IELTS Cue Card Sample 594 - Describe a long car journey you went on

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

Describe a long car journey you went on.

You should say:

  • where you went
  • how long it took
  • who you went with

and explain why you went on that journey by car.

[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 went to St. Petersburg from Moscow by driving my own car. And it was a great experience for me. In fact, we went there to attend the marriage ceremony of one of my cousins. Actually, he invited me, with my family, but the family members were reluctant to attend the ceremony for the travel and distance. So, I made the journey and took three of my friends with me for attending the ceremony and drove my car to St. Petersburg. It was an enjoyable event for us. I would like to thank you for this nice cue card topic.

It took around 10 hours for me to reach St. Petersburg from my residence in Moscow. Actually, I could have reached in less than 10 hours but I maintained the speed limit. I never crossed the limit of 80. Besides, it took a long time to reach there as we stopped in some places. We took breaks for food and some other purposes. But the distance is reduced on air and train journeys.

Artor, Boris, and Valery accompanied me on the journey. All of them are my childhood friends and we have been brought up together. We live in the same area but we took education from separate institutions. Besides, our families also are in good terms with some issues and our family members also share a good relationship with each other. Thereby, I decided that if I take them with me, it will not be a problem at all.

I took the decision to make the journey by car for some reason. The most important thing was the distance and time. My family members wanted to go there but failed somehow. Besides, it was the chance for me to reshape my driving skill. So, I made the journey by car.

More Ideas to talk about this Cue Card topic:

Cue Card Topic: Describe a long car journey you went on.

1. My recent trip on the Columbia River Scenic Highway was impressive. The road has been made for enjoying natural views and the journey was fascinating indeed. The landscape by the side of the road is breathtaking.

2. The journey at the Northern Ireland’s coastal route was adorable. I could not make the entire trip as I had to come back home for some emergencies. But I enjoyed the drive and drove around 100 kilometres at a stretch.

3. I went on a long road trip from Mumbai to Pune Expressway. This was 93 kilometres long drive and the views were wonderful. The region was made in a planned way and driving here is comfortable.

4. The S313 Highway provides the best views in China for drivers. This is a 150 kilometres long highway starts from Xinduqiao and ends at Danba. Some Tibetan areas appear during the drive. I loved the golden meadows.

5. I went to visit Thailand this year and took a drive from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai. The seven-hour long drive impressed me greatly. It was a comfortable journey and I observed different national parks of the country.

6. The long ride at Bukit Tinggi from Kuala Lumpur was an outstanding experience for me. The charming hillside town was a great attractive place and came up with a French countryside experience. It was an adventurous ride too.

7. My last ride at Black Forest Panama Route in Germany would be the best experience of my life. The forests, landscapes, winds, farmhouses everything is vivid in my mind. It was a 43-mile-long road and I was amazed at the beauty.

8. I believe the Amalfi Coast as the best place for drivers who seek a long distance a trip. My last trip started from Naples and I was stunned by the surrounding views. This 108-mile-long road has different places to stop and take a break.

9. The wonderful track at Verdon Gorge circuit in France provided me with a memorable experience. In fact, the entire region is seductive I stopped at some of the small market towns for short breaks. I enjoyed the 115 miles ride thoroughly. 

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

1. Describe a journey that you enjoyed a lot.
2. Describe a journey you remember well.
3. Talk about a tour or journey that took a long time.
4. Describe a journey that was not up to your expectation.
5. Describe a pleasant journey you recently have had.

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