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Cue Card: Describe A Paid Job You/A Friend Enjoyed Doing
This cue card is asking you to “Describe A Paid Job You/A Friend Enjoyed Doing“, and asking some questions related to this topic.
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Describe some paid work (or, a paid job) that you or a friend enjoyed doing.
You should say:
- – What the work was
- – Where you did this work
- – Who you worked with
- – And explain why you or your friend enjoyed doing this work.
Band 9.0 Sample.
One paid job that I enjoyed doing was working as a tutor for a local tutoring center. I worked there during my summers in college, and I enjoyed it because I was able to help students improve their grades and learn new subjects.
The work consisted of one-on-one tutoring sessions with students of all ages, ranging from elementary school to high school. I worked with students who needed help in a variety of subjects, including math, science, and English.
I worked at the tutoring center with a team of other tutors, who were all very knowledgeable and supportive. We worked together to develop lesson plans and teaching strategies that were tailored to each student’s needs and learning style.
I enjoyed working as a tutor because I was able to make a positive impact on the lives of the students I worked with. I was able to see firsthand how my tutoring was helping them to improve their grades and feel more confident in their academic abilities. I also enjoyed the sense of accomplishment that came with helping students achieve their goals, and I found the work to be very rewarding.
Here are the difficult words from the previous answer, along with their definitions:
|Tutor||A person who is paid to teach a particular subject or skill to someone else|
|Summer||The warmest season of the year, when the days are longest|
|Tailored||Made or altered to fit a particular person or thing|
|Impact||The effect or influence that something has on someone or something|
|Accomplishment||Something that has been achieved successfully|
|Rewarding||Giving a feeling of satisfaction or pleasure after achieving something.|
Band 8.0 Sample.
I remembered working as an IT helpdesk assistant while I was in college and I really enjoyed doing it.
Although I was a business major at that time, I still applied for a position at the IT help desk because it was the best paid job on campus.
As an IT assistant, I helped other students sort out problems with their personal laptops.
Besides, I assisted professors and faculties to set up projectors, to fix printers and copy machines on campus, and anything related to technical matters in general.
– There were 5 other students who were in the same position as me. We usually registered work hours based on our own personal schedule, as long as the total working hours met the job requirement.
For one shift, there were usually two assistants, so that we could help each other out if necessary.
– I loved working at the IT help desk for many reasons. First of all, I learned a lot about computers and other machines.
Secondly, I got a chance to talk with many people around campus and it felt great when you were able to help somebody with their problems.
USEFUL VOCABULARY & EXPRESSIONS.
helpdesk: [noun] a service in a company or college that gives people information and help, especially with computer problems.
- Example: My university library has a helpdesk, which is very popular with students who don’t have much knowledge about using computers.
business major: [noun] I was studying business as the main part of my course.
- Example: As she hopes to live in France, my friend is a French major at college.
IT assistant: [noun] a person with a knowledge of information technology, who uses that knowledge to help others.
- Example: As an IT assistant, my job is to help students become more expert at using their computers.
sort out: [phrasal verb] to deal with your own, or someone else‟s, problems successfully.
- Example: My car would not start, but the mechanic sorted out the problem when he arrived.
schedule: [noun] timetable, in this case the number of hours that we were required to work each week.
- Example: Chinese will be on the school schedule next year.
shift: [noun] a period of time worked by someone or a group of workers, who start work as soon as another person or group finishes.
- Example: My shift begins at 8:00 am, when the assistant who works during the night goes home
help each other out: [verb phrase] to help somebody, especially in a difficult situation.
- Example: A lot of customers come into the store at lunch hour, but there is always an extra assistant, so we help each other out.
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