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Describe your dream job

Speaking Part 2

Describe your dream job

You should say:

  • what qualification or experience you would need for this job
  • what the job would involve
  • what you think the most difficult thing about the job would be
  • and explain why it is your dream job

Sample Answer:

Today I am going to talk about my dream Job for the future. I am going to tell you what the job is, the sort of experience and qualifications I might need to do it, then what it involves including what might be the most difficult thing about the job. I think it will be pretty obvious why it is my dream job, but I’ll explain that too. My dream job would be to be a travel writer

Travel writers are often self-employed. They travel the world to interesting places and then write magazine, newspaper and internet articles about their experiences. In terms of qualifications, I think that’s less important than having a portfolio of examples of your work that show you are a really good writer. Having said that, possibly qualifications that provide a good basic level of English language are useful, and maybe even creative writing or journalism courses might help you to build confidence and develop a writing style

To do this job you have to be willing to go to lots of new places. You also need to be able to write fluently and in different styles for different publications. Travel writers must be very flexible, as you might need to go to difficult or uncomfortable places and to travel at short notice

The most difficult part of the job? Well, it’s not very well paid, so often travel writers need to have another job a well, because, unfortunately, you can’t really make a living out of this type of work. Also, even if you are successful, it would be quite an unsettled way to live, it would be hard to maintain friends and pursue hobbies if you are moving around all the time … mind you, I think that would be a small price to pay to be part of such a fantastically interesting and stimulating profession

The reason I would like to do this job so much is that I love going to new places. For example, earlier this year I got to go to Vietnam to work as a TEFL teacher, that was a new and wonderful experience for me. I would so enjoy telling other people what it was like and encouraging them to go on an adventure of their own. I also like communicating ideas in writing, it would be wonderful to make a living out of the two things I enjoy most – travel and writing

Unfortunately, there are very few opportunities to make a living as a travel writer, so I think it might have to stay as my dream Job, rather than my actual job! Even so, I think it is important to have a dream, because otherwise how can you ever have a dream come true

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