WRITING AND SPEAKING: THE MAIN FEATURES OF MY IDEAL JOB


“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

Thoreau

The chapters of today were related with these two parts of the IELTS certification. About the writing part of the exam, I had learned the differences between a bar chart, a map, a table, a pie chart, a graph and a diagram and how to read the information on each of it. The bar chart allows more than other images to compare information.

The answer should be at least of 150 words, with an accurate grammar and a firmly description of the information showed on the image. It is forbidden leave out important data: indeed, is extremely important understand clearly how to recognise the main details from the minor one. It is not good trying to speculate on reasons for the data and add information not included in the data.

The structure of the answers given needs to follow the following scheme.

  • Overview

  • Key differences and similarities

It is better use the passive voice, starting the sentences with the pronoun it, and try to use the verbs: estimate, predict and forecast to describe future predictions.

For the speaking evaluation, I need to be aware that is easier make grammar mistakes when we talk despite when we write it because we don’t have the same quantity of time to think about it: so, it is very important exercise daily to do it. It should be a talk in which it is important also the body language and the eye contact with the interviewer. When the question is about our interest or our life and the answer is negative, it is always right start with the expression Not really, adding later an explanation about it.

Writing and speaking: nowadays, the main goal of my life is to achieve the knowledge and the competences to do as my main occupation of my days this kind of activities. I would a job in which, after the reading of materials, I must to write a project – as an event, or a book, or a multimedia service – that should be able to communicate the importance to know the world in which we are living and how to improve it. I do not know what is the job that included these activities exactly yet, but I am looking for it and I want to invest my time and my energies to the present on it.

When I was at the university, I had had to read for the Anglo - American course a novel written by Thoreau “Walden”, an account of his own experience on the woods. I was astonished because he still gives me the energy to continue to read and planning my life in relation with the main purpose of my life, that I am lucky never change from the childhood: be a writer. The castle in air that I already built at eight years old, now are just a plan on the paper and on my personal laptop through these articles, because I am determined to follow Thoreau’s advice:

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”

I trust on this own experience to follow the dreams despite every single adversities should be happened:

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

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