Cue Card Sample

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 the name of this shop is
  • where it is
  • who the typical customers are to this shop

and say if you have bought anything from the shop.

[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.]


Model Answer 1:

I like to keep my eyes and ears opened so that I am able to know, what really happens in the city where I live, whether a new street is built or a new business is opened. Talking about new business, I actually did notice the other day that a new shop has been opened in one of the posh areas of my city.

The new shop, I am talking about, is a clothing outlet which sells all kinds of clothing items for the ladies. The name of this shop is “Look All Classy”, and it sells mostly top class and top brand clothing items from all over the world.

I also noticed that there is a big parking space, surrounding the shopping outlet, where one can see all kinds of expensive and nice-looking cars. By the way, the shop is made of all kinds of expensive and polished building materials which makes it look really shiny and beautiful, not only from outside of the shop but also from inside.

Sitting in a perfect location at one corner of the city, the shop can be accessed from all direction. Not to mention, of course, the decoration inside the shop as well as the nice display design in it makes it look even more appealing to its customers. Therefore, given the posh location of this shop, its shiny and expensive look, and with the nice and expensive cars parked in front of it, it can be easily said that mostly rich and high-end customers visit this store in order to buy their clothing items.

Anyway, I haven’t really bought anything from this high-class retail shop, mainly because this shop is primarily for women. And, I wouldn’t really go there to buy anything for my wife, sister or mother because I have no intention to spend my money unnecessarily on some “branded” clothing items that are seven to eight times higher than the price we usually pay for clothing items. Having said that, however, I am sure that my wife and sisters would just die to visit that place!


Sample Answer 2:

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 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 a 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 downtown 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 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 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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Shaik Tayab
Thank you very much for giving me the chance to talk about a shop that has recently opened in my area. The name of the shop is Dawa Pharmacy, which was opened in Jubail city where I live.The shop is located in a convenient location, near the city park, where, many families spent their leisure time. Because of 10-20% discount the shop offers, many people who need to purchase medicines, want to get there. The salesmen are cordial and professional. Last week I bought a packet of diapers (pamper) for my child and they gave me a 50% discount- something way better than that of other shops. I must recommend this medicine shop to those who need better products as well as fair prices. If you visit the shop, you will find the same, and that's why I feel that this shop is really good.
Gaganpreet Singh
Thank you for this topic. I am happy to have an opportunity to talk about a shop that has recently opened in my city. It is called Baby's Toy Castle.Well, a shop is a place where we buy necessary products for ourselves, family or pal. Recently a shop has opened in my city that sells toys and baby products. That shop is not too far from my locality. It is nearly 2 kilometres from my home. This store has a wide range of toys and products and parents rush there to buy toys or other baby products like dresses, gift items, dolls and so on. It is a nice place for families with babies to buy their necessary products. I think all varieties are placed inside the shop which makes it ideal for newly become parents who have had difficulties to buy things from different shops in the past. Last month I paid a visit to buy a doll for my three-year-old niece. The store staffs were cooperative and I end up buying a doll and a dress. The price was fair and I had a good experience browsing the products stacked in a perfect order. I would recommend this store to anyone in our locality who needs to purchase baby products.