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Describe your favourite season - Cue Card # 749

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

Describe your favourite season.

You should say:

  • what season it is
  • how long it lasts
  • what are some distinct features of this season

and explain why this is your favourite season.

[Instruction: 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 believe each season has its distinctive features, charms and beauty, and that is why, there is no universal choice when it comes to people's favourite seasons. While some like the shiny bright summer or the gentle nature of the spring season, many others prefer it when we have rain or snow around us. Personally, I like the "autumn" season the most.

In our country, autumn lasts a little less than three months - starting from August and sometimes from mid-August. During this season, the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. We usually divide autumn into two parts - early autumn and late autumn, each lasting around a month and two weeks.

Well, during the early autumn, soft, light clouds hang or hover around the sky, but it hardly rains. The weather and the temperature are just perfect. The blue sky that is reflected on the crystal clear water of the lake gives a sensational look to nature. It is also the season of harvest and festivals. The ripe crops, fruits and vegetables are ready for harvesting and the happy farmers cut them and load them into wagons. It is also the season of different delicacy, carnival, rewards and joy.

Autumn is my favourite season because the weather is ideal during this season. It is not chilling cold or uncomfortably hot. Since my childhood, I have had a softness for this perfect weather perhaps because I could participate in many outdoor activities during autumn than summer or winter seasons. I also like this season because it brings hope, festivity, possibility and prosperity to the farmers and rural people in our country. The spirit, joy and aspiration get renewed during this season which also contributes to making autumn my favourite season. 


Model Answer 2:

Among the four distinct seasons, winter holds a special place in my heart. Its arrival transforms the world into a serene and ethereal landscape, painting everything in a pristine blanket of snow. Winter, to me, is a season of quiet beauty and cosy moments.

What season it is:
Winter spans from late December to early March in my region, bringing a chill that turns the world into a glistening wonderland. It's a season that is often associated with holidays, festivities, and the warmth of gathering with loved ones.

How long it lasts:
The duration of winter can vary based on the location, but in my area, it typically lasts for about three months. 

Distinct features of this season:
The hallmark of winter is, of course, the snow. The landscape is transformed into a serene expanse of white, and the air takes on a crisp, invigorating quality. Frost-covered trees and rooftops create a picturesque scene, and the soft crunch of snow underfoot adds a delightful soundtrack to winter strolls. Winter is also a season of celebrations. Festivals, holidays, and gatherings with family and friends are common during this time. 

And explain why this is your favourite season:
Winter appeals to me for various reasons. Firstly, there's an undeniable charm in the visual spectacle of snow-covered landscapes. The hushed quiet that descends with the snowfall creates a serene atmosphere, providing a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Moreover, the cultural and festive aspects of winter add a layer of joy and togetherness. The shared experiences of sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace, engaging in winter sports, or simply enjoying the beauty of falling snowflakes contribute to the creation of lasting memories.

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