Questions to talk about goals
What can be your short-term and long-term goals?
- dedicate my life to the service to humanity
- achieve professional goals
- drive a zero-emissions vehicle
- store my mind on the computer
- learn more about different cuisines and flavors
What can be the goals of people living in these areas below?
Types of goals
Key video vocabulary
I regret not taking lessons
recreational pilot’s license
Goals video listening exercises
Watch the video. What do they talk about?
- kinds of music
- musical instruments
- acting as a hobby
- travelling by plane
Correct the mistakes:
- Nick’s goal is to master playing the guitar by the end of this year
- Charlotte regrets not taking acting lessons before
- Charlotte hopes to play in a professional musical
- Nick’s goal is to fly his own plane
Goals and dreams discussion
- What types of goals and aims do you set for yourself?
- What is your career plan?
- What are your professional/work goals?
- Would you start your own business?
- What job skills do you need to achieve goals at work?
- What health goals do you have?
- Would you set a goal to follow a healthy diet? What healthy foods would you like to eat more regularly?
- How can you achieve your goals? Is there anything you want to excel at?
- What personality traits do you want to improve to achieve your goals?
- When you set your goals, how far into the future do you plan?
- How can predictions of the future change your goals?
- Can superstitions affect your goals?
- What proverbs about success or goals can you name?
- What scientific and technological goals can be significant for humanity?
- Is it easy for you to decide what goals to choose?
IELTS speaking cue card Goals
Describe a short term goal or ambition you have
- what it is
- for how long you have this goal
- how difficult it would be to have it fulfilled
and explain what you need to do to achieve it
Additional listening and reading about goals and ambitions
I’ve set myself goals around achieving stuff at work, but also achieving stuff personally.
My goal this year is to expand a YouTube channel I started.
Well, I’ve beaten the bullet I’ve given up work and I’m following my dream. I’m going back to school to follow arts.
Fo be contentious first and to be competent in whatever field of enterprise I choose. And that somehow must be of service to humanity.
My goals are basically professional like so publishing papers and doing stuff like that.
I do really well at uni to be a better person within myself and my family life. And to kind of do things properly that’s definitely that’s the main goal.
Key goal and ambition vocabulary
|My goal at the end of this year is ..|
|I wish I could.. it’s my dream to..|
|But more of a short term goal, I’m trying to do. .|
|I’m hoping to..|
|I’ve set myself goals around work|
|I’m following my dream|
|It must be of service to humanity|
|My goals are basically professional|
|That’s definitely the main goal|
Learn more English phrases for talking about dreams and ambitions with a British council video lesson!