Describe a country where you would like to work for a short time

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a country where you would like to work for a short time.

You should say
Where you would like to work?
What kind of job would it be?
When would you like to go?
Why you want to work there?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answer

Introduction

  • I am planning to go abroad for my higher studies. 

Where would you like to work?

  • My dream country for my further studies in Canada. 
  • I would like to work there for the time that I am there. 

What kind of job would it be?

  • I have heard that students can work part-time while studying over there. 
  • My friend went to Humber College Canada for his Business Management course. 
  • He told me a lot about the education system there. • He is working part-time in a pizza outlet. 
  • He gets 10 Canadian dollars an hour. 
  • He can work 20 hours per week, but he can be flexible with the number of hours he can work per day. 
  • So he works 5 hours on Saturday and five on Sunday and two hours per day on weekdays. 
  • In this way, his study is not disturbed. 
  • He is managing his overhead expenses very nicely. 

When would you like to go?

  • I intend to join him soon. 
  • He has promised to help me find a job there.
  • I would like to work in the library. 
  • Part-time jobs in the library get filled up very fast. 
  • If I don’t get a job in the library, I would like to work in a restaurant or a fast-food outlet. 

Why you want to work there?

  • I think it would be an excellent way to learn about the culture and meet new people and make new friends. 
  • Canada is a beautiful country. 

Conclusion:

  • My friend is in Toronto and he has told me that he has visited many places there. 
  • He told me about the CN Tower and Niagara Falls. 
  • So, I would like to work in Canada for a short time.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a country where you would like to work for a short time”.

1. What kinds of jobs are easy to get to a foreign country? 
My cousin, who lives in Canada, tells me that many jobs are easy to get for students studying there. The most common ones are the jobs in restaurants or fast food outlets like McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, and those in the college campus itself, like jobs in the library, etc. 

2. Should young adults work abroad? 
Yes, young adults should work abroad for several reasons, like taking care of their overhead expenses, taking the financial burden off their parents’ shoulders, becoming more independent and responsible, and gaining experience about the work culture, which would help them in their future. It is also an excellent way to learn about that country’s culture and meet new people and make friends. 

3. If they do not work abroad, would it help them travel to a foreign country?
Yes, travelling is definitely helpful. They would come to know about the culture, meet new people, see new places, and make new connections. However, if they don’t work, they may not be able to afford to travel. 

4. Do Indian parents encourage their children to work abroad?
Yes, Indian parents encourage their children to work abroad. They prepare their children well before they travel abroad, about the situations and hardships they may have to face and the importance of working while studying there to cover their expenses and gain work experience. 

5. If you had an opportunity to live abroad, which country would you like to settle down in?
If I can live abroad, I would like to settle in a developed country, like Canada, Australia, the USA, etc. I have heard from my friends and relatives living abroad that life there is very comfortable, with better facilities and infrastructure. They also tell me that the standard of living is very high there, as compared to India. Also, there are a lot of job opportunities available there.

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