“Describe an interesting conversation you had” is one of the IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics for a quite long time.

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a time when you had  an interesting conversation with someone

Useful language & Example answer

Great paraphrases/synonyms for ‘interesting’ are “Absorbing, engrossing, fascinating, riveting, gripping, compelling, spellbinding, captivating, engaging, enthralling, entrancing, beguiling, appealing, stimulating, thought-provoking, intriguing”

“Lost in conversation” – we were so engaged in what we had to say to each other we both got lost in conversation.

“The hours flew by” – though it felt like just a few moments passed, the hours flew by.

“Deep conversation” – we went from talking about our day into a deep conversation about current affairs (we can also say: the conversation ‘got deep’)

“Like I’d known him/her my whole life” – we had just met but it felt like I’d known him my whole life.

“Instantly hit it off” – we instantly hit it off and had the most amazing chat ever!

“on the same page/level” – after talking for a while I realized we were on the same page about many different things.

“share the same mind” – we agreed on everything, it was as if we shared the same mind.

“hang on (someones) every word” – it was a captivating conversation, I hung on his/her every word as he/she spoke to me.

“as if the world around us didn’t exist” – I was so fascinated by the conversation that I forgot where I was… it was as if the world around us didn’t exist.

“life story” –   he/she started telling me about his life story.

“things in common” – we had so many things in common.

“take the words out of (someones) mouth” – he/she took the words out of my mouth.

Example language in use: Part 2 interesting conversation

I have had so many fascinating conversations over the years with many intriguing people, probably too many to count if I’m being perfectly honest with you.

It’s difficult to choose which one to recall, however, if I had to talk about one today, it would have to be the conversation I had with a stranger I met on the train back home from University to my hometown.

Though we had just met, it felt like I had known him for my whole life after speaking to him.

We went from talking about our day to a deep conversation about our life stories within seconds. Even though he was way more captivating than mine- we both hung onto each other every word.

It’s not every day I have such a stimulating conversation with a stranger so this occasion really stuck with me.

He was a retired mechanic who ran a successful business supplying parts to many countries all over the world. During his early years, he would travel across the globe visiting partner companies and striking deals with them.

Though we didn’t have a single thing in common I felt like we were on the same page with so many things and he often took the words out of my mouth whenever I spoke. We instantly hit it off once the conversation got deep.

The journey was over before we knew it and the hours flew by though it felt like just a few minutes had passed. So yeah… that’s an interesting conversation I had. Thanks for listening.


This example is not a complete answer, I tried to use as much of the useful language as possible to show you how to apply it to your own sentences. I recommend that you practice using each component at least 5x times in your own sentences until you feel familiar enough with it.

If there is any language you don’t understand you should google “define _______” and you will see a comprehensive definition of it.

Also, I underlined other useful languages/collocation/expressions that can be applied to any appropriate speech regardless of the topic or task. I hope you do well with this Part 2 interesting conversation.



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