IELTS Cue Card Sample 167 - Describe a job that helps make the world a better place

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

Describe a job that helps make the world a better place.

You should say:

  • what job it is
  • how you have learned about this job
  • why you think it is an important job

and explain why you think this job helps make the world a better place.


Model Answer 1:

Perhaps, we all forget that we all have a duty to make this world a better place for us and our future generation. So, having a job that helps make the world a better place is never exactly a priority for most of us.  But, thankfully, some people still take these noble jobs to make this world a better place, and the job of a journalist seems to be one such job.

Of course, we all know what the roles of a journalist really are. But, just to refresh our memories again, it is a job that helps gather the news and information about the events and incidents in and around our world in an objective manner so that we can make an informed decision to live our life. At least, that’s what I thought about it when I learned about this job a long time ago by reading some books and watching some TV news. But, as time progressed, I started to realize that it is just not like any other regular traditional job in a sense it doesn’t exactly create any “tangible” products or offer any services that people use on a daily basis.

In fact, it is more than a job as it also seems to be a vehicle of change – changes that our society needs to survive and flourish in a healthy manner. So, from that point of view, it is also a very important job because it keeps us informed constantly about the good things and the bad things of our society to help us understand how much we have actually evolved as “humans” as opposed to becoming some four-legged creatures.

Anyway, I think that this job helps make the world a better place by encouraging us to do good things by publishing positive news on various media outlet while also challenging us to do better by exposing the ugly truths of our society. This job essentially acts as a “tonic” in order to help our society to march forward toward its ultimate goal which is to “live and let live”.


Sample Answer 2:

Teaching in different educational institutions is a job that helps make the world a better place. There are many different jobs that put great contributions making the world better but in my opinion, the contribution teachers make to educate people is very noble and has a really great contribution towards the society and civilisation.

I mostly learned from my own experience and thought about the great contributions the teachers have made and are still making. I learned about teaching professions in my childhood in a conversation I had with my mother. I asked many questions to my mother about the jobs teachers do and why do they do it, and my mother answered those questions. Later on, I have read many articles in newspapers and the internet and have learned the great gift the teachers are giving to our society.

It is an inevitable fact that education is the main power and backbone of a nation and teachers are the craftsmen to make a nation educated. From our childhood, we start learning from our family and surroundings and later on we go to different educational institutes to learn and acquire knowledge. Teachers not only teach us the academic lessons but also teach us the importance of educations. On top of that, teachers inspire us, motivate us, teach us morality, honesty and many other aspects of life. The things we learn from our schools and teachers shape us what we become. Without their hard work and contribution, we would have been savage, uneducated and uncivilised.

The teachers are the human engineers who are continuously working on creating the next leader, scientist, writer, architect, doctor, researcher, pilot, artist, musician, and composer etc. who would navigate the nation. Without their unmatched effort and contribution, the world would have been a different place with a lot more problems. Possibly no other profession contributes to making the world a better place as much as the teaching profession does.


Similar Cue Card Topics

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

  1. Describe a noble job you know about.
  2. Describe a career you want to have.
  3. Describe a dream job you have
  4. Describe a person who helps others
  5. Describe a career you are seeking


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Dalip Kumar Chohan
At least now I know how to start the topic from this example.