IELTS Speaking TipThis is an example of an IELTS Part 2 Speaking Test question which asks you to talk about a successful company that you know about.
Sometimes the question is about a 'small and successful' company or a 'small company in your hometown/city'. Be prepared to modify your answer according to the exact wording of the question you are asked on the day of your IELTS Speaking Test.
IELTS speaking Test Part 2 AnswerI'd like to tell you about my cousin's company. He's an electrician and he's been working in the construction industry for a few years. About 6 months ago he decided he wanted to start his own business becasue he did't really like where he was working or his boss. He talked with one of his coworkers and they decided to start their own electrical installation and repair business together.
They started doing a lot of domestic repair work, emergencies and things like that. Then they managed to get a contract with a new house builder here in the city. They won the contract becasue they were prepared to work seven days a week to get the project finished on time and that's why the building developer chose them.
Now they have many more construction contracts and they hired two more electrical technicians to help with all the work they have. It seems they do very good work at reasonable prices and the word is spreading. They even have their own Facebook page and Twitter and they post helpful information and tips for people about domestic applicances and how to save money on their energy bills at home. They are really modern in their approach.
In my opinion, they became successful because they were willing to work hard, be flexible about when and where they worked, for example, at the weekends, and they are also good at what they do. If there are any problems, they fix them - no questions. That's why they're popular with contractors and construction bosses. They do a great job, fast and with no problems. They always do what they say they will do.