Cue Card Sample

Describe your dream workplace - Cue Card # 681

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

Describe your dream workplace.

You should say:

  • what it would look like
  • what facilities it would have
  • where it would be

and say if you think you will ever work in a place like that or not.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1:
Up until recently, I have always felt that the nature of a workplace doesn’t necessarily affect the speed and spirit of a worker. But, I had to change my mind about it after visiting an “ideal” workplace of my friend the other day. Anyway, while the experience of visiting this extraordinary workplace of my friend was remarkable, I would like to describe my own “dream” workplace here.

My dream workplace would preferably be located near a lake and surrounded by trees. I would also like it to be on one of the top floors and, geographically close to everything except, of course, the unnecessary traffic congestion and noise. My office should also have two desks - one would be facing away from a large glass window (from where the lake is visible) so that I could interact with the people who come to visit me. The other desk, on which, I would have my computers, printers, and the other essentials, would be placed against a wall (or maybe even a corner of a small hallway) where the real work would get done. 

Moreover, a couch, of course, would face the lake, but rotate to face the flat-screen TV,  scratch that. The Couch faces the lake, and when I want to watch TV, the window is covered by a drop-down wall with the TV inside of it. I'd also have a bed so that I could stay the night comfortably when necessary. Other facilities at my dream workplace may also include a kitchen, a gym, and a large open space in which we could sing “karaoke”. Finally, I would like to have an attached restroom so that I can refresh myself whenever necessary and that restroom should be large enough.

Anyway, even though I am an “average” professional, I do dream that one day, I will be able to work in such a dream workplace, which I just described above. And, all I need to do for that is to convince my company about the benefits of having such a workplace. But, even if that opportunity is never arranged for me by others, I would certainly try my best to create one myself when I start my own business sometimes in the distant future.


Model Answer 2:

Thank you very much for the time you have allowed me to explain my dream workplace. Well, my dream workplace is a modern, innovative, and vibrant environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and personal growth. Here I will try to give an idea of my dream workplace to you.

What it would look like:
The workplace would have a contemporary design with spacious, well-lit offices, open-plan workspaces, and ergonomic furniture. It would feature large windows that provide plenty of natural light and panoramic views of the surrounding area, creating a stimulating and inspiring atmosphere.

What facilities it would have:
The workplace would offer state-of-the-art facilities and amenities to enhance productivity, well-being, and work-life balance. This includes dedicated areas for relaxation and recreation, such as a gymnasium, meditation rooms, and lounge areas. Additionally, it would provide access to cutting-edge technology, high-speed internet, and modern equipment to support efficient work processes and innovation.

Where it would be:
Ideally, my dream workplace would be situated in a dynamic urban setting with convenient access to transportation, amenities, and cultural attractions. Whether it's nestled in the heart of a bustling city centre or located in a vibrant tech hub, the workplace would be strategically positioned to attract top talent and foster a diverse and inclusive workforce.

And say if you think you will ever work in a place like that or not:
While I recognize that my dream workplace may seem ambitious and aspirational, I remain optimistic about the possibility of finding or creating a work environment that aligns with my values, aspirations, and career goals. While it may require time, effort, and perseverance to realize this vision, I believe that with determination and focus, I can work towards finding or building a workplace that reflects my ideal work environment.

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