Describe a tourist destination in your town or country - Cue Card # 307

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

Describe a tourist destination in your town or country.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what kinds of people visit there
  • what is the significance of this place

and say what are the main attractions of this place.


 

Model Answer 1:
 As someone from India, I would certainly say that my country is blessed to have so many wonderful tourist destinations. However, while all of these tourist destinations are unique in their own merits, I would venture to say that the Taj Mahal is class apart for so many reasons. So, today, I would like to go ahead and talk about this one of the 7th wonders in the world.

Well, so many things have been told about this architectural marvel for centuries, and yet its appeal hasn’t diminished a bit. In fact, if anything, its appeal as one of the most unique and sought-after tourist attractions among the world tourists has only increased day by day.

Anyway, located in the major city of Agra in the Uttar Pradesh region around the 17th century, this fantastically unique and monumental archaeological site has attracted all kinds of people from all over the world many, many years as if the Taj mahal was created for the sole purpose of erasing all kinds of visible and invisible boundaries among the world citizens in one common cause and that is to witness the gift and proof of unconditional love of a husband for his loving wife. But, did Emperor Shah Jahan could ever imagine how his creation would once mesmerize the entire world when he started to build it? Or could he even think that his love story would live to wow the love bugs and ordinary citizens of the world alike for centuries? Well, we can’t know the answer to these questions for sure, but one thing is for sure that there won’t be another Taj mahal even in the next thousand years.

Anyway, different people would talk about the main attractions of the Taj mahal in different ways, but if I am asked, I would say that the massively-reflecting pool inside it, which stunningly creates the mirage of Taj mahal, is simply spectacular. Besides, its arch and dome, carved with semiprecious stones, carry the painstaking details of craftsmen so meticulously that it is just unmatchable to any craftsmen works which we can see in these modern days.


 

Model Answer 2:
I live in Australia and this country is considered to be a dreamland for tourists. Mesmerising natural beauty, sacred aboriginal places, coral reefs, red deserts, famous man-made architectures, staggering contrast and spectacular views make it an ideal place for tourists all over the world.

One of the famous tourist destinations in my country is Daintree National Park. This is situated in Far North Queensland and was founded in the year 1981. It became part of the World Heritage in 1988 and this is one of the most visited tourist spots in Australia. This place is one of the most ancient ecosystems on earth and well-known for the exceptional biodiversity it offers.

People from all over Australia as well as from foreign countries come to visit this place. People who visit this place include children to older people and the natural inhabitants attract tourists who love to visit natural wonders more than the man-made constructions.

The diverse ecosystem of this place comprises more than 18 thousand plant species and a vast array of animal species. Stunning beauty, diverse ecosystem, a vast array of animals and plants, wonderful experience of sunset and the rainforests are few of the attractions of this place. This place has so many marvels and livelihood to offer that people often visit here more than once.


 

Part 3 – Two-way discussion:

Q. What are some tourist attractions in your country?

Q. Should these places be free for everyone to visit?

Q. Do foreigners visit these attractions? Where do they mostly come from?

Q. What are the benefits of foreigners visiting tourist attractions in your country?

Q. What are the disadvantages of it?

Q. Do you know about any environmental issues associated with it?

 

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 place you want to visit.
  2. Describe a place you have recently visited.
  3. Describe a tourist destination you want to visit in the future.
  4. Describe a place you have recently visited.
  5. Describe a foreign place you want to visit.
  6. Describe a naturally beautiful place you know about.
 
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