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Describe a person who likes to travel by plane

IELTS Cue Card Question 158 with Model Answer:

Describe a person who likes to travel by plane.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • how you know this person
  • where this person travels to
and explain why this person likes to travel by plane.  

[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 1:
Travelling is always pleasant, and if it is on a plane the joys know no bounds. Travelling on air has some special benefits and there are some people who prefer to travel on an aeroplane for some specific reasons.

Mr Nicholas Alberto, a Spanish national and businessman whom I share the apartment in Paris, loves to travel by plane. He is a perfect gentleman and I have never seen him travel by road for his business and other purposes. In fact, he loves to travel y planes for some benefits. The first and most important benefit, according to Mr Alberto, is the comfort. When he travels on a plane, he feels more comfortable than travelling by road or by sea. Besides, he prefers the speed. He believes that air travel is the speediest medium of transport. In fact, there are some truths in his belief. Travelling by air saves more time than travelling by the other possible means. He also adores the safety issues. To him, air travel is almost risk-free.

I am a student of Paris College of Art and live in a rented apartment in Paris. My parents live in Strasbourg. Since my father is a government employee, he cannot leave his station and my mother is a high school teacher. So, I have to live alone in the city and I hired an apartment here to live in. As it was a bit expensive for me, I advertised for a roommate to be with me in the apartment. Accordingly, Mr Alberto arrived and both of us started sharing the apartment. It has been about three and a half years we are living under the same roof. He is a gentleman and most of the time he remains out of the home for his business purposes. But he shares the rent and some other necessary expenses for the apartment with me.

Mr Alberto has different business and he is solely responsible to look after all the things. So, he is always busy. He imports olive oil from Spain and distributes those in the local markets. Sometimes he also imports spices from different countries to be sold to the superstores and markets. As a result, he is always in a hurry. To maintain liaison with the Spanish businessmen and other people he has to travel in different parts of the globe. Sometimes he travels to Spain, his native land, sometimes in Asian countries including India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka to collect spices and other food ingredients. I heard him saying that he also travelled to the South American countries and have travelled almost half of the world.

Mr Alberto has some special theories of his own and he always follows them. I have some travelling experiences with him and found that he is fond of comfort. He never compromises with comfort even if he is to pay some extra bucks. Since the air travel is more comfortable, he travels by plane in every case. But if he is to travel inside France, he never uses the public transports rather hires cars from the car rentals even if it is a half an hour journey. Another important issue is that he is to maintain deadlines. If he is late to reach the destinations, he may have to experience losses. So, he does not want to take risks in this case. Travelling by planes is speedier and takes less time to reach places out of France. Besides, the travelling by plane is economic in many cases. You do not need to wait in a queue for tickets or suffer the solar heat in a clogged road. For all these reasons, Mr Alberto travels by planes in most of the time.

Model Answer 2:
Travelling by plane is one of the easiest ways to move to different places. So, Mr. Roberto likes to travel by plane always. This is an interesting question and here I will describe Mr. Roberto and his habit of travelling by air.

Mr. Roberto is a professional coach and works for a local football team here in Spain. I am not citing the name of the team for some reasons. However, this is the man who always travels by airplane. After him, there are huge benefits of air travel and whenever he needs to move from cities, he prefers the air routes.

I went to learn to play football at the local football club. In fact, it was an attempt to regain my fitness. I was seriously ill for past few months and lost my fitness. My doctor advised me to participate in outdoor activities and possibly to run. As part of the advice, I decided to take part in football. So, finding out some connections, I went to the local sporting club to get admission as a student. They had a schedule of teaching football in the early morning. On the very first day of the training, I met with Mr. Roberto. He introduced himself as the coach of the local team and instructor in this football club.

Mr. Roberto is a very busy person and needs to travel in and out of Spain for his coaching purposes. Sometimes, he also needs to be present in different national and international football matches. So, whenever he needs to travel out of the city and to a long distance, he prefers airplane. He mostly visits in various national and international stadiums. There he either watches the matches or goes to train up the players. In fact, his presence in the stadium encourages the players to win the match. So, he is desired everywhere.

To be frank about Mr. Roberto, he does not use the airplane for luxury. He is always in hurry. So, to meet the deadlines or to be present in important meetings, he needs to move from one place to another. He is a man who moves round the day and thus he needs a speedy mode of transport. The other transportation modes are not as speedy as an airplane is. Besides, attending an important meeting might not be possible if he is not in time at the meeting venue. He might get late to reach the other city due to a heavy traffic or other reasons. Therefore, he has picked the best mode to move. It is actually something more than a luxury for him. Definitely, this is an expensive transportation medium but he bears all the costs by himself. Consequently, he has become an iconic coach.

If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe a person who likes to travel by plane." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue card topics as well:
  • Describe someone you know who travels a lot.
  • Describe an interesting person you know about.
  • Describe someone adventurous you know about.

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