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[7+] Describe a businessman you admire IELTS Cue-Card

In Describe a businessman you admire IELTS Cue Card (2022), you should say:

  1. Who this person is?
  2. How do you know this person?
  3. What kind of business this person does?
  4. Why do you admire this person?

Describe a businessman you admire

Introducing a businessman

Most of start-up enthusiasts like me grow up idolizing business tycoons and entrepreneurs such as Bill gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk, Anil Ambani etc.

Who this person is?

But here I would like to talk about Ratan tata – the present Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, the Philanthropist and son of Jamshedji Tata. Born in the Tata family, he understood the work ethic and importance of hard work early in life. He never took his wealth for granted and still works actively at the age of 75. Sir Ratan Tata dedicated his life to the betterment of society and took the Tata Group of Companies to new heights.

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How do you know this person?

Last year, I had an opportunity to meet him under my company’s community outreach programme. Then, out of curiosity, I started reading his biography. He is the most humble and down-to-earth human being I have ever met.

What kind of business this person does?

Mr Tata was the chairman of major Tata companies, including Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Chemicals, Indian Hotels and Tata Teleservices. He is also associated with various organisations in India and overseas. Mr Tata is on the international advisory boards of Mitsubishi Corporation and JP Morgan Chase.

Why do you admire this person?

There are plenty of reasons to admire Mr Ratan Tata. Firstly, He is the recipient of two of the highest civilian awards of India, the Padma Vibhushan  and Padma Bhushan.  This makes him most decorated Indian industrialist.

Secondly, How could we forget Tata Nano & Tata Indica?? It was under his leadership that Tata Indica became first Made-in-India car and Tata Nano became the most affordable. Both were indeed a huge success!

Last but not the least, Ratan Tata has never made it to the list of ‘World’s Richest Men’ despite owning a billion-dollar company. This is because more than 60% of his wealth goes directly into healthcare charities

Concluding the cue card

In the end I’d just tell you that Mr Ratan Tata is the epitome of business ethics and nobody else can take his place.

Follow-up Questions

Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking Part-3 follow up questions that could be asked in Describe a businessman you admire cue card:

What do you think should be the retirement age for men and women?

In a quest to live a better-than-average life, it’s logical to conclude the ideal retirement age should be 60-65 years for both men and women. By that time, you’re old enough to have built up a nice financial reserve and young enough to enjoy your job-free years.

What qualities do people need to run their own health businesses?

I think the prime quality is financial literacy because ultimately the success of any business depends upon whether it is financially sound or not. Besides that, people need to have specialized knowledge and expertise. For example, an orthodontist in Canada must first become a dentist and then complete an additional two-to-three-year master’s program in orthodontics at an accredited university.

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What do you think are key factors the contribute to the success of a business?

I think there is a number of driving forces behind the success of a business. Generally, if the shop is tapping into the mindset of its consumer; success is inevitable.

If you had the opportunity to open your own business, what would it be and why?

That’s an interesting question… If I had the opportunity to become a business mogul, I would definitely pick men’s apparel business. Simply because, Starting a clothing line was always my dreams, I’ve worked with few French clothing brands in the past. So, I have a lot of information about this industry.

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I hope it gives you some realistic idea on how to carry a conversation around Describe a businessman you admire IELTS Cue card topic. However, it is strongly advised not to reproduce the same answer during the exam, as it may be used by many of our readers on the site. You should rather reformulate and personalise your answer.

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Rajit K.

Rajit is the co-founder and an active blogger at 'CIC Talks'. He is best known for his rich expertise in IELTS & Canadian Immigration. Feel free to connect with him on Instagram & Twitter.

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