IELTS Cue Card: Describe an important conversation that influenced you

Describe an important conversation that influenced you

IELTS Cue Card Question 36 With Model Answer: 

Describe an important conversation that influenced you.

You should say: 
  • when this happened
  • who you were talking with
  • what you talked about
and explain how this conversation influenced you.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer:
In the beginning of my college days, I used to bunk classes, particularly Physics and one day I had a conversation with my teacher and after that, I never missed my classes in the remaining college days.

When I was admitted at Santa Monica College in California, the first few days were very interesting to me because the environment was unfamiliar and people were unknown too. But gradually I developed a sense of deep friendship with few of my classmates and started building a community of us only. No outsiders were allowed to be with us. The class bunking rate increased and then I had the conversation with my honourable teacher.

The conversation took place between me and my honourable Physics teacher Mr. Immanuel Pitt. He was like a father for every student in the college and never behaved roughly for the misdeeds of the students. Despite being a teacher of Physics, he is also a good student advisor too, and suggests the students to be good at their studies and have a good result in the long run. Mr. Pitt invited me, again saying – invited me, one day at his room after my class. It was a memorable event for me too as I heard about his fame of counselling but at first, I could not realise why I was invited.

He discussed different issues with me for long hours and entertained me with orange juice. He wanted to know about my family, my parents – their occupation, academic status and more other issues. Finally, he asked me why I was missing my Physics class. In reply, I frankly told him that actually, I do not find interest in the subject. Moreover, I like to play outdoor games in the local field instead of the attending the boring class, I added. He did not show any anger of dissatisfaction on my speech rather he smiled at me. Then he advised me to be attentive in the study. He also said that study should not be taken as the study rather than a competition to get prepared for the future battles.

His speeches clicked my brain and I realised that everything I did so far was wrong. He pointed out the negative impacts of missing the class. He also said that I might have temporary pleasure by escaping the classes but I will be unable to survive in future if I continue the escaping. I was highly influenced by his speech as anyone did not tell me about the detrimental impacts of class-bunking. Moreover, I thought that the teacher may take punitive measures for my regular absence and sorry figures in the second class test, but he did not even ask me about the cause of the shocking scores.

As a result, I changed myself and attended the Physics class regularly, and even persuaded the friends (with whom I escaped) to be regular in the class.  Only for attending the classes, I had a very good score in the college final exam.