IELTS Cue Card Sample 182 - Let’s talk about the place where you grew up

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

Let’s talk about the place where you grew up.

You should say:

  • Describe the town or city where you grew up.
  • Do you still live there now?
  • Does your family still live there?

and say if you think the place has changed much since you were young.

Model Answer:
I was born in a beautiful urban area called (...say the name of the place where you were born and spent your childhood...) and spent my childhood as well as adolescence there. This is a small urban area in the north part of the country. After I finished my college education, I moved to the capital city of the country for the university education. I am no longer living in my hometown but I often go there to visit my parents and other family members who still live there. 

The place where I grew up is a beautiful urban area and is really a nice place to live in. It is situated besides a river and there are lots of open spaces, corn fields, paddy fields there. The green environment, comfortable weather, fresh air, scenic beauty and the simple life of people make it an ideal place. The modern facilities like internet, satellite connection, theatre, library etc are present there and yet one can stay close to nature there. The area is pollution free, quiet and has some renowned educational institutes. 
In a broader view, this urban area has not changed that much compared to the time I lived there but of course some changes have occurred over the period. Many high rising buildings can be seen nowadays including some factories and industries.

Farming was the main occupation of people which is no longer true and people now have diverse occupations. The numbers of fields and open spaces have gone down. People are widely accepting the modern technology and businesses have expanded. The motorized transportations have replaced the manual ways of travelling. The lifestyle and fashions among the teenage generation seems very different than they used to be and educational infrastructure and facility has improved significantly than the time I had been there. 


Similar Cue Card Topics

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 your hometown.
  2. Describe the place where you lived in your childhood.
  3. Describe a memorable event in your childhood.
  4. Describe a place you like to visit.
  5. Describe a beautiful place you have visited. 
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