IELTS Cue Card Sample 339 - Describe the job you have

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe the job you have.

You should say:

  • what the job is
  • what is involves
  • why you chose it

and explain why you are interested in this job.

Model Answer:
Today I am going to talk about my current job when I am at home in the UK. I will tell you what the job it, what it involves, why I chose it and why I am interested in the role. My job title is Careers Adviser. I do not think you have this job role in Vietnam!  A Careers Adviser provides information, advice and guidance to help people make realistic choices about their education, training and work. I work at a university, but some Careers Advisers work in schools.

My job involves talking to students about their ideas for the future. I help them to identify what skills they have and link this to possible career ideas. Because there is only one of me, and there are a lot of students I also deliver a lot of group work sessions for students. For example, I might run a series of workshops on topics such as Employability: Understanding your skills; How to research career ideas; Where to look for jobs; How to write a great CV or How to do well at Interviews.

If I’m very honest I didn’t really choose my job, it chose me! When I was a student I had no idea what I wanted to do. I did lots of different jobs and wasn’t very happy in any of them. Then I went to meet a Careers Adviser, and thought ‘I’d love to do that’. Spend my day talking to people about how they can get from where they are now to where they’d like to be in the future!’

To become a Careers Adviser I had to do one year’s training full time, and a further year ‘on the job’. Later on, I did another postgraduate course to gain even more knowledge.

The job is rewarding and fun, but it can be hard too. I like to help people and I enjoy discussing their ideas. The best bit of the job is when a student I have been working with comes and tells me because of my help they have got a job that is the first step on the way to a brilliant future career! I hope one da all of you get your dream jobs too.

[ Written by - Lucy Marris ( UK) ]


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Your ability to talk about this Cue Card would enable you to talk about the following Cue Cards as well:

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  4. Describe the dream job you wish to have.
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