IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Weekends And Work

Work is worship but then it is also very important to have work life balance. But, then there are some who believe that work is part of life and should not be associated with a particular day or time. Let us have a look at some of the questions related to weekends and work and their possible answers.

Do you know anyone who works at weekends?

Well, I would say I know a lot of people who know how to associate weekends and work, including me. We are actually a group of four people and during weekends we go out and travel around places and click photos, do interviews, meet people and get to know a lot about the place. On Sundays, we then work late night to compile all our work and present it in a form of a blog and a video. It is lot of fun, but also lot of work.

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Should people be working or resting on Saturdays and Sundays?

I think a person should work on themselves during the weekends. Because, it is very important to upgrade oneself in this changing society. There are lot of things that we don’t know and lot of things that we can learn and I think its weekends when we can actually expand our horizons. So, definitely a person should not do the same old work but work on themselves during weekends.

Do you think working people need to take a rest on weekend?

Of course yes. It is always a good idea to spend some time with your family and friends as it is very important for leading a balanced life. But apart from this, I think people should also indulge in some extra curricular activity like reading a novel or joining a sports club or may be being part of dramatics. It is very important to be doing different thing as it allows a person to expand their horizons.

Do you think people should be asked to work on weekends?

I believe there should not be any compulsion on people to work on weekends and they should be allowed to do whatever they want to do. Because, as the old adage goes, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Is it important for people to have weekends off?

I think definitely yes. It allows a person to do something more than just the daily nine to five job. It allows the person the freedom to have a work life balance and also improve on areas that they are weak in or areas that interest them. Like, I have known so many people who are passionate about photography or other activities and pursue them during the weekends off.

Should people be paid more money if they work on weekend?

Paying people for working on weekends might not be a great idea, according to me, because I think it will compel people to do work on weekends for some extra money, giving them no time to improve on their other aspects.

Do you think it is reasonable that employees be paid at a higher rate for working overtime?

Paying more for people who work overtime is surely a very positive decision, according to me. The reason being they are working more and are taking time out of their personal lives for the company and at the end of the day, this increased work is helping the company grow better. So, I think the employee must be given his/her share of reward.

If you were asked to work on the weekend, do you think it would be reasonable to ask for extra pay?

To start off, I don’t think I would prefer working on weekends, even if it is for money. But, ever if I have to work on weekends it will definitely be for money and I think it will be very reasonable to ask for extra pay.

I think it is very reasonable for an extra pay if someone has to work on weekend, because there needs to be some motivating factor for a person to do a job even at weekend. If the person gets the same money as his/her peers who don’t work at weekends, it might leave the employee with the feeling of betrayal, which is not a very good sign for the company.


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