Work: IELTS 2017 Speaking Part 1 with Model Answers
Speaking Part 1
1 Are you a student or are you working?
Well, for the past couple of years, I’ve been working as an auditor at KPMG, which is among the top 4 auditing firms in the world. I love my job, and I think it’s a very interesting line of work.
2 What do you like about your job?
I guess the thing I like most about my job is the salary. I make what I’d consider is a lucrative income, which means not only is it enough to cover my bills, but there’s also some extra to spend on whatever I want. So on payday, I often treat myself to a meal at a high-end restaurant or splurge on a nice shirt.
3 What do you dislike about your job?
You know, I’d have to say the overwhelming workload is something I am not a fan of. I mean, I’ve got a very hectic schedule, which means I’m always up to my ears in deadlines. That leaves me with very little quality time for family and friends. In the future, I might look into another job that is a bit less stressful.
4 What do you do after work?
Well, when we get off work, my colleagues and I usually hit the bar and grab a couple of drinks and maybe a bite to eat if we’re feeling up to it. It’s great fun, and a fantastic way to unwind.
5 Do you miss being a student?
I surely will miss my student life once I get involved in the workplace. For me I think when I’m a student, at least I have someone to guide me, whereas at work mostly you must guide yourself. The academic environment appears to be a comfort zone for me, while I’m sure
- Line of work: the work that a person does regularly in order to earn money
Eg: William is busy teaching his son his line of work
- Lucrative income: Lucrative can be used to describe an effort by an individual or an organization to produce profit on a short or long-term basis.
Eg: Ryan gets a lucrative income
- High-end: the most sophisticated, and typically the most expensive product in a line
Eg: Gargi works on a high-end product
- Splurge on something: to spend a lot of money on someone or something
Eg: She splurged on shopping last week
- Overwhelming: very intense
Eg: The moment of winning the competition was overwhelming
- Hectic: busy
Eg: Sara is having a hectic schedule.
- Up to my ears in something: busy doing something
Eg: The project is keeping me up to my ears.
- Quality time: time during which one dedicates oneself to a person or activity
Eg: Heena is having a quality time with her best friend
- Hit the bar: to go out, to go for a few drinks
Eg: Raina and her friends decided to hit the bar
- Grab a bite to eat: get something to eat
Eg: I need to grab a bite to eat before i go to work today
- Up to (doing) something: well enough, or good enough to do something
Eg: Rai is up to something
- Unwind: relax
Eg: You need to unwind yourself instead of taking stress
- To get involve in: to become a part of (an organization)
Eg: She got involved in her career after the chaos in her life.
- To fit in: to become suitable or appropriate for Sth or SO
Eg: Payel always wants to fit in with everybody