Describe a conversation topic you were not interested in

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a conversation topic you were not interested in.

You should say
Who you talked with?
When you had the conversation?
What was the topic?
And explain why you were not interested?

Note: 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

Introduction
A lot of bad things are happening in the Corona Pandemic period. People are free in their houses, but they do lots of conversation on useful and useless topics. I also do a discussion on many issues with my family and friends, but sometimes I get irritated.

Who you talked with? And when you had the conversation?
Here I am going to talk about a conversation in which I was not interested. Last week all my cousins and other family members were gathered at my house. We did lots of things together, such as watching movies and playing games.

What was the topic?
Suddenly, my uncle on the TV and Kangana Ranaut’s office news was telecasted on it. Elderly members of my family started discussing it; my cousin also took an interest in it. I also joined the conversation but for some time. After fifteen minutes, I fed up, so I picked my mobile phone and started playing games on it to pass the time.

Explain why you were not interested?
I didn’t want to continue the discussion because no one could really know what actually happened. We should wait for the court result. I do not understand why people, including my family, take an interest in such kind of sensitive cases, especially which are belong to Bollywood.

OR

Introduction

  • Last week, we went to my Uncle’s house as it was my cousin’s engagement.

Who you talked with? and When you had the conversation? and What was the topic?

  • There, some of my other cousins started a conversation about the recent Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case.
  • For the past few weeks, the main news coverage has been all about Sushant Singh Rajput.
  • And it was a controversial issue from the start.
  • There are some people who believe it was suicide, while there are others who believe it was murder.
  • However, I was actually tired of hearing about the issue for the past two-three months.
  • I was hoping that at the wedding, we would talk about something else.
  • I was actually more interested in talking about the opening of schools, the Indo-China border conflict and state of the economy and more than anything else, our personal lives.
  • I felt that discussing the topic of Sushant Singh Rajput was depressing in some ways.
  • I know mental health is an issue that needs more discussion among people, and I felt that the engagement was a joyous occasion, and it was not the right place for the discussion.
  • During the conversation, each of my cousins, came up with a weird theory what actually happened.
  • It was like – they were there, they knew Sushant Singh Rajput personally.

And explain why you were not interested?

  • I actually wanted to say if we could discuss something else, as none of us could really know what actually happened, and we should just wait for the investigative agencies to conclude their proceedings.
  • But, the rest of my cousins were really interested in the discussion.
  • So, I didn’t say anything.
  • After about fifteen minutes, I just pretended that I received a phone call and went to another room.
  • But that was no respite as there my uncles were discussing the same topic.
  • For the rest of the time, I just played games on my phone call.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a conversation topic you were not interested in”.

1. What topics do young people in India talk about?
The youth in India talk about nearly everything from politics to sports to fashion to technological gadgets. Personally, I love to talk about mobile phones and computers with my friends.

2. What is the difference between topics that are popular now and topics that were popular in the past?
I think earlier people didn’t care so much about technology, but it is a major part of the conversation now. I also love talking about that. In addition, I think rest of the topics like sports, fashion and politics were actively discussed in the past too.

3. How do you know if others are not interested in the conversation?
I think I mostly see people’s facial reactions to see if they are interested. If they are laughing at my jokes or their facial reactions are changing as the tone of the conversation changes, they are interested. Otherwise, they are not. Sometimes people are direct too. They try to cut me off and steer the conversation towards another topic.

4. What’s the influence of modern technology such as the internet, emails on our communication?
I think they have increased the overall communication, but at the same time, they have also decreased face to face communication. Moreover, they have reduced the importance of language and grammar in communication. People care more about being concise rather than being grammatically correct.

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