IELTS Cue Card Sample 595 - Describe a street that you enjoyed visiting

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

Describe a street that you enjoyed visiting.

You should say:

  • where it was
  • how it looked like
  • what you did there

 and explain why you enjoyed visiting this street.

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


Sample Answer:
My recent business trip to California was a huge success and I had some free hours to spend in the city. So, I went to see some of the notable locations in the city and the 'Hollywood Boulevard' - a large street, was an exceptional one in my list. It was one of the most impressive streets I have ever been to. The street had beautiful buildings on both sides. Gorgeously decorated stores that sell all sorts of products were another appeal of it. The livelihood of the street and its beauty took my heart away. Being there was a fascinating experience for me.

This is an outstanding boulevard in the city and it runs through Hollywood. It connects more than seven other streets and is big enough to walk on foot to reach the end. The street is decorated with palm trees and they look more bustling at night. I guess the colourful decoration has something to do with it.

I went there for the first time when I was nine or ten years old. One of my uncles used to live there and I spent a few months in the area. This time I went to revisit the street as it was a part of some beautiful memories. My uncle no longer lives there, but still, I went there.

I stood at a corner of the street and gazed at the structures standing on both sides of the street. Then I walked for a few minutes and did some window shopping. Finally, I took a cup of tea from a bistro and spent some idle time at a cafe.

I went to visit this street as it was once a known place for me and I miss those days. Being there was nostalgic but I felt good. The street is a major tourist attraction and people from all around the world come here. Besides, the street view was excellent. I took some photos of the street and thought to return there again someday.


More Ideas to talk about this Cue Card topic:

Cue Card Topic: Describe a street that you enjoyed visiting.

1. Pennsylvania Avenue is located in Washington D.C. and considered as the Main street of America. The street connects the capitol building with the White House.  A section of the street is mostly used for celebrating important events. I enjoyed a lot when I was there as it gave me a unique experience.

2. I went at the Sitabuldi Main Road in Nagpur, Maharashtra for some shopping. Actually, the street is famous for various shops and it is a great destination for tourists. The stores sell different types of clothes, shoes, and many other accessories. I loved the malls and my experience of being there was really great.

3. George Street is one of the most attractive streets in Sydney. The Street is also the busiest one and it is a linkage among many other city streets. The Street occupies a good number of renowned buildings and leads to different destinations.

4. England is a historical country and many of the streets are connected with history too. Shambles is one of them and the Street is located in York. This is a magnificent medieval street in England and has been mentioned in many literary works too.

5. Shopping at Tahlia Street was a wonderful experience for me. This is mostly a shopping street in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The street is occupied by departmental stores and branded shops. In fact, this is the heart of Jeddah and people love to go there.

6. Bugis Street in Singapore is a wonderful one to visit. It is a historical street too and had been named after the first settler in the locality. Buginese traders from Indonesia first settled here and now it has become a place worth visiting.

7. I loved the Hollywood Road in Hong Kong. This is a wide street and runs towards different other locations. This is the second road on the island and now has become an important one for its excessive use.

8. Takeshita Street is a wonder in Japan. The street is filled with dozens of shops and cafes where the visitors can have their own delicacies and various types of clothing. The street is mostly visited by young people.

9. Thailand is a popular tourist destination and Khao San Road is a nice place to be. This is, in fact, a famous street in Southeast Asia for its street food and other cultures. The street is lively both in days and nights.


Similar other cue card topics that you should be able to answer with your preparation for this cue card topic:

1. Describe a place you have recently been to.
2. Describe a place you want to visit again.
3. Describe a place where you frequently go with your friends.
4. Describe one of your favourite places to hang out with friends.
5. Describe a place where a lot of people gather.
6. Describe a beautiful street in your hometown.
7. Describe a place where you used to spend time with friends but you no longer go to.
8. Describe an unusual place you have recently been to.

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