Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card # 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 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 sometimes 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 and safer place is never exactly a priority for most of us.  But, thankfully, some people still take these noble works to make this world a better place, and the work 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 is a profession, which, in my mind, helps make the world a better place. Many different jobs have distinguished contributions to make our world a bit safer and a better place to live in, but in my opinion, the contributions that teachers make to educate and enlighten young people is very noble and has profoundly positive impacts on society and civilisation.

Interestingly, I first learned about this profession in my childhood in a conversation I had with my mother. I asked various questions to my mother, as I always did, about the jobs teachers do and why they do them. Being a daughter of a university professor, my mother had good ideas about the responsibilities teacher have and the contributions they make, and she answered my questions in a very convincing manner. Later, I learned more about our educators' contributions from my own experience, and then my idea became even more fixed when I read about it in some news articles, online resources and books.

It is an inevitable fact that education is the backbone of a nation and teachers are the craftsmen to make a nation educated. From our childhood, we start learning from our family and environment, and later on, we go to different educational institutes to learn. Teachers not only teach us academic lessons but also the importance of knowledge. Moreover, they inspire us, guide us, and teach us morality, honesty and many different important aspects of life. The teachings of our educators shape the persons we become in life. Without their hard work and contribution, we would have been cruel, uneducated and uncivilised.

Teachers are our guide in darkness who continuously work for producing our next leaders, scientists, writers, architects, doctors, researchers, artists, musicians, farmers, and composers, to name a few, who would navigate the nation and work for the betterment of it. Without our teachers' 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 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.