Cue Card Sample

Describe a popular place in your country - Cue Card # 620

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

Describe a popular place in your country.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • why people go to this place
  • what people can do there

and explain why this place is so popular.

[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.]

Model Answer 1:

Being the capital city of Germany for more than 800 years, Berlin in Germany is long recognized as a gigantic world city of culture, politics, media and science where people flock in from all over the world in order to enjoy its very diverse mix of sights.

There are just so many things to see and do in Berlin and it is not easy to decide where to start. But, I would say that people go to this place probably because it is a city full of flamboyant and interesting people, buzzing with the bohemian culture, and it is without a doubt, the coolest place in Europe. But, if it's not for the exuberant atmosphere of Berlin, people go for, it's probably the extensive history of over two thousand years, and if not for that, it's probably for the mouth-watering foods and beer. Whether one wants to take a boat tour, hang out at the beach or enjoy the amazing nightlife, Berlin has it all. 

Whatever the reasons may be, Berlin is a very popular place among visitors because of its plethora of green spaces, swimming lakes and more than 2,500 public parks and gardens that offer locals and visitors a sight of mesmerizing natural beauty to enjoy. But if someone is into learning a bit of history,  he or she can certainly see the Berlin Wall at East Side Gallery (left standing as a sign of German reunification in 1990), the chilling Holocaust Memorial, the Stasi Museum, the German Historical Museum and the Book Burning Square. The city is also known for its art scene and modern landmarks like the gold-coloured, swoop-roofed Berliner Philharmonie, which was built in 1963. 

Attracting about 5 million tourists every year, Berlin is popular not just because it reminds the turbulent 20th-century history of Germany up to the Cold War time, but it also remains as one of the most popular and safe tourist destinations in the world. 


Model Answer 2:

Thank you very much for this nice topic. As I am from Canada, which has many interesting and popular places and tourist destinations, I feel comfortable talking about this topic. 

I believe a particularly popular place in Canada that draws visitors from far and wide is Banff National Park, located in the province of Alberta. People are drawn to Banff National Park for its stunning natural beauty, which includes towering mountain peaks, turquoise lakes, dense forests, and abundant wildlife.

Visitors to Banff National Park can engage in a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, wildlife spotting, and scenic drives. Some of the park's most iconic attractions include Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, the Banff Gondola, and the Columbia Icefield.

Banff National Park is popular for several reasons. Firstly, its breathtaking landscapes offer unparalleled opportunities for outdoor adventure and exploration, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts and outdoor lovers. Additionally, the park's well-developed infrastructure, including numerous campgrounds, hiking trails, and visitor centers, ensures that visitors can easily access and enjoy its natural wonders. Moreover, Banff National Park's designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site underscores its global significance as a protected area of outstanding natural beauty and ecological importance. This prestigious designation further enhances the park's appeal and draws visitors from around the world who seek to experience its pristine wilderness and awe-inspiring landscapes firsthand.

Overall, Banff National Park's combination of stunning scenery, diverse recreational opportunities, and environmental significance makes it one of Canada's most popular and beloved destinations, attracting millions of visitors each year who come to marvel at its natural splendor and immerse themselves in the great outdoors.


Sample Answer 3:

Teluk Kemang - a beautiful beach located in the south of Port Dickson is a very popular beach area in our country - Malaysia, which is visited by a large number of people every day. White sands washed by the seawater, the harmonic sound of the waves, and a lavish scenic beauty make this place in Negeri Sembilan a favourite destination to many local and foreign tourists. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to allow me to talk about a popular place in my country.

Holidaymakers love the clear sea water - which is deep blue, soft white sands, fine sand beach and the annual Port Dickson Festival very much. Young and old alike come here to enjoy the natural beauty of the beach. Moreover, great hotels, holiday resorts and other amenities attract many tourists. In fact, facilities and amenities for the visitors are abundant in this area and tourists love to rush in to enjoy their time here.

I had been to this place twice and I was really surprised by the blissful surroundings. Interestingly, the sea remains fairly constant regardless of high or low tide, and I believe this tranquillity of the sea allows the visitors not to wade far out to get a decent depth while bathing and it gives them a sense of safety.

People can enjoy a very calm and blue sea and refresh their minds once they are at Teluk Kemang. My personal experience of the sunset eve was exceptional. Adventure seekers, mostly young people, hire water scooters or boats and have fun while others can settle for giant inner tubes to float around in the water. Right next to the beach, a visitor can find many stalls that sell a vast variety of goods and souvenirs.

This place is usually packed with tourists because it is beautiful and offers great hotels and resorts to stay in with the whole family. I would like to attribute this beach's popularity to the soft white sand and the clear blue water surrounded by a vast blue sky. The beach offers activities to young and old alike and people like to drop by at this popular beach and enjoy their time.

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