Describe a city that you think is very interesting - Cue Card # 771

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

Describe a city that you think is very interesting.

You should say:

  • what city it is
  • what it is famous for
  • how you know about this city

and explain why you think it is a very interesting city.

[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:

Thank you for choosing this interesting topic for me because I actually love to learn and talk about interesting places around the world. One such tremendously interesting place, in my humble opinion, is New York City.

Now, please don’t get me wrong as I have nothing against London, Paris, Tokyo or Rio de Janeiro, but I have always struggled to understand why people would prefer these cities over New York City. To me, New York City undoubtedly is the “capital” of this world since there is just something for everybody here.

Of course, I must admit that I have visited this city only once for a week, but after learning so much about it from my visit and from my friends (living there), TV programmes, movies, newspapers and travel magazines, I think that I know a lot more about this city than the people who actually live in there!!!  Now, you are probably thinking I am just bluffing here, but I am not! For example, I know it is famous for “the statue of liberty” standing tall in the Hudson River, actually had arrived as a gift from France! By the way, this city, home to 80 million people, is also famous for some of the world’s tallest Skyscrapers, and the world’s largest gold reserve. Besides, the incredibly fast pace of this place, the buzzing traffic, the hustle and bustle of the people from all over the world, the 24-hour life, and the creative spirit are also some of the things which make this city really famous as well.

But, apart from all these things, what makes this city even more interesting to me is that it is undoubtedly the most linguistically diverse city in the world where 800 languages are spoken! In other words, there isn’t even a single country of this world whose citizens don’t live in this mega city or haven’t lived here at some point in time since the birth of it!  Besides, the positive vibe and energy it creates among its citizens, no matter where they come from, transcends all kinds of national and cultural barriers.

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