Describe a long car journey you went on

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a long car journey you went on.

You should say:
Where you went?
What you did at that place?
Who you went there with?
Explain why you went on that journey by car?

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


Well, I travel every day for study purpose, and I use the public bus for that. I like a long journey, but most of the time I prefer to go by train. But there are few faraway places where I went through car because there is no direct train service is available.

Where you went?

Here I would like to describe such kind of long journey which 1 covered by the car.

What you did at that place? and Who you went there with?

I went to Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan last year with my uncle and cousin. My cousin name is Raman, and she completed her senior secondary with good grades. She wants to pursue her study in girls university, so I advised her to took admission in Banasthali University because it is the largest fully residential women’s university in the world.

Explain why you went on that journey by car

For that purpose, we went there. The total distance was about 539 km, and it was 10 hours journey which we covered by the car. We packed some food for the trip. It was a very long journey, but we enjoyed it. Uncle stop the car for three-time on the restaurants to took some tea and had lunch there.

We started our journey at 4 AM and reached the destination in the evening. We met my uncle’s friend who received us, and then we went to his home, which was near to the university. We spend the night over there. Uncle’s friend works in the accounting department in the university, and he guided us and explained every course in detail and also told about the university rules and fees. My cousin note down everything. Now she is studying at that university. So that was the time when I travelled by car.

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 long car journey you went on”.

1. What will cars be like in the future?

What the future has in store no one can tell, but as far as I can see there will be cars running on alternative sources of energy. Already we have cars which do not use petrol or diesel and run on electricity. However in future we may see cars running on solar power, biodiesel or other alternative sources. We may even see flying cars.

2. What’s the difference between men’s and women’s preference on cars?

Well, nowadays, the gender difference is disappearing, so there is no difference in men’s women’s choice about the car. Some people like big cars while some like small cars. Both males and females preferred care that provides comfort while driving, and it does not matter how big or small it is.

3. What are the differences between bicycles and private cars?

A huge difference we can see between both bicycles and cars. Firstly is the cost, bicycles are very cheaper than cars. Second is, bicycles are environmentally friendly because they do not produce any pollution, but cars polluted the air. Moreover, the bicycle does not require any fuel and license to operate, but cars required these things. There is only one disadvantage of using a bicycle: care is safer than it. In addition to this, only two or one people can use it at a time, but the whole family has to go out together by car.

4. Why do people like to have private cars?

There are many reasons why people like to have a private car. First is, people buy a vehicle to show their high status. Second, cars are very comfortable for long-distance because vehicles can cover the long-distance within a few minutes or hours.Moreover, it is beneficial old and disables people who can not use a bicycle and not able to walk correctly.

5. Is it a good thing that everyone has his/her own cars?

As we know, the car is very beneficial, but it also has many drawbacks, so it is not a good thing that everyone has his/her vehicle because it increases traffic on roads and the pollution level also increases.

6. How to buy private cars in India?

It is a straightforward process to buy a car. We can purchase a vehicle from the showroom. There are two methods of payment first is to pay the full amount of car at a time and set monthly installments.

7. Do many families own private cars in India?

Yes, many families own a private car in my country. The main reason is that it is private, and it is very affordable. Nowadays, every type of car is available in the market, and people buy it according to their budget. Sometimes if people do not afford a new car, they buy second-hand vehicles also.

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