IELTS Speaking Part 2: Describe an argument that two of your friends had
You should talk about:
- When it happened
- What it was about
- How it was solved
- And how did you feel about it?
Band 8 Sample Answer
It is an acknowledged fact that people argue when their ideas and thoughts are not considered. Everyone is unique, and sometimes their thoughts don’t match, which results in an argument. However, from my personal experience, I’d say that arguing is a natural process of developing a strong bond with the other person. Here, I’d like to talk about a time when my friends had a disagreement, which later turned out to be a heated argument. We were a bunch of four friends who were always together, and our friendship was solid. During our holidays, we decided to visit a nearby amusement park. To our surprise, there was a small crafts exhibition at the entrance of the park. There were many artworks, paintings, graphics, clay models, books, handicrafts, handmade jewellery, etc., on display. Almost all the halls were packed with the displayed articles. As we moved forward, we saw different rides, some scary, some funny, and some water rides. So, four of us decided to go on the roller coaster ride and bought the entry ticket.
When we saw the giant roller coaster, we were surprised by its height, which entailed adventure. But suddenly, one of my friends, Jack, who was afraid of heights, didn’t want to join us. Another friend, John, didn’t let Jack go, as he wanted to make a vlog of us enjoying the ride. A minor issue began into a heated argument; everyone around was looking at them. So, at this point, my friend Elle and I intervened and requested them to stop the quarrel. After that, we dropped the idea of going on a roller coaster ride as it was the only solution that seemed right at that moment. Post the argument, we tried to calm both of them and moved ahead to the food stalls.
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To sum up, I felt that John should’ve understood Jack’s anxiety and avoided the argument. But he was adamant, and so was Jack. Later, they realized their mistakes and forgave each other.
Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Describe an argument that two of your friends had
Unique – being the only one of its kind, unlike anything else.
Eg: She was lauded by everyone for her unique painting.
Entail – involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence.
Eg: The decision taken by the government can entail substantial economic risks.
Adventure – an unusual and exciting or daring experience
Eg: Climbing the mountain seemed like an adventure
Giant – a person or thing of unusually great size, power, importance
Eg: There was a giant size statue at the exhibition.
Anxiety – a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome
Eg: He lost the marks in viva due to his anxiety.
IELTS Speaking Part 3
Do you think arguments are important?
I personally don’t think arguments are necessary as it leads to severe misunderstandings. But in some cases, arguments are extremely important as they help us understand the other person’s perspective and make us aware of their opinions. Therefore, it’s always essential to listen to other people’s views and then decide on a conclusion.
What do family members generally argue about?
Generally, family members argue on various topics, but the most common argument occurs when it’s time to prepare the food for dinner, breakfast or lunch, as tastes vary. Moreover, arguments occur while making decisions related to studies, marriage, etc. Arguments occur even when deciding a place to visit.
Is it easier for you to have arguments with your friends or your family members?
Yes, it’s easier to argue with friends as they’re also clueless about a few things like us. But it’s totally different when arguing with our parents as their thinking/ mindset is entirely different from ours. They’re experienced, and their arguments tend to be correct as they talk with maturity and better understanding.
Do you think people should change the way they think when they have arguments?
Of course! From my personal experience, I’d suggest that people set aside their ego and listen to the other person’s point of view patiently instead of increasing the intensity of the argument. Moreover, they should control the tone of their voice and maintain dignity. They should ensure that they don’t cross the limits while attempting to reach a conclusion.
If two people argue, do you think a third person should be involved in the settlement?
Well, I think the third person should not interfere and stay away from the conversation until the situation goes out of hand. When it goes out of control, the third person must speak or get involved in the conversation and settle the issue by suggesting solutions.
Why do you think people are stubborn and unwilling to change?
Well, in my opinion, some people are stubborn and unwilling to change because deep down, they know that their stubbornness will help them get what they want. They’re unwilling to change because if they do, they will lose the things which they desire.
Do you think you are stubborn?
Yes, I’d consider stubbornness as one of my weak spots. But I’m stubborn about certain things, which I don’t want to lose, and I think every individual has a right to be headstrong.
Will you be willing to change?
Of course, I’d be definitely willing to change myself if I have made a wrong decision or made a wrong assumption about something. Moreover, change is good, and it’s best to keep yourself updated.
Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 3
Perspective – a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.
Eg: My perspective about women empowerment is entirely different from my mother’s perspective.
Silly – having or showing a lack of common sense or judgement; absurd and foolish.
Eg: Although the idea seemed silly at first, it became a success when it was implemented.
Clueless – having no knowledge, understanding or ability.
Eg: Rose was clueless about her birthday surprise.
Headstrong – energetically willful and determined
Eg: Jack is famous all over the college because he is headstrong.
Assumption – something that is believed to be true or probably true but that is not known to be true
Eg: The doctor’s assumption proved to be wrong when the surgery was successful.