IELTS Cue Card Sample 113 - Describe a place that you would like to travel to

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

Describe a place that you would like to travel to.

You should say:

  •     Where you would like to go
  •     How you would go there
  •     Who you would go with

and explain why you would like to go to this place.

Model Answer:
I had a very close friend in my school level who is currently working as a doctor at (...say a place name...) and I would like to travel to his living place. I have a plan to visit (...say the place name...) whenever I will get holidays for 4-5 days. The friend has invited me to visit his place and in the meantime, he has visited my place twice. So my turn to visit his place has become mandatory. As he is living in a rural area where hills, tea gardens are available, I am sure I will enjoy my visit there.

There are three options to visit the place- bus, train and aeroplane. For me, the aeroplane would be bit expensive and I like travelling by train, so I will take the train to visit there. I have few reasons to visit this particular place. First of all, this area is famous for its natural beauty and a good number of local and foreign tourists visit this place each year. I would be able to enjoy my stay and live close to nature during my stay there and that would be a goof refreshment for me.

Second, I would enjoy my friend's accompany there and as he has already visited my place twice, I feel kind of obliged to visit his living place. Another reason I would like to travel there is to stay away from the busy life and busy city for dew days.


Alternative Answer:
I have a great desire to visit the Vatican City and that’s a wish I would like to fulfill. The Vatican City is a comparatively small area and I want to visit all the major places of this country. Since I live in (…say your country name…) and would require a visa to enter the Vatican City, airplane would be the most convenient transportation for me. From the airport, I would need to hire a taxi and I wish to travel the Vatican City either in a rented car or on foot. I do not have any particular plan to take a friend or a family member but a good companion would not b a bad idea. Someone who has interest in History (especially on Vatican City) would be a good company for the journey I guess. Right now I can think of (…say a friend’s name…) as my travel companion in this journey.

I have a great interest in the mysteries and history of Vatican City. The places, the artworks, the buildings, the archives and many other interesting historic events of this city make it a great attraction to millions of tourists of the world. I want to take the first hand experiences of the historic events I heard, read and learned about this city. The places and monuments of this city were described in lots of book I have read and the movies I have watched. I would like to go there to witness the greatest works of famous painters, architects and leaders. My interest in history, art and mystery are the main reasons for my interest to make this travel to Vatican City.

Part 3: Details Discussion:

Q. Why do people need to travel every day?

Q. What problems can people have when they are on their journey, for example to work or school? Why is this?

Q. Some people say that daily journeys like these will not be so common in the future. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Q. What do you think people can learn from travelling to other countries?

Q. Can travel make a positive difference to the economy of a country? How?

Q. Do you think a society can benefit if its members have experience of travelling to other countries? In what ways?


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

  1. Describe a worth visiting place you know about
  2. Describe a place in your hometown
  3. Describe a tour you recently had
  4. Describe a place you would like to visit in the future
  5. Describe a trip you remember well
  6. Describe a naturally beautiful place where you had been to
  7. Describe a place near a river or sea
  8. Describe a tourist spot you would like to go to
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