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

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

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

NOTE – The examiner gives you one minute to plan your answerand to help you prepare for the topic, the examiner provides you with a pencil and a notepad. You’ll have to answer the questions given on the topic for one-to-two minutes

Sample Answer 1


Planning is an essential part of our lives because it provides us with a roadmap to lead our lives towards an impressive growth trajectory. Recently, I made a plan which is not related to work and study.

What it is about?

Being an altruist person, I have always wanted to work for the welfare of society. Currently, the whole world is experiencing Corona Pandemic.

This pandemic is a veiled threat for people, especially to those who cannot afford its treatment.

To help the people living in destitute, I have made a plan through which I am going to provide free medicines to them.

Why you made this plan?

During my experience as a volunteer with one of the hospitals, I observed that Corona Virus is a mild form of a virus. Many people who cannot afford the treatment die just because of depression.

To save the lives of such people, I have planned to provide free medicines.

What do you need to do first?

 The first step is to collaborate with certain multinational companies to generate funds for the medicines. All big companies have to provide funds for the welfare of society under the corporate social responsibility initiative. Since I have good knowledge of this scheme, I will not face many problems with tie-ups.

And explain how you would feel if it would be successful?

The plan would be cent per cent successful because the corona pandemic has adversely affected the corporate world. The big organisations want this pandemic to end soon so that they can run their business ventures smoothly.

Hence I would cross the biggest hurdle of my plan with tremendous ease. The rest of the things are easy to manage.

Sample Answer 2

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


Most people strive hard to gain success in life, but they have a wish they like to fulfil deep in their minds. Like others, I too have a desire, which I would like to fulfil, and I have already made a plan for that.

What it is about?

Being a travel enthusiast, I want to travel the whole world as a solo traveller.

Why you made this plan?

As a traveller, my taste is a bit different as compared to others. Unlike others, I do not pay much heed to local sightseeing. For me, authentic travelling takes place when you get mixed with another culture.

When you travel in a group, you find it difficult for the members to entertain the special requests of someone. Therefore, solo travelling is a prudent approach to spend your holidays according to your wish.

What do you need to do first?

The first and foremost thing to make this plan work is the arrangement of cash. Secondly, I need to amass a lot of knowledge regarding the destination where I would be travelling.

Because as a backpacker, you do not have much support in a foreign nation. During tough times the knowledge you have helps you to handle the conflicts adroitly.

Apart from this, I need to be good at basic skills like cooking, washing clothes etcetera.

And explain how you would feel if it would be successful?

When this plan would be successful, I will become the happiest person on earth. Because I have been preparing for this since my childhood.

Sample Answer 3

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


Being an ambitious person, I have made numerous plans to lead my life towards an impressive growth trajectory. Most of these plans are related to my career.

However, there is one plan which is related to personality development.

What it is about?

I have planned to become a fit person. To achieve this aim, I need to lose 10 kgs weight.

Why you made this plan?

I have made this plan because after gaining success in my career, I have realized that the happiest person in life is that who has good health. By acquiring good health, I will lead my life towards the path to success.

What do you need to do first?

The first step to achieve this aim is to make a proper diet and workout schedule. There is no denying this conviction that a judicious combination of a healthy diet plus a physical workout is a must-have for effective weight loss. Hence I have planned to do rigorous workouts, coupled with strict control over diet.

To do so, I will hire the services of a renowned dietician for a diet plan which would offer me a diet schedule with fewer calories and more nutrition.

Apart from this, I will do a combination of aerobic and anaerobic exercises. For this, I will join a gym and work under the aegis of a seasoned trainer.

And explain how you would feel if it would be successful?

The success of this plan would lead to a paradigm shift in my personality. Not only I will become more energetic, but my looks would also enhance.

Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 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 having a career plan is very important because it puts your life towards an impressive growth trajectory. On the other hand, it becomes difficult for an individual to carry on in the absence of a plan. Moreover, the absence of a plan leads to time wastage.

2. How do most people plan their future education and their future career?

Most people have this tendency to plan their future action for education and career by having a word with their parents, educators, career counselling experts and by going through reviews available on various websites.

3. Do you think it’s important to include the factor of one’s salary in a career plan?

Yes, remuneration is a significant thing that must be taken into consideration while making a career plan. It is usually observed that funds are required for everything in the budding years of one’s career. One cannot think of building a fruitful career, that doesn’t empower a person to take care of his/her basic needs. However, in the twilight years of one’s career, other factors are more important than the salary.

4. Do you think planning is important or is it a waste of time?

Planning is a significant factor to achieve success, calling it a waste of time is an imprudent approach. If we wish to go ahead in life without much planning, then we waste our precious time.

5. What kinds of personal plans should people make for themselves?

People should devise plans about their education, their career path, funds for themselves and their family, places they wish to explore, and how they will spend their retired life.

6. In general, how do people make plans?

People make plans by understanding the situation by having a consultation with their elders and by taking the help of wide information available on the internet.

