Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card Sample 355 - Describe a job you are interested in

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

Describe a job you are interested in.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what you will need to do
  • how demanding it is

and explain why you are interested in this job.


Model Answer 1:
Today I am going to talk about the job I would like to do for my future career and I am very much interested in. I will tell you what the job is, what it involves and why I’d like to do it. The career I hope to have in the future is that of an interpreter.

An interpreter is someone who is fluent in at least two languages. It is their job to help people communicate with one another, even though they do not have a common language. The interpreter converts spoken language from one language to another. To do this job well involves listening to, understanding and memorising content in the original language, then reproducing statements, questions and speeches in a different language. I think the job would be very difficult, but very interesting to do.

The reason I have chosen this job is because I think I have the skills to help me to do it well. I am studying Business English at university, and although I am not yet fluent in two languages, I think I will be by the time I graduate. My first language is Vietnamese, and my second language is English. I am also studying Japanese, but I do not think I will be good enough at that to offer it as another language for some time yet! In addition, I really enjoy meeting new people, I am interested in their opinions and ideas. 

Really, I am quite nosy, so I find it fascinating listening to what people have to say. I also enjoy helping people, so it would be important to me to communicate really accurately what individuals are trying to say to one another to help them work together effectively. Though this is not a mainstream and high paid job, it is nevertheless demanding. This job offers an excellent opportunity to enhance the knowledge and skill that would be helpful for the rest of the life.

I am really interested in this job because it will allow me to work using my English language skills, and I love to speak English. In addition, it may give me opportunities to travel, or to work in a multi-national company where I will meet new people from all over the world, and learn about their cultures and experiences. I also think if I am good enough at my job, I will get the opportunity to develop a good career which is well paid, enjoyable and interesting.

I know I will have to work very hard to achieve my goal but I think it will be worth it in the end!

[ Written by - Lucy Marris |  Careers Adviser (UK), TEFL teacher (Vietnam) ]


Sample Answer 2:
People become educated to pursue their career. In fact, some of them have a dream to be something in life. I also have a dream job and I am highly interested in doing the job. It is journalism. I want to be a famous journalist in my career.

Journalism is my passion for some specific reasons. This is an interesting job. The journalists have to do a large number of works and thus they bring out the truth which we read in newspapers and on other online news portals. This is a profession that serves the society directly. The journalists are always seeking the truths. When they find any disorder in the society, they figure it out and publish the issue in their respective newspapers or media. As a result, the mass people come to know about the news and can be aware of the detrimental impacts of the related matters.

To be a journalist, it is imperative to know about the journalism in prior. In fact, if someone does not have any knowledge about what journalism is, it is really tough to enter into this profession. Attending some academic course is the best way to get to know about this. Further, some real-life experience is another effective way to learn journalism. Working with any news agency may provide the scope to be aware of the pros and cons of journalism practically. So, I have planned to get enrolled in any professional course on journalism. It would have been better if I could get admitted in Media and Journalism during my graduation but unfortunately, I could not for the seats being limited in my university. I made a bit late to apply and thus I missed the chance. So, now I am seeking the chances to attend at any professional course.

This profession has a great demand in the market. In fact, this is a prestigious profession to lead a life in a decent manner. But there are some journalists who get involved in some criminal and fraudulent activities which bring a defame to the profession sometimes. That is a different perspective. And I think that only for some mean-minded people the entire profession cannot spoilt. Moreover, this is the profession that allows serving the society directly. The journalists have to collect news and views of different tests and they serve it before the public with their newspaper and other relevant media. As a result, this is a type of contribution to the society and the people consider it as a great demanding profession.     

I am interested in this job for some certain reasons. First of all, I am charmed with the nature of this profession. The journalists have to move round the day to collect the news. Sometimes, they are to attend many conferences and meetings to collect information on numerous topics and natters. Then they publish the matters in the newspapers or telecast on the television channels. They have access to almost everywhere where the ordinary people have no access. They can collect information in some smart ways and make the information into news. This is a skill that they achieve after lots of practice. They can analyse the situations and get their desired information to create some special types of news that will rock the people. In a word, this is a profession that many of the youths like me dream for. So, I am interested in this job to be a journalist.


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