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IELTS Cue Card Sample 112 - Describe a place near water where you enjoyed visiting

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

Describe a place near water where you enjoyed visiting.

You should say:

  •  where this place was
  •  with whom you went there
  •  what you did there

and explain how much you enjoyed visiting that place which was near water.


Model Answer 1:

I am one of those people who like to find peace near water. So, whenever I get an opportunity, I try to visit a lake, river or ocean, especially, if they have some great landmarks or natural views. Today, I would like to talk about one such body of water, which I visited with a group of my office colleagues last year.

The name of this is called “Ram Sagor National Park”, which is located at the village of Tejpur, about 8 km south of Dinajpur town, in the northern part of Bangladesh. By the way, the word “Sagor”, means a “lake”.  Named after a landlord called “Ram Nath”, this beautiful water body is considered to be the largest man-made lake in Bangladesh. Excavated between the year of 1750 and 1755, this national park has a size of about 44 hectares that stretches 1080 meters along north-south and about 193 meters along the east-west. Some say the lake is the biggest man-made water reservoir because it helped the people to meet their demand for clean drinking water more than a couple of centuries ago.

Anyway, I and my co-workers visited this beautiful national park to enjoy our yearly picnic event. Apart from having our picnic, we also did fishing and riding boats. However, the best part of our activities was that we actually got to play with many different kinds of deer and Blue Bull while taking pictures of white-Breasted Water Hen, Jacanas, Moorhen, Ringed Plover and Grey/Purple Herons also.

Anyway, I enjoyed visiting this place so much that wanted to come back to this place again and again. It was a nice place, with great natural beauty, and offered just a perfect measure of quietness to feel the nature around. A variety of ornamental and fruit trees, that has flourished and become lush forested areas around the lake, was good enough to captivate the hearts and minds of its visitors. Finally, the fun experience of catching fish from the lake and enjoying "fish barbecue" with them just can’t be described in any words. All in all, it was a fantastic place to visit.


Sample Answer 2:
I have visited many places near a river or a sea and I enjoyed the scenic beauty and vast water very much. I would like to talk about a river I visited 2 years back. I chose to talk about it because I really enjoyed my visit there.

The name of the river was (...say a river's name...) and it was in (...say a place's name...). One of our relatives invited us to visit their house and we decide to visit there. I went there with 4 of my family members including my parents. After we reach there, I was amazed to notice that our relative's house was near a big river. This was the first time I visited those relatives and I was very excited about the natural beauty there.

After we reach our relative's house, my younger sister told me that she would like to visit the river. I restrained her by saying that we will all go there in the evening. In the evening we went near the river and the river was very calm at that moment. A sweet wind was blowing from the river and the weather was very pleasant. We sat near the river and had our tea. That was a kind of family picnic. I had my younger brother, sister, my parents and 3 of our relatives at this place. Since this was the summer season, we felt very comfortable being at the bank of the river. We noticed many boats were in the river and we planned to rent a boat for an hour. When we were in the boat, the wind suddenly started blowing heavily. We quickly came to the high land and left for our relative's house.


Sample Answer 3:
I immensely enjoyed my journey at Miami beach (or say the name of any beach in your country) last summer and I stayed there almost a week. This was a great experience and really refreshing vacation for me. I stayed at a hotel very near to the beach and enjoyed the life and nature of this place. The water, people from different states, the sound of the sea, the tide gave a pleasure that I cherished. This is one of the most famous beaches in the world and the water is very clean. I had two friends (Mark & John) with me and we enjoyed the tide & ebb, sunrise, sunset, the sun shines, roaring of the sea and the natural beauty surrounding the shore.

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the USA and a lot of people come here every day especially in summer. I swam in the sea, ran and played in the sand, made monuments with the sands, played beach volleyball with my friends, ate sea fishes and other delicious foods during my stay. The sound of the wind blow at night was something out of the world and hallucinating. I went to the beach at the mid-night and that was an experience incomparable to anything else.

The beach is sandy and in the summer it glitters like diamonds. The water was fresh and blue and we could see the sky reflecting on it. The nights at the seashore were mesmerising and very much different than the day-life and crowd. The moon reflected in the seawater and the strong and seductive smell in the wind took me to the world unknown to me.

The journey was very much pleasant and refreshing for me. I enjoyed the picture like the sea, beach life and tasty Miami food. The people were nice and I talked to a lot of people during my visit. The natural scenery of the sea and the sea-beach is really something worth visiting. This seawater and its deep blue colour had a real attraction and illusion that took my heart away.


Similar Cue Card Topics:

Your ability to talk about this cue card would also enable you to talk about the following cue card topics:

  1. Describe a trip you recently had.
  2. Describe a beach you have visited.
  3. Describe a tourist attraction in your city.
  4. Describe a sea or river.
  5. Describe a naturally beautiful place.
  6. Describe a vacation you have had.
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