IELTS Cue Card: Describe a job you would like to have

Describe a job you would like to have

IELTS Cue Card Question 39 With Model Answer: 

Describe a job you would like to have.

You should say: 
  • what it is
  • why you would like to have this job
  • what skills you will need to do this job
and explain why you want to have this job.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer:
For a living in the planet, we need a job, but that should be standard and motivating enough to maintain me and my passion and expenditures. I want to be a journalist in my professional life.

Journalism is the way to explore information and it is also considered as a prestigious job across the world. I have a fascination for journalism since my childhood and now I am a few years away to grab the job. After completing my graduation on Journalism and Media Studies, I would like to take it as my profession. Moreover, it has a good number of benefits too. If you become a journalist, you will be able to learn about many issues which were unfamiliar to you. You have to be aware of the happenings of your surroundings and you will also have the chances to travel in different countries and places in order for collecting news and thus you will be wiser than before. This job also has a natural obligation for informing people about the events and insight of everything you write about.

Journalism is a challenging job. No other profession is as challenging as it appears to me. It is challenging in this sense that a journalist has to collect news and information over different issues but sometimes they are in real trouble if they fail to collect the news or if they reveal any confidential information to mass people. In both the ways, they are to experience different troubles like losing the job and sometimes they are to lose their lives too. Whatever the risks are, it is truly a thrilling job. Another important aspect is that journalists are accessible to the places which are too difficult and sometimes beyond imagination for the common people. Besides, they are sent to meet with famous people or celebrities in order to collect their news and views.

I need at least a graduation on Journalism or similar other subjects. A higher study over the issue is highly preferable but the graduation will do. I am planning to pursue a higher study on the field after starting my career as a journalist. Besides, the journalists always need to be careful about each of their issues related to news collection. They need to use cameras, writing abilities, drafting skills, shorthand writing capacity to collect news fast, preparing news for the publication or telecast etc. among the other tasks. Therefore, I have also admitted into a short-term basic photography learning course and bought a book to learn shorthand writing skills. Besides, a sharp sense is the other important factor for journalism.

When I read news on newspapers, I try to imagine that I am one of those who are engaged in collecting the news. They travel here and there and remain busy all the day long. They travel from different vehicles and mostly collect news from awkward situations. Regarding the television channels, a few news is aired live and the journalist present there share the latest situations live with the audience. It is truly an exciting job. Again some of the news reporters turn famous for their outstanding ability to discover something special.

Since my childhood, I have been fostering the dream to be a journalist and therefore, I am planning to be one.