IELTS Cue Card Sample 101 - Describe the job/ career you have or hope to have

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

Describe the job/ career you have or hope to have.

You should say:

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

and explain why you are interested in this job.

Model Answer 1:
I have recently finished my graduation majoring Computer Science and would like to work as a computer programmer in a reputed software company. I have learned few programming languages in my academic years and hope to work as a programmer and want to contribute making some great software as every programmer wants.

The job involves writing programming codes to make the required software. For that, a programmer must have good coding experience and need to understand the requirement of the software. From retail shop to the nuclear research centre, everywhere computer software is used and I want to work for a company that makes software for large-scale clients. The programmer has to make sure that the software runs without any bug and is time and cost efficient. They also need to be a good team member; as a large-scale software is developed by a team of people rather than an individual programmer.

I chose it mostly because of my education and interest. Since I have studied in Computer Science, naturally I would want to work something that relates to my education and skill. Secondly, I have a passion for writing software codes. I have already made some small utility and web-based software while I had been in my university. Now I want to create some larger-scale software that would help me gain valuable experiences. Someone should work in an industry that relates to his/ her skill set and synchronises to his/ her interests. The software programmer's job perfectly suits my interests and academic experience. Furthermore, the prospect of this job is very demanding and a good programmer earns more than employees of many other industries. I am sure I will enjoy working as a programmer than anything else and that's why I want to work as a programmer. 

Alternative Answer 2:
I want to become an internationally famous journalist and the job as a journalist is something I hope to have in the future. The job responsibilities of a journalist involve collecting and writing the authentic latest news that would be important for people. This is a great and noble profession. As a journalist, the person has many responsibilities towards the mass people and towards the society. He is a true soldier of the society whose responsibility is to represent the truth. Time to time, s/he has to take many risks to collect the true and latest news and it is then published in a newspaper.

I like the idea of having a challenging job that will enable me to use my determination, creativity, integrity; honesty and curiosity to do something better for the people and for the society. The career as a journalist seems to me the perfect opportunity to fulfil my vision, aspiration and goodwill to serve the ordinary people of the society.

The challenges, excitement, the commitments and the opportunity to serve the people are the main reasons I am interested in having my career in journalism. The job of a journalist also demands the person to travel a lot and take lots of challenges and I have great passions both on these two things. For all those reasons I am interested in having a career as a journalist.

Similar Cue Card topics:

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

  1. Describe a challenging job or career you know about.
  2. Describe a dream job you have.
  3. Describe a career you want to have in future.
  4. Describe a career you would like to have.
  5. Describe an interesting job you know about.
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