IELTS Cue Card Sample 182 - Describe the place where you grew up

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

Describe the place where you grew up in your childhood.

You should say:

  • describe the town/city where you grew up
  • whether you still live there
  • if you think the place has changed much since you were young

and explain if this was a good place to grow up as a child.


Model Answer 1:
Childhood memories are always great – especially, the memories of the place(s) in which we grow up as children. So, I am really glad that I have been provided such a great opportunity to talk about a place in which, I didn’t just grow up as a child, but also hold it very dearly close to my heart.

Anyway, the place, where I grew up as a child, was a small town. Well, I would describe it more like a city suburb, but it certainly had all the elements to offer happy living to a 7/8 years old child like me. By the way, prior to moving that city suburb, my parents actually used to live in one of the major cities of my country which was very crowded and noisy for the liking of them. So, they decided to move to a small town, where I grew up as a child, in order to offer us an opportunity to remain close to the environment of the countryside.

Since the town in which I grew up as a child was small, everything was within my reach. For example, the breakfast place, movie theatre, and stadiums to enjoy all kinds of games were all in close proximity to my residence. Besides, if I rode on my bicycle for about 15 minutes on the brick-made pavement, I could easily visit a beautiful lake and cornfields. The streets, although they were few in numbers, there were very wide which made it easy for me to play with my bicycle.

Unfortunately, I don’t live there anymore, and I am pretty sure that the place must have changed a lot in time because, after all, everything changes in time.

Anyway, the place, I am talking about, was certainly a good place to grow up as a child. It was quiet and beautiful. It also had a very nice and clean environment. Besides, most of the people there were very friendly, and they didn’t mind about the business of their neighbours.  All in all, it was a very simple and nice town for a laidback child like me.


Sample Answer 2:
I was born in a beautiful urban area called (...say the name of the place where you were born and spent your childhood...) and spent my childhood as well as adolescence there. This is a small urban area in the north part of the country. After I finished my college education, I moved to the capital city of the country for university education. I no longer live in my hometown but I often go there to visit my parents and other family members who still live there. 

The place where I grew up is a beautiful urban area and is really a nice place to live in. It is situated beside a river and there are lots of open spaces, cornfields, paddy fields there. The green environment, comfortable weather, fresh air, scenic beauty and the simple life of people make it an ideal place. The modern facilities like internet, satellite connection, theatre, library etc are present there and yet one can stay close to nature there. The area is pollution-free, quiet and has some renowned educational institutes. 

In a broader view, this urban area has not changed that much compared to the time I lived there but of course, some changes have occurred over the period. Many high rising buildings can be seen nowadays including some factories and industries.

Farming was the main occupation of people which is no longer true and people now have diverse occupations. The numbers of fields and open spaces have gone down. People are widely accepting modern technology and businesses have expanded. The motorised transportations have replaced the manual ways of travelling. The lifestyle and fashions among the teenage generation seem very different than they used to be and the educational infrastructure and facilities have improved significantly than the time I had been there. 


Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card Topic would also enable you to talk about the following Cue Card Topics as well:

  1. Describe your hometown.
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  3. Describe a memorable event in your childhood.
  4. Describe a place you like to visit.
  5. Describe a beautiful place you have visited.
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