IELTS: A Small Business You Would Like to Open

IELTS: a small business you would like to start

Describe a small business that you would like to open.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • why you want to start it
  • how you would do this
and explain why you would choose this kind of business to start.

IELTS Speaking Test Part 2

My friend and I had an idea a while back for starting a new business. We are both very health conscious and like to be active. We also take care with what we eat, but it can be a bit of a bind sometimes trying to control your daily diet without it becoming boring.

So we learned that there are companies which prepare very healthy meals – a big range of them – and deliver them to your home. The meals are pre-packed and frozen so you can just place them in your freezer and use them whenever you want.

The great thing about these meals is that they include lots of different foods such as meat, fish and vegetables and they’re extremely healthy; low in carbohydrates, high in protein and well balanced.

In fact one of the great things about these meals is that the package has all the nutritional information you need about how many calories each portion contains so you can easily track what you are eating each time you have one of the meals.

Okay, so this is not a new idea, but it’s unavailable here where we live at the moment, and we decided that we would put a bit of a twist on the original business model by offering to deliver these meals throughout the city.

We’d target people who are working and can’t get out to eat lunch or don’t have enough time to prepare their own meals, but want to eat something healthy and highly nutritious – and have it delivered to wherever they are.

We’ve already saved up some money to use as the initial startup capital and we’ve investigated the market to see if there is any competition – and there isn’t – at the moment, so we would be the first movers, and if we did it right we could make it very successful.

We would achieve this by purchasing the meals in bulk so as to obtain preferential pricing and then work with a delivery service to actually get the meals to wherever the people are.

Just like any other food delivery service, but specifically targeting health conscious individuals who are prepared to pay a small premium to eat a delicious and healthy meal prepared by professional chefs to the highest standards, and superbly nutritious.

I’d like to start this business because we’re both passionate about health and healthy eating, but we’re both very busy with work and other commitments too.

So we understand how difficult it can be to always choose healthy food options when you’re always on the go, and we’d like to help others to improve their daily diets also.

How would you answer this IELTS speaking test Part 2 cue card question about a small business you would like to start in the future?