|☑️ When it happened?|
☑️ What it was about?
☑️ How it was solved?
☑️ How you felt about it?
NOTE-> You have one minute to think about what you are going to say, then you’ll have to talk about the topic for one-to-two minutes. A paper and a pencil will be given so that you can make some notes if you wish.
For easier understanding, I have divided this IELTS Speaking Cue Card into three parts ➡️ Introduction, Questions, and Conclusion.
Introducing an argument two of your friends had
Arguments are the foundation of every rational talk as they facilitate awareness of another’s perspective. Although often feared, arguing can be beneficial to friendship. So today, I’d take this opportunity to talk about one such argument happened between two of my friends Smith & Jenny.
When it happened?
Last Sunday we went to Best Buy – an American multinational consumer electronics outlet to buy Apple Macbook for my sister and the clash of words between Smith & Jenny happened then and there. It all started calmly as a discussion but in no time turned into an argument.
What it was about?
The disagreement between Smith & Jenny was about which is the best Apple laptop currently in the market. Actually Apple Macbook has two famous models- Apple Macbook Air and Apple Macbook Pro and I had to choose one for my sister. Smith sided with Macbook Pro whereas Jenny lined herself with Macbook Air. Both started shooting arguments and counter arguments about which is the best pick – Pro or Air?
How it was solved?
The friendly argument soon became a squabble and then… I jumped in. However, both of them put strong and legitimate facts on the table but we were still undecided about our purchase. I told them to calm down as they were merely adding more confusion. So we asked one of the store representatives to help us. Both Jenny & Smith agreed to listen. The representative told us about the latest hardware update in the Macbook Pro, which was something both Jenny and Smith missed out. Hence, the argument was solved and both said ‘Yes’ to the Pro variant of Macbook.
How you felt about it?
However, the argument was a little childish, but I felt their argument.. somehow helped us made the right decision. If it would not have been happened, we might not ask the representative and I should have bought the Macbook Air instead.
In the end, I’d just say that…I was happy that it was a test of their friendship and both Jenny & Smith didn’t lose sight of it during the argument.
Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking Part-3 follow up questions for Describe an argument that two of your friends had cue card:
Do you think arguments are important?
In most cases, they can be avoided but we can’t neglect the fact that they’re also important. Like in family relationships for example, Arguing is healthy because you get to communicate your frustrations and needs to your partner and it leaves no space for holding grudges.
What do family members generally argue about?
Families normally disagree on trivial topics like what household things to buy and what not? Which meal to be cooked? When to marry a child? and so on. Families are so closely knitted that they’ll find arguments in almost everything.
Is it easier having an argument with your friends or your family?
I think an argument with friend is much easier for me than to have with my family members. Because, due to generation gap family members are hard to convince or to say sorry. Whereas, friends often get into arguments, say sorry and move on.
Why do you think people are stubborn and unwilling to change?
Change is no doubt difficult to pursue. I suppose some people are stubborn because they are overly self-obsessed and think of their opinion highly. They believe their change of stance might hurt their reputation and hence they are unwilling to change.
Do you consider yourself to be stubborn?
To some extent..!! but I’m also the one who welcome good arguments and listen to others. I feel it helps me build my persona.
Will you be willing to change?
Definitely I am open to change..!! As Albert Einstein said, The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. So I perceive change as a path to learning and sailing new shores.
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