Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card Sample 557 - Place in your town/city where people can go for swimming

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

Describe a place in your town/city where people can go for swimming.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • whether it is open for public
  • what type of people usually go there

and explain why people go there for swimming.

[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:

To tell the truth, swimming is one of my most favourite hobbies. So, it is fair to suggest that whether there is a swimming place inside my town or outside of it, I am most probably aware of it. So, today, I would like to talk about one of these swimming places which I also like to visit from time to time along with other people.

This swimming place, I am talking about, is located outside of my town, and I go to enjoy swimming there at least once a week, if not more. But, it is not a swimming pool, but rather it is a large lake that stretches about half a kilometre. So, it is fair to say that it is large enough to accommodate a huge number of swimmers at a time, so naturally, all kinds of people, both young and adults, visit this place for the purpose of swimming, from both inside and outside of the city.

This lake is surrounded by lots of trees and greenery, which is visited by all kinds of beautiful birds. Besides, both sides of the lake are nicely curved with brick-made structures and beautiful trees. On top of that, the sandy beaches on both sides of the lake are well spread and offer a nice arrangement to help people sit comfortably and enjoy their time in all kinds of weather. By the way, even though it is opened for all kinds of public, it is mostly visited by young people, especially, when they are on holidays or their schools are closed.

Anyway, people visit this swimming place, primarily because it has a lot of empty space as well as beautiful nature around it to help people enjoy some fresh air and mother nature. Besides, the water in the lake is clean and clear. The shallow depth of this lake is also one of the major factors, which attracts a lot of swimmers since people don’t feel scared to swim in it. Finally, people love to visit this place because it has nice restaurants and snack shops around it to help people relax and feel comfortable.


Sample Answer 2:

Swimming is a very good activity and provides a wide number of benefits to the swimmers. So, I often go for swimming at Keller swimming pool near my hometown in Paris. The place is located in the outskirt of the city of Paris. This is a very good place indeed to swim at any time of the day. The swimming pool has a couple of pool ranges. This is a nice cue card topic for me and I am feeling lucky to have it.

This is a place which is opened to the public. There is a large area made for swimming purposes only. It was built in the 1960s and served the nation for a long time. It was renovated in 2008. The renovation was necessary for some purposes. The water used in this pool is filtered in several layers. The pool is also preferred by the team of swimmers as well.    

This is a nice swimming pool and comes with a wide number of facilities. So, it is a preferable place for all types of swimmers. But this is a heaven for the early risers. Most of the people who want to have swimming early part of the morning come here to serve the purpose. The luxurious changing rooms are one of the attractions for them. Moreover, the water is filtered with ozone instead of chlorine and disinfected with some other process. So, this is safe for the kids as well. Some of the kids come here to swim either with their parents or with their team of swimmers.     

Swimming is really helpful to maintain sound health. At present, the people of Paris are more health-conscious than in the past. So, a notable number of them gather here for swimming purpose and they enjoy swimming.


More Ideas to talk about this Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card topic:

Topic: Describe a place in your town/city where people can go swimming.

1. The Hampstead Heath Swimming complex is located under London City Corporation. This is a nice place for swimming and this is open to all. The water is a bit cold here and so people come here in the afternoon hours. This is a perfect place for young people. The pond is moderately deep and swimming is thrilling. People basically come here to swim and have fun. Often they come in the evening and pass their leisure hours.

2. The Abbott Park Pool is located on 95th Street near the Abbott Park in Chicago. This is a perfect place for swimming for all ages of people. The swimming pool is opened to the public. There are 10 lanes for swimming and the depth is around 8 feet. So, this is a great place for everyone. People come here for some reasons. The environment is nice and there are some specific facilities for the disabled people as well.

3. Fitzroy Swimming Pool is a wonderful place to swim in Victoria in Melbourne. This is a public swimming pool. Almost all types of people come here. They enjoy swimming in this pool for so many reasons. The water temperature is standard. Besides, the place is not so much crowded and people who come here enjoy the environment. Based on all the reasons this is an attractive place for swimming.

4. The number of private swimming pools is limited in Vietnam and the one located Six Sense Con Dao is a special one. This is a private swimming pool and mostly reserved for hotel clients. The inner decoration of the swimming pool is awesome. People go there to enjoy the natural view and have swimming. The bar beside the pool also served the beverage needs of the people present there.

5. The Templer Park Rainforest Retreat has an excellent swimming pool. The resort is located in Selangor in Malaysia. This is a private swimming pool and only has access for those who hire the resort. This is a nice place indeed and comes with several options. The tenants can hold parties and enjoy their time at night. Most of the time they spend their time in the pool and enjoy the beautiful nature.

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