Skip to main content

An interesting talk or a lecture you have heard

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 376 with Model Answer:

Describe an interesting talk or a lecture you have heard.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • what it was about
  • what you learned from it
and explain why you think this was an interesting talk/lecture.

[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: 
I have had the opportunity to hear many interesting talks or discussions in my “not-so” long life, which were both intellectually and philosophically stimulating. But, they were not as intriguing as this particular talk, which I am about to describe, as it had kept me thinking for a long time.

The talk place about 5 years ago, when I still was a university student, at a public library. Back then, I used to visit a public library in my hometown almost regularly, as I loved to read different types of newspapers and books while exchanging my views and opinions on an array of issues with the like-minded people there. By the way, I didn’t have any access to a computer or the internet back then to help me read news online. So, one day, when I was busy looking at the newspaper pages, one of my “acquaintances” there asked me what would have happened if the whole world was only one country with no border, passport or visa restrictions.

I simply stared at him as I didn’t have any clue about how to answer the question. Of course, it was not the first time that he had asked me such a “radical” question, but I found this one be the most intriguing of all the questions, he had previously asked. So, I asked him back the same question again to get some “rational” answer. In response, he told me that the whole world would cease to exist because we would be too busy fighting with each other and destroying ourselves in the process. Initially, I didn’t agree with him, but later on, I was convinced that he was right after carefully ‘scrutinizing’ our violent, past human history.

It was an interesting talk because even though, on the surface, the idea of having a “border-free” world would sound “exciting” and tempting, the reality is that this very ‘border” has put a “check” on our “inherent and natural instinct” to overpower and destroy each other. Besides, the talks also proved that we humans don’t necessarily always know what is exactly best for us.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Person in your family who you most admire

IELTS Cue Card Question 10 With Model Answer:
Describe the person in your family who you most admire.You should say:
what his/her relationship is to youwhat s/he has done in your lifewhat s/he does nowand explain why you admire this person so much.

[You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 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 1: 'Family' is the most precious thing for everyone. One cannot live without a family, and even if we notice deeply, we could see that familial bonding is also found among animals. Thus, the importance of having a family cannot be ignored to live on the planet. A family is a place where anyone could expect to get anything without the promise of return in exchange. In my family, I admire my father most. He is the key person in our family and maintains the family in a solid way. He is my hero in my life. My father is truly an admirable person for his out…

Describe a time when you forgot something important

IELTS Cue Card Question 168 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you forgot something important.You should say:
when it waswhat you forgothow you managed the situationand explain how you felt about it.

[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 1: It was on the day of my formal interview at a multinational corporation for the post of Market Research Executive (MRE) when I forgot to take my interview invitation card.

Describe a prize you have won

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 214 with Model Answer:
Describe a prize you have won.You should say:
what it waswhat you had to do to win ithow many other competitors were there and explain how you felt after winning it.

[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 1: Winning a prize is always exciting and the winners are adored as well by different quarters. I also had won a prize in my college’s annual sports competition last week. I won the first prize and became the champion on the table tennis match in the indoor games category.

Describe a time when you heard some good news

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 195 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you heard some good news. You should say:
what it was aboutwhen you heard the newswho else heard this news and say why it had a strong effect on 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 1: Everyone wants to live a better life and some good news can tremendously change the course of their lives. It is only some good news that can affect the mental faculty of human beings and bring some good luck for them as well. I also heard a couple of good news last month and got relieved on the issues I was worried about.