IELTS Cue Card: Describe an ambition you have for a long time
You should say:
- What is it?
- What did you do for it?
- When can you achieve it?
- Explain why you have this ambition?
Sample Answer for IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic Describe an ambition you have for a long time
(What is it?) Everyone needs to have a desire or aim in their life. It pushes them to work hard and pursue their dreams. Without ambition, life becomes meaningless, and our growth as a person may come to a standstill. Some people keep working hard to achieve, while others fail and lose their motivation. Even though I have achieved a few of my aims, I am still working on the rest of them. One such is to become a translator. (What did you do for it?) I have always been keen on learning new languages. Though I knew 9 languages, I wished to learn French. So, I enrolled myself on a French course in an Academy, a stone’s throw away from my house. Everyday after college, I attended the classes without skipping them. (When can you achieve it?) It has just been two months since I have started learning. The French course is for 4 months, and I am trying to translate a few English words into French. I hope I’ll be able to communicate in French when this course completes smoothly. (Explain why you have this ambition?) There are two reasons for me to learn French. The first reason is that I have always desired to go to Paris, where I can easily communicate with people. And the second reason is I aspire to become a Translator and work for the foreign ministry of India. Therefore, I believe that everyone must identify their passion, set goals, and diligently work towards attaining them.
Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 2
Desire(noun): A strong feeling of wanting to do something.
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Eg: She had a burning desire to win the competition.
Meaningless(adj): have no meaning or significance at all.
Eg: After her husband’s demise, Rose led a meaningless life.
Academy(noun): A place of study or training in a specific field.
Eg: John had enrolled in a sports academy to win the championship.
Stone’s throw: A short distance
Eg: My school is just a stone’s throw from Rose’s house.
Aspire: to seek to attain something or accomplish a specific goal.
Eg: She aspired to become a Doctor and serve the needy people.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Questions (Discussion)
What kinds of ambitions do people have?
There are many kinds of ambitions that people have, and they often vary with age. Each person is unique, and their aspirations differ. During schools, we have a different aim, and it continually keeps changing. In the office, we work hard to achieve name and fame. Many people dream of being doctors, teachers, engineers, programmers, actors, etc.
Why should parents encourage children to have ambition?
Parents should encourage their children to be ambitious. Infact, they should help their children in achieving those ambitions. Parents should guide and motivate their children to set goals at an early age, take the risk, work hard, and feel the satisfaction that comes from achieving the goal.
Should parents interfere with their children’s ambitions?
In my opinion, parents should not interfere and become a hurdle to their children’s ambition. If parents keep on interfering with their children’s ambitions, then the child will not live his dreams. If a child wants to be an artist, he must follow his passion, and parents shouldn’t object to it.
Is there any difference in the ambition of grown-ups and children?
There’s a huge difference between the ambitions of grown-ups and children. While children usually dream for grade-based goals, adults aim for the goals depending on their personalities, lifestyle, and beliefs. And there are few people who just aim to live life to the fullest instead of worrying about the future.
Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 3
Ambition: something that you want to do or have
Eg: My ambition is to become a popular writer.
Aspiration: a desire
Eg: She has an aspiration to become a successful model.
Continually: often / regular
Eg: For the past one week, she has been continually visiting me.
Eg: She has to face a lot of hurdles to achieve success.
Object: to be against something
Eg: Her parents object to the sleepovers.