Describe a place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there.

You should say
What place is it?
When do you visit that place?
How do you feel about it?
Why don’t you want to live there?

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 place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

What place is it?

  • I love travelling, and there are a plethora of places that I like to visit.
  • Mostly I want to see natural areas such as Parks and Zoos
  • Today I will talk a out a place where I visit every year, but it is tough to live there or live near that area.The place-name is M.C. Zoological park, Zirakpur.
  • Full name of the place is Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park.
  • The zoo construction was started in the 1970s and is home to many birds, mammals and reptiles
  • The zoo is home to 369 mammals, 400 birds and 20 reptiles.
  • The zoo was inaugurated on 13 April 1977 by the governor of Punjab Mahendra Mohan Choudhury

When do you visit that place How you feel about it

  • I visit that place every year. I go there with my family and sometimes with friends. • Zoo management provides almost all facilities to visitors such assecurity, breakfast and lunch
  • As I said earlier, I am a nature lover; I feel very relaxed and happy; that’s why I visit every year.

Why you don’t want to live there

  • The zoo is situated outside the city so other living facilities such as market, school, health services are not there and it is difficult for a human being to live there without these facilities.
  • That is the main reason I am interested only in visiting there, but I cannot live there.

Model Answer 2:

What place is it?

Well, I’m a travel freak and I love to explore different places. But solo travelling is not my cup of tea. I love to travel with my friends to exciting tourist destinations or to my relatives. However, the most common problem that I usually face is living at any place for more then 2 days. As it becomes really tiring and uncomfortable.

When do you visit that place? and How you feel about it

Similarly, I love to visit my relatives house as we have a lot of fun and do various activities like go for Window shopping, watch films and so on. Despite that it becomes quite difficult for me to stay there for a long time due to various reasons.

Firstly, I don’t like if anyone gets disturb because of me. As its a fact that when any relative visits the whole schedule of the host hinders. Secondly, they do a lot of formalities like cook 2 to 3 dishes as well as something sweet and that not only for one day but till the date I live with them.

Why you don’t want to live there

Most importantly, it does not matter that your house is huge or small, it’s the only place where a person gets satisfaction and gets relaxed after working a full day.

Aprt from this, I do have some responsibilities towards my home due to which I can’t stay away from it for a long time.

So, my cousins house is a place where I love to visit but cant live there.

Model Answer 3:


  • Well, I am a person who loves to travel and explore new places but always feel that nothing beats home when it comes to comfortable living.

What place is it?

  • Today, I would like to talk about one such place where I enjoy going every year, but I find it really difficult to stay there for a long time.
  • So, the place is my maternal aunt’s house in West Delhi, and I have been visiting her every year since I was ten years old.

When do you visit that place?

  • Earlier, I used to go there during my summer vacations with my mom, and we would spend close to 2 weeks with my cousins, but for the last few years, I have been visiting her during the festival season.
  • There are many reasons why I love to travel to Delhi.

How do you feel about it?

  • First of all, I really like visiting historical places like Red Fort, Humayun’s tomb, and Qutub Minar.
  • Secondly, I really love Delhi’s nightlife and the variety of street foods available there.
  • I am a foodie, and I think Delhi is a paradise for all food lovers as all the different cuisines in the world are available there.
  • And finally, I think Delhi is the best city for shopping as one can buy anything and everything at very affordable prices.
  • There are so many speciality markets for electronics, clothes and the biggest shopping malls in the country are also located there.

Why don’t you want to live there?

  • But even though Delhi is such a great place, there are still plenty of reasons why I think it is tough to live there.
  • Let’s start with the biggest one first, which is obviously the population.
  • Delhi is India’s most densely populated city with a population of almost 20 million people.
  • It is equivalent to that of Australia, a country that is four times the size of India.
  • It is really crowded out there, and it is easy to get lost in the crowd.
  • Another reason why I don’t like living there for long periods is air pollution, which is regularly above the hazardous level. I have mild asthma, and it really gets worse when I breathe the polluted air in Delhi.
  • Lastly, on a humorous note, my maternal uncle is an ex-army officer, and whenever I visit my aunt’s place, I kind of hate the discipline and rules in their house. I always struggle to stay on my best behaviour at all times because I am mostly casual about things, and I also love to have fun. I always get awkward looks from my uncle.


  • So, I would like to end by saying that one must visit Delhi but should not settle 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 place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there.”.

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there”.

1. What type of apartment do most people in your country like to live in? 
Well, it depends on whether a person is living in the city or the countryside. In small cities, most of the people live in independent houses. Only a few metropolitan cities have high-rise buildings. In the rural areas, people live in houses built out of mud or brick depending upon their financial status. One more interesting fact is that majority of the population in my country lives in rented accommodation.

2. Do people in your country like to invite others as guests?
Yes, people in my country love to invite others as guests. In fact, in our culture, the guests are given the status of Gods. Usually, people like to invite each other for dinners during the holidays. I believe that Indian culture gives a lot more value to relationships than the western world, which is why people here love to develop strong bonds with their neighbours and relatives.

3. Do people take gifts when they visit each other?
Well, I feel that this is a tradition, which is now slowly dying out. Earlier people were very formal about the relationships, and they never went to someone else’s house empty-handed. People used to carry fruits or other items like clothes during their visits, but I see this trend changing now. People are becoming more casual and do not consider it essential to take a gift when visiting someone. The gifting process is now limited to the holiday season or special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.

4. What is the difference between the houses in the city centre and the suburbs?
There are many differences between the houses located in posh areas of the city and those located in the outskirts. The primary difference is the price, the houses in city centres are generally expensive, whereas those in the suburbs are generally more affordable. Another reason why people move to suburban areas is that because they can build large houses there and these areas are less crowded as compared to city centres. Naturally, there is ample parking space and less traffic congestion in the suburbs.

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