Describe a place you visited on vacation IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a place you visited on vacation.

You should say
When you went there?
Where it is?
What you did there?
And explain why you went 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 you visited on vacation IELTS cue card:

Introduction: and When you went there?

  • About two months ago, my family and I went on a 4-day vacation to Jaipur.

Where it is?

  • Jaipur is the capital of the Indian State of Rajasthan.
  • It is about 700 kms from my hometown.
  • Normally for such a long distance, we prefer going by air.
  • However, this time we decided to go by car because of the covid situation.

What you did there? And explain why you went there?

  • We mainly went there to attend the wedding of my cousin.
  • But we decided to stay two extra days and visit the tourist attractions.
  • The wedding ceremony was for two days, and the first two days, we never left the marriage resort.
  • We all had a great time.
  • Because of the corona, my cousin’s parents couldn’t invite a lot of people.
  • But because it was an intimate affair, we were all involved in the festivities.
  • The next two days, we spent sightseeing and shopping.
  • Jaipur has a huge cultural significance.
  • It was the capital of one of the Rajput dynasties.
  • So, it has many tourist attractions like Amber Fort, Hawa Palace, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and so on.
  • We went to all the above places except Amber Fort because that would have taken one whole day, and we didn’t have that much time.
  • On the 4th day, we did shopping from the traditional shops of Jaipur.
  • Actually, my cousin’s friend had offered to take us shopping during the wedding.
  • Being a local, he knew the best stores with reasonable rates.
  • Because of him, we were able to buy unique Rajasthani jewellery and clothes.
  • We also got some home decoration pieces.
  • It was a really wonderful experience.
  • I wish we had more days to spend there, but my parents had work commitments.

Conclusion:

  • If I get the chance, I would love to visit Jaipur again.

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 you visited on vacation”.

1. What are some popular attractions that people like to visit in your country?
India is a huge country and it has a long cultural history. As such, there are a lot of tourist attractions that people like to visit. These include shrines, forts, parks, restaurants, and museums. Every place has its own popular attractions. In Punjab, the popular ones are Golden Temple, Science City Kapurthala, Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake, and so on.

2. Do old people and young people like to go to different places for vacation?
Both yes and no. There are places that both young and old people like to go to, but then there are also places which are preferred by the young or the old. For example, old people prefer going to religious places. Young people love to go to beaches and places with adventure sports, but old people are less keen on going to such places because it requires a lot of physical exertion, which their bodies might not be able to handle.

3. What do old people and young people think about when making travel plans?
I think old people care more about comfort. Their main purpose is to relax, while young people think about recreational activities like adventure sports. That is why there is a significantly higher proportion of old people on cruises.

4. How do people get to know about new places?
I think the internet is a vast hub of knowledge about places. There is information about each and every place on the internet. Then, people can also come to know about new places from their friends and family. I have also learnt about new places from movies and TV series.

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Describe a place you visited on vacation IELTS cue card

Describe a place you visited on vacation IELTS cue card

Introduction: and When you went there?
About two months ago, my family and I went on a 4-day vacation to Jaipur.
Where it is?
Jaipur is the capital of the Indian State of Rajasthan.
It is about 700 kms from my hometown.
Normally for such a long distance, we prefer going by air.
However, this time we decided to go by car because of the covid situation.
What you did there?
We mainly went there to attend the wedding of my cousin.
But we decided to stay two extra days and visit the tourist attractions.
The wedding ceremony was for two days, and the first two days, we never left the marriage resort.
We all had a great time.
Because of the corona, my cousin’s parents couldn’t invite a lot of people.
But because it was an intimate affair, we were all involved in the festivities.
The next two days, we spent sightseeing and shopping.
Jaipur has a huge cultural significance.
It was the capital of one of the Rajput dynasties.
So, it has many tourist attractions like Amber Fort, Hawa Palace, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and so on.
We went to all the above places except Amber Fort because that would have taken one whole day, and we didn’t have that much time.
On the 4th day, we did shopping from the traditional shops of Jaipur.
Actually, my cousin’s friend had offered to take us shopping during the wedding.
Being a local, he knew the best stores with reasonable rates.
Because of him, we were able to buy unique Rajasthani jewellery and clothes.
We also got some home decoration pieces.