IELTS Cue Card: An interesting conversation you had

An interesting conversation you had

IELTS Cue Card Question 52 With Model Answer: 

An interesting conversation you and one of your friends recently had.

You should say: 
  • what the conversation was about
  • who you had it with
  • where and how long you had this conversation
And explain why you think it was an interesting conversation.

[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:
I am Silvia Costa and in my school, I have many friends and classmates. All of them are dear to me but my best friend is named Emmy and she lives beside my apartment. I had a conversation with her a few days ago about the day out we had in the last month.

I had a chat with Emmy for about one hour and I described her about the things we did in the outing. I with some of my school friends and mates went on a day out and travelled different parts of the Paris city. Emmy could not accompany us as she went with her parents. In the conversation, I told her that we went to see the Eiffel Tower and the Musee du Louvre on the day. I talked over the tower and the museum and the things we had seen there. Since she could not go with us, I tried to refill the gap with the descriptions about our visit so that she could also know about what we did in her absence.

The conversation (chat suits more than conversation) was held with Emmy Bartholdi. She is also studying with me in the high school and lives just beside our apartment. I like her most and she is my best friend as we have similarities in different issues. First of all, she loves to read books, and I too. Sometimes we exchange books particularly the thrillers. When we plan to go for a day out, she agreed in the beginning but could not be present at the event as she had to go for a visit to her paternal aunt on an emergency basis with her father. When she returned from her relative’s place, she asked me to describe the entire event.  

On an evening and after attending the class, she returned home with me. After around an hour she came to our apartment and started the chat. We talked for an hour over the day out and I also showed her the photos that I captured and shared on my social networking site account. We discussed different issues as well and she told that her paternal aunt suddenly fell ill and was hospitalised and thus she had to rush with her father to meet her immediately. I also described what we did on the day, where we stopped, from where we took our foods, which sort of fun we had and more other issues.

Actually, both of us remain busy with our home assignments, studies and other small domestic chores like helping mom in different ways or decorating the apartment and such other tasks. So, we cannot manage time to sit and talk together. In school, we also do not have extra time for the pressure of academic activities. Sometimes she comes at my home or I go to her to exchange books. But we do not talk usually at those moments. So, it was an interesting talking event with my best friend and it was more like a small event of the two. I entertained her with cookies and coffee while she brought a large chocolate for me. In fact, the conversation was great.


Part 3 – Details Discussion: 

Q. What are the differences between topics that women and men usually discuss?
A. The conversations of males and females are entirely different. They discuss different topics. When the males meet, they talk ab topics like the current political situations, sports, major national and international events etc. But when the females gather together, they usually discuss the issues of cosmetics, clothing, and food recipes, planning for any upcoming events, and more other similar issues. But men mostly talk over issues related to them or their surrounding environment that may affect them while the women seem careless over the issues as their male counterparts are there to take care of them.

Q. Why are some people afraid of public speaking?
A. Sometimes people are afraid to speak publicly because they lack confidence and sometimes they are shy. It also occurs that some of them have had bitter experience for talking in public. But the lack of confidence is the most important factor in this case and people lose their confidence level when they start to talk before a gathering regardless of formal or informal. A great deal of practice is able to improve the situation. Confidence level, thus, will be increased automatically if someone keeps practising the public speaking.

Your preparation for this Cue card will help you to answer the following Cue card topics as well:  

  1. Describe an important conversation you can remember you had.
  2. Describe an interesting conversation you had with an unknown person.
  3. Describe a recent conversation you had with a friend.