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Someone you know who travels often by plane

You have to talk about someone you know who travels often by plane.
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.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • what he/she does
  • how you know him/her
  • and explain how frequently he travels by plane and why.

Sample Answer 1

I like to travel whether it is done by train, a bus or a plane. Of course, travelling by aeroplane is always more comfortable and quick, if anybody was to ask me about it. However, I don’t really get much of an opportunity to travel by plane, but I know a person who does.

He is none other than my 45 years old neighbour “Mr Hamid”. I have known Mr Hamid for more than 10 years, since the time he moved to our neighbourhood, but I have seldom seen him travelling by train or bus when travelling a long distance.

In fact, I talked to him for the first time when I was going to pick up one of my friends at the domestic airport in my city. After that, I have seen him travelling by plane at least once a month. Of course, he takes a bus or train when he travels to short distances, but that too is only because no aeroplane flies to those places!

Anyway, I have travelled with this neighbour of mine a few times in the last few years or so, and every time I have travelled with him, he has advised me to fly as much as I could in order to save more time. He also told me that the more time I would save, the more money I would be able to make except, of course, he knew it very well that I wasn’t exactly as shrewd of a businessman as he is.

Indeed, my neighbour, Mr Hamid, is a very successful businessman, as he is involved in exporting and importing different kinds of products. Besides, he is also the president of our city chamber of commerce, the apex body of all the businesses and industries of my city.

Anyway, I think that he frequently travels by plane because he wants to save time as much as he can in order to become more financially successful. Besides, since he has to travel to different places rather frequently, comfort also becomes an issue, and travelling by plane undoubtedly offers the best comfort one could hope for.

Sample Answer 2

My uncle is a sales manager for a large multinational company so he does a lot of travelling both nationally and internationally.

He flies most weeks at least once maybe even twice to different destinations throughout the country to meet with sales executives and support staff and he also flies to the USA often to attend management meetings at the head office of the company.

Normally, he flies because it’s the most efficient way of getting from one place to another quickly. Driving would take him too long and the trains aren’t much better either.

And he usually only spends one day or maybe two in a certain location and then he’s back home, although sometimes if he has to visit several places on the other side of the country he’s gone for a week or more.

I get the impression he like his job and being in different places, although he has said that the constant traveling can be boring sometimes.

But on the whole, he seems to enjoy it – and he’s certainly seen more of the country than anyone else in the family has.

The last time I saw him he was getting ready for a trip to Colorado, in the USA, to attend an important meeting with the management team there – something to do with formulating the sales strategy for the coming year.

He was there for four days in total, which was last month. This week he’s away again but not abroad – he’s visiting several sales areas here at home.

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