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IELTS Cue Card Sample 109 - Describe a garden or a public place you remember visiting

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

Describe a garden or a public place you remember visiting.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • what it looks like
  • what people do there

and explain why you remember this particular garden or public place.


Model Answer 1:

I live in one of the crowded cities in the world where life can become really hectic. Thankfully, there are some public gardens also in this crowded city which allows people to take some fresh breath of air. Today, I would like to talk about one such garden in my city which I remember visiting.

It is actually called Dhaka Botanical Garden which is located in one part of the capital city of Bangladesh and also adjacent to Dhaka Zoo. This National Botanic Garden of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh National Herbarium make up the largest plant conservation centre in Bangladesh, with an area of around 84 hectares (210 acres).  

The garden provides learning and recreational facilities. It is divided into 57 sections and is managed by the Forest Department under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of Bangladesh.  There are millions of plants which are eye-soothing. It is one of the largest botanical gardens of Bangladesh, and a nature learning centre for the nature lovers, bird watchers, photographers and botanists and a tourist destination. The Garden has a scientific collection of approximately 100,000 preserved specimens of plants.

People can actually do pretty much everything at this place, including relaxing at a restaurant, walking in its wide space freely, renting a boat, watching beautiful lotus flowers in ponds in addition to watching water plants and birds from the observation decks.  In fact, thousands of people visit this place in the morning, without paying any fees, in order to do jogging while families also bring their children to enjoy the beautiful nature.    

Anyway, I remember visiting this beautiful garden because I have seen the most beautiful flowers there, with trees as old as 500 years, as well as some really stunningly beautiful landscaping. In fact, once I visited the place, I felt like I was lost in nature for a while roaming around it, and walking on its smooth roads while playing hide and seek with the shadows of the long trees on them. In fact, it helped me relax my mind by forgetting about all the worldly worries for a while.


Sample Answer 2:

I remember visiting a big garden at my uncle’s house when I was a college student. The garden was so big and was so beautiful that I still remember it. It was at my maternal uncle’s farmhouse and was adjacent to a narrow lake. My uncle lives in a 4 storied building but he had a firm house and a very nice garden that he looked after. This was a very good earning source for him as well.

One day he invited me to visit the garden with him and I agreed to visit it. I became speechless when I entered into the garden. It was at least 2-3 acres and had been placed beside a lake. A soft, balmy wind was blowing and the flowers were dancing with the wind. I have never seen so many flowers together that I watched in this garden. There were fences all around the garden to protect it from savage animals. There were several types of trees in this garden including flowers trees, vegetable & fruit trees and big trees to give shadows to other trees.

This was not a public garden so the entry was restricted for the people to enter the garden. But I have noticed that people could easily come near the garden as the lake was a public place. They enjoyed the beauty of the garden from outside. The people who take care of the garden water the trees, cut off the unexpected branches of the trees, takes away the dust and rubbish and keep a close eye in the garden so that, wild animals cannot cause any harm.

I remember the garden because it was so beautiful and was near the lake. The several numbers of flowers in the garden and the chattering of the known and unknown birds overwhelmed me. I was supposed to be there for an hour or so but I was so much attracted to the beauty of this garden that I stay there for several hours.


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 garden you visited in your childhood.
  2. Describe a garden you know about.
  3. Describe a beautiful garden you have visited.
  4. Describe a beautiful place you have visited recently.
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