Describe A Long Car Journey You Went On

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

Describe a long car journey you went on.


Describe a long car journey your remember well.

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 1:

Introduction: and Explain why you went on that journey by car?
Well, travelling is my passion, and going on a long car journey is one of the best ways to explore the diverse landscapes and cultures of a country.

Where you went? and Who you went there with?
Fortunately, last year I got the opportunity to go on a car journey through India with my friends. We started our adventure in Mumbai, renting a car and hitting the road.

Our first stop was the famous Ajanta and Ellora Caves, which took 7-hour drive through Maharashtra. We made sure to take breaks and try some of the delicious street food that India is renowned for.

What you did at that place?
We spent days exploring the ancient rock-cut temples at the caves and admiring the intricate carvings and sculptures. It was a surreal experience that left us in awe of the craftsmanship of the ancient Indian artists.

Then, we drove through the stunning landscapes of the Western Ghats and reached Bangalore, where we explored the famous Lalbagh Botanical Garden and the city’s lively nightlife.

From there, we headed further south to Kerala, where we took a break from driving and relaxed on a houseboat ride through the serene backwaters of Alleppey. It was a much-needed respite that allowed us to appreciate the natural beauty of Kerala.

Our final destination was Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India, where we watched the stunning sunrise and sunset over the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. It was a fitting end to our long and eventful car journey through India.

Overall, This car journey was long and tiring, but the memories we created were priceless.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction and Where you went? and Who you went there with?
Well, travelling is my passion I never miss an opportunity to travel to new places Though for long journeys as a family we prefer to travel by train but, I would take this opportunity to talk about the time when I travelled with my family for a long car journey.

In fact, is that lately we had few holidays and we decided to utilize by travelling to Jaipur. 

Jaipur is actually a city approximately 650 kilometres from my hometown. Since we wanted to have a comfortable ride, at the same time, this city has hundreds of were seeing places.

So, we decided to travel in our personal car instead of public transport. Now the journey was long, so we decided to start early in the morning. 

We loaded our car with luggage an evening prior and at sharp 4 AM, we started our journey. In early morning hours, the weather is always very pleasant, and there is no rush on the roads at all.

That’s the reason why by 10 AM in the morning we covered much distance. At this time, we all were quite hungry and wanted to have breakfast. 

So, we stopped at a restaurant on the way and after having breakfast we recommenced our journey, and now we had to cover another 300 kilometres, the weather suddenly chancy and dark clouds overcast the sky and its started to rain.

But, because of the weather become really pleasant. I must say Rajasthan is a very beautiful state. We enjoyed some breathtaking sand dunes on both sides of the road. 

What you did at that place? and Explain why you went on that journey by car?
In fact, we stopped at few points as well to click some photographs to preserve the memories of this drive, when we were just about 50 kilometres from Jaipur.

We got to know from the locals that there is a beautiful temple which is about 30 kilometres off the road. Since we were travelling in our own car, we decided to visit this temple as well. 

In fact, by visiting this temple, we had a little break, and we got a chance to relax as well. After that, we finally headed towards Jaipur, and by around 6 in the evening, we reached Jaipur, and we checked into our hotel.

Since we were travelling in our own car, that’s why it was much comfortable, and we were’ not much tired as well. 

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 or a long car journey your remember well”.

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.

Important Vocabularies

1. Diverse landscapes

Different types of physical environments, such as mountains, oceans, forests, deserts, etc.

India is known for its diverse landscapes, from the Himalayan mountain range to the Thar Desert.

2. Scenic

Providing or relating to views of impressive or beautiful natural scenery.

The scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains was breathtaking.

3. Renowned

Famous or well-known for a particular quality or characteristic.

Paris is renowned for its beautiful architecture and romantic atmosphere.

4. Serene

Calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil.

The view of the sunset over the ocean was serene and calming.

5. Lively

Full of energy or activity; busy or bustling.

The streets of Tokyo are always lively, with people and cars moving in every direction.

6. Passion

a strong and barely controllable emotion; an intense desire or enthusiasm for something.

She has a passion for music and spends hours practicing her instrument.

7. Utilize

to make practical and effective use of something.

The company utilizes the latest technology to improve its products.

8. Overcast

(of the sky or weather) covered with clouds; dull.

The sky was overcast and it looked like it might rain.

9. Breathtaking

astonishing or awe-inspiring in quality, so as to take one’s breath away.

The view from the top of the mountain was breathtaking.

10. Preserve

to maintain (something) in its original or existing state; to keep safe from harm or injury.

The museum works to preserve historical artifacts for future generations.

11. Locals

people who live in a particular area or place.

The locals were friendly and welcoming to visitors.

12. Recommence

to begin again or continue after a pause or interruption.

After the rain stopped, the game recommenced.

13. Residential

designed for people to live in; providing accommodations in addition to other services.

The university has several residential halls for students.

14. Pursue

to follow or chase (someone or something); to continue doing an activity or trying to achieve something over a long period of time.

She decided to pursue a career in medicine.

15. Destination

the place to which someone or something is going or being sent.

Our destination is the beach, where we plan to spend the day swimming and sunbathing.


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