IELTS Cue Card Sample 341 - Describe a trip that you made by public transport

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

Describe a trip that you made by public transport.

You should say:

  • When and where you went
  • What kind of transport you used
  • How was your trip

and explain why did you choose to use public transport.

Model Answer:
Today I am going to tell you about a trip I made by public transport.  I will tell you when and where I went, what transport I used, a little about the trip and why I chose to use public transport.

The trip was made about five weeks ago.  Can you guess where I was going?  I was leaving my home in Sheffield, England, to come to Vietnam!

To make this journey I had to use lots of different forms of transport.  The first part was by car – a friend gave me a lift to the coach station.  The coach I was travelling in went overnight, so it was very late, very cold and very dark when I arrived at the coach station.  I was glad my friend was with me.  The coach arrived at midnight, and the driver was tired and a bit cross.  He was quite rude to all the passengers which I and my friend thought was funny!  My backpack was put in the compartment under the coach, and I climbed on board.  There were lots of empty seats on the coach, so I sat at the front and had two all to myself.  I tried to sleep but it was uncomfortable and I was excited, so I didn’t really get any sleep at all.  The coach stopped a few times over night so people could get on and off.  At one point the driver changed, and a new friendlier driver came on board.

Our destination?  It was Heathrow Airport, this is a huge international airport near to London.  The journey to London took about 6 hours.  I was very tired when I arrived in the early morning at Heathrow, but I knew that when I got on my plane, then the next step in my adventure would begin!

Although I do have my own car, I try to use public transport whenever I can.  I think it is better for environment and also less stressful.  However, for this trip I had no choice.  I was going away for a long time, so I would not be able to leave my car at the airport for so many months.  I wonder what my next journey will be?

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

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