Is computer knowledge important in order to be a good employee? | IELTS Speaking Questions & Answers

An example of a question from Part 3 of a recent IELTS speaking test in the USA which asks about your opinion on computer knowledge and how important it is if you want to be a good employee. The sample answer given is an example of one response, obviously there are many different ways you could respond to this question based on your own knowledge and experience.

IELTS Speaking Test Part 3 Discussion Questions

Is computer knowledge important in order to be a good employee? Why?

That very much depends on the type of work you do, doesn’t it? I mean if your work doesn’t involve or need computer skills in order to do it successfully then computer knowledge isn’t important. I guess if you were employed to catch fish or lay bricks to build a house then you wouldn’t need to know much about computers to be a good employee.

On the other hand, there are many service and technology related jobs nowadays which do require quite a good level of computer and technology skills for employees to be able to carry out their duties and responsibilities, so it would certainly be an advantage to have the appropriate computer knowledge if you want to be a valued employee within such an organization.

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