Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card Sample 392 - Describe a place near water

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

Describe a place near water.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • how you know about it
  • have you been there

and give a description of this place.

Model Answer 1:
As soon as I looked at this topic, the place that popped up in my mind is the Great Barrier Reef. This is a dazzling place and it is surrounded by a lot of water. This is actually located in the Coral Sea in Queensland, Australia and I had been fortunate enough to visit this place last year.

My uncle lives in Australia and earlier last year, we went to visit his family. As part of our tour, we visited the Great Barrier Reef and it was a heavenly place that I would like to visit again someday. It is a famous place for the tour-lovers and we had a great time there.

I learned about this place from the Discovery channel and it would be more than 5 years ago when I watched a documentary that portrayed the world’s largest coral reef. The remarkable documentary that focused the Great Barrier Reef presented it as a blessed place with the breathtaking beauty. It is a Natural Wonder of the world. 

When I witnessed this place, I was awestricken by the real beauty of it. This place was something out-of-the-world and as the largest coral reef with a spectacular view attracts a lot of tourists each year. The reef contains spectacular marine life and it comprised more than 3000 reef systems and coral cays and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Initially, we had a plan to spend about 3-4 hours there but as soon as we reached there, we changed our mind. Finally, we spent 2 and half days and did many things which we enjoyed a lot. We did scuba diving, cruise ship tours, watched whales (this was, in fact, the first time I saw the whale), swam with many dolphins (probably the best experience for me) and enjoyed the local food. We took hundreds of pictures and many of them were magnificent. The sunset eve was a great experience for us and we enjoyed both the sunrise and sunset from a beach there and the blue and clean water was everywhere.


Sample Answer 2: 
I love to travel and if the place is nearby water, the enjoyment doubles for me. I have heard about the Cox’s Bazar sea beach in Bangladesh. In fact, this is the longest sea beach in the world. I have a plan to visit the beach when I can manage time.  

I am an inhabitant of Afghanistan. Being a landlocked country, this is devoid of large water bodies. So, the thirst to meet with such large water bodies always haunts me. My recent google search for a nice destination inside Asia suggested about Cox’s Bazar. This is located in Bangladesh, one of the most populous south Asian countries. But the geographical condition has bestowed the country with plenty of blessings and the sea beach is one of them. This is a sandy beach stretching around 75 miles in the town of Cox’s Bazar and considered as one of the longest one in the world. This is a famous destination for its unbroken beach and slopes.  

Before making any trip, I try to gather the necessary information about the destination lest I do not fall in any unwanted troubles in the visiting spots. Earlier, I have gained some bitter experiences as I did not have ideas what to do in different places or how to deal with the situation. There are plenty of websites available which provide the best tips and tricks to travel across the world. Since I have been planning to make an annual trip in the Summer ahead, I was looking for a nice and suitable destination for me inside the Asian boundaries. Suddenly, the name of Cox’s Bazar appeared and then I came to know about it. Before the google search, I knew a little about the sea beach but now I have gained detail information about the entire locality. 

I have not been there before. In fact, I have not been in Bangladesh as well. So, there are no chances to visit the sea beach. But the natural beauties and attractive visiting spots have drawn my attention to the country, especially the sea beach. Besides, there are many other interesting places to see and enjoy. The country has a strong tourism industry. I also came to know about the special packages of visiting the places. A good number of tourist agencies arrange for tours there. So, being a part of such a tourist package would be an added advantage for me. Actually, I am planning to take the trip in the entire country.  

Cox’s Bazar sea beach is a magnificent place to visit. The sea beach is located in Chittagong division of the country and adjacent to the Industrial port of Chittagong. The name of the locality has been adopted after the name of the then officer of British East India Company, Hiram Cox. Earlier, it was used as a fishing port, in fact, it was a fishing town. But with the gradual change of time, the landscape was changed to attract visitors. Now a good number of visitor flock together in the sea beach every day. They enjoy the sunrise and sunset scenes, take a ride on different modern water vehicles and skies, enjoy the sea foods and participate in many more attractive activities. I have already started counting days for the trip. 

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