IELTS Cue Card Sample 163 - Describe a street that you know well

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

Describe a street that you know well.

You should say:

  • where the street is located
  • what types of establishments the street has
  • how often you go there

and explain why you visit there and how well you know this place.


Model Answer 1:
Everything in the city, in which I live, is supposed to be familiar to me because I have been living in this city for a long period of time. But, apparently, this doesn’t seem to be so because I am finding the job of describing a street, which I am supposed to know well, a bit more challenging than I had initially thought for some unknown reasons. So, was I wrong all along about knowing my city?

Anyway, the city, I am going to try to describe, is one of the major streets in the large neighbourhood, where I live. It runs east-west and stretches about one and a half kilometres. If I have got proper information about this street, it was one of the oldest streets in the city as well. In fact, it was made in the very early days of the city’s expansion, and perhaps, that’s why most buildings, which are standing on both sides of this street, look old. Of course, there are also few shops here and there in between the buildings as well as an elementary school for the kids, but the sheer number of the buildings on this street suggest that many families and people live in that part of the neighbourhood.  

Luckily, this is a rather wide street, and therefore, even though, it remains fairly busy with all sorts of private and public vehicles, it doesn’t seem to be as congested as a number of other streets in my city. Paved with high-quality concrete, this street connects a couple of major roads which are used to make an exit from our city premise.

Anyway, I visit the street and the place at least once a week, because I use it to go to my uncle’s house, who lives on the other side of my city. Besides, I know this place really well because I attended the elementary school there for a couple of years. In fact, I know this place so well that I still remember how most of the old trees there were cut to make room for building new houses a long time ago.


Sample Answer 2:
I would like to describe a street from my hometown where I spent a lot of time in my childhood and adolescence time. This street is called grace street (...say the name of a street you know about...) and it is at the back side of the high school we used to study at.

This is not a very wide street and since it is on the back side, people often avoid this road and take the main street. There are some 2-3 storied buildings there and one 7th storied building is situated beside this street. A large portion of the street-side is occupied by the high school and there is a pond, 2 lamp posts, one post office and 2 small tea stalls are situated beside this street.

I used to visit this street and spent time with my friends in my teenage time mostly. Since I now live in a different city I rarely visit this street. However, I go to this street sometimes with my friends whenever I visit my hometown. This is the place where I spend my time with my friends in the evening when I stay in my hometown. I go to my hometown 3-4 times in a year and visit this street each time I visit my hometown.

I like this street because I have so many memories related to this street. I still go there whenever I visit my town. And this very street where I used to spend some of my golden periods reminds me of my old time there. Being there with my friends sometimes reminds me of things I used to do there and how precious the time was. For these reasons, I like this street very much.


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 street or place in your hometown.
  2. Describe a busy street in your city.
  3. Describe a place you often go to.
  4. Describe a place where you often hang around with your friends.
  5. Describe a memorable place.
  6. Describe a street or park where you often played.
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