IELTS Cue Card Sample 131 - Describe a job that you would like to do in the future

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

Describe a job that you would like to do in the future.

You should say:

  • what type of job it is
  • how much training would be necessary to get the job
  • what is so special about this job

and explain why you are interested in having this job in the future.


Model Answer 1:
If one thing that has fascinated me from my early university years is the nature of international relationships among different countries in our world. No doubt, this is a very complicated subject, and the brightest of the minds are able to penetrate into it. On the other hand, I am not even remotely as bright as those people who handle this complicated job so well. But, that doesn’t prevent me from wising to become an International Relationship Expert in the future.

So, what does an "international relationship expert" and/or political analyst do, or what is so special about this job? Well, in plain English, he analyzes and interprets international policies, issues, legislation, as well as the activities of governments, businesses, and organizations overseas in order to forecast political, economic, and social trends. Now, of course, it sounds a bit too easy just from the sound of it, but, trust me, it isn’t that easy at all, and that’s exactly where it gets interesting.

In fact, a particular event or a political/economic development in a country can frustrate the entire plan or process to forge a mutually beneficial relationship among all countries. A miscalculation, wrong step or even some wrong choices of words can create tension or war-like situation. And, when situations become this messy or unpredictable, it is the experts on international and political affairs, who jump into actions to calm things down by putting matters into proper perspective, to maintain a steady and peaceful situation into our world.

By the way, it is not really easy to become an 'international relationship expert' because it requires extensive education with very good academic results and some solid work experience in the political field or internship in different international organizations which research on international politics.

Anyway, I am interested in having this job in the future because there are just too much mistrust, hatred, competition and animosity, because of the conflict of interests, among the countries in the world, and I want to be able to minimize, if not completely erase, these conflicts for a better future of this world and our future generation.


Sample Answer 2:
I would like to work as a senior secretary in the education ministry of the Government. This position requires a very talented person with experience who would be able to take the necessary steps to take the education sector ahead. Mainly I want to work in this position to contribute to the education sector of the country. Comprehensive training on our education system and various aspects of the education ministry would be required. Apart from training, some experience in the education sector would be required as well.

This job does not pay a big salary but if someone wants to contribute to the advancement of the country, s/he would have plenty of opportunities to serve the nation by working in this position and improving the most important sector of the country.

I feel the necessity of putting the utmost importance in the education sector and I know how changing the policy and rules in the education sector can contribute towards the betterment of the whole nation. I am attracted to this job, not because of the salary, power or the facilities it would offer rather for the opportunities it would offer to serve the nation and in the most important part of the nation.


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