An interesting conversation with a child - Cue Card # 674
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe a child with whom you had an interesting conversation.
You should say:
- who the child was
- how you know him/her
- what conversation you have had with him/her
and explain why you think the conversation you had with this child 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 was always under the impression that children can be “handful” probably because I was never good with children, especially, when it came to striking a conversation with them or understanding their needs. But, all that changed when I met little “Raisu” about a couple of years ago in my neighbourhood.
I met the little 5 or 6 years old Raisu for the first time, if my memory serves me well, at one bright and sunny afternoon when he was struggling to fix the “chain” of his bicycle that he was riding. But, after noticing him struggling for a minute, I decided to offer him help to fix his two-wheel ride. Anyway, I had seen Raisu a number of times before, but never really felt inclined to have a chat with him until that moment when he thanked me with a very happy face after fixing his cycle.
I asked him about what he was going to do if nobody was there to fix his ride. In response, he simply told me that he would keep trying again and again until it was fixed. Next, when I asked him if he had any friends, he simply told me that he was not allowed to have any friends of his age (ordered by his parents) because he would always get into fights with them.
Our conversation pretty much ended at that point, but before leaving, I asked Raisu if he remembered how to fix his chain. In response, with a big smile on his face again, he said that he didn’t remember.
I thought that the conversation with Raisu was really interesting because up until that conversation, I never knew that a child of that age could understand the virtue of trying again and again. It was also interesting because Raisu reminded me of sticking to the truth no matter how embarrassing it really was by revealing the truth to me about the reason for not having any friends. Finally, the conversation with Raisu taught me that it was ok to “forget” about things in life because life would go on one way or another.