Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card # 128 - Describe your idea of a perfect vacation

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

Describe your idea of a perfect vacation.

You should say:

  • where the vacation would be
  • who would be with you
  • what you would like to do there

and explain why you think it would be a perfect vacation for you.


Model Answer 1:
Having a perfect vacation is many people’s dream except, of course, they don’t know how to have it most of the time. However, over the years, if I have learned one thing about enjoying a perfect vacation, it can be achieved only if we don’t worry too much about the word “perfect”. After all, it is the very ‘stress’ of planning a perfect vacation that takes the fun away from it.

But, since I will have to put the discussion of this topic into proper context, I am bound to name the spot of my vacation which could be anywhere from visiting an isolated island, far away from the rest of the civilization, to a beautiful mountain site close to a nice lake, depending on the time of the year. But, since I prefer to enjoy my vacation during the summertime, I would preferably choose a mountain site.

To be honest, my perfect idea of a vacation doesn’t include anything fancy except enjoying some good jokes and laughs with my family members and friends while forgetting about the worries about our worldly life for a while by lying at the feet of the mountain. While I am enjoying my vacation there, I want to be able to fully connect to mother nature which has fed us and taken care of us even though we have done so much harm to it for the last few centuries.

Frankly speaking, I don’t even want to worry about cooking or eating my food when I am enjoying my perfect vacation because that would steal a lot of time from me when enjoying mother nature around me. Of course, I wouldn’t mind at all jumping in the lake and catching some fish to do some barbecue, apart from swimming in it as long as I want.

I think it would be a perfect vacation for me because I would be able to do anything I want there. Besides, this vacation would allow me to enjoy little things with families and friends which don’t happen often when I am busy with my work life.


Model Answer 2:
A perfect vacation, in my opinion, is a type of vacation that would be thoroughly enjoyable and refreshing. First of all, a solid plan about the vacation should be in place, and so there would be no confusion about the places to visit, food to try and things to do. Such a vacation would be not less than a week, I guess.

Moreover, it would be far away from the place the vacationer lives or works. Usually, people enjoy visiting a place that has great natural beauty, a quiet environment, entertaining amenities and a relaxing living place. So I would prefer a place near the sea or hill or a tea garden which is located in a suburban area with natural beauty. A historic place that offers a good travelling route and other amenities would also do. The journey has to be enjoyable as well.

I would prefer either my friends or family members to have such a great vacation with me. If it is totally my choice, I would like to go to the far end of the country or to a foreign country. But the place has to offer a lot of different activities like hiking, surfing, natural sceneries and an arrangement for a comfortable stay. I would go to the famous and attractive places there, hang out with my friends or family outside, take photos, try different food together, take part in the activities offered there, walk beside the open space and enjoy the night from the rooftop. I would stay in a quiet place, and in the morning, I would go to explore the area to know about the people, their customs and culture. 

This would be a perfect vacation mostly because it would be delightful and invigorating. It will offer different activities and a scope to get away from the monotonous routine.  A vacation is aimed to recharge us and give us pleasure so that after we come back from that vacation, we can concentrate on our daily routine with a pleasant feeling. My idea of the vacation would give plenty of opportunities to enjoy and to be refreshed. 


Similar Cue Card Topics:

Your preparation for this cue card topic would help you talk about the following cue card topics as well:
  1. Describe a vacation you recently have had.
  2. Describe your plan for a vacation you want to take.
  3. Describe a holiday you have had recently.
  4. Describe a tour you recently have had.
  5. Describe a journey you have made.
  6. Describe a tour you want to make in the future.
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