Cue Card Sample

An outdoor activity you haven’t tried yet - Cue Card # 688

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

Describe an outdoor activity that you haven’t tried yet and would like to do in the future.

You should say:

  • what outdoor activity it is
  • why you have not tried it yet
  • when you plan to do it

and explain why you are interested in doing this outdoor activity.

[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:
In this busy and complicated life, I have already tried different kinds of activities, whether they are indoor or outdoor. However, today I would like to talk about one particular outdoor activity, which I haven’t tried yet, but would definitely try in the future.  The name of this outdoor activity is “cycling”.

Not sure, when I became fond of “cycling”, but I guess that it might have something to do with the Tour de France cycling race back in 2018 which I saw for the first time on TV. Up until I saw that race, I had no idea that “cycling” could actually be such a fun and adventurous activity, which involved riding through some of the most beautiful flat, hilly and mountainous terrains of the world, by employing very impressive physical postures in an artful manner.

In fact, when I was following the “Tour de France” race, which started in France and then also venturing into the surrounding countries occasionally, I was struggling to decide whether to pay more attention to the cycling race itself or the beautiful terrains on its path. Anyway, I didn’t get to try this nice outdoor activity as yet because I haven’t yet managed to buy a bicycle, which I really like. Besides, I am yet to convince my close friends to join me in “cycling” as I don’t really like to do it alone.

Then, of course, managing a suitable time to enjoy this physical activity is also an issue because I remain fairly busy with my work and other priorities. However, I am planning to start working on enjoying this nice outdoor activity this summer which is due in a few months.

Anyway, I would like to try this outdoor activity, because it would allow me to free up my hands, legs and muscles, which have become rather ‘stiff’ lately due to the lack of physical exercises. Besides, cycling would help boost my mood by taking me close to the beautiful nature around me. Finally, this great outdoor activity would also allow me to socialize with my friends while also doing some physical exercises at the same time.


Model Answer 2:

Here, I'd like to talk about an outdoor activity that I haven't had the chance to try yet but would love to do in the future.

What outdoor activity it is:
The outdoor activity that I have in mind is paragliding. It involves flying through the air with a parachute-like canopy while being suspended from a harness below. It's an exhilarating sport that allows individuals to experience the thrill of soaring above the ground and taking in breathtaking aerial views.

Why you have not tried it yet:
The main reason why I haven't tried paragliding yet is due to the lack of opportunities and suitable locations in my area. While I have always been fascinated by the idea of flying like a bird and experiencing the sensation of freedom in the open sky, I haven't had the chance to pursue this activity due to the limited availability of paragliding facilities or training centres nearby.

When you plan to do it:
I am hopeful that I will have the opportunity to try paragliding in the near future, perhaps during an upcoming vacation or adventure trip to a destination known for its paragliding spots. I have been researching potential locations and have identified a few places that offer paragliding experiences with trained instructors and suitable flying conditions.

And explain why you are interested in doing this outdoor activity:
I am drawn to the idea of paragliding not only for the adrenaline rush and excitement it promises but also for the opportunity to conquer my fear of heights and experience a sense of liberation while soaring high above the ground. The prospect of gliding through the air, feeling the wind against my face, and marvelling at the panoramic vistas below is incredibly appealing to me.

Moreover, paragliding represents a unique blend of adventure, nature, and self-discovery, providing participants with a chance to challenge themselves both mentally and physically while immersing themselves in the beauty of the natural world. It's a thrilling outdoor activity that offers a sense of accomplishment and fulfilment, and I am eager to experience it firsthand.


Model Answer 3:

Where do I even begin? There are so many outdoor activities that I am attracted to but have not been able to take part in yet. However, skydiving, in my opinion, has been at the top of my list for ages! And I am quite positive that I will do it soon.

Why haven't I started it yet? Honestly, it's a mixture of things. Part of it is definitely the fear factor. Jumping out of a perfectly good plane doesn't exactly scream "relaxing afternoon," you know?

But here's the thing, there's this other part of me that's just dying to do it. Like, imagine the wind whipping past your face, the earth sprawled out beneath you like a map... just the feeling of complete weightlessness! Sounds terrifying, yes, but also incredibly exhilarating!

I believe that this summer will be a great time to do it. California skydiving season is calling my name. I'm gonna do all the training, prep myself mentally, and then just... jump - I believe.

Maybe it's the older I get, the more I realize life's too short to let fear hold you back. And hey, skydiving isn't just about the adrenaline rush, is it? It's about pushing your limits, trusting others, and experiencing the world in a whole new way. It feels like a metaphor for life itself, you know?

So yeah, the fear is real, but the desire to push past it, to grow, and to experience the world from a whole new perspective? That's even stronger. And that's why I'm jumping in – literally!

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