Cue Card Sample

Describe a crowded place that you have visited - Cue Card # 725

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

Describe a crowded place that you have visited.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • when you visited this place
  • why you visited it

and explain how you felt about visiting this crowded 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:
One bustling locale that remains vivid in my memory is the vibrant and teeming market of Chatuchak in Bangkok, Thailand. Renowned for its sheer size and diversity, this market attracts hordes of locals and tourists alike. So whenever I think about visiting a crowded place, this particular place comes into my mind. 

Situated in the northern part of Bangkok, Chatuchak Market sprawls across a vast area and opens its bustling stalls and vibrant shops every weekend. I had the opportunity to explore this sensory-rich market during a trip to Bangkok a couple of years ago. The prospect of immersing myself in a tapestry of Thai culture and snagging unique finds fueled my curiosity.

The primary allure of Chatuchak Market is its reputation as one of the world's largest weekend markets. Housing over 8,000 stalls that offer everything from traditional Thai crafts to eclectic fashion and delectable street food, it promises an authentic Thai experience. I was particularly drawn to the idea of navigating through its labyrinthine alleys, discovering hidden gems, and tasting local delicacies.

As I entered the bustling market, the vibrant kaleidoscope of colours, sounds, and aromas overwhelmed my senses. The sheer magnitude of the crowd, a harmonious blend of tourists and locals, created an electrifying atmosphere. Navigating through the narrow alleys, I marvelled at the variety of goods on display, from intricate handicrafts to trendy apparel. While the crowd presented challenges in terms of manoeuvring through the alleys, it also added a dynamic energy to the experience.

The visit to Chatuchak Market was a sensory feast, and I found delight in the chaotic charm it exuded. The constant buzz of bargaining, the aroma of Thai street food wafting through the air, and the kaleidoscope of products on display created a unique and unforgettable experience.


Sample Answer 2:
I try to avoid visiting crowded public places, unless I have an important reason for that, mainly because I don’t really like noise. But, apparently, some of my close friends didn’t really care about what I liked or didn’t like when they took me to a live musical concert about a few years ago.

Now, please don’t think that I don’t like music or music concerts because I seldom miss a chance to see a music concert on television. Besides, I also watch different kinds of music concert videos by using resources on the internet. However, some of my good friends thought that it was time for me to change myself and attend a live music concert instead of just watching them on television and online.

Anyway, initially I thought that I would somehow be able to bypass the request of my friends on that occasion also like on previous occasions, but they seemed really persistent on that occasion. In fact, to get me motivated to visit with them, they even arranged the money to buy the concert ticket themselves for me instead of having me pay for it. Besides, they also told me that they were going to play some of my all-time favourite music. So, I had no other choice but to go with them and enjoy the concert for the sake of friendship!

By the way, it was an open-air concert in a big stadium where thousands of music lovers were able to accommodate themselves, and I felt like I was lost in the ocean of crowds after arriving there.

And, after visiting that crowded music concert, initially, I felt happy because the music there was really nice. But, as more time passed, and as more and more fans came to the concert, I could hardly listen to the music anymore because of the deafening noises of the chorus music of the fans there. On top of that, I got a bit tired after keeping myself on my feet for a long time since there was hardly any space for sitting.

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