Describe A Job That You Think Is Interesting

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a job that you think is interesting.

You should say:

What is it?
Why do you think it is interesting?
How do you know it?
What neccessary skills does it need?

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 1:

There are countless interesting and fulfilling jobs out there, each with its own unique challenges and rewards.

What is it?
One job that I find particularly fascinating is that of a wildlife photographer. A wildlife photographer travels to remote and often exotic locations to capture images of animals in their natural habitats.

Why do you think it is interesting?
I find this job interesting because it combines a love of nature and animals with the art and skill of photography.

Wildlife photographers witness and document some of the most incredible moments in nature, from the majesty of a lion on the hunt to the grace of a bird in flight.

They also play an essential role in raising awareness about conservation issues and the need to protect our planet’s wildlife.

How do you know it?
I learned about this job through various nature documentaries and photography magazines. The images captured by wildlife photographers are often breathtaking and provide a unique glimpse into the lives of animals.

I have always been fascinated by the natural world, and capturing its beauty through photography is incredibly appealing to me.

What neccessary skills does it need?
To be a successful wildlife photographer, one must have a strong understanding of photography and animal behavior. Patience and perseverance are also necessary, as capturing the perfect shot can take hours or even days.

Additionally, physical fitness and a willingness to travel to remote locations are essential. Wildlife photographers often face challenging conditions, from extreme weather to difficult terrain, but the rewards of capturing stunning images make it all worth it.

Overall, I find the job of a wildlife photographer to be incredibly interesting and rewarding. It combines art, science, and adventure in a unique and exciting way. For those with a passion for nature and photography, it is truly a dream job.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction: and What is it?

Why do you think it is interesting?

  • One gets to travel to different corners and be paid for it.
  • On every journey, you meet different people.
  • It gives you a feeling of being in command of not just the machine one is flying but also the lives of the people that are flying with you.
  • It is a position of great responsibility.

How do you know it?

  • I know of this job as my brother is a pilot, and I see him take care of his responsibilities with a lot of care.

What neccessary skills does it need?

  • To become a pilot, one has to work very hard.
  • One needs to have basic knowledge of science and maths.
  • There is very hard training that one has to go through to become a pilot.
  • One has to be not only physically fit but also very alert mentally.
  • Alertness and presence of mind are very important to take the aircraft through bad weather conditions and other emergencies.
  • The flexibility of schedule requires one to be able to adjust to new work timings all the time.
  • This may cause stress to some.

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 job that you think is interesting”.

1. What jobs are popular among younger people in India? 
The most popular jobs among youth nowadays are jobs in IT and jobs in social media. Many youngsters have their own YouTube and Instagram channels, and they look at it as a career rather than as a hobby. Besides that, many are also taking up sports as a career because of successful sports leagues like IPL in cricket.

2. What are the differences between high-paid jobs and low-paid jobs in India? 
In India, mental acumen is given much more importance than physical labour. So people with good academics get much higher salaries than people who do physical labour like plumbers, carpenters and so on.
Secondly, in India, status mainly comes from wealth, so high-paid jobs are given more respect than low-paid jobs.

3. What is the proper time for young people to plan their future career seriously? 
I think the right time for young people to plan their future is around the age of sixteen to eighteen. By this time, they have studied different subjects and have a good idea about what interests them. Moreover, by this age, most children have become mature to take decisions after careful consideration rather than based on their whims and fancies.

Important Vocabularies:

1. Fascinating

extremely interesting. 

The documentary about the deep sea was absolutely fascinating.

2. Exotic

originating in or characteristic of a distant foreign country; strikingly unusual or strange in effect or appearance.

The travelers were excited to explore the exotic markets of Marrakech.

3. Majesty

impressive beauty, scale, or dignity.

The majesty of the mountain range left us in awe.

4. Grace

simple elegance or refinement of movement; courteous goodwill. 

The ballerina moved with effortless grace across the stage.

5. Breathtaking

astonishing or awe-inspiring in quality, so as to take one’s breath away.

The view from the top of the mountain was absolutely breathtaking.

6. Perseverance

persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

With perseverance and hard work, she was able to overcome the challenges and achieve her goals.

7. Terrain

 a stretch of land, especially with regard to its physical features.

The hikers carefully navigated the rocky terrain.

8. Responsibility

The state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone.

It is a position of great responsibility.

9. Alertness

The quality of being alert or quick to notice any unusual and potentially dangerous or difficult circumstances.

One has to be not only physically fit but also very alert mentally.

10. Flexibility

The quality of bending easily without breaking.

The flexibility of schedule requires one to be able to adjust to new work timings all the time.

11. Stress

A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.

This may cause stress to some.


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