IELTS Cue Card 79: Describe A Person You Know Who Is Good At His Or Her Job

Describe A Person You Know Who Is Good At His Or Her Job

IELTS Speaking Cue Card with Sample Answer. Describe A Person You Know Who Is Good At His Or Her Job. IELTS Speaking Part 2 With Model Answer. Also Sample answer for Part 3 discussion.

Describe A Person You Know Who Is Good At His Or Her Job

You should say:

  • who the person is
  • how you know this person
  • what job they do

and explain what impact this person has on other people.

Model Answer:

I’m currently working as a teacher in a primary school, and one person I see every day doing an amazing job is another teacher here. His name is Robert.

I know this person because we teach at the same school and see each other every day. He’s been working there for a few years now whereas I’ve only just started.

He teaches 5th grade and has a class of ten children of all abilities. He teaches many subjects including English, math, science and geography. He’s extremely talented to be able to teach so many different things.

Robert has a huge impact not only on his students but also on the other members of staff. He has been a great support ever since I started teaching here and is always full of advice whenever I have a problem that I need help with. His experience has been a great help on many occasions. Of course the main impact he has is on his students. He’s a wonderfully inspiring teacher who motivates his class to embrace learning with open arms. His enthusiasm and energy is infectious and makes everyone in his class more focused on their work and their school-life. When Robert teaches he doesn’t just use a textbook, he makes the subject come alive by telling stories and taking his students out on trips to see things for themselves. He’s also very intelligent and knows many things, so he‘s able to answer almost any question you ask him. His students are well-prepared for their future studies because they have such a wonderful teacher.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Question and Sample Answer:

What are the differences between high school education and university education?

High school education is quite broad and contains education in a large number of subjects. It’s often compulsory to study core subjects such as math, science, English and Chinese. This prepares all high-school students with a wide range of basic understanding. University education is much more specialized and students can choose most of their classes. If you want to study 16th century pottery then you can. The work is a lot more in-depth at university level as students choose a subject that they find particularly fascinating. Of course, the work is also a lot harder as universities educate at a higher level than high school does.

In high school in China, are there many Opportunities for you to gain practical work experience? What about in university?

For the high school students, there aren’t many opportunities to gain practical work experience, because here in China academic study is really important for the students if they want to go to universities. They spend most of their time studying for tests and therefore there isn’t much time for them to get a part-time job or to gain other social experience. For university students it’s different. In university, there are many student leagues and social work opportunities, and sometimes students’ grades are related with their practical work experience: the more social work they do, then the better grade they have. This is great for both students and society.

What skills do you think are most important for young school leavers?

If someone leaves school and wants to enter the world of work straight away then they need skills that show they have maturity and are willing to take responsibility. The number one skill is punctuality: being able to show up on time. If an employee is always late or takes many days off work then they are seen as unreliable and are unlikely to be promoted. They may even be fired. Without this basic skill, it’s very difficult to be taken seriously. It’s also important to be enthusiastic and adaptable to new situations. Working can be very different from studying and you need to be able to adapt to a new situation and be enthusiastic about your work.

What work skills do you think will be most important in the future?

It seems obvious now that computers will continue to play a vital role in all areas of the economy for the foreseeable future. If you cannot use a computer, then a large number of jobs are off-limits to you. Computer skills will be essential in the future as more and more jobs require a computer to be done effectively. The information technology sector has seen phenomenal growth over the past few years and this is not likely to stop any time soon. As more and more workplaces become fully integrated with computers, computer specialists will also be in greater demand as these systems need to be maintained and set up.

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