Cue Card Sample

Describe a trip with your friends that you enjoyed - Cue Card # 802

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

Describe a trip with your friends that you enjoyed.

You should say:

  • where you went
  • when you made this trip
  • who was with you

and explain why you enjoyed this trip so much.

[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:
Not sure if everybody will agree with me, but the truth is we don’t always get to enjoy our trips just the way we plan despite our best efforts.  Of course, there could be a number of reasons for that, but let’s not dwell on it today.  Instead, I would like to talk about a time when I actually enjoyed my trip with friends a lot. 

Well, I still can remember the day, during the month of March, rather vividly about 3 years ago when I and my friends (four of them, to be precise) decided to visit one of the most beautiful mountain sites in my country.  We always had wanted to visit this place but couldn’t really make it possible mainly because it was not only very far from where we used to live, but also the communication to that place wasn’t that great.

But, thankfully, the communication situation had gotten better by then, and we were finally able to take our trip to that beautiful place through a non-stop train service.  Now, it might sound a bit exaggerating, but the truth is that I am not really sure which was actually better of the two: the poetic and yet sophisticated train journey, piercing through the dense but very beautiful forest of the countryside, or the exotic views of the magnificent mountain site where the sun was busy playing “hide and seek” game throughout the entire day. 

But, whatever was the consensus about those two main aspects (train journey and view of the mountain site) of our journey, none of us - me and my friends that is – could dispute the fact that it was one of the best trips we had ever had until then.  After all, it was this trip that allowed us to experience mother nature in its unadulterated form for the first time, with its millennia-old mountain tops and ancient trees.  We enjoyed this trip quite a lot also because I and my friends had completely forgotten about our busy and complicated life for a few days!

Model Answer 2:

I am going to talk about a trip with my friends that I really enjoyed. But before I talk about the trip, I would like to thank you for this nice topic.

Last year, in the month of June, I went on a trip to Shimla with my three friends, Rhea, Aryan, and Neil. Little did I know back then that it would be such an exciting and joyful trip.

We planned the trip a few weeks before the actual trip. We took the night bus from Delhi and reached Shimla early in the morning. We had pre-booked a hotel room and took a cab to our hotel. After taking some rest, we explored the nearby markets and had some local food for lunch.

On the second day, we went trekking and sightseeing. We visited the Jakhu Temple, Green Valley, and the famous Kufri. Kufri is a small hill station, which is situated a few kilometres away from Shimla. We did horse riding and took some photographs in traditional Himachali attire. In the evening, we went back to our hotel and played board games. The next day, we went to Mall Road, which is the most popular tourist destination in Shimla. We did some shopping and visited Christ Church, which is situated on the Ridge. We also tried some street food and local delicacies.

Speaking from my heart, I had a great time with my friends on this trip. I enjoyed their company, and we had a lot of fun together. We made some great memories, which I will cherish forever.

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