IELTS Cue Card Sample 350 - Describe a shopping centre /mall that you have visited

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

Describe a shopping centre /mall that you have visited or that you know about.

You should say:

  • where the shopping centre/mall is
  • how people travel to the shopping centre/ mall
  • what kind of shops it has

and explain whether you think it is a good place to go shopping.

Model Answer:
I went to visit Germany two years ago and stayed at Stuttgart for a couple of days. The Gerber shopping mall caught my eyes with its excellent design and next evening I went for shopping there with two of my friends. This shopping mall was located near the Stadtmitte and it had more than 100 shops and restaurants.  

People reach this shopping mall using their private cars, local buses and many people who lived nearby went there on foot. I was living nearby and that’s why I went to this shopping mall on foot.

There were many shops to visit and the store concept of the mall was very lofty. It has different renowned brands with rich shopping items. Among renowned brands, it had H&M, ELB, Brandy Melville, Urban Outfitters, Vans, Kayak etc.

After our 3-4 ours stay there, we bought few items including t-shirts, Jeans pant, coffee and a pair of shoes. I liked the admirable design concept of the shops and I really enjoyed my shopping there. The prices were moderate and the environment was very clean and it gave us a light open airy feeling. I noticed security personnel quite often and that was assuring to have a good shopping experience there. There was a grocery shop where I noticed a lot of people were shopping. My experience in this shopping mall was quite pleasant and that’s why I would say that the Gerber shopping mall would an excellent choice for shopping.


Part 3 – Two-way discussion:

Q. Is shopping a popular activity in your country?

Q. How have shopping habits changed over recent years?

Q. To what extent do you think advertising affects the way people shop?

Q. Do you think shopping habits are likely to change in the future?

Q. How shopping centres are changing over time? Is it beneficial to have more shopping centres?

Q. What can you tell about a person from his/her shopping habit?

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 popular shopping mall in your city.
  2. Describe a place you often go to.
  3. Describe a large shopping mall in your area.
  4. Describe a shopping mall near your home.
  5. Describe your favourite place for shopping.
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