Cue Card Sample

A place in village where you visited - Cue Card # 762

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

Describe a place in the countryside/ village where you visited.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • when you visited this place
  • what you did there

and explain how you felt about visiting this place.

[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:

Having been born and also raised for the most part in a nice countryside, I have always held a certain affinity towards villages. In fact, even after settling down in the city for almost 20 years, I make some special efforts to visit a village once in a while, just like I did about a year ago, and here is the story of that visit.

On a fine, spring morning, about a year ago, when I was getting ready to start my day, one of my close friends called me and told me that he was going to visit me in a few days. When asked about the reason behind the visit, he told me that he wanted to take me to “Tighana” village for a short visit (by the way, this “Tighana” village, which I have already visited a few times before taking my friend there, is located on the northwest side of my city and about 70 kilometres away from it).

Moving forward, the visit took place as per the schedule and we did end up being in a very beautiful village. After arriving there, first, we took some rest at a local restaurant to refresh ourselves with some snacks before walking for a good 30 minutes to find and possibly buy also a good piece of land where he can grow his guava garden. But, as we were walking along the village roads, we didn’t forget to talk to the happy, local residents there. At some point, we even stood by for a while to see how the young boys were trying to catch fish in a pond with their bare hands from underneath the water!

Anyway, after visiting that village, again, I felt like everything was so familiar to me as if it was my own village and backyard. It also made me feel very much alive with all the natural greens around me. Finally, the visit also allowed me to rediscover the natural order of life – a natural order that teaches us to be happy with whatever little we possess.

Sample Answer 2:

Last year, I had the opportunity to visit a small village called Mai Chau, located in the Hoa Binh province of Vietnam. It is a beautiful place surrounded by stunning natural scenery. When I looked at this topic, I knew that I would talk about this beautiful place. 

Where it is:
Mai Chau is located about 135 kilometres southwest of Hanoi and is easily accessible by road. It is a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful landscapes, rice paddies, and traditional stilt houses.

When you visited this place: 
I visited Mai Chau during the spring season, which is the perfect time to explore the lush greenery and blooming flowers of the region. The weather was pleasantly warm during the day and cooler at night, making it perfect for outdoor activities.

What you did there:
During my visit, I went on a trekking tour to explore the surrounding countryside and visited some of the local villages. I was fascinated by the traditional stilt houses, which are unique to the region, and enjoyed learning about the local customs and traditions from the friendly villagers. I also got to try some of the local cuisine, which was delicious.

And explain how you felt about visiting this place:
My experience in Mai Chau was unforgettable. The beautiful landscapes, the warm and hospitable locals, and the unique culture of the region made me feel like I was in a different world. The peaceful atmosphere and the simplicity of village life were a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of the city. I would love to visit Mai Chau again and explore more of the region's natural beauty and cultural richness.


Sample Answer 3:

I come from a big city and rarely get to visit the countryside. However, I had an opportunity to visit a village called "Kandep" last year during my summer vacation, which was a truly memorable experience.

Where it is: 
Kandep is a small village located in the northern part of my country, Papua New Guinea. It is situated on the foothills of the mountains and is surrounded by lush green forests and cascading waterfalls.

When you visited this place:
I visited Kandep during my summer vacation last year, in the month of June. It was a two-day trip, and I went there with my family and some of our close friends.

What you did there: 
During my visit to Kandep, I got to experience the local way of life. We stayed at a traditional guest house, which was made of wood and bamboo, and had thatched roofs. We went for long walks in the forest, and the air was so fresh and clean. I also got to witness the local cultural dance, which was so beautiful and mesmerizing. Additionally, we had a chance to learn about the local agricultural practices and even tried our hands at farming.

And explain how you felt about visiting this place: 
I felt very peaceful and relaxed during my visit to Kandep. It was a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of city life, and the serene beauty of the village was truly breathtaking. I enjoyed learning about the local culture and lifestyle, and it gave me a new perspective on life. The villagers were very warm and welcoming, and their hospitality left a lasting impression on me.

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