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Describe a goal that you would like to achieve

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.


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
    Example: You must have a good command of English in order to pass the IELTS exam.


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