Describe a city or country you want to live/work the most in the future
You should say:
What is it
Where is it located
Why you like it
IELTS Sample Band 9
Well, it is such an interesting topic! Off the top of my head, if I were given a chance to go to a country to settle down, I would not hesitate to pick Japan because I’m a real sucker for the country itself and the Japanese’s style of working in particular.
To start off, what would interest me most during my stay in Japan would be the breathtaking scenery there, as I have watched countless programmes on TV featuring the magnificent landscapes from South to North. If I were to pick what city, it would be Ottawa, since good words about it are going around a lot.
I wouldn’t forget to mention the fact that the Japanese are hard-working people and have a strong sense of responsibility and discipline, and because of this, I reckon a period living and working in a native environment would cultivate that characteristic in me.
The final point is that I love the Japanese language, and actually I have been making an all-out effort to master the language, so that I can stand a better chance of settling down there. I hold high hopes that with my determination and stamina, someday my dream will come true.
Settle down: to begin to live a quieter life by staying permanently in a place
Be a real sucker for: to like a particular type of person or thing very much, so that you will do almost anything to please them or to have them
in particular: especially
Go around: if something such as an illness or a piece of news is going around, people are giving or telling it to each other
Cultivate: to develop something such as an attitude, ability, or skill
all-out effort: With all one’s strength, ability, or resources; not holding back
stand a chance: to have a chance of doing something
QUESTIONS FOR PART 3
Is salary important to you? What is the impact of salary on doing work?
As far as I know, the more salary you receive, the more eager and enthusiastic you become at the workplace. What I’m trying to say is that high salary can give us immense motivation to carry out the tasks and accomplish them with the highest degree of accuracy and speediness, I distinctly remember a time when my boss promised to give me a pay rise if I could carry through a project on time; I was simply too excited to turn down his offer and as a result, l made it in time. In a nutshell, the power of money is undeniable.
What kinds of jobs are easy to get in a foreign country?
Finding employment can be easier if you know how to do certain types of jobs. The first common occupation that many migrants do would be taking care of the nails of their customers, or the so-call manicure I guess. Such a job requires little or no knowledge but you have to Sacrifice your self-esteem as I see most foreigners often look down on that type of work. The second but nobler profession is the one related to the use of foreign language. I am one hundred percent certain that if you have an excellent command of the local language, for example, English, in all likelihood you can find a decent job with a handsome salary.
Should young adults work abroad?
I reckon it’s a mixed blessing. On the bright side, a period of work in a foreign country can give people a wealth of knowledge and practical experience especially in advanced countries, so I guess they would learn pretty much. Besides, the companies in their home country usually give their red-carpet treatment to those working abroad when they come back. Then again, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be as there are also many drawbacks. They can miss their parents or have a hard time getting some used to the climate or culture in a strange land, without much support from others. All in all, it primarily depends on their preferences and determination, but I recommend they should give it a try as they are still young and energetic.
If they don’t work abroad, would it be helpful for them to travel in a foreign country?
Well, travelling can be a good way to explore the country and gain some hands-on experience, but I have to admit that mostly it just gives you a superficial experience. You get exposed to much stuff without a clear focus. For instance, you can get into contact with the locals, sample the local cuisine or marvel at the breathtaking landscapes. So I guess, it doesn’t have much thing to do with work or work experience. In a nutshell, travelling broadens your horizons of the world and the people, not giving you any insight into the work you are doing.
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