Cue Card Sample

Describe an important conversation - Cue Card # 701

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

Describe an important conversation that has brought a positive change in your life.

You should say:

  • whom you had this conversation with
  • how long this conversation lasted
  • why you had this conversation

and explain how this conversation has brought a positive change in your life.

[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 1:
I have a habit of having conversations and taking advice on different important issues from people around me. Needless to say, this practice has often helped me in making decisions at crunch times. Today, I would like to talk about one such conversation, that I had, after passing my junior college.

It was about 10 years ago when I failed to get admission to the medical college. Actually, not being able to pass the medical college entrance examination was one of the most shocking experiences of my life. Of course, it was not an easy admission test at all because only the most brilliant students with great academic results usually take part in these tests in order to study medical science at the medical colleges of my country. However, while I don’t exactly think that I fall into the category of the most brilliant students in my country, I still thought that I would be able to pull off a miracle since I studied really hard throughout my previous years for this purpose.

After failing to secure a place at a medical college, I remained confused and clueless for a considerable period of time. I even felt really depressed at times after that shocking news. So, I decided to head to my elder uncle, hoping that he would provide me with some intelligent conversation and comfort in order to help me get out of this Jinx. The conversation continued for about 30 minutes which provided a lot of important insights to me about life, as well as how the definition of “success” and “failure” changes in the life of people, as time progresses.

Anyway, I felt much better about my life after having that conversation with my uncle, as it provided me with the much-needed direction for my life. In fact, the conversation helped me realize the fact that we should always explore other avenues of success, when we fail to achieve a certain dream, instead of feeling down and depressed. Besides, it was after this conversation, that I learned to work even harder instead of complaining about the system and situation.

Model Answer 2:
I believe that conversations have the power to shape our perspectives, inspire change, and lead us towards personal growth. One pivotal conversation that significantly impacted my life was with my mentor, Sarah, during a profound heart-to-heart discussion that lasted for several hours. For this excellent topic, I would like to talk about this conversation that I had with Sarah.

The conversation took place with my mentor, Sarah, whom I deeply respect for her wisdom, empathy, and guidance. Sarah has been a beacon of light and a source of inspiration in my life, offering invaluable advice and support during times of uncertainty and self-discovery.

The conversation lasted for several hours, stretching late into the night as we delved into various aspects of life, personal goals, and aspirations. Despite the passage of time, every moment of our dialogue felt purposeful and enlightening, as we shared our thoughts, experiences, and dreams with one another.

The conversation was prompted by a period of introspection and soul-searching on my part, as I grappled with questions about my career path, relationships, and overall sense of fulfillment. Feeling stuck and uncertain about the future, I sought Sarah's guidance and perspective, hoping to gain clarity and direction in my life.

The conversation with Sarah proved to be a turning point in my life, catalyzing a series of positive changes and transformative experiences. Through her insightful reflections and gentle guidance, Sarah helped me unearth my true passions, identify my strengths, and chart a course towards personal and professional fulfilment. Her words of encouragement and unwavering support instilled in me a newfound sense of confidence and purpose, empowering me to pursue my goals with renewed vigour and determination. As a result of our conversation, I made significant strides in my career, cultivated meaningful relationships, and embarked on a journey of self-discovery and growth.

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