Cue Card Sample

Describe a place where your parents took you to - Cue Card # 295

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

Describe a place where your parents took you to when you were young.

You should say:

  • where your parents took you to
  • how old you were then
  • how you went there

and explain whether you enjoyed it or not.


Model Answer 1:

I think that nothing really excites and motivates us as much as the good childhood memories or the memories when we were young. I also have many of such great memories when I was a young child. So, today, I would love to recall one of those great memories from my childhood when my parents took me to a new town which I never visited before.

If my memory serves me well, I was about 8 years old back then when I was taken to that town. At that age, I think that, I had just started to learn about the world around me on an intellectual level which also meant that I wanted to travel to new places and learn about new things. So, when I heard that a new planetarium theatre was opened in that town, where I would be able to see the night sky as well as the stars and the other things on it, I requested my parents to take me there. But, unfortunately, my parents were busy people, and they just couldn’t take me to any place whenever I would have liked it. So, after waiting for a significant period of time, my parents finally managed to make some time for me in order to visit that planetarium on a weekend.

By the way, I must have thanked my parents thousand of times for taking me in that beautiful town in a train, instead of a boring bus, because they knew how much I really enjoyed a train journey.

Anyway, I must say again that I really enjoyed visiting that planetarium and the town that was hosting the theatre, mainly because I was able to see so many beautiful things in that town. Its beautiful street lights, nice restaurants, large shopping centres – all looked just so fabulous and colourful to my young and inexperienced eyes. Besides, I felt that I could actually touch the sky from all those tall buildings in that town just as I felt that I could touch the beautiful sky and its stars when I was enjoying the show in the planetarium.


Sample Answer 2:

When I was 17 years old, my parents took me to a relative’s house and I learned that this was a particular relative who saved my life when I was only 6. Since I was deeply touched by the event and the person, I still remember this event and my time there. It was in (…say a place in…), a nearby village of my grandparents’ house that I never knew about. One day my parents asked me to go visit a relative’s house when we were in my grandparent’s house. I went with them and on our journey, we took a local bus and finally a boat to reach the place. To my surprise, I was standing in front of an old house and my parents took me inside the house where I saw a very old woman. She was almost 70 years old and was lying in her bed. My mother introduced me to her and told me a story that I will never forget.

She told me that, one day I went swimming in a pond with one of my cousins when I was around 6 years old without informing anyone of my family. They were busy on other tasks and that’s why did not notice two of us silently escaped from home and went to that pond to swim though we did not know how to swim at that early age. There we were slipped from the sloppy corner of the pond and directly fall into the deep water. According to my mother’s story, no one was around except an old woman who noticed us struggling in the water and she risked her life to save two of us.

In fact, my parents took me to meet that particular woman who was counting her days. That was such a touchy story that I could not restrain my tears at that age. I looked at the soft eyes of that old woman and felt like I was looking at my survivor. Later on, I heard that my father raised his helping hand to this particular woman for many years and showed his gratitude towards her.

My parents took me many places in my childhood and adolescence time but to me, that was the most mysterious and touchy place I have been with them.

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

  1. Describe a memorable event in your life.
  2. Describe a person who you met.
  3. Describe someone you met all of a sudden.
  4. Describe a journey you have had.
  5. Describe a childhood event you still remember.
  6. Describe a person who helped you.
  7. Describe an unusual or mysterious experience you have had.
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