Describe a seminar or workshop you have attended – IELTS Cue Card
Describe a seminar or workshop you have attended
You should say:
- what was it about
- who participated in it
- how long the seminar/ workshop was
- and explain why you attended this seminar/workshop
I am a student pursuing development studies at Delhi University. Lately, my department invited me to be a part of a day-long seminar on the environmental issues rising at an alarming rate in New Delhi. The idea was to get a handful of real-life ideas from students. For me, the entire seminar offered an excellent experience.
This seminar was held in association with some international environmental health control organisations and local NGOs working toward these issues. Primarily, the reason behind this organization was to spread knowledge about the detrimental effects of global warming and other life-threatening issues that humans were causing to the environment. The seminar also made us realize how our actions were impacting the economy, health and the country. I came to understand an array of negative effects of rising pollution and never-ending deforestation and how it was affecting our lives. In fact, the seminar highlighted both the positive and negative aspects of the story. It taught us the perfect measures that can be effective in decreasing the prevalent issues.
Initially, I thought I was the only person from my department in that seminar. However, a quick glimpse made me recognise several familiar faces. Thus, I came to know that my entire department participated in this seminar.
The seminar lasted only a few hours. It commenced at 10 am. Following this, we took a lunch break around 1.30 pm. Then, the seminar re-started at around 2 pm and ended at 6 pm.
The only reason behind participating in this seminar was to understand how we could curb our effects on the environment and make it a better place to live.
- Pursuing: to follow something
Example: She was keen on pursuing an acting career.
- Prevalent: most common in a particular place at a particular time
Example: The practice of exchanging gifts during festivals is prevalent across India.
- Detrimental: bad
Example: Too much alcohol is detrimental for one’s health.
- Commenced: started
Example: My exams commenced last week.
- Curb: to control or limit something
Example: The government should act sooner to curb environmental issues.
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