Describe an interesting conversation that you had IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe an interesting conversation that you had.

You should say
Who you had it with?
Where did you have it?
What was the conversation and why did you have it?

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 Answers and follow up questions to describe an interesting conversation that you had with IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Well, honestly speaking, I really enjoy the company of old people. Because they have vast knowledge, experience, and their talks are always very interesting.

Who you had it with? 
I would take this opportunity to talk about an interesting old man I met recently.

Where did you have it?  and Why did you have it? 
Almost two months ago I was travelling to Amritsar by bus. An old person boarded the same bus and sat next to me. It was a journey of around 2 hours, and we had the same destination. So I decided to initiate the talks because he was reading a very interesting book. 

What was the conversation? 
Then I got to know from him that actually he is living in Canada with his family and he was making holidays in India. I got surprised to hear that he is 80 years old, and even at this age, he was extremely fit and healthy and full of energy. He told me that he is a retired university professor Since I had completed my 10+2. So I took his advice on what to do further.

So he suggested that I should take the IELTS test and move to Canada for my further study. This journey was full of fun and enjoyment because he shared many interesting jokes with me. At the same time knowledgeable as well because he told me about the cultural differences between India and Canada. Before saying good-bye to each other, we shared our e-mail contacts, and now we frequently exchange e-mails with each other. 

Overall, he was a fantastic old man whom I met, and I would definitely like to see him again. 

Model Answer 2:


  • A couple of months ago when I was struggling with my weight problem

Who you had it with?

  • a friend of mine gave me some tips and said if I followed the advice it will change my life and as a matter of fact, she was right. It gave me the right direction for weight management

What was the conversation and why did you have it?

  • She told me that the way we think about food and eating habits must change.
  • My friend told me that we should return to our traditional eating roots and what our ancestors used to eat.
  • For example, she explained that clarified butter (ghee) which was so popular with our ancestors but has been discarded by the current generation is actually good for our health as nutrients are more important than calories.
  • After this, I broke away from food fads and western diets to basic rustic food habits.
  • I started eating local foods and foods my mom used to cook, foods I had grown up eating.
  • Before talking to her I used to think that the only way to lose weight is by dieting or cutting down food intake and starving or eating less, along with a number of strenuous exercises.
  • She also told me that the best method to shed unwanted weight is to eat in small portions. This activates the metabolism.
  • She also emphasized that people should only eat food that suits them, rather than adopting other cultural eating habits, because that might not suit them. She calls it food miles. The fruits and grains cultivated and harvested nearby are more nutritious for the population around that area.


  • After that, I got impressed and read the book which was suggested by her
  • I found it extremely informative. After a talk with her, I came to know that we can lose weight easily by having a balanced diet full of all the necessary nutrients.
  • She also suggested that various healthy recipes effective in losing the extra pounds. After adopting the habits suggested I feel that I am not only healthier than ever before but also more energetic.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

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