Cue Card # 102: Describe a goal you hope to achieve

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 102

Describe a goal that you hope to achieve in the future.

You should say:

  • what this goal has to do with your life
  • when you started thinking about this goal
  • how you will achieve it

and explain why achieving this goal is important to you.

[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:

I am a rather simple person, and as such, I don’t really have that many goals to achieve in my life. In fact, I feel like the more you expect from your life, the greater is the risk of getting disappointed. However, there is one particular goal, I would like to achieve, which is to buy a big house in the countryside.

Of course, it is not a goal which I want to achieve for my own satisfaction, but rather I want to buy it for my parents. Well, on second thought, I guess that it might also have something little to do with my own satisfaction because, after all, I also didn’t like living in a big city, just like my parents.

By the way, my parents have been pushing me for a long time to sell our house in the city and move to the countryside, but I just keep making excuses one after another to delay the inevitable, even though, I have also been planning to move to the countryside for the last few years. But, I can’t do it just yet because of professional reason. In fact, before moving to the countryside, I just want to establish a real estate business, in partnership with a couple of my close friends, in the city in order to ensure a steady source of income for the sake of my elderly parents.

But, unfortunately, my plan is taking a lot longer than I had initially anticipated because I am yet to find a suitable place in the countryside. Besides, selling our house in the city is also proving out to be difficult because people are not really willing to pay a good price for it.

Anyway, this goal is important for me because I want my parents to live a happy life in a natural environment, which is surrounded by green trees, and also where they can breathe fresh air for the rest of their lives. Besides, it is important also because moving to the countryside would help me save more money and have more economic freedom. After all, living in the countryside is always lesser expensive than living in the city.

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