IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 193
Describe an English class or lesson that you enjoyed.
You should say:
- when you took the class
- when and where it was
- what you were taught in the class
and explain how much you enjoyed learning in this class.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]
Learning English was both fun and challenging for me. It was fun because I learned many different and interesting things while learning it, and it was challenging because I was (and still I am) not a quick learner. Luckily, I had some great language teachers who didn’t only make the lessons easy for me, but also enjoyable, for the most part.
One such lesson, which I really enjoyed, was about non-verbal communication. Up until that lesson, I had almost no or very little idea about non-verbal communication. In fact, all I knew, before that lesson was delivered to me, was that there were only two types of communication: oral and written. Of course, even though, I took the class about 10 years ago as a junior college student, I still value it a lot, especially, after noticing the effects of non-verbal communication, like body and hand movements, standing posture and facial expressions, in my professional life.
In other words, this lesson or class was all about how careful we should have been with regard to our emotional tone in a speech, hand and body movements and facial expressions, which must be consistent with the message we want to deliver. In fact, to help us understand the lesson even better, the teacher gave the example of students whose sitting posture and facial expressions were enough for the teacher to indicate whether they were enjoying the class or not. Needless to say, as soon as the teacher gave our example, we didn’t only get “alerted” but also started to feel uncomfortable. After all, we didn’t want the teacher to know how we felt about the lectures or class!
However, as soon as the class ended, that feeling of “uneasiness” had just vanished since I, along with the others, had thoroughly enjoyed that class. After all, it taught us all the benefits and importance of an aspect of our communication which doesn’t often get that much attention or discussed. In fact, I felt so “empowered” by that knowledge that I even started to lecture my friends and relatives to become careful about their “non-verbal” communication!