IELTS CUE CARD.
A speech that somebody delivered and you heard
You should say:
- who gave the speech
- what the speech was about
- whether it impressed you or not
and explain why did you like/dislike the speech.
Sample Answer :
Speeches have always been a fun event to me. I was particularly interested in public speaking since childhood. I used to listen to lot of speeches on the radio and television. Speaking to a huge crowd requires lot of self-confidence. I remember lot of good speeches that I’ve heard in my life. Also I can recall some really bad speeches.
I wish to talk about one specific speech given to us at the national AIESEC conference by a UN Indian Ambassador. The speech was interesting, brief and very informative.
The speech was given by at the opening ceremony of the conference. He was giving a speech to brief us about the new sustainable development goals designed in the UN for the betterment of the world. He has been a part of the Indian panel that is associated with the development of the nation. He has been working with the UN from the last 5 years. He began his journey as a former volunteer from the IIT Delhi cell. He also inspired us to work for the society and his speech kept me awestruck. I understood the importance for empathy.
His speeches included lot of breath taking examples and view from different walks of people. He told us various stories of compassion and empathy. He had made a real effort to prepare a good speech that was funny, well-researched, engaging and genuinely heart-touching. For example, he made us play this amazing ball game ice breaker, which helped a lot to understand the various representatives better. It was a great way to ‘break the ice’ and involve everyone, and the results were hilarious.
I think the speech was outstanding as it involved everyone, shared funny (but not too private) stories. It was also not too long! It held interest, and was appropriate for the us to engage.
The speech gave an insight on what effective communication can do and how it can help interact with people in a positive way.