CUE CARD – Describe a time you had a disagreement with someone

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a time you had a disagreement with someone.


You should say:

    • Who was the person?
    • Why did you have the disagreement?
    • Was the issue resolved? If yes, how?
Sample Answer 

Disagreements are a part of our daily life especially when it comes to our loved ones. Today I would like to delve upon a situation when I had a huge disaccord with my bosom friend, Shefali.

I vividly remember one day on a fine Saturday evening, after having our dinner we were chilling out in my room with a bunch of our few other friends, when one of them suddenly started talking about Euthanasia. And I shared my opinion by disagreeing to the mercy killing of animals to which she was quite not satisfied with my answer, and we started arguing about it. Initially it was more like a discussion but as the time passed by it turned out to be a huge argument between both of us. It continued for at least forty-five minutes when others interrupted us and asked us to calm down and politely put forth our views.

Sadly, we did not arrive at any common conclusion and agreed to disagree since we both are strongly opinionated which is what also makes her a really close pal of mine. Sometimes our obstinate personalities clash whenever there is a heated argument going on, but at the end of the day we always find our way back to each other.

Overall, this was a time when I had a disagreement with my friend.

Word Meaning Sentence
Put forth Propose or present I do not shy away from putting forth my views.
Obstinate Stubborn or headstrong Riya is quite obstinate with her views on feminism.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘Describe a time you had a disagreement with someone’.

Q1. If there is a disagreement, what do you do?
Well, I generally tend to avoid getting into arguments, especially with outsiders. Still if I do, I make sure that I do not get rude to the person, rather I leave the person with his opinion rather than trying to change it as everyone is entitled to have their own individual opinion.

Q2. Who do you think should teach children to respect- teachers or parents?
I firmly believe that it is not the responsibility of just any one of them, but rather both teachers and parents are accountable for a child’s overall behavior with every individual who is around him. Thus, schoolteachers should pay heed to their students and make sure to inculcate important values such as respecting not just elders but everyone. Moreover, parents should look after them.



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