IELTS Speaking Task # Cue Card
Describe an interesting conversation you had with someone you did not know.
You should say:
- who the person was
- where the conversation took place
- what you talked about
and explain why you found the conversation interesting.
Last month during my flight from Dehradun to Delhi, I met a lady by coincidence and the conversation I had with her during the journey was unforgettable. As I was the last passenger to board the flight, the flight attendant requested me to settle down quickly on any vacant seat within reach. After the plane took off, I noticed a lady who was seating adjacent to me seemed anxious about something. By courtesy, I asked her if she needed help with something. She requested to make a call from my phone as she lost her cell phone at the airport.
We were already away from the cellular network zone and it wasn’t possible to make any call till the time we landed. She then narrated the actual incident of how she didn’t lose her phone but her fiancé smashed her phone after he came to know that she was moving to Delhi to pursue her dreams. She then told how he started humiliating and insulting her in front of his family members.
I tried to convince her that she wasn’t at fault and shouldn’t feel guilty for the step she took. Having this conversation made me realize that life is full of struggles. The lady even told me about how her in-laws were against her dream to become an IAS officer and serve the country.
I hardly realized when we reached our destination and it was time to bid goodbye. This conversation was interesting as I learned about the cruelty that prevails in the male-dominated community and how women today are taking their stand and fighting independently to succeed. It motivated me to never let anyone dominate or command your thoughts and actions.