Describe an argument between two of your friends

Describe an argument between two of your friends

Describe an argument between two of your friends


Describe an argument between two of your friends

When did it happen?

How it get solved?

What do you think about it?

NOTE – The examiner gives you one minute to plan your answerand to help you prepare for the topic, the examiner provides you with a pencil and a notepad. You’ll have to answer the questions given on the topic for one-to-two minutes

Sample Answer 1


  • Arguments are an integral part of our life.
  • Occasionally they lead to a logical conclusion, and in most cases, they lead to complications.

When did it happen

  • When I passed my 10th standard, I was in a state of confusion regarding which stream to choose for further education.
  • I had two options, the first one was to opt for a non-medical stream, and the second one was commerce.
  • To make a decision, I organized a meeting with a few of my friends.
  • The topic of discussion was what to choose? Science or commerce, for further education.
  • The discussion started on a positive note.
  • However, it had turned ugly when two of my friends started shouting at each other.
  • Their names were Michael and Stephen.
  • Michael had opted for the Science stream.
  •  That’s why he was talking in favour of science.
  • Whereas, Stephen being from a business family was advocating commerce stream.
  • Their shouts were disturbing my ears.

How it got solved?

  • To put an end to the argument, I called my elder brother to join us.
  • When he came, the verbal debate was still going on.
  • My brother diffused the situation by making me participate in an online psychometric test.
  • According to that test, being a creative person, my scope was more in humanities scheme.
  • Finally, I told my friends that I would be opting for the humanities stream for my 11th standard.
  • Finally, the debate ended.

What do you think about it?

  • Although the debate led to stress, it led me to a logical conclusion.
  • Therefore, we must have healthy debates in our lives.

Sample Answer 2


A healthy discussion between friends is a usual affair. However, sometimes it takes the shape of arguments.

Recently two of my friends had an argument which lasted for a few hours.

When did it happen

Two months back, we had a college reunion. During that time, two of my friends turned emotional while discussing their success. 

The first one said that to move our career towards an impressive growth trajectory hard work is a must. According to him by toiling hard with determination, dedication and discipline we could achieve anything in life.

The second friend had a counter opinion. He said that in this contemporary epoch, where fierce competition has become an integral part of our lives, people do not get growth in life just because of hard work. According to him, being lucky is more significant than any other thing to grow in life.

How it got solved?

The argument ended with the intervention of other friends. We all had sat together and concluded that for success in life a combination of hard work and luck works like a charm.

On the one hand, hard work hones your talent, and on the other hand, luck creates opportunities for us. 

By doing hard work, we can prepare ourselves to effectively utilize the opportunities presented to us.

After carefully listening to the discussion, both friends expressed solidarity with the view put forth by the group.

And the argument ended.

What do you think about it?

I think arguments help us to find viable solutions to the pressing problems in our lives. Hence healthy debates must be encouraged.

Sample Answer 3


  • Friendship thrives primarily on good relationships.
  • However, sometimes even friends have altercations.

When did it happen

  • Last year there was a strong argument between two of my friends.
  • During the corona pandemic, my country was in a state of lockdown.
  • Any many of us gained tremendous weight during that period.
  • Because during the lockdown, we didn’t engage in much physical exercise
  • Apart from this, we ate a lot.
  • Hence, to lose weight, we all college friends decided to help each other.
  • Our whole group connected through video conferencing
  • We nominated two guys from our group who were fit to mentor the group.
  • Both of the mentors are my bosom friends.
  • When the mentors started giving us weight-loss tips, both of them argued.
  • The first mentor said weight-loss exercise is more important.
  •  The second mentor countered his view by saying that diet is more significant for maintaining an ideal weight.

How it get solved?

  • To end the ongoing debate, we divided the group into two teams.
  • Team A worked under the supervision of the first mentor, and Team B’s team leader was 2nd mentor.
  • Team A focussed more on exercise, and Team B’s more attention was on having a balanced and nutritious diet.
  • The results were astonishing because all participants lose weight.
  • However, Team B’s performance was better than Team A.There was a paradigm shift in their overall look because all participants experienced significant weight-loss.
  • Hence, the revelation was that diet plays a more important role than a physical workout for losing weight.

What do you think about it?

  • Initially, I had apprehensions regarding the debate between two of my amigos.
  • But later on, I liked it.
  • Because through the medium of that argument, we all friends improved our health.

Follow Up questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe an argument between two of your friends”.

1. Do you think arguments are important?

There is no denying this conviction that arguments sometimes consume a lot of time. Yet arguments are significant because they help us in clearing our doubts. Moreover, through arguments, people can highlight various issues affecting our society. All those societies where people have healthy arguments grow at a rapid pace. However, when the freedom of having arguments is not there, the reputation of society deteriorates.

 2. What do family members generally argue about?

Usually, family members talk they argue about trivial issues. Like what to cook, and who will handle which duty?. Even small talk could lead to an altercation. Another prominent issue which families argue about is the education of the children in the family.

3. Is it easier for you to have arguments with your friends or your family members?

 I find it easy to have arguments with my friends because I am more open with them. With them, I have the freedom to discuss any kind of topic. Moreover, being of my age, they understand me better as compared to my family members. On the other hand arguments with family members can lead to enhanced trouble, because all members of the family are of different age groups and this thing widens the gap between them. Hence, having arguments with family members is not a prudent approach.