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

For a person who is blessed with children, the right upbringing of the children is more important as compared to the personal plans, The central focus of such persons pivots around the desires of the family and children. And they leave no stone unturned to make the wishes of their children come true.

8. Should parents set goals for children?

Parents are undoubtedly set the best goals for their children. However, they get biased while setting goals for their children. Because for parents safety of their kids is more important than any other thing. Hence there shouldn’t be overindulgence of parents while devising the goals for their children.

9. When do young children start to set goals for themselves?

Usually, children start setting goals after passing their tenth standard. Because during that time they need to decide the trajectory of their career

IELTS new cue cards 2021

1Describe a time when you tried to do something but weren’t very successful IELTS cue card
2Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media
3Describe a live sports match that you have watched
4Describe a leisure activity near/on the sea that you want to try IELTS cue card
5Describe an occasion when many people were smiling
6Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in
7Describe a street market in your city
8Describe an activity that you do after school/work IELTS cue card
9Describe a time when you helped a friend
10Describe a law on environmental protection
11Describe a puzzle you have played
12Describe a natural talent you want to improve like sports music
13Describe a piece of local news that people are interested in
14Describe a time when you encouraged someone to do something that he/she didn’t want to do
15Describe an argument between two of your friends
16Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike IELTS cue card
17Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study IELTS cue card
18Describe someone older than you, whom you admire IELTS cue card
19Describe a time when you felt bored
20Describe the time when you had to sing a song or a poem in front of a public
21Describe a time when you changed your opinion
22Describe an occasion when you ate a kind of food for the first time
23Describe a place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there
24Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line
25Describe a skill that you can teach other people
26Describe a part of a city or a town you enjoy spending time in
27Describe a time when you were really close to a wild animal
28Describe a time when you shared something with others IELTS cue card
29Describe an occasion when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone IELTS cue card
30Describe a decision made by others or someone that you disagreed with
31Describe a time when your computer broke down
32Describe a company where you live that employs a lot of people IELTS cue card
33Describe a person who you think is very open
34Describe a person who wears unusual clothes
35Describe a short trip that you often take but you do not like
36Describe your first day at school
37Describe an art exhibition that you visited
38Describe a piece of international news you have just recently heard
39Describe an unforgettable bike(bicycle) trip
40Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home IELTS cue card
41Describe a bag you want to own
42Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination
43Describe a time when you told your friend an important truth
44Describe a time you saw children behave badly in public
45Describe your favourite weather
46Describe your favourite singer IELTS cue card
47Describe a computer/phone game you enjoy playing since your childhood
48Describe an expensive activity that you enjoy doing occasionally
49Describe a thing you bought and you are happy about
50Describe an aquatic animal
51Talk about a health condition that you had and found a solution for it online IELTS Cue Card
52Describe an occasion when you wasted your time
53Describe a family which you like and are happy to know
54Describe a time when you received good news
55Describe a time when you first talked in a foreign language IELTS cue card
56Describe a special hotel you stayed in
57Talk about a time when you gave advice to someone
58Describe a perfect job you would like to have in the future
59Describe a book you read that you found useful or Describe an exciting book you read.
60Describe an old person you know and respect
61Describe an event you attended in which you didn’t like the music played
62Describe an old friend you got in contact with again
63Describe an interesting conversation that you had
64Describe a time you made a promise to someone
65Describe a person who helps others in his or her spare time
66Describe a good decision you made recently
67Describe a risk you have taken which had a positive result
68Describe an ambition that you have for a long time
69Describe something or someone that made a lot of noise
70Describe an interesting tradition in your country.
71Describe an event in which you were unsuccessful.
72Describe an old object which your family has kept for a long time
73Describe a town or city where you would like to live in the future
74Describe an intelligent person you know
75Describe an art or craft activity that you had at school IELTS cue card
76Describe a photo of yourself that you like (or you have taken).
77Describe a large company that you are interested in
78Describe a time when a family member asked for your help
79Describe a dinner you really enjoyed
80Describe a time you got lost in a place you did not know about
81Describe a foreign country you want to know more about?
82Describe a volunteering experience you have had
83Describe your favourite movie IELTS cue card
84Talk about a recent health-related article that you have read IELTS cue card
85Describe a time when you were surprised to meet a friend.
86Describe a prize that you received
87Describe a line that you remember from a poem or song
88Describe an article on health you read in a magazine or on the internet
89Describe a polite person whom you know
90Describe a place where you are able to relax
91Describe a conversation topic you were not interested in.
92Describe an energetic person that you know
93Talk about a famous person that you like the most IELTS cue card
94Describe a program or app in your computer or phone
95Describe a special day or a memory of your school or college days
96Describe a water sport you would like to try in the future
97Describe a gadget you own.
98Describe a time when you had some medicine
99Describe a friend/person who is a good leader
100Describe a famous celebrity from your nation who you admire.
101Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution
102Describe a famous person that you are interested in
103Describe an area of science that interests you
104Describe a mistake you have made.
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