IELTS Cue Card # 153 - Describe your favourite outdoor activity
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe your favourite outdoor activity.
You should say:
- what activity it is
- where you do this
- how often you do this
and explain why this is your favourite outdoor activity.
- Why do some people prefer outdoor sports?
- Is there any outdoor activity that you do not like?
- Why are children less interested in outdoor activities nowadays?
Model Answer 1:
Back in the days, when I was a young college student, I used to practice and enjoy many kinds of outdoor activities. But, gone are those good old days, and instead, I remain stuck at my job most of the time these days. Such a pity! However, one favourite outdoor activity which I still manage to enjoy from time to time, even in my busy schedule, is “photography”.
Yes, taking pictures of things and nature around me is one of my most favourite outdoor activities these days. Not sure, how exactly I became interested in this particular activity, but I am assuming that it probably has something to do with my “not-so” good looking picture face. In fact, I disliked some of my pictures so much that I even used to keep them hidden from the people around, while also wondering at the same time as to why those pictures were not as good looking as other people's pictures. So, I came up with the idea of getting my own camera as soon as I started college, and started experimenting with taking pictures of the things and nature around me.
Soon after that, I figured out that many factors come into play when taking a good picture – factors like distance, light, quality of lens and composition, among other things. Now, I can easily turn some ordinary objects into some likeable pictures. Of course, even though, I take pictures of all kinds of things, it’s nature which interests me the most. In fact, I would wait even hours just to take a good shot of a beautiful flower plant or a flying bird above my head.
Anyway, photography is my favourite outdoor activity, mainly because it allows me to understand the things and nature around me a lot better. Besides, it also allows me to spend and enjoy my time according to my own terms without necessarily depending on others. Finally, I enjoy photography also because it allows me to capture some great moments of some objects around me and then look at them at a later time to see how fast things change around us.
Sample Answer 2:
My favourite outdoor activity is a bit different, and to some people, it is amusing to some extent. I like it very much and would like to thank you for giving me a chance here to talk about it.
My favourite outdoor activity is visiting parks, fields, playgrounds, riverbanks, forests and different other natural places to enjoy the outdoors. I often visit beautiful parks, large playgrounds, rare botanical gardens, lakes or riverbanks and other beautiful natural places to enjoy the celestial grace of nature while also walking or riding a bicycle for a while. It gives me an excellent opportunity to go outside and do some exercise while also unwind my mind.
Most of the time, I invite my friends to come with me, but if they are all occupied, I go there alone. I sometimes ride my bicycle to reach those places, especially if they are miles away. I cannot do this activity daily, even if I would like to. So I would say I try to go out and enjoy nature at least once or twice a week. When I go out with my friends in my spare time, I insist they visit a park or riverbank with me rather than being inside a large shopping complex.
I like to spend time with my friends as they are very good friends of mine. I like their company due to the fact that we can learn many things from each other and value our friendship. As we stay inside most of the time - be it our house, university, office or other places, I yearn to go out in the open whenever the opportunity arrives. And this activity lets me spend time with my friends while also being close to nature.
Open space and nature let us breathe fresh air, help us eradicates our boredom and fatigue, and enable us to think consciously. Moreover, it is really refreshing to do some sort of outdoor activities in the evening. For all these reasons, I like this outdoor activity more than any other outdoor activity I have.
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:
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2. Describe an outdoor activity you have had in the past.
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4. Describe a meal you took outside your home.
5. Describe something you often do.
6. Describe a place you often go to in the evening.
7. Describe a good habit one of your family members has.