Interesting talk or lecture you have heard or attended - Cue Card # 640
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe an interesting talk or lecture you have heard or attended to.
You should say:
- who the speaker was
- when and where you heard/attended it
- what it was about
and explain why you think it 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.]
I take a great deal of interest in the climate change that has been affecting our planet for centuries. So, whenever there is a talk or lecture on climate change, I seldom miss it whether it is discussed in a seminar or broadcast on the TV channel. So, when I came to know about such a lecture on “global warming” to be addressed by one of the most notable NASA scientists, I was quite excited. The lecture was broadcast about 2 years ago on the National Geographic TV channel.
The lecture methodically tried to highlight the damages on our earth caused by global warming and climate change. The very learned and distinguished lecturer presented the effects of greenhouse gases while saying how the Antarctic and the Greenland ice sheets were melting, sea level was rising around the world, as well as how the wildlife was on the verge of becoming extinct because of an extreme weather pattern.
Before ending his lecture, this distinguished scientist didn’t forget to warn us as to how the future/fate of our planet hung on the balance if we didn’t take immediate measures to slow the global warming caused by us greedy humans. Indicating the extreme weather events such as El Nino, the lecturer also reminded us how the changes that had historically taken thousands of years to occur were happening in the course of decades.
The lecture was becoming more and more interesting as it continued for almost 2 hours, presenting the facts and information on how we humans have gradually destroyed our planet because of our unabated greed to power our modern lives. In fact, the lecture was quite worrisome for a native of a small island nation like me which, according to the lecture, would submerge in the ocean because of the rise in the sea level by 2050.
In fact, the threat of global warming is so real that even the former US vice president travelled from one corner of the world to another in order to raise awareness about its negative impact. After following the lecture the entire time, I didn’t have even a shadow of doubt in my mind that climate change was and still is the biggest challenge to the existence of our planet.