Describe A Crowded Place You Have Visited

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a crowded place you have visited.

You should say:

Where is it?
When you went there?
With whom you went there?
And explain how you felt about being there?


Describe a place with a lot of people.

Where is it?
Who do you go with?
What do people do there?
Why are there so many people?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answer 1:

Living in a densely populated country, it’s not uncommon to encounter large crowds in everyday life. From railway stations and airports to marketplaces and live concerts, there are many public places where the crowds can be so dense that it feels like there’s hardly room to breathe.

Where is it? and Who do you go with?
One such crowded place I visited was a bustling market in Delhi, India. It was a hot summer day, and I went there with my friends to do some shopping.

What do people do there? and Why are there so many people?
The market was teeming with people, and the narrow lanes were filled with vendors selling all sorts of goods, from colorful fabrics and intricate jewelry to fragrant spices and delicious street food.

As we made our way through the crowds, I could feel the energy and excitement of the place. The colors, sounds, and smells were overwhelming. People were haggling over prices everywhere I looked, trying on clothes and sampling street food. The air was thick with the sound of bargaining and the smell of frying samosas.

At first, I felt a bit overwhelmed by the crowds and the chaos. But as we spent more time in the market, I began to enjoy the experience. There was something exhilarating about being in the midst of all that activity.

We tried on colorful bangles and scarves, tasted spicy chaat and sweet jalebis, and haggled with vendors over the price of souvenirs. We left the market with bags full of souvenirs and memories that would last a lifetime.

Despite the crowds and chaos, I felt grateful for the opportunity to experience such a vibrant and lively place. It was a reminder of the richness and diversity of India’s culture and traditions.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction :
Well, being a part of a densely populated country, I have often encountered a massive amount of crowds in my everyday life.

Moreover, I have been to a myriad of public places, which is generally so overcrowded that there is not even room for an apple to fall, such as railway station, airport, the marketplace, live concerts, and many more.

Where is it? and When you went there?
However, I would like to talk about an exceptionally crowded place I visited a couple of months ago in my hometown.

With whom you went there?
This New year, I went for a picnic at the zoological park along with my close friends or( kith and kin). I was extremely excited to have a whale of a time with them in nature’s lap, as I live in a metropolitan city which is often noisy, stressful and fast-paced.

There is always something I find mesmerizing about the natural habitat, perhaps, the magic of fresh and exotic surroundings. Therefore, my enthusiasm was in full swing.

So I got ready ahead of time and asked my family members to get ready on time as well so that we could have utilized time appropriately, we packed our picnic bags with some essentials like snacks, fruits, games and a few bottles of water along with a picnic mat and a few outdoor games. We started quite early as I thought it would be a little rush there.

And explain how you felt about being there?
Nevertheless, when we reached there, to my surprise, it was super packed full of chaos all around. Eventually, I started to have blues, as I thought we might not be able to enjoy thoroughly because it was extremely crowded that day.

But then we decided to move along with people thinking it might be an exceptional experience altogether.

As expected, there was the hustle and bustle of a crowd since it was 1st January. But for a change, when we walked in, it was quite spacious. Then we moved further to experience the wildlife, birds and natural landscape, along with having a fun-filled day.

Conclusion :
Indeed, we found a picnic area inside, where my dear ones and I sat together and had a gala time. Just then, I realized that sometimes being a part of a gathering is not bad, as it might give us a delightful experience.

Surprisingly, it was a mind-blowing experience, and we had a whale of a time in nature’s lap with my near and dear ones, despite the place being overcrowded.

Modal Answer 3:


  • India is a densely populated country, so we have lot of places which are often crowded.
  • Some of these places are religious shrines, historical sites and nowadays one can even find a lot of people at bus terminals, public gardens etcetera.

Where is it?

