IELTS Cue Card for IELTS Speaking Part 2:
Describe a goal that you would like to achieve.
You should say:
what the goal is
how easy or difficult you think it will be to reach this goal
how you plan to achieve this goal and explain why this is one of your goals.
BAND 8.0 SAMPLE ANSWER:
One of my goals in the near future is to improve my proficiency in Japanese. Actually, I have been studying Japanese for two months; therefore, I can just hold some simple conversations about daily life. There are various reasons why I want to study this language.
Firstly, I am keen on Japanese culture, which is so incredibly unique and diverse. By learning Japanese, I can know more about traditions there. Secondly, I have always longed to work for a Japanese company. Since people in Japan are organized and hard-working, collaborating with them gives me a good chance to improve myself. That‟s why I really want to master this language. To achieve this goal, I am taking a Japanese course with a native teacher who gives me the best methods to study Japanese effectively. Besides, I am trying to practice speaking Japanese with my friends and watch as many Japanese films as possible, so that my level of Japanese can be improved considerably. I hope that soon I will have a good command of Japanese and I am sure that I will remain motivated to achieve my goal.
hold conversations: [expression] have conversations Example: It is impossible to hold conversations in that place – it is too noisy !
keen on: [adjective] very interested in an idea or activity
Example: My parents are very keen on visiting my uncle in the US.
diverse: [adjective] very different and varied. Example: New York is a big city with people from diverse cultures.
longed to: [phrasal verb] wanted to do something very much. Example: It is just a dream, but I have always longed to be a famous musician.
master: [verb] learn or understand something completely. Example: In many jobs we have to master new techniques, such as computer skills.
have a command of: [expression] have an ability to do or use something – especially a language. Example: You must have a good command of English in order to pass the IELTS exam.