IELTS Cue Card: Member of your family who is most successful

Member of your family who is most successful

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 193 with Model Answer:

Describe the member of your family who is most successful.


You should say:
  • who this person is
  • how often you see each other
  • what this person does
and explain why he/she is successful.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer:
The family is the ancient platform of socialisation and everyone has their own families. I live in a nuclear family in Russia with my parents and a younger sister. My father is the most successful of all the family members.

My father, Viktor Nikolai, is the eldest son of his parents and the most amazing man of my family and in fact, he is the most successful individual in his entire family considering both of his parental or maternal sides. He is a businessman and deals with clothing business. He owns several large shops and stores in the local market, adjacent to our residence and takes care of them. The shops are conducted by our relatives and my father is responsible to do all the other required jobs including importing clothes and other materials for our store to adjust the balance at the end of the day. He has shined in his life for his hard efforts and sincerity to his business.

I meet with my father every day and it has become a rule for him to wake me up in the morning for the morning walk before I go to my college. Sometimes I ride with my father to reach my college on his motorbike. He never allows me to drive the bike as he believes that I am unable to drive the bike carefully. Besides, I meet with my father mostly at the night hours when I go to the shop and accompany him with any tasks if needed. Sometimes, I help him to adjust the cash amounts and figure out the daily sales. In the off days, my father sits with me to check about my learning and college issues. Often he helps me to solve my mathematical problems and the issues on geography. He is good at sciences and able to make the lessons simpler. 

In the beginning of his career, my father was a reporter in a local newspaper after completing his graduation. But he was unable to bloom in his journalism career. By the time, he got married with mom and with her inspiration, he started the business. When he started the clothing business in the local market, he even could not afford a small shop there. He had to sell clothes standing in a corner on the markets street. But with his hard work and sincerity, gradually he started developing the business. He took some loans from a bank and bought a shop in the marketplace where he used to sell clothed by standing. The business started growing as the clothes he sold were of the finest quality. In fact, my father did not compromise with the clothing quality and thus his reputation as a cloth merchant spread near and far. Gradually he started the business with some other products and now he is a very successful man.

Success is the word that comes to those who adore it. My father knew that he could not shine in his former profession and thus he left the job of a journalist. Instead, he started the clothing business and at that moment it was truly difficult to sell clothes on a basket by standing on a corner on the street. He struggled a lot but did not take any support from his parents or anyone else. He wanted to be successful by his own attempts. He experienced numerous troubles in his life but none of the obstacles was strong enough to prevent his journey for a success. The key to his success is that the never lies to people about the garment quality and if someone came with any defected clothing, he smilingly changed that item with a fresh one. Besides, he travelled to different other parts of Russia and the world to bring out the finest materials for his business. Thereby, his sincerity, devotion to the business and the reliability that he has gained over time have made him the most successful man in my family.