IELTS Cue Card Sample 541 - Describe a shop that recently opened in your city/country

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

Describe a shop that recently opened in your city/country.

You should say:

  • what its name is
  • where it is
  • who the typical customers are

and say if you have bought anything from the shop. Why/Why not?

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Sample Answer:
I would like to thank you for this nice cue card topic. A store for babies named “The Baby Shop” has been opened in my locality. The shop is specialized for babies and sells products for children only. The shop provides the best necessaries for the children including the newborn babies. This is a great cue card to answer and I am feeling lucky with this.

The shop is located in the centre of my town and initially has only a single branch in my country, Indonesia. Being located in the centre of the town, the shop is accessible from every corner and remains open round the day. This is a great shop for the babies and provides a wide range of necessary stuff for the people. Interestingly, it sells almost all types of products for babies ranging from zero to five years old.

New parents are the typical customers for this shop. Besides, the other parents who have babies under five-years-old at their home are also the visitors to this shop. They frequently visit the shop and get their necessaries. The options are broad and thus there are plenty of chances to get the right product for their babies. Moreover, people who need any baby products and cannot find them in other places also visit this shop. This is of a great importance to them.

Recently, I had to visit the shop for getting a baby product. In fact, one of my cousins has become a new mother and I went to see the baby. Before visiting the baby, I was planning to what I can take as a gift for the baby. Suddenly, I realized that baby shop is the best place to find the right thing for the newborn. I visited the shop and got some clothes for this newly born angel.

More Ideas to help you prepare your own answer:

Cue Card Topic: Describe a shop that recently opened in your city/country.

1.  A new shop for toys, named TOY STORE, has been launched in my city, Jakarta in Indonesia, a few months ago. The shop is located in the centre of the city. The shop has different types of customers and most of them are children. Often their parents visit the store to get the right toys for their children or to present any other children. Actually, I did not buy anything from the shop so far because I do not have any child in my family. Besides, I have not been invited to any event related to children as well.

2. A new hairdresser has opened its branch here in Mumbai. The shop is named as Hair Styler. The shop is located at the end of the street where I live in the city. People of all ages need a haircut. So, no specific type of customer visits the shop; rather almost all of them take the service. Recently, I have taken a haircut from the shop. It was nice indeed. The haircut price was reasonable too.

3. The bookstore named 'The Library' has newly been opened in our town. The store is located in the downtown of Manchester. The store sells almost all types of books including textbooks for academic studies, novel, poetry and more. Usually, the book lovers, teachers and students are the typical customers of this store. I also have become one of its customers. Recently, I have bought a bestselling novel from the store. They sold the book at a discounted price.

4. The newly opened flower shop, named ‘Flowers Dane’ is a nice shop. The shop is located in the southeast corner of the 23rd Street in Orlando. The shop has some specific types of customers. Everyone comes here to get the right flower for their beloved ones or for their home decoration. I bought some roses from the shop last week. I took the roses to decorate my home as some guests were supposed to arrive.

5. I have seen a new clothing store in my city. It is named as ‘Outfit 1’. The store was located on the Baraga street in Indonesia. The store sells different types of clothing for all ages of people. So, people of all classes and ages visit the shop whenever they need to purchase new clothes. I also went to visit the shop and bought a nice pair of jeans for me. I liked it so much for its simple design and reasonable price.

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