IELTS Cue Card Sample 340 - Describe a common transportation or vehicle in your city that you often use

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

Describe a common transportation or vehicle in your city that you often use.

You should say:

  • What is it
  • What is it like
  • When do you use it

and explain why did you choose to use this form of transport.

Model Answer:
Today I am going to tell you about a common form of transport that I use in the city where I live.  What it is, when I use it, what it is like and why I choose to use it. I am going to tell you about buses in Sheffield where I live, this is a form of public transport that many people use to travel to and from work or around the city at night.

I live in a city called Sheffield.  There can be a lot of traffic in the city, and it is difficult to find anywhere to park if you use your own transport.  Therefore, many people prefer to use the public buses.  There are lots of buses in Sheffield and many bus stops.  There is a bus stop almost directly outside my house.  Buses come past every 15 minutes, if you want the bus to stop, you have to put out your hand to signal the driver or the bus will go straight pass!  When I get on, there is a fixed fare as I have a special travel pass.  It costs me £1.20 for every journey, however far it is.  That is about 39,000 VD.  There are bus stops every 500 metres or so, if there are people waiting the bus will stop, if not, the bus goes straight on.  The bus has two levels, a top deck and a bottom deck.  I like to climb up the stairs to the top deck, and sit right at the front of the bus.  Then you get great views across the streets and the city too.

I use the buses all the time, because they are cheap, convenient and safe.  I sometimes use the bus to get to work, but mainly I use the bus when I am out at night, as it will get me home safely.  The buses run quite late, but you have to be careful to catch the last bus home or it will be a long walk back!

[ Written by - Lucy Marris | Careers Adviser (UK), TEFL teacher (Vietnam) ]

Similar Cue Card Topics

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

  1. Describe a common transportation people often use in your country.
  2. Describe your favourite means of transportation.
  3. Describe the vehicle that is widely used in your city. 
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