Part One: Interview
Q. What is your name?
A. My name is Rambod Taghaodi.
Q. Do you live in a small town or a big city?
A. I have been living in a metropolitan city, Vancouver, located in the West-South of Canada.
Q. How long have you lived in this city?
A. I have been living for almost 4 years here.
Q. Do you like your hometown?
A. Yes, I do. I love Vancouver because it is not only a cosmopolitan city, but a city with lots of picturesque scenes.
Q. What is your hometown famous for?
A. It is a popular city due to having a convenient environment and fantastic landscape of ocean and woods.
Q. Why do some people collect something, like stamps or coins?
A. One important reason behind it is that they like history. These items show us our history and even culture. Individuals collect them to revive their past.
Q. What is so interesting about collecting things?
A. The most important aspect is that they will become as part of our life. When we see them, we remember our past or even our ancestors’ face. For example, as I see my grandfather’s watch, which gave it me as a collection, I remember him.
Part Two: Cue Card
Describe a small company in your hometown that you think is successful.
You should say:
- how you know about it
- what they do and produce
- how long it is operating
and explain why you think it is successful.
[ You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]
Part Three: Discussion
Q. How do you think some business companies become successful?
A. From my point of view, one important factor why a company become successful is having a studious and continuous working process. Although they might face numerous challenges and have many rivals, they do not lose their hope, surpassing their rivals. Having talented people and visionary managers and administrative personnel are important as well.
Q. What companies are successful in your hometown? Are they small or big?
A. Mostly food ones are more prosperous than the other ones and many of them are huge corporations with multitude branches. Other types of companies that are successful fall under the IT business and Oil Company.
Q. Why are some companies more successful than others?
A. These companies are mostly supported by the government, and even many officials are their major shareholders. As I said before, they have more tolerance to resist against difficult situations. They can find better solutions for their problems than the other ones. Successful companies are backed by talented people, prudent administration, huge money and a bit of luck.
Q. Is it easier to work as an employee or to manage a company? Why?
A. I think working as a simple staff is far simpler. They do not have any concern about bankruptcy or losing the market share and money. A simple employee only follows the rules and works, although he or she has less income than a business person. In terms of easy lifestyle doing a job in a reputed and high paying organisation is far better in my opinion. Running a successful business requires hard work, huge capital and vision. Not all people have these qualities.