IELTS Work Vocabulary 1
Examiner: What do you do?
I do a job-share with a friend in a boutique … I enjoy it … I like working with customers … unfortunately it’s only temporary work but one of the perks of the job is I get a discount on the clothes …
Examiner: Do you have any career plans yet?
Yes … I’d like to be my own boss one day … I’m interested in programming and I’d like to create apps for myself or for other companies … I know being self employed would be a challenge but the idea of doing a nine-to-five job doesn’t appeal to me at all …
Examiner: What do you see yourself doing in 10 years time?
I’d hope to be working … not a high-powered job … but I’m quite a creative person so something where I can work with my hands would be nice … as long as I’m not stuck behind a desk doing something boring in a dead-end job I’ll be happy
to do a job-share: to share the weekly hours of work with another person
temporary work: work done for a limited time only
one of the perks of the job: an extra benefit you get from a job
to be your own boss: to have your own business
to be self-employed: see ‘to be your own boss’
a nine-to-five job: a normal job that consists of an 8 hour day (approximately)
a high-powered job: an important or powerful job
to work with your hands: to do manual work
to be stuck behind a desk: to be unhappy in an office job
a dead-end job: a job with no promotional opportunities