Describe a well-paid job you would like to have in the future – IELTS Speaking Test
- 1 Sample Answer 1
- 2 Sample Answer 2
- 3 Questions for Part 3
This article contains sample answers for the cue card topic – Describe a well-paid job you would like to have in the future.
In the Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking section, the most common question type is the cue card. The provided prompts will help you to formulate a response and speak on the given topic. You will have exactly one minute to prepare and speak on a specific topic.
To attempt this type of question, you must narrow down the essential questions on the given topic to answer within the given time. And the sample answers given below will guide you to learn how to communicate clearly and successfully.
This IELTS cue card gives you an opportunity to share about a well-paid job you would like to have in the future.
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Describe a well-paid job you would like to do/you will be good at in the future.
You should say:
- What the job is?
- What qualifications are required for this job?
- How this job is different than other jobs?
- And explain why you would like to be good at this job.
Sample Answer 1
In India, where the unemployment rate is significantly high, it is pretty arduous to grab a well-paying and decent job. Despite the situation, if I had to talk about one particular position that holds my interest, it would be becoming a marketing manager in a multinational company.
Such a job requires an excellent academic record, preferably in the relevant stream, such as marketing, management, and business administration. Some companies also put forth a condition to hire only those who have completed their MBA degree with a major in marketing. Apart from this, such a job also requires the ability to maintain public relations, make decisions instantly, sharp sense, team-building skills, management skills, marketing skills, and communication skills.
As far as its distinct USPs are concerned, the job of a marketing manager comprises the development and establishment of a brand’s bold presence in the market. In addition to this, the job also demands managing other sales executives while simultaneously impacting the target audience to accomplish the targets.
I will be pretty good at this job, considering the relevant academic qualifications and skills that I hold. Moreover, I have also done various internships in diverse companies. Further, I have researched enough to comprehend how the market works and how executable strategies can be created.
Sample Answer 2
Here is an audio recording of the sample answer for the topic – Describe a well-paid job you would like to have in the future.
As you listen to it, you can refer to the transcriptions below for more clarity on the Speaking Test.
It’s difficult to predict the future as to what job will dominate the labor market, but I’m pretty sure that teaching English as a foreign language stands a good chance of being one of the hottest professions in the upcoming years. And, to be honest, I’m working hard on enhancing my English teaching ability to prepare myself properly for this golden opportunity and become an IELTS examiner down the road.
Teaching English requires patience and perseverance and if you’re an impetuous and bad-tempered person, then this noble profession is not cut out for you. In this job, I will have to get exposed to people of different educational and cultural backgrounds, some of them might be too stubborn to be a good listener or simply they’re too lazy to acquire any knowledge. The two qualities I have mentioned are my strong suit. I have been employed as an English teacher and somehow learned about the art of imparting knowledge and encouraging students to actively participate in the lessons without being fed up with the students, I think this characteristic can be tackled over time and that being not too lenient with the students means I care for them pretty much.
At the moment, teaching social subjects like Literature or History admittedly doesn’t guarantee a lucrative income. Yet it’s not the same for English as it’s an international language and is a prerequisite for international students or those working in multinational corporations. So, l speculate that in the foreseeable future the job as an IELTS examiner will promise a bright future.
- As to: concerning someone or something
Eg: Rose wasn’t sure as to which color would look good on her.
- Labor market: the number of people who are available to work, considered together with all the available jobs
Eg: The bright spots in the labor markets are high-tech start-ups.
- Stand a chance: to be likely to achieve something
Eg: I think Australia stands a good chance to win the match today.
- Impetuous: done quickly, without thinking about what the effects will be
Eg: She made an impetuous decision of quitting the job.
- Bad-tempered: angry, irritable, or ungracious
Eg: John is a bad-tempered person.
- Cut out for someone: to not be the right type of person to do something
Eg: Rose isn’t cut out for an office job, because she hates desk jobs.
- Impart: To pass on; transmit
Eg: The teacher imparts a great deal of knowledge to the students.
- Be fed up with: being bored with something/somebody
Eg: I am fed up with my neighbors.
Related Cue Cards
Questions for Part 3
1. What kinds of jobs are poorly-paid in your country?
Obviously, manual workers receive the lowest income in my country; they work hard physically but with no good pay. Some of these occupations don’t require much brain work and usually include factory workers, street cleaners, or caretakers. Somehow; it is proportional to the efforts and time they spend when they were young.
2. Do people who have different levels of income feel happy about how much they earn?
This is a fascinating question. The discrepancy in income levels generally reflects the degree of happiness a person may feel. This is due to the fact that when people have the means, they can easily afford high-quality services and enjoy their life better. They can go to the cinema with their buddies to watch a blockbuster or hang out at some coffee shops. These things make people satisfied in life. On the contrary, if people can’t take their mind off stuff like how to earn a living to support their family financially, definitely they sense no happiness in this life.
3. Do you think it is good to change jobs frequently?
If I have to choose, the answer would be no. Instead of job-hopping frequently, it would be better if we reflect on our interests or make greater efforts and determination in what we are doing. This helps us to have an overall picture of our genuine abilities and better adapt to an environment for a longer stay. Another plus point is the promotion prospects are more promising if we set our hearts on staying at the same place because the more we work, the more hands-on experience we gain. This makes us qualified for a pay rise or a good promotion.
Vocabulary for Speaking part 3
- Manual workers: a person whose job involves physical work
Eg: He was a manual worker.
- Discrepancy: a difference between two things that should be the same:
Eg: Employees got an option of 90 days to resolve discrepancies in their work reports.
- On the contrary: actually, the opposite is true
Eg: I thought John was a very busy man, but on the contrary, he was just an idle fellow.
- Experts predicted the economy
- Job hopping: spending less than two years in a specific position
Eg: Meera has been job hopping for the last 5 years.
- Set our heart on: have a strong desire for or to do.
Eg: John had his heart set on the Royal Enfield bike.
- Hands-on experience: knowledge or skill that someone gets from doing something rather than just reading about it or seeing it being done
Eg: A majority of the primary students now have hands-on experience with computers.
- Manual workers: a person whose job involves physical work