IELTS Cue Card Sample 560 - Describe a crowded place you have visited in your country

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

Describe a crowded place you have visited in your country.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • when you went there
  • with whom you went there

and explain how you felt about being there.

[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:
The Chinatown is located in Manhattan in New York. This is one of the most crowded places in the country and a good number of people visit there. This is mostly a neighbourhood in Manhattan and surrounded by some other residential and commercial areas. This is also the home of Chinese people living in New York. It appears as a nice candidate task card for me. I will talk about this place in a brief.   

I visited this place a couple of months ago. I went there to meet one of my Chinese mates and greet her on her birthday. She studies marketing with us at the university. It was difficult for me to seek out the location at the beginning. The entire area was crowded with lots of people and the majority of them were Chinese. They were speaking in their own language while some of them were speaking English as well. The shops and the sellers were interesting.

I went there with Jim, Silvia, Blake, David, and Rocky. In fact, we were invited to the birthday party of our Chinese friend Chunhua. She invited us to attend the party and after her demands, we went there. It was a trouble to find out the location. All the places appeared similar to us and getting the right holding was extremely difficult for us. But finally, we reached Chunhua’s place. It was a nice evening.  

The feelings were mixed. In fact, it was the very first visit to any Chinese home. So, I could not think what to do or how to respond. Besides, travelling to the crowded place was another exciting event. I have not seen such a crowd before. People were everywhere and all of them were Chinese. At first, I was a bit anxious but gradually everything turned normal.

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

Topic: Describe the most polite person you have come across in your life.

1. I went to visit the centre of London a few days ago and found the entire area was crowded with hundreds of people. I went there in the morning hour. Everyone was busy to reach their offices and other respective works. I went there alone. Actually, it was a day off for me and I wanted to check the city’s scenario in the rush hour. Honestly, I felt sad. Everyone was rushing to their job places. They did not have a single minute to stop and talk with each other.

2. Millennium Park is one of the most crowded places in Chicago. I went there for a walk. And I went there in the evening. One of my college friends accompanied me on the walk. In fact, we together planned to walk in the park and discuss the upcoming exam. I felt enjoyable during the walk. Actually, this is a nice gathering place. People of all ages were there and were making fun.

3. Elizabeth Bay is a crowded place in Greater Sydney. I went there in the late afternoon. My girlfriend, Shelly, accompanied me there. Actually, I had a plan to enjoy the sunset scene. But I could not imagine that there would be so many people at that time. But I felt good. And the evening was enjoyable. I could not like the excessive noise and it seemed everyone else was enjoying the noise. However, it was a nice experience.

4. My recent visit to a temple in Jaffna in Sri Lanka was interesting. I went there to meet a friend. I went in the early morning and found lots of people were rushing to the temple to complete their religious activities. The large crowd reminded me of God. All of them were there to seek the blessing from God so that they could have a happy life.

5. The Petronas Tower is a crowded place. This is an iconic skyscraper in Malaysia and a landmark for the country too. I went there in the evening. One of my younger cousins accompanied me there. I was amazed at the view. People around the world come here every day. They get their pictures keeping the tower behind them. In fact, the entire area becomes lively for the crowd and it remains until midnight.   

6. Tokyo Station is a crowded place in Japan. I went there to get some information to use in my report. I went their alone. In fact, it was an official assignment for me. So, I went in the early morning and tried to get the necessary information. It was an interesting experience for me. I saw people were moving to their destinations using the rides. They were amid rush. Life was buzzing there. I would not have gained such an interesting experience if I did not go there.


Your preparation for this cue card topic would help you talk about the following cue card topics as well:

1. Describe a place you have recently been to.
2. Describe a place you visited and did not like.
3. Describe a place where a lot of people gather.
4. Describe a crowded place you know about.
5. Describe a place you have been to which was full of noise.
6. Describe a place you have recently visited and was disappointed about it.
7. Describe a part of the city which has changed greatly.

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