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IELTS Cue Card # 152 - Describe a fascinating job that you have heard about
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe a fascinating job that you have heard about.
You should say:
- what kind of job it is
- how you heard about this job
- how can someone get this job
and explain why you think it is a fascinating job.
- Is the job in question well-paid?
- How the working conditions in your country have changed in recent years?
- What was the cause of the changes?
- What benefits in your opinion do workers need, apart from salary?
- Does working too much have any influence on family life?
Model Answer 1:
Having a job is important because it would help us live a productive and decent life. But, it is also equally important that we find some interesting jobs for ourselves if we really want to feel happy and satisfied. Today, I would like to talk about one such "interesting and fascinating" job that I have heard about.
The job, I am talking about, is “International Travel Consultancy”. I heard about this job from a friend of mine who has been working as a Sr. Operation Manager at a domestic airline in my country. By the way, my friend knew very well that I had such a huge interest in travel-related jobs.
As the name “international travel consultant” suggests, this job involves travelling to different exotic and interesting places of the world, including the ocean, mountain sites, architectural marvels and historical places, and learn about them in order to inform the international travellers. The job also involves learning about the cultural aspects, lifestyles, and religions, which are sensitive in nature, of a country or place and presenting them to the international tourists in such a manner that they feel really interested in visiting it.
Anyway, one can get this job by working in the travel and hospitality industry, such as a renowned international travel agency or top-rated hotel chain, for a considerable period of time. It would also help a person to get this job if he or she also has a degree or diploma in the travel and tourism field or hospitality field.
Well, I think that it is a fascinating job because, in my opinion, one actually gets paid to visit some of the wonderful and exotic places in the world! Besides, there can be nothing better than meeting different kinds of interesting people from all over the world and learning about their cultures and lifestyles while also getting paid a handsome amount of money for doing so! Finally, it is a fascinating job in my opinion also because it would offer a person a new experience and excitement not only at every turn of their professional life but also personal life.
Sample Answer 2:
One of the most fascinating jobs that I've heard about is "Testing Electronic Games", and people who work as game testers actually test various computer, mobile and gaming console games. Game development companies need rigorous testing of their games before they actually release them in the market. And a game tester's job responsibility is to play those games and find any inconsistencies so that the problems could be sorted out in the final release.
Testing is an important and integral part of any software and game development process and lots of errors, inconsistencies and bugs are fixed during the testing phase and that's why every game development company has its own testing team.
I read about this enthralling career a few years ago in a computer magazine, and later, I saw a documentary on game testing on the "Discovery" channel. I was fascinated about this job mostly because it is interesting, challenging, creative, a bit different than the traditional 9 to 5 jobs, and offers lots of fun stuff and recreations. Later I searched Google to learn more about this job and found some enchanting facts and information about it.
Some of these captivating facts are that game testers are highly qualified and computer graduates who have extensive knowledge of computer programming, graphics, animation, design and testing. Besides, they enjoy flexible office hours and are allowed to wear any types of dresses they like. The salary they get is higher than the salary of professionals in many other sectors.
It also mentions that to be a successful game tester someone needs sound knowledge of computer technology, keen eyesight, inquisitive minds, and a really sharp brain. The work environment is different and they enjoy lots of flexibility. And finally, as the game industries are doing well and the market is expanding, the future prospect for this job is promising.
The game testing does not involve playing the games and get paid; rather it is a more challenging profession that requires a set of particular skills and talents. And for all these reasons this job seems quite interesting to me.
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