Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study

You should say
What it is about?
Why you made this plan?
What you need to do first?
And explain how you would feel if it is successful?

Note: 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 Answers and follow up questions to describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:
Well, people always have some plans related to their work or study. I always keep on attending some short courses along with my regular studies to acquire new skills. For example, I have take classes of driving, music as well as French some time ago.

What it is about?
But now I am planning to take cooking classes that I think I would need in near future. There are quite a few reasons why I want to opt for this course.

Why you made this plan?
The fact is that I am planning to move to Canada for my higher study very soon. Obviously, there would be no one to cook for me. For that reason, I really need to learn how to cook food so that I can survive in that new country. This way, I would be able to save myself from eating outside food all the time.

As many of my friends are already in Canada and do not know how to cook food, they have to buy outside food which is certainly not only unhealthy but very expensive also. In addition, along with my study, I will be doing there some kind of part-time job as. So, if I know how to cook food I can easily find a job in a restaurant.

What you need to do first?
Well, soon I will be having holidays and during this time I am going to take the help of my mother in learning this skill. She is a wonderful cook and can cook almost anything so learning this skill from her would also allow me to spend some extra time with her. Apart from this, there is an institute in my city that offer short cookery courses. Hence, I am planning to join this institute as well.

And explain how you would feel if it is successful?
So that I can learn most of the Punjabi cuisine along with some international ones. I am pretty sure I will enjoy taking cooking classes and I will learn it very quickly since I have a deep interest in cooking.

Conclusion:
Overall cooking is one skill that I am planning to learn in near future.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • I plan to do many things besides my work and study

What it is about?

  • But the one plan I would like to mention here is of immigrating to Canada.
  • For my plan to come true I have to work very hard.

Why you made this plan?

  • Canada is inviting immigrants to settle there.
  • But they have some pre-requisites.

What you need to do first?

  • First I have to clear IELTS.
  • Then I shall consult some immigration agency to study my case and prepare my application.
  • I want to do so because Canada is a developed country and I have relatives there.
  • When they come to India on holidays, they spend money as if it grows on trees.
  • I also want to be able to spend so much without giving it a second thought.
  • They tell me that they work very hard over there.
  • I am also prepared to work hard.
  • I am prepared to do any work to make a living.
  • I have seen people work very hard here but still they don’t have enough money.
  • So I would like to be a part of the developed world.
  • My family would have a better life if I am able to immigrate to Canada.
  • I love my country and would definitely like to do something for the needy over here.
  • That would only be possible if I earn a lot over there

And explain how you would feel if it is successful?

  • I would feel very happy once I have achieved my goal.

Note – You can also talk about a place you would like to visit The same cue card can be – ‘A goal you want to achieve’

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study”.

1. Do you think it is important for a person to have a career plan?
Yes, it is very important for a person to have a career plan. A career plan gives a person something to look forward to. He can then plan his education according to that career plan.
Without a plan, any work seems meaningless. So, it is very important to have a plan. Sometimes, a person may change his plan midway, but all the same without a plan taking any
step ahead is impossible.

2. How do most people plan their future education and their future career?
Most people plan their future education and career by talking to their parents, teachers, career counsellors and by consulting some people who are already in the same career.

3. Do you think it’s important to include the factor of one’s salary in a career plan?
Yes, salary is a very important factor in a career plan. It is generally seen that in the early stages of one’s life, money is needed for everything. One cannot go for a career, which doesn’t pay well in the early stages. Later on in life, one can go for a career, which one loves even if it doesn’t pay well.

4. Do you think planning is important or is it a waste of time?
Planning is very important. It is definitely not a waste of time. If things are done without
planning, then it wastes a lot of time because most of the effort may go in the wrong direction and prove futile.

5. What kinds of personal plans should people make for themselves?
People should make plans about their studies, about their careers, their finances, about their married life, about places they want to visit, and about their retirement.

6. In general, how do people make plans?
People make plans according to their situation, by consulting their elders and also by realizing their own interests and hobbies.

7. For a person with children, what influence does this have on their personal plans for the
future?

When a person has children, all his personal plans take a backseat, and the upbringing of the
child comes first. All the personal plans become flexible and revolve around the needs of the family and children. I think this flexibility has a charm of its own.

8. Should parents set goals for children?
Parents are the best people to set goals for the children. They can help their children in setting
goals. They know the temperament of their child and so it is all right if they set goals for them,
but at the same time, they should keep in mind the aptitude of the child and set realistic goals for him/her.

9. When do young children start to set goals for themselves?
Children start to set goals for themselves after completing senior secondary when they have
to decide which college to join. But these goals are mainly in consultation with their parents.
Once they start earning they start setting goals independently.

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Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study IELTS cue card

Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study IELTS cue card

Introduction:
Well, people always have some plans related to their work or study. I always keep on attending some short courses along with my regular studies to acquire new skills. For example, I have take classes of driving, music as well as French some time ago.
What it is about?
But now I am planning to take cooking classes that I think I would need in near future. There are quite a few reasons why I want to opt for this course.
Why you made this plan?
The fact is that I am planning to move to Canada for my higher study very soon. Obviously, there would be no one to cook for me. For that reason, I really need to learn how to cook food so that I can survive in that new country. This way, I would be able to save myself from eating outside food all the time.
As many of my friends are already in Canada and do not know how to cook food, they have to buy outside food which is certainly not only unhealthy but very expensive also. In addition, along with my study, I will be doing there some kind of part-time job as. So, if I know how to cook food I can easily find a job in a restaurant.
What you need to do first?
Well, soon I will be having holidays and during this time I am going to take the help of my mother in learning this skill. She is a wonderful cook and can cook almost anything so learning this skill from her would also allow me to spend some extra time with her. Apart from this, there is an institute in my city that offer short cookery courses. Hence, I am planning to join this institute as well.
And explain how you would feel if it is successful?
So that I can learn most of the Punjabi cuisine along with some international ones. I am pretty sure I will enjoy taking cooking classes and I will learn it very quickly since I have a deep interest in cooking.