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IELTS Cue Card Sample 385 - An interesting phone conversation you had with someone

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe an interesting phone conversation you had with someone.

You should say:

  • when you had this conversation.
  • whom you talked to.
  • what it was about.

And explain why this conversation was interesting.

Model Answer 1:
I had a very interesting phone conversation recently and I would like to talk about it. It was Sunday and the clock was ticking at around 11.00 am. All of a sudden I got a phone call and I received it. It was very baffling initially as I was confused whether it was a recorded message or a real person was talking over the phone. I stopped the girl who was talking and asked her to talk very slowly. She was a marketing executing of some sort of electronic consumer selling office. She told her name Anne and I had real double whether that was her actual name or not!

She called me to talk about some promotional offers their company had announced. I told her that I was not interested but she was quite persistent not to let me drop the phone. I am quite acquainted with annoying marking and call centre phone calls and the type of scams they are after. I told that girl I would not be interested in buying anything and then she told me whether I would be interested in buying an electric shaver! That was quite a coincident because I was indeed in need of it. I was a bit confused about whether she had any sort of data about me or not. I asked her to contact me later but she started describing the features of their electric shaver!

After a few minutes I cut the conversation all of a sudden and she tried to reach me a few more times but I did not pick up her call. So far that must have been a very typical phone conversation until I got a call from another number and she told me that she was one of my cousins who pretended to be a salesgirl and talk to me a few minutes earlier. I was quite amazed by the type of fun this cousin did with me. I had not talked to her for many years and that's why had not the slightest hint about her vocal. 

We, later on, talked about our work, study and family and she asked me to visit her hometown someday. The conversation with this cousin (her name is Mirtha), especially when she pretended to be a salesgirl was quite funny and interesting in my opinion.


Sample Answer 2: 
Usually, I do not prefer talking over the telephone unless it is so important to me or to the caller. Besides, I also do not use my mobile phone frequently. But recently I had an interesting phone conversation with my cousin who lives in Japan. 

I am an undergraduate student in Cambodia. But the majority of my relatives are living in other countries. In fact, we are a global family due to some special reasons. My talks with Mao Chaan, one of my maternal cousins was really enjoyable and interesting. He actually made the phone call for my mum and I picked that as mum was out of the home. The conversation was held in the evening. In fact, I just returned from college and heard the phone was ringing. So, I had to pick the phone and talked to him for the next half an hour.  

Mao Chaan is a smart boy. Currently, he is having his MA in International Affairs from a University in Japan. He will return to Cambodia in the next month. He takes care of my family as he is like a family member of my own. In fact, he was brought up with us. My parents brought him our home and he lived with us for a long time. My maternal aunt was sick after the birth of Chaan. She somehow became paralysed and could not move some of her body parts. So, my uncle, being a very busy man with his export and import business, asked my family to look after his child. So, immediately after his birth, Chaan started living with us like a family member of our own. My dad has helped him in all possible means and treats him like his own son. On the other side, Chaan is also respectful to my family members. 

The conversation was about a lot of issues. Actually, Chaan wanted to know if my mum needed any specific things that he could bring from Japan for her. But since mum was unavailable right then, he asked me. I was surprised by such issues. Actually, I did not have any ideas about such things that my mum will be in need of. Besides, I also did not take part in any domestic activities. My mum takes care of things. So, I was unable to tell him about the necessities. Then he started mocking me. He did the mocking with me when he was with us. Such childish behave! He always tried to irritate me. When I was a kid, I got irritated with the slightest mocking but now the situation was different. 

This was an interesting conversation for me. When Chaan failed to irritate me by recalling some of my childhood names, I started attacking him. I made him remember some of his evil deeds that are only known to me. Besides, his girlfriend is my best friend at university. I also threatened him to expose the truth of stealing foods and other stuff from the kitchen to make a picnic with the local boys and such other issues. In fact, Chaan was one of the wicked boys in the locality and used to create mischief in association with the other local boys. He also said that he will bring nothing for me when he returns. After exchanging such sweet threats, the situation was neutralised and I concluded the conversation. However, I really enjoyed the phone conversation with him. 


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