Working Life – IELTS Speaking Questions By Mark Allen

The topics in IELTS Speaking Exam are always about something familiar to you, such as “What you do”, “How are you? etc.

You should not speak too quickly or too slowly. It is also important to have good intonation and stress. You will not get a high score if you are too hesitant and have too many pauses when you speak, although a few pauses to collect your thoughts are fine.

Try not to speak too quickly, either. Rapid speech often indicates a lack of cohesion in what you are saying and severely affects the rhythm and flow of your speech.

Below is the list of few IELTS Speaking Questions by Mark Allen in Working Life category:

Question – Could you tell me what you do for a living?

Answer – I work in the foreign trade department, I am in sales. It is my job to bring foreign investors to the city to open up a business here.

Note: I work for a large European car maker. I work on car design. In fact, I run the design department and I manage a team of designers: 20 people work under me. One of my main responsibilities is to make sure that new model designs are finished on time. I’m also in charge of design budgets.

Question – What are your responsibilities at work?

Answer – I have to develop a strategy for bringing foreign investment to Beijing. I work together with other departments to basically sell and promote Beijing as a good place to start a business.

Question – What is the most interesting part of your work?

Answer – The most interesting part of my work is meeting people from other countries. To me people are very interesting and I am keen on learning the customs and cultures of other countries.

Note: I do like my job, been here for 6 years! It’s a small office; the work environment is great; everyone is chill, laid back. I don’t have to dress up. I can wear jeans Everyday if I wanted. I definitely love my job… it is something that I enjoy doing. I meet so many cool people daily and I have opportunities to learn more about myself and others.

I like dealing with people from different cultures and traveling. I also like the 30 days paid holiday.

Question – Is there anything you don’t like about your job?

Answer – The pay is one thing that I don’t like about my job. My boss is another thing that I don’t like about my job. The distance to the office is the last thing that I don’t like about my job.

Note: I work as a system developer. I’m stuck with the same client, the same users, the same programs for the last 3 and a half years, so it’s now boring, and not exciting as it was before. Besides, I haven’t acquired any new knowledge, or have any new challenges.

Question – Is your job very important to you?

Answer – My job is very important to me. If I didn’t have my job, I wouldn’t be sitting here in front of you, applying for a chance to go overseas.

Question – Would you like to change your job?

Answer – I don’t want to get stuck at this job that I am working at now. I am still young, so I want to learn as much as I can and then I plan on starting my own business.

Question – Do you often get together with your colleagues (workmates) after work?

Answer – I do get together with my colleagues after work as much as I can. When I get together with them, we can shoot the breeze and have a few beers. I really look forward to getting together with them and count on it to make my week.

Question – What is your dream job?

Answer – My dream job is one that combines traveling, teaching and doing voluntary work. So in a sense, the ideal job is to teach kids in a foreign country and have the ability to travel to the different parts of the world/country. I hope it’s achievable.

I am doing my dream job right now actually, I am a children’s literacy tutor. I love to work with kids and helping them learn to read is the most rewarding experience. It is fun and every session is different and full of challenges. I wouldn’t want to do anything else. I have had my share of dead-end, low wage jobs and now this is the ultimate dream job for me!

My dream job would be:

  1. A job with flexibility of time.
  2. A job where I can learn and grow as a professional.
  3. A job with a nice environment.
  4. A job that pays well.
  5. A job not so far from home.
  6. A job where I could feel security, and not feel that if the project finishes I have the risk of loosing it.
  7. A job where I could have better benefits than I have now.

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