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Describe a job you would like to do in a foreign country for a short period of time

IELTS Speaking Part 2

Describe a job you would like to do in a foreign country for a short period of time

You should say:

  • What the job is
  • Where you want to do it
  • How you knew it
  • And explain why you want to do it

Sample Answer

Well, at the moment, I’m thinking of becoming an au pair which may not be a popular job among Vietnamese.

As you know, being an au pair means I will have a life abroad in a short period of time, usually for 1 or 2 years. During that time, I will live with a host family and help them to look after their children or clean the house. In return(1) , I receive a small payment. Well, the country I wanna visit is Australia, which is halfway across the world from my hometown.

As for the reason why I want to get this job, well, I’ve always dreamed of travelling overseas once to learn a second language as well as gain more experiences about life and culture in a foreign country. I would say that I’m pretty adventurous (2) and eager to learn (3) new things. However, as a student with a tight budget(4) , I’m unable to afford(5) the fee. Last month, I came to my cousin (6) for advice and she instantly recommended this job. Speaking of my cousin, she has been working as a designer in Australia for almost 5 years. She knows a lot of local people here and one of them is looking for an au pair. To tell the truth, I used to think that an au pair is neither a housekeeper or a babysitter but after doing a bit of research, I know that I’m totally wrong. This job can be a great chance for me to be exposed to (7) a new lifestyle and culture. Honestly, I haven’t lived far from my family. Perhaps I will encounter lots of difficulties when living independently without parental care and guidance, but I’m ready to push myself out of the comfort zone. I can’t wait to set my foot (8) in Australia. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic(9) , many countries around the world have been in lockdown, so every plan that I had made was postponed(10) . I’m still looking forward to good news so that I can depart (11) soon.


  1. In return /ɪn rɪˈtɜːn/:
    Ex: In return they got content.
  2. Adventurous /ədˈven.tʃər.əs/:
    Ex: I’m trying to be more adventurous with my cooking.
  3. Be eager to learn /ˈiː.ɡər tuː lɜːn/:
    Ex: He’s eager to learn
  4. A tight budget: Tight /taɪt/ : Budget /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/ :
    Ex: I am on a tight budget.
  5. Be unable to afford /ʌnˈeɪ.bəl tuː əˈfɔːd/:
    Ex: She was unable to afford having them replaced
  6. Come to someone for advice: Advice /ədˈvaɪs/:
    Ex: Tell them to come to me for advice
  7. To be exposed to /ɪkˈspəʊzd/ /tuː/:
    Ex: About 800,000 children are exposed to poisons each year.
  8. Set foot in /set fʊt ɪn/:
    Ex: Steadman had never set foot in Nevada
  9. Pandemic /pænˈdem.ɪk/:
    Ex: In some parts of the world malaria is still pandemic.
  10. Postpone /pəʊstˈpəʊn/:
    Ex: They decided to postpone their holiday until next year.
  11. Depart:
    Ex: The plane departs at 6 a.m


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