IELTS Cue Card 104 - Describe a cyber cafe in your locality

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

Describe a cyber cafe/Internet cafe in your locality.

You should say:

  • what type of place it is
  • what you and others can do there
  • describe the internet café

and explain why it is an important place for people in your locality.

[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:

Today, it is almost impossible to live in a world without the internet, no matter where we live and what we do. People, who are offering internet services and facilities as their profession, also understand this and that’s why they also open cyber café in different places and localities. Today, I would like to talk about one such cyber café in my locality.

The cyber café is located inside a rather large shopping complex, which houses many other different kinds of shops, at a major city intersection. The good thing about this internet café is that it can be seen rather easily from outside. With a size of about 1000 square feet, the cyber café is well decorated with enough furniture, computers and other office equipment like printer, copier, and fax machine. The café also has a very nice lighting system to help everything see very clearly.

The computers are kept in a cubicle like space in order to ensure enough privacy for the users. Offering a full air condition facility, the cyber café is a great layout, with all the users sitting close to the walls while the café staffs sitting in the middle so that the staffs can monitor every user and meet their needs when required.

Like any other cyber cafe, users here can surf the internet in order to search for some information, read or send emails, watch their favourite videos online, or just read some news. The cyber café also offers its visitors the opportunity to have a voice chat with others and making video calls also to see each other on camera. Besides, the internet users there can also get print out or photocopies of the important documents. By the way, it is a paid café as in it charges customers for using internet service on an hourly basis.

Anyway, it is an important place for people in my locality because it allows people to use the internet who don’t have any access to a computer or the internet at home, or allows users to print important documents who don't have printers at their home. Besides, it also allows our community members to share their views with each other, which is not possible otherwise, on an array of issues that affect our locality in general.


 

Sample Answer 2:

With the ever-increasing popularity of the internet and people's dependency on it for various reasons, the need for cyber cafes or internet cafes has grown tremendously. As a result, cyber cafes can often be seen in different places in our city. To meet the rapidly increasing demands of internet use, emails and printing documents, people nowadays visit the nearby cyber cafes now and then. Those who have a personal computer and the internet connection usually use the internet at home but other people go to those internet cafes that offer a cheap rate for browsing internet, printing, and making video calls. One such internet cafe in our locality where I often go to is "Express Cyber Zone".

This internet cafe is only a few minutes away from my home and it offers a good service. Their computers have the latest configuration and they offer a high-speed internet connection. The speed is 5 Mbps and users who are ready to pay a bit more can use even faster internet which is 10 Mbps. The decoration, environment, sitting arrangement, privacy option and behaviour of the cafe staffs are good and that's why they have many regular customers. For regular users, they offer a discount and they also have monthly membership facility. The computers have IPS backup and per hour browsing rate is competitive. For these reasons, I mainly go to this cafe apart from using the internet at my home. If I need some bulk printing, I go to that cafe and they offer professional service for printing needs.

Besides the internet browsing facility, they also offer printing, scanning, computer servicing, and DVDs.  Fast food, tea, coffee are also available and interestingly they have a dedicated kitchen to serve the customers. People mostly go there to use the internet and this place offers a high-speed internet connection and also offers a nice environment for internet browsing.


 

Similar Cue Card topics:

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card Topic would enable you to talk about the following Cue Card Topics as well:

  1. Describe a place where you often go to.
  2. Describe a place where you often meet your friends.
  3. Describe a local cyber café in your city.
  4. Describe a quiet place you know about.
  5. Describe an internet cafe you know about.
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