How to answer what do you want to do in future?

IELTS speaking is very popular for asking you questions where you have to express the degree of importance of certain things. Although there is no such rule that best describes the way of answering this IELTS speaking questions, it is always better for you to know some language tips on How to answer what do you want to do in future.

When IELTS examiner asks you such question they really have no interest on the content of your answer but construct. They just want to know weather you can use right grammatical structure.

First let’s see some questions under this category

» Do you hope to do the same job in the future?
» What do you want to do when you finish university?
» What kind of job would you like to do when you finish your studies?

Remember this formula

When the examiner asks you what do you want to do on the future type questions, you must:

  1. Use various forms of hope and would like structure together with emphatic sentence structure.
  2. Make a use Future ambition phrases
  3. Anticipate the resul using conditionals

Click here if want to know more about emphatic structure

Step: 1

How to answer what do you want to do in future?


The first step is to show your inclination on something future(hope/ events…) using emphatic sentence structure. Above is a link if you do not know about emphatic structure. To express your dream or desire, use either like, hope or wish instead of the classical and plain future tense structure.

Band 7 Structure Example: What I’d really like to do in the future is pretty simple: I’d like to find a good job..!. hope to be able to afford a nice apartment and a beautiful women.
There are different ways we can use hope to talk about the future, the last one is the best :

Either

  • I hope to be able to + verb

I hope to be able to go abroad after my studies.
I hope to be able to work,in an international hospital.

  • I hope I can + verb

hope I can pass my driving test.
I hope I can convince my parents to buy me a car.

  • What I really hope to do is + verb

What I really hope to do is travel around the world,
What / really hope to do is learn to speak Greek.

Or

I would like to + verb
I would like to marry the girl I met in the cake shop.
I’d like to become the best pool player in Asia.
You can also use these two useful phrases:
I would like (to have) the opportunity to study overseas.
I would like (to have) the chance to fly an aeroplane.
I hope to have the fortune to be able to go to Australia.
I hope to have the chance to go diving in Thailand.

Step: 2

How to answer what do you want to do in future?


Click here for the secret behind band 7 speaking

It’s always useful to learn a few phrases to talk about future ambitions and why you want
to achieve them. When talking about future ambitions, native speakers will often use common collocations (words that almost always go together when native speakers talk) such as the following:-

  • to achieve an ambition
  • to fulfill a dream
  • to succeed in doing something
  • to manage to do something

Now look at these collocations in the context of the following future ambition phrases:
I would like to achieve this ambition because it would be so rewarding.
Pd love to fulfill this dream because it would give me a great sense of achievement.
It’s my dream to succeed in learning Japanese.
I would love to manage to get into art college.
You can use these phrases after almost any ambition you mention to tell the examiner
what you want to do.

Step: 3

How to answer what do you want to do in future?


We use the first conditional to talk about things that will possibly come true in the future if we make sure we do certain things. Remind yourself of the structure of the first conditional:

  • if + present simple + will + verb
    • either, if + present simple + will + verb
    • or, will + verb + if + present simple

if + present simple + will + verb
If l save enough money, I will travel abroad.
If l give my friend enough help, he will overcome this difficulty.

will + verb + if + present simple
I will travel abroad if I save enough money.
I will win the race if l train as hard as I can.

To conclude how to answer what do you want to do in future:-

Step 1: Use various forms of hope and would like structure together with emphatic sentence structure.
Step 2: Make a use Future ambition phrases
Step 3: Anticipate the resul using conditionals

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