#21 - IELTS Speaking test in Canada – April 2016

Test # 21

- What is your full name?
My name is Kriti Changlani.

- Can I see your ID?
Yes sure!

- Where are you from?
I’m from Mumbai, the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

- Do you work or study?
I’m working as a front desk staff in a hotel - Claymont Chateau, here in Mumbai. I’ve been working for one and a half years now.

- Where do you live now?
I live in Bandra in Mumbai, with my parents.

- Is it a house or an apartment?
It is a three bedroom apartment in a 10 storeyed building. We live on the 7th floor. Our apartments are called Riviera Heights.

- What room is your favourite? Why?
My bedroom is my favourite because I spend a lot of time there. All the things I need are there in my room, and I can say it is a place of ‘zen’ for me. I love to read lounging on my bean bag, I spent a great deal of time on my computer….my window also overlooks the garden of our building….so yeah…I love my room the most.

- What room would you like to change? Why?
I would like to change our kitchen. It hasn’t been renovated since years and is looking very old-fashioned when I compare it to the modern kitchen designs nowadays with the automatic drawers and all.

Cue Card
Talk about a better job that you would like to get. Please say
- What job it is
- What skills are required for this job
- Why you think this job would suit you better
I think a better job for me than my current one would be as a chef. I am very interested in cooking, and I actually wanted to learn culinary skills rather than management. But I wasn’t quite aware of the best places I could do the course at, and a few of my friends got into management so I followed suit. To compensate for this loss, I joined various cooking classes and became deft at preparing various cuisines. I would like to be a gourmet chef…I know it requires years of training, but I feel I can be good at it. I have excellent judgement over measurements and appearance of any dish, I am also adept at recognising the ingredients by just tasting the food, so I think these skills can really help me succeed as a good chef. This job would suit me better as I would be doing something I’m really passionate about, so I can never lose focus or interest in the job, and put in more hard work than I would do in any other job.

- Why do people switch jobs frequently?
I think job satisfaction plays a big role in people changing jobs. For example if they’re not satisfied with the salary, or the environment, or the profile they’ve been given, they’d apply for other jobs.

- Is it beneficial to work in shifts?
Not beneficial per se…but I don’t see how it would be disadvantageous. A lot of jobs demand shift workers and it’s very common nowadays…people are able to manage their routines with working in shifts so I’d say it is alright to work in shifts.

- Are there any disadvantages to working in shifts?
Yes there are, and I’d like to explain this with the help of an example. Say a person works in a night shift in some call centre, comes home at 6 am in the morning…he’d probably sleep for 6 hours and then resume his day. So he has no time for going for an early morning jog, or exercising in the fresh air, or having breakfast with the family. This schedule reverses the whole circadian rhythm of the body too.
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