Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card)
Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study.
You should say:
What is it about?
Why have you planned it?
What do you need to do first?
and, explain how you would feel if it is successful.
A Modal answer with band 7+
Okay, well planning is a way to achieve your goals. And I always plan ahead of time for my lifelong objectives. Today, I would like to talk about a plan that I have made for buying a house. Buying a house is everyone dream in their life, so does mine also. But, what I think is to achieve such a big goal takes a lot of planning and courage. I want to buy a penthouse.
Usually, a penthouse in my area cost around a million US dollar, which is not something I can afford though I have saved up for it for 5 years. Then I decided, I need a solid plan for it and started outlining my plan. In my plan first I list down all my expenses in categories of how important they are. Followed by deciding which of them can be cut down and which kind of expenditure have more weightage in amount.
First of all, I need to reduce my costly and unnecessary expenses such as buying expensive electronic gadgets and going on a foreign holiday trip. Secondly, I should stop splurging on eating in luxurious restaurants which I used to go to often. Also, I need to try for making more money from my current saving by investing in reliable sources.
I would be the happiest person when my plan would be succeeded. I might throw a big party among my friend circle and family. I will not think about how much I will spend on organising the party because that would be my lifetime achievement which is not related to work or study. I am very optimistic about my plans and goal for buying a home and I hope to achieve this soon in few years.
Speaking Part 3 Discussion
Should parents make plans for children?
No. In my opinion, parents shouldn't make plans for their children. This way children will not have a chance and learn about how to make plans. And yeah! it would be like parents deciding everything for their children and kids do not have any freedom of choice. However, parents should encourage their kids to make plans and help them accordingly.
When should children start to make plans for themselves?
Hmmm! I think kids start planning from their school days. For example, they pack their school bag as per the timetable and follows it. They also make a game plan and meet with their friends at the playground. When they grow up, gradually they start to make plans for a longer duration and define their yearly targets and life achievement plans such as marriage, education, job, and many more.
What things should be planned on a daily basis?
There are plenty of things that we could organise for everyday activities. First, we should prepare a list of important things to be done on the day and fix a schedule for them. Second, we can make a plan to meet friends and have fun. Also, we should allocate some time for daily exercise to maintain health. And of course, we make plans for eating food by default.
Do you think planning a long term goal benefits people?
Yeah, planning for any kind of objective is essential no matter whether the objective is for the short term or the long term. I believe that any success comes with proper planning and stick to it. That is the reason these days management courses are considered paramount in the education field. They teach almost all aspects of planning such as process management, functional management, execution management and many more. So yeah! it is always beneficial for people who make long term goals.