IELTS Cue Card Sample 78 - Describe the most beautiful natural scenery
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe the most beautiful natural scenery you have ever seen.
You should say:
- what it is
- where and when you have seen it
- who was with you
and explain what makes it the most beautiful natural scenery you have ever seen.
Model Answer 1:
Different people have different ideas about their versions of the most beautiful natural sceneries while I have my own. But, unfortunately, I am not really a poet nor do I have the talents, skills or proper choice of the words to describe one of the most beautiful natural scenery I have ever seen. Still, I would like to go ahead and give it a try to do some justice to this topic.
The most naturally beautiful scenery, I am talking about, is a little natural reserve of my country which I visited along about a few years ago. The place was surrounded by green mountains and forests. There was no ocean in that reserve, but the beautiful lake there was no less beautiful and inviting than an ocean. There were six mountains in that place, and each of those mountain tops was competing with each other to glow like a piece of heaven on earth with just about enough natural light on them. There was a huge but luscious green valley in that area that stretched up to the feet of those mountains as if it wanted to provide some touch of softness into the rugged mountainous terrain. The place looked so beautiful, and the natural smell of the luscious green there was so intoxicating that I felt like I could spend the rest of my life there. Besides, the calming effect of the beautiful lake on my mind and body felt like a supernatural experience to me.
All in all, I think, it was the most beautiful natural scenery, I have ever seen, because I don’t think that it has ever been affected or destroyed by human-created pollution. The place looked so beautiful to me that I actually forgot about all the worldly worries as long as I was there while enjoying the little hide and seek game of mountains with the sunlight and chirping of the birds. Finally, the place seemed so peaceful that even the wind seemed to be too careful to blow with speed lest it had upset the natural quietness and serenity of that place.
Sample Answer 2:
When I was a university student, I went to a village which was the living place of my best friend's grandfather's house. It was in a remote area and the natural scenery I saw there was the most beautiful natural scenery I have ever seen. It was in (...say the name of a place...) and the small river, the hill, the green fields and the blue sky made a combination that I felt something out of the world. I saw it in one autumn evening when I went to explore the surroundings of the village. That was an awe-inspiring scenery that I will never forget. I saw this scenic beauty in 2011 and it was mid-autumn season then.
My friend, I and one of my friend's cousin were present at that time and I heard from my friend that his village was a very beautiful place. I could not believe how much beautiful it was until I saw it with my own eyes.
We left for the river in the evening and I was amazed to notice the hill and the sloping road track beside it. The river was flowing gently and the vast paddy fields were all around us. I heard the chattering of the birds in the green trees and the sound was creating harmony in my ears.
To me, this was a truly amazing feeling to witness natural scenery that could exist only in our imagination. I have seen many rivers, hills and paddy fields but in my friend's village, they were arranged in such a way which is only possible in an artist's picture. The blue sky seemed very nearer to the horizon and the vast green all around us make me feel like visiting a fairyland.
Tips for talking about this Cue Card Topic:
For this cue card topic, you are expected to talk about the natural scenery that you have seen and think is the most beautiful. First talk about the place and scenery. This can be a particular thing (like a river, forest, hill, sky, rainbow, view from the mountain, fountain, ocean etc.) or can be a place that has a really eye-catchy landscape. If this place/scenery has a name, say that and then mention where it is situated. Then mention when you saw that and how awestricken you were witnessing this out-of-the-world scenery. Now give the details of the view/ scenery and mention when you saw it. If you had companies and relatives, mention who they were and why they went with you. Also, mention if this was a planned trip or a sudden encounter of the scenery.
The final question is a tricky one and in your answer, you have to convince the examiner why you think that was the most beautiful scenery you have ever seen. The debate for most beautiful scenery is ever ending and in fact, the most beautiful scenery to someone should be based on his/her personal experience. So emphasise your personal experience and feeling when you witnessed this scenery. Mention that you are yet to explore lots of beautiful places in the world and so far in your small experience this was the most beautiful scenery you have ever seen.
Your ability to answer this cue card should enable you to answer the following cue cards as well:
1. Describe a worth visiting place.
2. Describe a trip you recently had.
3. Describe a picnic spot you know about.
4. Describe a natural place near water or the sea.
5. Describe a place you would like to visit.