IELTS Speaking Part 3: Work in Foreign Countries

Topic : Work in Foreign Countries

Speaking Part 2: Describe a job you would like to do in a foreign country for a short period of time

  1. What kind of work can young people do in foreign countries?

Well, I suppose that any job can be done abroad, as long as the person has enough experience, specific knowledge and can communicate in a foreign language.

Particularly in Vietnam, manicurists are among the most common jobs among the young who decide to work overseas. I guess the reason is because this job doesn’t require any academic knowledge or special skills. People may only have to take a short vocational training before doing the job. The pay they receive is pretty high as well because there is always a high demand for beauty in some European countries but they lack skilled workers.

2. Is it good for young people to have the experience of living in other countries?

I think yes. Living abroad allows people to not only acquire a wealth of knowledge but also cultivate more soft skills. I mean, they can get the opportunity to explore and immerse themselves in a new culture or to meet people from all over the world. People living overseas can also boost their confidence and learn to become independent. You know, in unfamiliar surroundings, everyone is forced to adapt quickly and that is when they are pushed out of their comfort zone. Those are only some of the perks I can think of, not to mention the chance to be fluent in a foreign language.

  1. Why are some people unwilling to work in other countries?

To my knowledge, there are many reasons for this. One of those is obviously the language barrier. You know, not being able to communicate in the foreign language will definitely prevent people from performing the task well at work since they can’t understand and express ideas. What’s more, some people may struggle to get used to such a new environment with so many differences. That’s what we normally called cultural shock. On top of that, high cost of living is another factor which makes people reluctant to settle in a foreign country. You see, they must work really hard to make ends meet, otherwise, the financial burden will increase gradually.

  1. What’s the difference between working in an international company and working in a domestic one?

Well, that’s pretty hard to say because I haven’t worked in an international company before. I guess those who work in an international environment have to collaborate with people coming from different cultures. It may be a chance for them to learn new things from each other, but also a challenge since there will be differences in the way they work or even in their mindset. Like, Asian people are said to be more likely to sugarcoat everything while those coming from Europe may be a bit more straightforward.

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