IELTS Speaking Part 2
Describe a successful small company that you know
You should say:
- What it is
- How you know about it
- How it becomes successful
- And explain how you felt about it
Model Answer :
I don’t know much about the business world, and no company immediately came to mind, so I will talk about a small business near my house. Many family-owned companies have struggled in recent decades and have closed down or have been acquired by larger companies in my country. However, this business is quite successful.
It is not really a company whose office is in a building. It is just a takeaway that specializes in Chinese food.
The restaurant was established by a Chinese couple who are now living in my country. Before the opening of their business, they both worked at a renowned Chinese restaurant in HCM city. Still, they then decided to leave and set up their own business . While the father is the main cook, the mother is in charge of the management. Their son, who is still in university, sometimes helps with the cooking.
I frequently visited the restaurant where they worked so when they left to start their own one, I was keen to visit it. Now, I’m one of their regulars because their place is close to my house and their delicious dishes always make my mouth water.
Also, I believe that what makes this business a success is not only the food but also their excellent customer service. All their customers are treated like friends. The family will happily adapt the dishes to suit your tastes and food requirements, for instance, if you are vegan or vegetarian.
I really enjoy both the food and the service here. I hope they will grow the business to become a big restaurant and open more branches soon.
IELTS Speaking Part 3
- Which do you prefer, family ﬁrms or non-family ones?
Personally, I prefer non-family companies, as we can completely separate our work from relationships. Let’s imagine that we work with other members of our family. In that case, there are times when conﬂicts happening at work cause severe damage to our relationships. Also, our personal feelings may lead to favoritism and negatively affect our decisions at work.
- What are the important factors in making a company successful?
When it comes to a company’s success, different factors must be taken into consideration. Firstly, businesses need to have the right strategies. They need to decide their goals and make plans to achieve these goals. Also, companies need to assemble the right people to achieve success. No matter how well the strategy is designed, one person who does not have the capabilities to fulfill his role can completely slow down the company’s progress.
- What kinds of qualities should a successful businessperson have?
One of the most essential qualities of a good businessperson is to have leadership skills. He needs to supervise his employees and motivate them to reach their full potential. Communication skills also play a significant role. A good businessperson should deliver his ideas clearly and persuasively to his customers and coworkers.
- What emerging industries do you know?
I don’t have much knowledge of this topic. Still, according to some articles I’ve read on the Internet, AI healthcare has become popular these days with virtual doctors and automated health apps. Another industry is personal coaching. In the past, one might gain experience by consulting their seniors. Yet, there are now many companies that offer personal coaches.