Work: Sample questions and answers for IELTS speaking exam
– I work for the Energy Development Corporation (EDC); it is a company that focuses on the development of renewable energy.
-I am part of the geophysical survey team, I am a geologist.
– Our team is accountable for identifying if a significant resource is present, as well as to collect and analyze samples within the area of research.
–The best thing about my job is that I can travel and discover places in which I otherwise would not be able to see.
|5. What do you dislike about your job?
-Conducting projects in far-flung areas means being away from my family for several days. Thus, I don’t spend a lot of time with my wife and kids. I miss them so much.
6. How many hours do you work each day?
-When I am out in the field work, I spend several hours traveling to the area, then the survey usually lasts for a couple of days, and sometimes – even weeks. When there is no fieldwork, I usually work from 8 am to 5 pm at the office.
7.What would be your ideal job?
-My ideal job is be something that always brings something new to life, not a repetitive monotonous work. I am good at my responsibilities, but I also expect some pleasant moments at my workplace.
Describe the job you would most like to have. You should say:
I must admit that I have realized one of my passions a little bit too late in life. Seems like I have always wanted to become a chef in a nice high-end restaurant. Eating food is great, isn’t it? But the process of cooking food and the skill it requires to have is what I find even more intriguing and fascinating.
I could probably enjoy working and being trained in fine dining restaurants or some cruise ships that offer a variety of international dishes. I would like to get to know different cultures all over the world through food. I think it is one of the aspects that distinguishes countries.
To be able to be a chef, I need to have education in culinary arts. I also need to undergo a training in various restaurants to be able to apply the knowledge and information I obtained at school. A chef is a highly creative person, since one of his/her responsibilities is to arrange food with a final touch and think of its overall appealing look on the plate.
The kitchen is the only place I have ever felt like I really belong to. I love its heat and the pressure, apparently.
- Which jobs are the most respected in your country?
-In my opinion, these are highly-skilled professional positions such as in the fields of law, medicine, and engineering. Usually, parents encourage their children to undertake such careers, because working in these domains, one always has a nice salary and bright perspectives in life. I specifically respect doctors, since they are not only hard-working professionals but also people who dedicate their lives to helping others.
- Some people say it’s better to work for yourself than be employed by a company. What’s your view?
-On the topic of self-employment, I agree with a Chinese billionaire Jack Ma. For young people, it is wiser to first seek a secue position at a smaller company, because at big ones recent graduates frequently get lost in the large system and routine of endless repetitive tasks, ending up unnoticed. At a family-owned enterprise, on the contrary, it is easier to seize opportunities and take initiatives. As one grows, it is important to focus on learning and developing hard skills. When there is a subjective border of learning reached, one might reconsider the career choice in favour of a more responsible place at a bigger corporation or even the difficult path of entrepreneurship..
3. What changes in employment have there been in recent years in your country?
-There has been a rejuvenation of the “entrepreneurial spirit” in our country: more and more people become involved in starting their own businesses. The “start-up” community is now more alive than ever, even college students launch their start-up businesses while studying. Even though there is a high failure rate of start-ups, people nevertheless are starting to take the risk and put their ideas into creation.