4. Do you think people should change the way they think when they have arguments?

Yes, people need to have a drastic change in their thinking process while having arguments. Because their central focus should be on finding a solution through debate, rather than winning the argument.Becasue the urge to win the argument at any cost can lead to adverse results.On the other hand changing your belief system by engaging in discussion with like-minded people can lead your life towards an impressive growth trajectory.

5. If two people argue, do you think a third person should be involved in the settlement?

If the argument is going towards a healthy debate, then the third party should not intervene. However, if the argument is leading to an altercation then the third person should enter the debate and diffuse the situation.Because the involvement of a third party brings a new perspective to the discussion which could help in finding a suitable concluson.

6.Why do you think people are stubborn and unwilling to change?

Most people have certain habits which become an integral part of their lives. They think that by remaining adamant, they can prove their point in a better way. Moreover, they resist change because it prompts them to come out of their comfort zone. Hence they develop this uncanny knack for remaining adamant with their opinions whether they are wrong ones or right ones.

7. Do you think you are stubborn?

Earlier I used to be a stubborn person. However, with age, I have learned that stubbornness restricts your growth, and it widens the gap between you and your near and dear ones. That’s why I chose to remain flexible. And due to this massive change in my belief, I have started garnering the unstinted support of my near and dear ones.

IELTS new cue cards 2021

1Describe a time when you tried to do something but weren’t very successful IELTS cue card
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3Describe a live sports match that you have watched
4Describe a leisure activity near/on the sea that you want to try IELTS cue card
5Describe an occasion when many people were smiling
6Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in
7Describe a street market in your city
8Describe an activity that you do after school/work IELTS cue card
9Describe a time when you helped a friend
10Describe a law on environmental protection
11Describe a puzzle you have played
12Describe a natural talent you want to improve like sports music
13Describe a piece of local news that people are interested in
14Describe a time when you encouraged someone to do something that he/she didn’t want to do
15Describe an argument between two of your friends
16Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike IELTS cue card
17Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study IELTS cue card
18Describe someone older than you, whom you admire IELTS cue card
19Describe a time when you felt bored
20Describe the time when you had to sing a song or a poem in front of a public
21Describe a time when you changed your opinion
22Describe an occasion when you ate a kind of food for the first time
23Describe a place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there
24Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line
25Describe a skill that you can teach other people
26Describe a part of a city or a town you enjoy spending time in
27Describe a time when you were really close to a wild animal
28Describe a time when you shared something with others IELTS cue card
29Describe an occasion when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone IELTS cue card
30Describe a decision made by others or someone that you disagreed with
31Describe a time when your computer broke down
32Describe a company where you live that employs a lot of people IELTS cue card
33Describe a person who you think is very open
34Describe a person who wears unusual clothes
35Describe a short trip that you often take but you do not like
36Describe your first day at school
37Describe an art exhibition that you visited
38Describe a piece of international news you have just recently heard
39Describe an unforgettable bike(bicycle) trip
40Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home IELTS cue card
41Describe a bag you want to own
42Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination
43Describe a time when you told your friend an important truth
44Describe a time you saw children behave badly in public
45Describe your favourite weather
46Describe your favourite singer IELTS cue card
47Describe a computer/phone game you enjoy playing since your childhood
48Describe an expensive activity that you enjoy doing occasionally
49Describe a thing you bought and you are happy about
50Describe an aquatic animal
51Talk about a health condition that you had and found a solution for it online IELTS Cue Card
52Describe an occasion when you wasted your time
53Describe a family which you like and are happy to know
54Describe a time when you received good news
55Describe a time when you first talked in a foreign language IELTS cue card
56Describe a special hotel you stayed in
57Talk about a time when you gave advice to someone
58Describe a perfect job you would like to have in the future
59Describe a book you read that you found useful or Describe an exciting book you read.
60Describe an old person you know and respect
61Describe an event you attended in which you didn’t like the music played
62Describe an old friend you got in contact with again
63Describe an interesting conversation that you had
64Describe a time you made a promise to someone
65Describe a person who helps others in his or her spare time
66Describe a good decision you made recently
67Describe a risk you have taken which had a positive result
68Describe an ambition that you have for a long time
69Describe something or someone that made a lot of noise
70Describe an interesting tradition in your country.
71Describe an event in which you were unsuccessful.
72Describe an old object which your family has kept for a long time
73Describe a town or city where you would like to live in the future
74Describe an intelligent person you know
75Describe an art or craft activity that you had at school IELTS cue card
76Describe a photo of yourself that you like (or you have taken).
77Describe a large company that you are interested in
78Describe a time when a family member asked for your help
79Describe a dinner you really enjoyed
80Describe a time you got lost in a place you did not know about
81Describe a foreign country you want to know more about?
82Describe a volunteering experience you have had
83Describe your favourite movie IELTS cue card
84Talk about a recent health-related article that you have read IELTS cue card
85Describe a time when you were surprised to meet a friend.
86Describe a prize that you received
87Describe a line that you remember from a poem or song
88Describe an article on health you read in a magazine or on the internet
89Describe a polite person whom you know
90Describe a place where you are able to relax
91Describe a conversation topic you were not interested in.
92Describe an energetic person that you know
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95Describe a special day or a memory of your school or college days
96Describe a water sport you would like to try in the future
97Describe a gadget you own.
98Describe a time when you had some medicine
99Describe a friend/person who is a good leader
100Describe a famous celebrity from your nation who you admire.
101Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution
102Describe a famous person that you are interested in
103Describe an area of science that interests you
104Describe a mistake you have made.

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