IELTS Cue Card 2017 Questions # Conference

In recent times, people have become more social, making them to attend conferences and meetings, social gatherings and so much more! This time we are looking at a cue card that was recently asked in the IELTS exam about an interesting conference that a person attended.

Describe an interesting conference that you attended. You should say –

  • why it was interesting
  • who the speaker was
  • what was talked about

Also, explain why you found it interesting and educating.


I have recently joined the Toastmasters community and it is all about public speaking and leadership. Last Friday, I attended a meeting held in my office. It was a district level conference and people from all of the communities in the district came to attend it. Like in all meetings, there were two main speakers and lot of table topics. But the one thing that made the meeting different from others was the quality of the speakers.

There were two main speakers. The first speaker explained how in the latest of times we have philosophized life to an extent that we have stopped living. It was a humorous speech and in the end the message was clear, life is about doing what you love and letting everything else pass by. The second speaker talked about dreams. How dreams have been the driving force for so many eras and the beautiful concept of understanding the present circumstances through dreams.

I really loved the speakers and the way they presented their thoughts. There was drama in the speech and one could visualize the words of the speakers making it impactful.


Meaning – speculate or theorize about fundamental or serious issues, especially in a tedious or pompous way

Synonyms – theorize, speculate, pontificate, preach, sermonize  moralize


Meaning – a fact or condition connected with or relevant to an event or action

Synonyms – situation, conditions, state of affairs, position, events turn of events ,incidents ,occurrences, happenings, factors, context, background, environment


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