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Child with whom you had an interesting conversation

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 370 with Model Answer:

Describe a child with whom you had an interesting conversation.

You should say:
  • who the child was
  • how you know him/her
  • how often you meet him/her
and explain why you think the conversation you had with this child was interesting.

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


Model Answer 1: 
Children are constantly changing and developing new preferences, fears, thoughts and emotions. But, for the very same reasons, they can be interesting also. Even some conversations with them sometimes can be rather amusing. Today, I would like to talk about one such conversation with a child which, I thought, was fascinating.

His full name is “Zulqar Seikh”, about 4/5 years old, and he also happens to be the nephew of one of my friends. I met Zulqar about a few months ago at a local stadium when his uncle (my friend) brought the boy with him in order to watch a football match. Since then, I have met Zulqar (along with my friend) several times already at a local park, which I also happen to visit almost every weekend, when he used to practice riding his tricycle. By the way, his uncle uses to supervise his cycle riding practice. But, one day, when I was casually accompanying Zulqar and supervising him in riding his tricycle in the park, I asked him if he really liked riding his cycle. In response, Zulqar said that he didn’t like it as he rather preferred to fly an aeroplane so that he could find out about the “aliens” in the sky. But, when I told him that it was not easy at all to fly an aeroplane, and there was nothing called “aliens”, he very smartly said that I couldn’t have possibly known about aliens because I had never flown an aeroplane into the sky before. Needless to say, his smart response essentially “shut” me up for a while.

I think the conversation was interesting because the little boy reminded of a very popular adage in my country which said: “no conclusion without proper investigation” in reference to the conclusion that “there is nothing called “aliens”. Besides, I also didn’t expect a little boy of that age to know that one would actually need to fly into the sky to find aliens instead of searching them on the earth, which I thought was pretty smart.




Sample Answer 2:
Many people love to spend time with children and I am one of them who love to be with them due to their extraordinary charms. Recently, I met a child on my way back home from the office and the child was smarter than this age group, or at least this is what I thought. He was a five-year-old boy who had a smart way of responding to every question.

Initially, I did not have any intention to engage in a conversation with the boy. But gradually, I discovered that the baby was highly intelligent. He was replying craftily to his father’s questions and that grabbed my attention. Besides, when I had eye contact with him, he smiled and looked at me for a while. So I started to talk to him casually.

Well, I sometimes see the boy and his father on the bus but I do not know them socially or personally. As for how often I meet him, I would say once in a while when coincidentally he and his father sit next to me.

I did not have any idea that a baby of his age can discuss issues of playing cricket with friends. He has several friends who play cricket with him. And he was planning to get some playing gears. I asked him which one he loved and his reply was amazing. He was aware of the pros and cons of a cricket bat and smartly selects his piece. Moreover, he also knew almost all the rules of cricket games and it appeared interesting to me. I have never seen a boy before to be so interested in sports, especially cricket. The conversation that I had with him lasted for around 20 minutes and I was baffled by the experience.

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