Describe A Quiet Place You Like To Spend Your Time In

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in.

You should say
Where it is?
How you knew it?
How often you go there?
What you do there?
And explain why you like the place?

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:

People love the quiet place because it is the place where they do rest/ concentrate on their work. But nowadays it is tough to find such kind of place.

Library is a quiet place, but people can do only study there cannot do rest. Today, I would like to describe a place where I study/work and rest.

Where it is? and How you knew it?
I live in a city, and my house is near to the bus stand. So there is no quiet place in my house because of buses horn and announcements. My brother goes to the library to study every day, but I do not like to go there because we have to sit on the chain whole the time to do study.

So my father purchased a farmhouse two years ago. It is about 10 kilometers away from the city. It is a very quiet place, and I love it.

How often you go there?
So I go there twice a week and spend few hours over there.

What you do there?
I do different activities there, such as playing video games, painting, swimming, studying, and sleeping for a few hours. The place is so quiet that I can hear birds chirping clearly. I love gardening. I planted many plants there.

And explain why you like the place?
Whenever I feel depressed and sad, I go there. After spending some time alone, I feel fresh and relaxed. I like the place because whenever I spend time with myself, some new creative ideas generate my mind that helps in my study and painting.

Model Answer 2:


  • It is very difficult to find quiet places in the fast-paced life of today.

Where it is? and How you knew it?

  • However, I would like to talk about a place where I go quite often and I find great peace there.
  • The place I am referring to is a Sikh temple in my hometown, Gurdwara Sukhchainana Sahib.

How often you go there?

  • I go there once a week, sometimes with family and sometimes with friends.
  • Sometimes we walk to the gurdwara, and sometimes we go by car. It is about 3 km from my home.
  • It is away from the main road, so it is very quiet there.

What you do there?

  • Whenever I go there, I do circumambulation of the holy book inside the main hall, and pay obeisance to the almighty.

And explain why you like the place?

  • There is a well-maintained fishpond in the gurdwara, which has many species of fish.
  • I just sit on the steps of the pond and listen to the holy chants going on all the time there.
  • It gives me great peace of mind.
  • Sometimes I take some bread from home and feed the fish.
  • There are two catfish among the other many, who seem to be talking to me.
  • I know it is all my imagination, but I love it over there.
  • I feel that the tempo of life has slowed down a bit.
  • It is so relaxing to watch the movements of the fish in the water.
  • This activity takes away all the physical and mental tiredness away from my body.
  • I feel very light-hearted after that.
  • Even though there is always a great rush in this temple, yet one can find peace and quiet over there.
  • Sometimes, I offer voluntary services in the community kitchen over there.
  • Free food is offered to one and all in the community kitchen and this service is round the clock.


  • I generally go there on weekends and spend a good two hours over 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 quiet place you like to spend your time in”

1. Is it hard to find quiet places in cities?
Yes, it’s very hard to find quiet places in cities nowadays because of increasing urbanization
and cars on the street. I think that’s one of the major reasons people go on vacations.
Unfortunately, tourist spots are even more crowded.

2. Why is it quieter in the countryside?
The main reason is the lack of traffic and industries in cities. Moreover, there is a lot of greenery which absorbs noise rather than reflecting it.

3. Why do people go to quiet places?
I think the main reason is so that can think peacefully and concentrate on their work. Noise is distracting and it also reduces our efficiency.

4. Compared with young people, do old people prefer to live in quiet places?
I think both the old and young prefer quiet places but young people cannot enjoy the luxury of living in quiet places like the countryside as they cannot get good jobs there.

5. Why do some people not like quiet places?
Some people do not like quiet places because they want fun and frolic all around them. They want activity and noise all around them.

6. Do you know other quiet places?
There are many quiet places in the countryside. Many of my friends live in villages. Whenever I go to their homes, there is no noise of traffic, and you can hear the chirping of the birds and the rustling of leaves, which is very soothing to the ears.

7. Do you need a quiet place when you are working?
Yes, I do appreciate a quiet place when I’m working, but unfortunately, it is not always possible. So I’ve got used to some amount of noise around me.

8. Why do people like to spend time in quiet places?
People like to spend time in quiet places because sometimes they want to be with themselves, then they go to temples or quiet places, and feel relieved of their stress.

9. Do you know anyone who likes noise?
I have many friends who like listening to loud music. They say that it kills the background noise of the vehicle.

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