Say, a person can be successful by being the best in their field. but maybe he or she is not rich.

Is there a controversy between success and happiness?

I think so. If you want to be successful, maybe you can’t stay with your family all the time. and this makes you unhappy.

How can you strike a balance between them?

I think people should make a list and know what they care most. They will ask themselves whether they are going to be happy being successful. They should try to do more things which make them happy.

Is it worthwhile to give up happy life for success?

It’s not worthwhile. Happy life is the greatest thing that has happened to a person. It’s easier to be successful than to be happy.

Can everyone achieve success?

Not exactly. Success is determined by talent, opportunity. and luck. It’s hard to be successful for those people who have medium intelligence.

How do successful people live?

They are like living under a microscope, and sometimes, reporters follow them everywhere and expose their privacy to the public.

Can their private life be known by others?

Yes. People can read reports about them. Their stories are on newspapers, W programs or magazines.


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