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Describe a fascinating job that you heard about

IELTS Cue Card Question 89 With Model Answer:

Describe a fascinating job that you heard about.

You should say:
  • where you heard about this job
  • what kind of job it is
  • what skills are required for this job
and explain why you think it is a fascinating 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 1:
Jobs are necessary to live on and meet the expense (in a practical sense) while some of the jobs are highly interesting, inspiring and the performing the assigned responsibilities turn into their pleasure what they always want to execute.

I heard about Google jobs; that is merely not a job, it is a dream for many of the people. The job makes the life easier and comfortable and the authority cares about everything even the family members of the employees are under constant observation lest they are not feeling discomfort in the absence of the family member working with Google at its office. I heard about the job from one of my friends, employed at Google - the largest search engine for serving all sorts of your needs related to data, as a visual designer. All the members of the organisation live like a family and the outsiders cannot imagine the inside working conditions and the intimacy and internal relations among the employees. My friend, Roland Smith, was happy when he was describing his working conditions to me at an informal meet.

He is mostly a designer and makes numerous designs after instructions. The most relevant tasks include making iconography, changing colour, making space and texture, inspiring the end level users to interact with the colourful logos or products and making the navigation easier for the users. He is also assigned to make the products beautiful. His role begins from concept building to execution of the design and sometimes there is budgeted time to accomplish the job while sometimes he has the option to do the works after his will. He is to work based on the user-end principles and sometimes has to work in a team of versatile designers. Behavior analysis is another important fact for him before starting the design and based on his former experience, he is a perfect weaver in making designs which people love using.

To get the job of a visual designer in Google, there are minimal and preferred qualifications which are required. Firstly, the applicant has to obtain a graduate degree in designing like visual communication, graphic design, industrial product design or firsthand experience for a specific time period. Besides, the designs should be superb and easy understanding. Knowing some coding languages will also count. Familiarity with the contemporary photo editing platforms like Photoshop, Fireworks etc. would be advantageous for the candidate to strengthen his or her candidature. Sometimes, the candidate may require leading a team of diversified designers and motivate them into weaving the right design. Moreover, the candidate has to be problem-solving and use of ready wit is a must for him or her to get the responsibilities done smoothly. 

In this current age, the number of unemployed youths is on the rise across the globe. A large portion of the youths are educated and have no jobs in their bags. Thus they are getting engaged into diversified position regardless of their preference as they need to live on. They lack the job satisfaction for numerous reasons and at the end of the day, they drop out of their track. They cannot shine in their career. But in Google, an employee does not need to think of his or her career. They are entitled to numerous benefits which is a dream for many of the youths. The jobs are secure and stable. When the employees are at the office, they even do not need to think of the other family members as Google takes care of the rest. So, they can work with as much concentration as they can. Therefore, I think this is a highly fascinating job.



Sample Answer 2:
A good number of jobs pay a high salary to employees but the number of such jobs is limited. Besides, the jobs are not for all, it requires a special set of skills too. The job of air pilot is one of them. This is an interesting question to answer and thank you for asking me about it.

I first about the job to one of my relatives who is an airline pilot by profession. He came to our house to attend a ceremony. While he was gossiping with others, I was beside him and came to know about the job. He described the job responsibilities, salaries, other benefits and more other issues related to the job. I was amazed hearing the facts behind the job of air pilot. In fact, this is a dream job for many. But I was surprised hearing about the skills it required and the benefits they received in exchange for their service.

The job of the airline pilot is extremely competitive. The demand for skilled pilots is on the rise but in comparison, the number of such pilots is fewer. So, the airline industry is always busy in seeking a suitable air pilot for them. Besides, the career is also filled with responsibilities and risks. But there are ample options to travel across the world and enjoy the life. The airline pilot is mostly responsible for flying with passengers or cargo from one place to another. The flying purpose may differ based on situations like it may be for commercial or relaxation purposes. Two pilots are needed to run an aeroplane and fly. Both of them execute their responsibilities in turn as often the journey becomes dull. In fact, sitting in the cockpit and navigate the aeroplane is really a troublesome matter if you do not have any means of relaxation.

The job of an airline pilot requires a good number of skills. Firstly, the pilot needs to know the aeroplane function. In fact, if the pilot lacks the knowledge about the aircraft, it would be impossible to fly it. Besides, the airline pilot also needs to know about the weather, flying routes, necessary information about the passengers, drafting flight plans, know about the altitude facts and more other issues. The pilot also needs to know about the fuel and other necessary information about refuelling or fuel consumption issues. Besides, the pilots also need to take safety training so that they can control everything during any emergencies. Further, the pilots need to be flexible in terms of work hours. In fact, this is not a routine job and the works hours may extend based on necessity. It may happen that a pilot needs to stay out of home for weeks. This is also a part of their skills that they need to exercise regularly.

This is a fascinating job for me for multiple reasons. This is a job which is filled with excitement. As an airline pilot, you are flying with an aircraft filled with cargo or passengers. Besides, there are ample chances to visit other countries for almost with a minimal cost. Besides, the salary is the other important thing for an airline pilot. The salary varies based on aircraft and airline company. But the starting salary is amazing and can surprise the ordinary people. With the increase of experience, the salary range also climbs up. I am also fascinated with the working hours. The regular working hour begins from 9.00 am and ends at 5.00 pm while there is diversity in this job. For all the reasons, I am charmed with the job of an airline pilot.

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