Bài viết giới thiệu Sample IELTS Speaking Part 2 Describe a job you would like to do in a foreign country for a short period of time (work) thuộc nhóm chủ đề describe an object (miêu tả đồ vật) kèm theo các từ vựng ghi điểm trong bài. Đây là một trong nhóm chủ đề phổ biến trong bài thi IELTS Speaking Part 2.
Describe a job you would like to do in a foreign country for a short period of time (work)
You should say:
What the job is
Where you want to do it
How you knew it
And explain why you want to do it
IELTS Speaking sample
Well, at the moment, I’m thinking of becoming an au pair which may not be a popular job among Vietnamese.
As you know, being an au pair means I will have a life abroad in a short period of time, usually for 1 or 2 years. During that time, I will live with a host family and help them to look after their children or clean the house. In return, I receive a small payment. Well, the country I wanna visit is Australia, which is halfway across the world from my hometown.
As for the reason why I want to get this job, well, I’ve always dreamed of travelling overseas once to learn a second language as well as gain more experiences about life and culture in a foreign country. I would say that I’m pretty adventurous and eager to learn new things. However, as a student with a tight budget, I’m unable to afford the fee. Last month, I came to my cousin for advice and she instantly recommended this job. Speaking of my cousin, she has been working as a designer in Australia for almost 5 years. She knows a lot of local people here and one of them is looking for an au pair. To tell the truth, I used to think that an au pair is neither a housekeeper or a babysitter but after doing a bit of research, I know that I’m totally wrong. This job can be a great chance for me to be exposed to a new lifestyle and culture. Honestly, I haven’t lived far from my family. Perhaps I will encounter lots of difficulties when living independently without parental care and guidance, but I’m ready to push myself out of the comfort zone. I can’t wait to set my foot in Australia. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many countries around the world have been in lockdown, so every plan that I had made was postponed. I’m still looking forward to good news so that I can depart soon.
Từ vựng trong IELTS Speaking sample:
In return /ɪn rɪˈtɜːn/: đổi lại
Ví dụ: In return they got content.
Adventurous /ədˈven.tʃər.əs/: thích phiêu lưu
Ví dụ: I'm trying to be more adventurous with my cooking.
Be eager to learn /ˈiː.ɡər tuː lɜːn/: ham học hỏi
Ví dụ: He's eager to learn
A tight budget: ngân sách hạn hẹp
Tight /taɪt/ : eo hẹp
Budget /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/ : ngân sách
Ví dụ: I am on a tight budget.
Be unable to afford /ʌnˈeɪ.bəl tuː əˈfɔːd/: không có khả năng chi trả
Ví dụ: She was unable to afford having them replaced
Come to someone for advice: tìm đến ai đó để xin lời khuyên
Advice /ədˈvaɪs/: lời khuyên
Ví dụ: Tell them to come to me for advice
To be exposed to /ɪkˈspəʊzd/ /tuː/: tiếp xúc với
Ví dụ:About 800,000 children are exposed to poisons each year.
Set foot in /set fʊt ɪn/: đặt chân đến
Ví dụ: Steadman had never set foot in Nevada
Pandemic /pænˈdem.ɪk/: đại dịch
Ví dụ: In some parts of the world malaria is still pandemic.
Postpone /pəʊstˈpəʊn/: trì hoãn
Ví dụ: They decided to postpone their holiday until next year.
Depart: khởi hành
Ví dụ: The plane departs at 6 a.m
Mở rộng: Các ý tưởng và từ vựng trong bài mẫu trên có thể được sử dụng để phát triển câu trả lời cho các chủ đề sau:
Describe a very difficult task that you succeeded in doing as part of your work or studies: I used to work as an au pair for a family in Australia. I did have lots of fun but It was not always easy for me during my 1-year journey. One of the most challenging tasks for me at that time was to look after a toddler.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample
Câu hỏi: What kind of work can young people do in foreign countries?
Gợi ý: Any job, enough experience and knowledge (đủ kinh nghiệm và kiến thức), communicate in foreign language (giao tiếp ngoại ngữ), manicurists (thợ làm móng)
Well, I suppose that any job can be done abroad, as long as the person has enough experience, specific knowledge and can communicate in a foreign language.
Particularly in Vietnam, manicurists are among the most common jobs among the young who decide to work overseas. I guess the reason is because this job doesn't require any academic knowledge or special skills. People may only have to take a short vocational training before doing the job. The pay they receive is pretty high as well because there is always a high demand for beauty in some European countries but they lack skilled workers.
Câu hỏi: Is it good for young people to have the experience of living in other countries?
Gợi ý: acquire a wealth of knowledge & cultivate more soft skills (có được nhiều kiến thức thức và trau dồi kỹ năng), explore and immerse in new culture (được tiếp xúc và trải nghiệm văn hóa mới), independent (tự lập), are pushed out of their comfort zone (rời khỏi vùng an toàn)
I think yes. Living abroad allows people to not only acquire a wealth of knowledge but also cultivate more soft skills. I mean, they can get the opportunity to explore and immerse themselves in a new culture or to meet people from all over the world. People living overseas can also boost their confidence and learn to become independent. You know, in unfamiliar surroundings, everyone is forced to adapt quickly and that is when they are pushed out of their comfort zone. Those are only some of the perks I can think of, not to mention the chance to be fluent in a foreign language.
Câu hỏi: Why are some people unwilling to work in other countries?
Gợi ý: language barrier (rào cản ngôn ngữ), struggle to get used to a new environment (gặp khó khăn khi làm quen với môi trường mới, cultural shock (shock văn hoán), financial burden (gánh nặng tài chính)
To my knowledge, there are many reasons for this. One of those is obviously the language barrier. You know, not being able to communicate in the foreign language will definitely prevent people from performing the task well at work since they can’t understand and express ideas. What’s more, some people may struggle to get used to such a new environment with so many differences. That’s what we normally called cultural shock. On top of that, high cost of living is another factor which makes people reluctant to settle in a foreign country. You see, they must work really hard to make ends meet, otherwise, the financial burden will increase gradually.
Câu hỏi: What's the difference between working in an international company and working in a domestic one?
Gợi ý: collaborate with people from different cultures in international environment (hợp tác với mọi người đến từ nhiều nền văn hóa trong môi trường quốc tế), sugarcoat, straightforward (thẳng tính)
Well, that’s pretty hard to say because I haven’t worked in an international company before. I guess those who work in an international environment have to collaborate with people coming from different cultures. It may be a chance for them to learn new things from each other, but also a challenge since there will be differences in the way they work or even in their mindset. Like, Asian people are said to be more likely to sugarcoat everything while those coming from Europe may be a bit more straightforward.