Describe a leisure activity near/on the sea that you want to try IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a leisure activity near/on the sea that you want to try.

You should say
What it is?
What you need to prepare?
How easy or difficult it is?
And explain why you want to try it?

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 Answers and follow up questions to describe a leisure activity near/on the sea that you want to try IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:
Well, I have been on the seashore a lot many times and I have done a lot of adventurous and recreational activities on the beach.

What it is?
However, I have never indulged in leisure activity on the sea. If given a chance I would like to sunbathe on the beach followed by a sumptuous breakfast.

What you need to prepare?
I do not need any specific preparations to do this activity. Nevertheless, some preparations are important for relaxing expeditions. I will have to take a break from study/work, ask a friend to accompany me, prepare appropriate clothes, a mat, some sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, headphones for good music and decide upon the destination.

How easy or difficult it is?
It is going to be a very easy activity as it is a leisure activity. There is no fear of doing it as it is not adventure water sports like river rafting or scuba diving. I really wish to try this because of many reasons. I wish to feel the water and sand while I bask in the sun. I have seen it on travel shows on TV and its interests and amuses me.

And explain why you want to try it?
Soaking in the sun will also beat my stress and give me tons of natural vitamin D. A full-fledged breakfast with a friend thereafter is a relaxing feeling indeed. I want to feel rejuvenated and get away from the mundane routine.

Conclusion:
This leisure activity will give me an opportunity to re-energize myself and be with nature and so I wish to do it.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • I prefer mountains to beaches.
  • However, I am really keen on trying on some water sports.
  • Recently my friend went to Goa and he enjoyed many water activities.

What it is?

  • However, he told me his favorite among them was canoeing.
  • He actually made a video and it looked really fun.
  • It is not a very common sport in India but one of beaches in South Goa offers it.
  • However, not many people go there because there is no road connectivity to the beach.

What you need to prepare?

  • Canoeing involves paddling a canoe with a single bladed paddle.
  • It is an ancient form of transportation but nowadays it is mainly a recreational activity.

How easy or difficult it is?

  • It requires a person to be fit as it is very demanding physically.
  • And that’s another reason why many people don’t for it.
  • But preparation wise it’s just like riding a bicycle.
  • It takes some time getting used to how to balance and direct the canoe, but once a person gets hang of it, it’s very easy.
  • Also, it can be dangerous if the waves are high, so not all beach locations are suitable for it.
  • Besides canoeing, my friend tried a lot of other water sports but his enthusiasm about canoeing was uncontrollable.
  • In fact, after coming back from Goa, all he talked about was canoeing and how he could not wait to go back and do it.
  • His passion also got me interested.

And explain why you want to try it?

  • Then, I searched some more about it on the internet and I also felt like trying it.
  • We both planned to go there in winter of 2020, because the summers in Goa are very hot.
  • But due to lockdown we had to postpone our plans.

Conclusion:

  • Now, we are both waiting for the vaccination process to be over, so that we can go there.

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 leisure activity near/on the sea that you want to try”.

1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of vacations on the seaside?
Seaside vacations offer many benefits. However, the main advantage is the beautiful sights and the chance to try on some water sports. On the other hand, people can get heat strokes and bad tans if they spend too much time in the sun. Additionally, there may be accidents like drowning etc.

2. Why do children like the sea better than adults?
I think it would be wrong to consider that adults don’t like the sea. For children, I it’s mostly about water sports. Children love doing water sports. Children can have fun and play around in the water without getting hurt.

3. What types of job positions can be found on or near the sea?
People can find jobs like swimming instructors, lifeguards, fishing etc. Moreover, people can also find work at seaside restaurants as there are many sea food restaurants on the seashore. Finally, seaside locations are very popular tourist destination so there are many hotels in their vicinity. So, these locations can provide jobs in the hospitality industry.

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Describe a leisure activity near/on the sea that you want to try IELTS cue card

Describe a leisure activity near/on the sea that you want to try IELTS cue card

Introduction:
Well, I have been on the seashore a lot many times and I have done a lot of adventurous and recreational activities on the beach.
What it is?
However, I have never indulged in leisure activity on the sea. If given a chance I would like to sunbathe on the beach followed by a sumptuous breakfast.
What you need to prepare?
I do not need any specific preparations to do this activity. Nevertheless, some preparations are important for relaxing expeditions. I will have to take a break from study/work, ask a friend to accompany me, prepare appropriate clothes, a mat, some sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, headphones for good music and decide upon the destination.
How easy or difficult it is?
It is going to be a very easy activity as it is a leisure activity. There is no fear of doing it as it is not adventure water sports like river rafting or scuba diving. I really wish to try this because of many reasons. I wish to feel the water and sand while I bask in the sun. I have seen it on travel shows on TV and its interests and amuses me.