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Describe a famous business person you know

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 496 with Model Answer:

Describe a famous business person that you know about.

You should say:
  • who this person is
  • what kind of business this person is involved in
  • what you know about this business person
and explain what you think of this business person.

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



Model Answer 1:

Introduction:
I am grateful to you for this nice and interesting topic. Here I will try to describe a business person whom I not only know but also admire.

Who this person is:
This business person, whom I am talking about, is Mr Robert Fuller, who is a self-made billionaire and a famous personality in our country. His father was a farmer, and he lost his mother in his childhood. As a result, he could not even finish high school. But with his hard work, determination, talent, timely initiatives and business acumen, he has become one of the greatest businessmen in our country's history.

What kind of business this person is involved in:
Mr Robert Fuller owns a great number of businesses and corporations including automobiles, steel, garments, electronics, furniture, beverage, pharmaceuticals, and airlines. In a TV interview, he once told that he started his career as a salesperson and sold cheap household items from door to door. Now his companies employ more than 45 thousand workers and executives - an exemplary achievement indeed!

What you know about this business person:
After learning about crony capitalism and the insane profiteering scheme of most business people, I try not to admire them enough; however, just as there always is an exception to a rule or norm, Mr Robert Fulle is an exception and that's why deserves respect and admiration from all of us. I have learned a great deal of information about this person from different TV interviews, websites, and news articles, and all of them emphasize how humble and honest he is and how his determination made him such a great businessman from someone who struggled to even manage food for the day and had no fixed place to sleep.

And explain what you think of this business person:
I think that we need more people like him in our society. This way, we will have more icons and role models for our young generation. The way Mr Robert Fuller came to the pinnacle of success is inspiring, and it will teach other business people and aspiring entrepreneurs that honesty and hard work can take you to places never explored before. It can also make you loved by your friends and foes alike. So being an honest businessman and benevolent to others is perhaps the mantra to long-lasting success in life and business - this is what this successful business person has taught us all.


Sample Answer 2:

Introduction & Who this person is:
I'd like to thank you for the time and opportunity that you have given me to talk about a business person whom I know about. And this person is none other than Bill Gates. He is a well-known business magnate, philanthropist, and software developer who co-founded Microsoft Corporation, which is one of the largest and most successful software companies in the world. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential people in the technology industry and has been recognized for his significant contributions to society.

What kind of business this person is involved in:
Bill Gates is primarily involved in the software and technology industries, and he has played a significant role in shaping the modern computing landscape. Microsoft, the company he co-founded, is known for developing software products such as Windows and Office, which are widely used around the world. Gates stepped down as the CEO of Microsoft in 2000 but remained the company's chairman until 2014.

What you know about this business person:
Bill Gates is known for his entrepreneurial spirit and his dedication to philanthropy. He has been recognized for his contributions to the technology industry and has been awarded numerous accolades, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Legion of Honour. He has also been active in charitable work through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which he co-founded with his ex-wife.

And explain what you think of this business person:
I have great admiration for Bill Gates and his contributions to the technology industry and society as a whole. He has not only been instrumental in developing some of the most widely used software products in the world, but he has also been a committed philanthropist who has dedicated his resources and expertise to tackling global issues such as poverty and disease. Gates is an inspiration to many, and his legacy will undoubtedly continue to impact the world for years to come.

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