Are you happy and fulfilled in your current career? Are you doing your dream job? What are your career goals and ambitions? Have you had to look for a new job recently? Maybe you have finished your studies and are looking for an internship or apprenticeship?
This whole world has recently been turned upside down with many of us now working remotely/ working online/ working from home (WFH)… are you able to discuss all these challenges and situations in English? How would you cope with discussing this in your IELTS speaking exam?
This podcast will guide you through some very specific vocab to talk about your WORK or CAREER and help you by examining:
- A full IELTS speaking exam looking at Parts 1, 2 and the most challenging Part 3.
- Share a great list of high level, relevant and valuable vocabulary connected to the topic of Work and Career.
- Advice and guide you on the best, in fact, the ONLY way to learn vocabulary successfully in order to score well in lexical range and accuracy.
- Showing you how to construct your own, high level, fluent and accurate answer to some IELTS Speaking questions about Work and Careers.
Make a note of any new vocabulary and the best way to learn it is to use it! GET A PEN NOW!
Vocabulary list and definitions:
- A field (of work): an area or type of career? field of education
- Motivated about: wanting to do well in / motivated to succeed/ lacks motivation
- Internship: working for a short time, sometimes unpaid (office related)
- Apprenticeship: hands-on, or practical work to learn a job (skills related)
- Hands-on: getting involved and doing everything to help
- Skills-based /
- Communication skills / practical / management / listening /
- Soft skills – include critical thinking, problem-solving, public speaking, professional writing, teamwork, digital literacy, leadership, professional attitude, work ethic.
- Innovative small companies: with new, creative ideas
- Cutting edge: the best new technology – cutting edge, modern, groundbreaking
- Lucrative: money-making or profitable
- Highly merited: well deserved
- Career ladder: moving up through promotions to the top of the company
- Pension scheme: money for retirement
- Job security: knowing you can keep your job/job safety
- Diagnose: to find out what is wrong
- Paediatrics: specialist child medicine (also spelt paediatrics)
- Routine check-ups: a regular (not urgent) visit to the doctors
- Huge appreciation: gratefulness and gratitude
- Follow up care: an appointment after an operation or illness
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