  • Today, I would like to talk about a shopping mall in Chandigarh, which is always brimming with people.
  • It’s called Elante Mall and it is located in the industrial area of Chandigarh.
  • The mall has total 5 floors which also include 2 levels for parking.
  • It was built approximately 7 years back and one can find stores of all global brands here.
  • The mall is mostly crowded over the weekends when people have their weekly offs.
  • It is a place where no one gets bored as people can do a lot of activities like playing games, watching movies, eating at their favourite restaurant etcetera.

When you went there? and With whom you went there?

  • The first time I went to this mall was with my cousins who live in Chandigarh.
  • It was during the winters and it had been only a month since the opening of the mall.
  • We had heard a lot about the mall from others and some even said it is one of the best malls in Asia.

And explain how you felt about being there?

  • So, we wanted to explore it ourselves and we were truly amazed.
  • It was a weekend and the mall was completely filled with people.
  • Everyone looked happy and excited just liked us.
  • Also, there were festive sales going and there were huge discounts at most of the stores, so we bought ourselves some new clothes at great prices.
  • We spent almost 5 hours at the mall and didn’t even realise how the time went by.
  • Now, I am a regular visitor at the mall and I do most of my shopping at Elante mall only.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a crowded place you have visited”.

1. Is there a completely quiet place?
I think that there are not many quiet places in the cities but if one goes to the countryside especially the mountain regions one can find lot of places with no noise. In my opinion the only quiet place in the cities would be a library, where everyone sits quietly and goes about their work or studies.

2. Do you like to go to the places where there are many people?
Well it depends a lot on my mood, when I feel like socialising, I like to visit crowded places like restaurants and malls. At these places when I see lot of people who are smiling and enjoying their time, I get a lot of positive vibes.

3. Do you like the places with large space?
Yes, I like to visit places where there is a lot of space, one can comfortably roam around at such places whereas places which are tight make me feel claustrophobic. At large places, one’s personal space is not intruded.

4. What are the places which attract many people in your country?
The two places which attract the most people in our country are religious shrines and shopping malls. People in my country just love being at these places and you will always find these places crowded.

5. What do you think is the most important thing of a public event?
I think, nowadays, the most important thing of a public event is the security of the people because in huge crowd things can easily go wrong and lead to mishaps.

Another arrangement that organisers should take care of would be public conveniences like drinking water, urinals etcetera. Organisers should also have plans for emergency situations like fire.

6. What are the types of problems that can be better solved by group work?
I think all problems can be solved better by groupwork. When different minds work together on solving a problem, it leads to generation of multiple ideas, which help in solving the problem much faster and in a creative manner.

7. What kind of places do people want to go to when they want to be alone?
When people like to be alone they normally go to their homes and spend time in the comfort of their bedrooms. Sometimes people like to go on a long drive or even travel to a different city. Being alone gives them an opportunity to reflect upon their problems and think about their future or desires.

8. Why is it sometimes important for people to be alone?
In today’s world people often get stressed by too many events happening around them. So, in order to relax their minds people prefer solitude. It is important for them because being alone gives them the time to think about the things that really matter to them and they can focus better in their lives.

Important Vocabularies:

1. Marketplace

an open area where goods and services are bought and sold.

The marketplace was teeming with people and vendors selling all sorts of goods.

2. Teeming

full of people or things; crowded. 

The market was teeming with people and activity.

3. Haggle

to negotiate over the price of something. 

Everywhere I looked, people were haggling over prices.

4. Souvenir

something that is kept as a reminder of a place or event.

We left the market with bags full of souvenirs and memories that would last a lifetime.

5. Densely populated

An area that is crowded with people.

Well, being a part of a densely populated country.

6. Myriad

A countless or extremely great number.

Moreover, I have been to a myriad of public places.

7. Zoological park

A park where wild animals are kept for exhibition.

his New year, I went for a picnic at the zoological park.

8. Metropolitan city

A large city with a population of over one million people. 

As I live in a metropolitan city.

9. Natural habitat

The environment in which an animal or plant normally lives or grows. 

There is always something I find mesmerizing about the natural habitat.


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