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