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The most recent conversation you enjoyed

Or, an interesting conversation you had with someone you did not know.

Describe the most recent conversation you enjoyed

You should say:

  • who the person was
  • where the conversation took place
  • what you talked about

and explain whether the conversation was interesting or not.

You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Sample Answer 2:
Last month when I was on my way to my hometown on a train, I had an interesting conversation with an unknown person and the conversation lasted for several hours. I live in the city and my hometown is about 7-8 hours away from the place I live in. I usually go to my hometown by bus but at that time I travelled on a train. I was in a second class compartment of the train and there were almost 10 other people travelling in the same compartment. I found a couple with 2 kids were sitting just opposite side of me next to me was sitting a person who seemed around 45 years old. I was sitting beside the window and he asked me to open it. He then thanked me and asked me about myself. The conversation went on and I learned that he is a senior employee of a large Government organisation. I was a bit confused that he was travelling in a second class compartment at cheap rent. 

He started a topic about how the kids and young people from the new generation have little passion for learning and busy doing unproductive staffs. I started defending the young generation and expresses the difference the new generation has with their ancestors. The conversation started to turn into a debate and both of us used our logic and reasoning. The conversation was interesting and I was actively participating in it mostly because he had a good and polite way of conversation. He told his reasoning for this belief but when I showed him my logic, he did not protest just for the conversation’s sake. Rather he agreed that he learned many new facts about the new generation and their way of thinking and lifestyles. He also confessed that the generation gap is unavoidable and the positive changes should be accepted by them. Besides this main topic some other topic arrived like the political situation of our country, the educational system currently we have and what should be done to eliminate many of your major problems. 

The conversation lasted for about 4 hours until he left the train at his station. I usually do not continue a longer conversation with strangers and often find people start talking about silly issues with no moral values. But the conversation I had with this person on the train was interesting and I enjoyed it. I felt like there is a big gap between the first generation and the new generation and both generations do not listen and think deeply about the other generation and that’s causing a huge gap between them. I enjoyed to learn many thoughts of our first generations and was appalled about some of the misconceptions. I was also relieved to learn that they have a positive attitude towards the changes which are for good reasons. His way of conversation was also positive and that’s why the overall conversation was enjoyable. 

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