Describe a time you visited a new place IELTS Cue Card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time you visited a new place.

You should say:

Where the new place is?
When you went there?
Why you went there?
And explain how you feel about 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 Answers and follow up questions to describe a time you visited a new place IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:

  • I love travelling and always visit new places whenever I have time. 
  • I have visited many places. Some are famous for their history and culture, while others are famous for their fascinating architecture. 
  • Today I would like to talk about a recently visited location on the south side of India. 

Where the new place is? and When you went there? 

  • Last year I went to Karnataka during the summer vacation.
  • Visited Mysore Palace. Also known as Amba Vilas Palace. 
  • Royal Palace (house) in Mysore, Karnataka, India. 
  • The palace is in the center of Mysore, facing east to Chamundi Hills. 

Why you went there? 

  • One of my school/university teachers is from Karnataka. She told me about the beauty of the place, so I went there. 
  • In addition, Mysore Palace is one of India’s most famous tourist attractions after the Taj Mahal, with more than 6 million visitors annually. 
  • The architectural style of the palace dome, commonly referred to as the Indian spiral, is a mixture of Hindu, Mughal, Rajput and Gothic styles. 
  • A three-story stone building with a marble dome and a 145-foot five-story tower. The palace is surrounded by a large garden. 

Explain how you feel about the place? 

  • The roof artwork is great. 
  • The artists had worked perfectly. 
  • I was surprised at the beauty of the place. 

Conclusion:

  • I suggested my friends visit the palace. 

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • There are many public buildings and historical places, which I have visited in my life.

Where the new place is?

  • Here, I would like to talk about the Statue of Unity in the Narmada district of Gujarat.
  • It is a colossal statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, who was the first Home Minister of Independent India.
  • His expression, posture and pose show the confidence and the iron-will of this great person.

When you went there?

  • Recently I had an opportunity to visit this architectural marvel.
  • This statue can withstand winds of 180 km/hour and can resist earthquake of 6.5 on the Richter scale.

Why you went there?

  • I came to know about it from the news channels on TV.
  • It was on all news channels in January 2019.
  • This Statue of Unity was first open to public on 3rd Jan 2019
  • It is the world’s tallest statue.
  • It was built in just 33 months.
  • It is made of bronze and is about 600 feet tall.
  • I visited this place with my family, and I really enjoyed a lot with them.
  • We visited this place in December last year.
  • I had read a lot about it on the internet.
  • Apart from the statue there are several other things here which are worth seeing.
  • The ticket is Rs. 350/- per head.

how you feel about the place?

  • It includes the entry to the observation deck, valley of flowers, the Sardar Patel Memorial, museum and audio-visual Gallery, the statue of Unity site and the Narmada River.
  • More than 2 million people have visited the statue already.
  • It has become a major tourist attraction of India.

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 time you visited a new place”.

1. What measures should be taken to deal with damage on public facilities?
First of all, people should themselves be aware that if they use these facilities nicely only then they will be able to use them for a long time. Otherwise, the facilities may be destroyed. The government should appoint people for the maintenance of these facilities. Another thing that can be done is that a very small fee should be charged for these facilities. That money could be used for the maintenance of these places.

2. What are the differences between old facilities and new facilities?
Old facilities are like parks and libraries. New facilities are gyms and leisure places.

3. What facilities do young people and old people like in your country?
Young people like gyms and leisure centres. Old people like parks, health centres and libraries.

4. What is the difference between facilities in the countryside and the ones in the cities?
In the countryside the facilities are related to education and health. In the cities there are many entertainment facilities also.

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Describe a time you visited a new place IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time you visited a new place IELTS Cue Card

Introduction:
I love travelling and always visit new places whenever I have time. 
I have visited many places. Some are famous for their history and culture, while others are famous for their fascinating architecture. 
Today I would like to talk about a recently visited location on the south side of India. 
Where the new place is? and When you went there? 
Last year I went to Karnataka during the summer vacation.
Visited Mysore Palace. Also known as Amba Vilas Palace. 
Royal Palace (house) in Mysore, Karnataka, India. 
The palace is in the center of Mysore, facing east to Chamundi Hills. 
Why you went there? 
One of my school/university teachers is from Karnataka. She told me about the beauty of the place, so I went there. 
In addition, Mysore Palace is one of India’s most famous tourist attractions after the Taj Mahal, with more than 6 million visitors annually. 
The architectural style of the palace dome, commonly referred to as the Indian spiral, is a mixture of Hindu, Mughal, Rajput and Gothic styles. 
A three-story stone building with a marble dome and a 145-foot five-story tower. The palace is surrounded by a large garden. 
Explain how you feel about the place? 
The roof artwork is great. 
The artists had worked perfectly. 
I was surprised at the beauty of the place. 
Conclusion:
I suggested my friends visit the palace.