Faraway place you would like to visit - Cue Card # 662

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

Describe a remote/faraway place where you would like to visit.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • how far it is from your living place
  • when and how would you go there

and explain why you would like to visit this place.

[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:

I like to visit different places whether they are close by or far away from me. In fact, sometimes, I just wish that I had a lot of money and time so that I could visit all the beautiful places all around the world. But one of the remote places, that I would really like to visit, is called Hornby Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is a Salish Sea Island, located near Vancouver Island's Comox Valley. While it is only about 185 kilometres from the city of Vancouver, but from where I live, which is Calgary, it is quite a far distance of about 1155 kilometres via Trans-Canada Highway.

I would like to visit this beautiful small island next summer where a small community of about 1000 residents live. I am planning to drive to the city of Vancouver first, and then from there, I would need to travel by ferries, three ferries to be precise, which could actually take the better part of the day to reach the magical island of Hornby.

I would like to visit this place mainly because I have heard so much about this place since I was growing up as a young boy. Somebody calls it the “Jewell of the gulf” while the others like to call it the “Hawaii of the North” since it has warm waters and sandy beaches.  And, yes, I just love warm waters and sandy beaches. 

I would also like to visit this place because it is an incredibly beautiful place with its simple, rural and relaxed atmosphere. Of course, needless to say, I also want to visit the island for its breath-taking views with its spectacular blue sky towering the blue ocean underneath. Finally, I have always wondered to see how an island with such a tiny population can survive and thrive while attracting several thousands of tourists every year!
 

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