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IELTS Cue Card Sample 83 - Describe a peaceful place that you like
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe a peaceful place that you like.
You should say:
- where the place is
- what it looks like
- how did you come to know about this place
and explain why you like that place.
Model Answer 1:
Well, in this modern world, finding a peaceful place is sometimes difficult but luckily I happen to know one such place where I have been to a few times.
The name of this place is called “Ladakh”, the highest plateau in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and mostly isolated from the rest of the civilization. Some people call it “the land of snows” while the others call it “little Tibbet”.
But, whatever they call it, Ladakh undoubtedly seems to be one of the most peaceful places on this earth to me, with its picturesque beauty, unique culture, Buddhist monasteries, stunning alpine lakes and amazing Himalaya mountain views in addition to the wonderful trekking routes. But, on the other hands, it is also freezing cold – so cold that even the boiling hot spring water freezes as soon as it oozes out of the ground - daylight is short, and can be very treacherous to travel during the winter. In fact, this region so remote and hostile that there’s a famous Ladakhi saying, which says that “The land is so barren and the passes so high that only our fiercest enemies or our best friends would want to visit us”. By the way, I learned about this beautiful and peaceful place on a popular TV travel show, and also by reading different travel journals.
Anyway, I like this place because they are some of the friendliest people on this earth. In fact, the villagers in Ladakhi strongly disapproved of public displays of anger, disharmony, or discontent. They idealized a peaceful, united, harmonious community, free of conflict and anger. Conflict, they felt, is a manifestation of a society that is degenerate. Besides, when conflicts arise between villagers, they are resolved by the elected head of the village, called the “goba”, who listens to both sides of the case and makes a decision as to which of the parties may have to pay a fine or make restitution.
Now, if a person is not able to find peace in such place with nobody really to poke their noses in his/her affairs, while also watching the beautiful snow and having a secret conversation with the sky, almost touching its earth, I don’t think that he/she will ever find peace anywhere else in this world.
Sample Answer 2:
My grandfather's house is a peaceful place that I visit around 2-3 times a year and like very much. This is in the village (...say a village name...). My grandfather’s house is a big house with lots of open spaces and a river is flowing nearby.
In this big house only 3-4 people and 2-3 servants live as my grandparents are no longer in this world and my uncles, aunts are mostly living in different big cities. There are 7-8 rooms in the house and a big garden in front of the house. The servants take care of the garden and keep the place neat and clean. Since I live in a city and work for a big company where I have lots of responsibilities to perform, city life seems very busy and even sometimes chaotic to me.
Whenever I visit my grandfather’s house, I get the impression that I have come to the most peaceful place in the world. I have not seen many places and have not travelled extensively but in my experience the peace and the mental tranquillity I enjoy being here are unmatched. One of the reasons can be my childhood memories; as I have spent my childhood at this very house and whenever I go there, lots of memories flashback and give me a pleasure that I do not get from elsewhere.
I know this place from my childhood as I was born and grown up here. This place is quite different to me as I leave behind my busy life and come here to relax both mentally and physically. The memory of my departed grandparents, my childhood and other happy events are related to this place. I can get fresh air, meet some of my relatives, enjoy the country life and stay close to nature here and for all those reasons, I like this place very much.
If you can answer this Cue Card topic, you should be able to answer the following Cue Card Topics as well:
- Describe a place you like to go often.
- Describe a beautiful place you have visited.
- Describe a place where you often visit.
- Describe a beautiful place near your home.
- Describe a worth visiting place in your hometown.
- Describe a naturally beautiful place.
- Describe an open space where people often visit.
- Describe a place where you often go in the evening.
- Describe a place worth visiting.
- Describe a place near water or forest.