Talk About A Debatable Issue IELTS NEW CUE CARD

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS speaking Cue card by IELTSKING


You should say

  • What the issue is?
  • Why it is debatable?
  • Which side did you support?
  • And How do you think it can be resolved?

Note: you have to talk for 1 to 2 minutes. You have 1 minute to take a look at the main points and prepare some notes which you can use while speaking.


Well, it is not uncommon to see debates getting sparked on minor as well as major issues and the topic which is very much in controversies these days in society and the one I am going to talk about is whether the employees should be allowed to continue to work from home or not. Actually, the thing is that during the Corona pandemic, the employees were supposed to work from home.

The fact is that there was a complete lockdown and it was not feasible for companies to allow their employees to visit the office on regular basis. This is the reason, employees started working from home. Now, the debate is that the employees want to continue to work from home. The fact is that earlier, they were unable to maintain or strike a balance between their professional and personal lives. Now, they can do it better because they are not wasting the time that they were wasting earlier traveling to and from work.

But, there is another segment or a group which believes that working from home is having a detrimental impact, especially on the work efficiency of the employees. They are not giving their 100 percent to work. At the same time, their professionalism and commitment to work are also affected. Since there is no interaction with their colleagues or there is no supervision of their employers.

For that reason, they are not working as they should be and if I talk about myself, I too believe that there is certainly a drastic fall in the professionalism of workers. They are becoming lethargic and that’s the reason why I think the best idea to resolve this debate or to come up with the best solution to resolve this problem is that the workers and the employers should come up with some kind of agreement. There has to be an arrangement under which employees are expected to visit their workplace for a few days a week while for the rest they may continue to work from home. This way, both parties would be satisfied and the problem would be resolved

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