IELTS Cue Card Sample 309 - Describe a common transportation system for commuters in your city

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a common transportation system for commuters in your city.

You should say:

  • What kind of transport it is
  • What types of people use this transport
  • How convenient it is

And explain whether you like it or not.

Model Answer:
Public Bus is a very common transportation system in our country and the majority of the commuters in cities and urban areas use this transportation system. There are two types of public bus system in our country: short distance buses and long distance buses. There are many governments owned bus service system which is available mostly in metropolitan system. There are varieties of sizes in these buses ranging from 10 seats to as many as 100 seats and even double-decker buses as well.

People from all classes and economic conditions use these buses and who do not own private cars, most of the times use this transportation system. Since there are cheap and expensive buses based on the facilities allowed, people with low earnings mostly use the non-AC, small buses. While the people with better economic conditions use air conditioned and bit expensive services.

This is the most convenient transportation system in our country in terms of expenses and availability. Hiring taxi or private cars cost a lot and they are not always available. So people mostly depend on the public bus transportation system which offers a very low fair and are always available for almost all of the destinations.

I mostly use this bus transportation system for short and long distance travels and communications and I find it very handy. Thought there are some disadvantages of this transportation system, I would say still this is the best way for commuters to more to different places in my city.

Part 3 – Two-way discussion:

Q. What are some common transportations in your city?  

Q. How do most people travel long distances in your country?

Q. Have the types of transport people use changed much over the last few decades?

Q. What kinds of improvement have there been in transport in your country in recent years?

Q. Do you think transport is likely to continue to improve in the future?

Q. Do you think the government should impose a restriction on citizens' car ownership?

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card Topic would enable you to talk about the following Cue Card Topics as well:

  1. Describe a journey you took using public transportation.
  2. Describe a public transportation system available in your city.
  3. Describe the main transportation system available in your country.
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