Describe an interesting talk or a lecture you have heard – IELTS Cue Card
Describe an interesting talk or a lecture you have heard
You should say:
- when it was
- what it was about
- what you learned from it
During my college days, I’ve had the pleasure of hearing many fascinating talks and lectures.
The lectures I am going to talk about took place at my college conference hall around 2 years ago. I don’t usually take much interest in talks and lectures. However, certain lectures pique my interest. During one of my regular class lectures, one of the instructors invited all students to a guest lecture. So I went to the notice board to see what the lecture topic was, which turned out to be happiness. I decided to attend the seminar right away.
The lecturer began his talk by asking questions such as, “What makes you happy?” and “What makes you want to be happy?” He then engagingly crafted his speech, including some intriguing numbers and responses that may come to people’s minds. He talked about the concerns and causes of people’s suffering in such a common and pushy manner. People are imbued with the belief that in order to be happy and acquire a level of bliss, one must suffer. During the lecture, one guy brought up a topic that really caught my attention: the value of happiness in life and why people are chasing happiness through worldly items when we would eventually have to leave everything behind after death. The instructor said that it is what gives life its meaning. Humans’ lives would become meaningless if they do not chase things, yet they should not become greedy. When the professor finished, I realized that happiness is a personal condition of a being. Pleasure should not be dependent on others; rather, it should stem from your own successes and not be stifled by comparisons to other people’s happiness.
- Pique (verb) – arouse (interest or curiosity).
Eg: Umesh would ask you numerous questions in between the movies out of pique.
- Imbued (verb) – to cause to be strongly influenced by quality or emotion
Eg: Renuka’s world was deeply imbued with patriarchal thoughts.
- Chase (verb) – pursue in order to catch or catch up with.
Eg: The police chased the thief but couldn’t catch him.
- Stifled (verb) – restrain (a reaction) or stop oneself acting on (an emotion).
Eg: I don’t know how people manage to stifle their anger.
- Bliss (noun) – perfect happiness; great joy.
Eg: My last trekking experience was sheer bliss.
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