IELTS Cue Card Sample 250 - Describe an educational trip you went on in school days

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

Describe an educational trip you went on in your school days.

You should say:

  • where the trip was
  • what you did and what you learned
  • who went with you

and explain why it was important to you.


Model Answer 1:

I still remember the day when I took an educational trip for the first time as a student of 9th grade. Not to mention, of course, I was very much interested to take part in it as we, together with 50 students from my high school, were going to be taken to one of the biggest zoos of my country.

If I remember it correctly, 4 or 5 teachers visited with us in order to coordinate and supervise the trip.

We started our journey at around 8 a.m. in the morning in a big rented bus. Even though it was a significantly long trip of almost 4 hours, we all felt like we arrived at the zoo soon because the trip itself was very much enjoyable for us. In fact, we all were signing in a chorus and cracking jokes at each other. Anyway, after arriving at the zoo, our teachers made us all stand in the line with a ticket in each of our hands and asked us to enter the zoo one by one in an orderly fashion even though we just couldn’t wait to enter in it as quickly as we could.

And then, we all finally entered inside the zoo, we could see all kinds of animals from such close proximity. Tigers, deer, elephants, cheetahs, rhinos, zebras, waterbucks, otters, hyenas, giraffes, impala, black bears, tapirs, hippos, lions as well many species of monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons. I also saw crocodiles, peacocks along with other birds like Sarus crane and pond heron. We all took our pictures with some of those beautiful animals. We even offered them some foods (with permission from the zoo authority) and the animals were so happy to eat them.

Anyway, the trip was important for me because it taught me about many unknown things about how some of the animals, which we don’t see in our day to day life, actually live. Besides, it also taught me how the presence of these animals around us help preserve our environment and ecosystem around us, without which our earth would be a dangerous place to live in.


Sample Answer 2:

When I was in class six, the school authority arranged an educational tour in the city botanical garden. I was very much interested to participate in it and after I got my parent’s permission, I enrolled in the trip. It was a trip to the largest botanical garden called (…say a name…) and we were almost 30 students and 5-6 teachers in the trip.

After we reached the garden I was very much enthralled to watch such a beautiful place that seemed very green and different from the place we lived. The journey took 3-4 hours and I enjoyed my visit a lot. The place very large and there were several thousands of trees, some hills, lakes etc. the large trees gave us the impression of the woods and I felt like we came to visit a large woods of mediaeval age. The teachers introduced us with several plants and flowers and there were many plants and flowers that I read or heard about but have never seen before that day.

We learned about the importance of forests, the necessity and our responsibility to make the world a better place for all the species and not just for humans only. We learned some medical and herbal aspects of many trees and one of the teachers explained how the plants and their ingredients are still used to make life-saving medicines. The whole trip was educational and enjoyable as well.

This was a very important trip for me as I had the scope to visit such a beautiful place surrounded by green trees and flowers. I learned many things about the plants and their usefulness. I also learned about the natural equilibrium and why should we maintain a greener environment for our own betterment.


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