Describe An Adventure You Would Like To Go On

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe an adventure you would like to go on.

You should say:

With whom do you want to go?
When do you want to go?
What do you want to do?

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:

I am always looking for new adventures to add to my life. There is something exhilarating about exploring different destinations and trying new things. One adventure that I would love to go on is a trip to Rishikesh to explore its rich culture and indulge in adventure sports.

With whom do you want to go? and When do you want to go?
I would like to go on this adventure with my friends during winter, when the weather is cooler and perfect for outdoor activities. We would start our adventure by flying into Delhi and then taking a train or bus to Rishikesh. We would stay in a riverside camp and explore the beautiful landscapes of Rishikesh.

What do you want to do?
Our itinerary would include hiking to the waterfalls, white water rafting in the Ganges, and bungee jumping. We would also go on scenic walks to explore the temples and ashrams of Rishikesh. One of the highlights of our trip would be attending the famous Ganga Aarti, a beautiful and spiritual ceremony that takes place every evening on the banks of the river Ganges.

We would indulge in the local cuisine and visit the local markets to explore the unique culture of Rishikesh. We would attend the yoga classes and meditation sessions that are the hallmark of this beautiful city. We would also visit the Beatles Ashram, where the Beatles stayed in the late 1960s, and attend a music concert at the Tera Manzil Temple.

In addition to exploring Rishikesh, we would take a day trip to the Rajaji National Park, located about an hour’s drive from Rishikesh. We would go on a wildlife safari and explore the stunning landscapes of the park, home to tigers, leopards, elephants, and other exotic wildlife.

We would end our adventure with a visit to Haridwar, one of the seven holiest places in Hinduism, located about 20 kilometers from Rishikesh. We would explore the city, visit the temples, and attend the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony.

I hope my dream of going on an adventure trip with my friends to Rishikesh will become true.

Model Answer 2:


  • I love traveling, and I especially want to go on adventures like bungee jumping, mountain climbing, and underwater diving.
  • However, I have never tried any of these activities.
  • So, I want to start with something a little easier, like trekking.
  • My sister and her husband go trekking every year during the summer vacation.
  • They also enjoy camping at night, immersing themselves in nature’s embrace instead of staying at resorts.
  • Unfortunately, they live in the US, so I can’t accompany them.

What do you want to do?

  • That’s why I want to go trekking in India.
  • There is a beautiful trek near Shimla in Himachal Pradesh that I have heard about.
  • It is around 10 km long and not too steep, making it perfect for a beginner like me.
  • One of my cousins did it last year and had a great experience.
  • The trek starts at the bottom of a small hill and ends at the top, where there is a stunning lake.
  • People camp near the lake for the night before returning the next day.

With whom do you want to go?

  • I have convinced my best friend to accompany me on this adventure.
  • Our plan is to travel to Shimla by motorcycle and then embark on the trek.
  • We are both incredibly excited about this trip.
  • In fact, we have started walking about 10 km every day as part of our preparation, ensuring that we won’t face any difficulties during the trek.
  • But what we are most thrilled about is camping beside a campfire near the lake.
  • Both of us are fans of horror movies, so we plan to watch them all night long, adding a thrilling element to our camping experience.

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 an adventure you would like to go on”.

1. What kind of personality should a person have to be able to take risks?
I think a person should have the ability to accept failures and move on. Risks means, there will be failures, so people shouldn’t be afraid of failures. In fact, failing should be a motivation to try again. In short, adventures are for people, who can look at fear in the face and overcome it.

2.Do adventures expand your horizons?
Yes, I definitely think so. Adventures teach us to step out of our comfort zone, taking risks in life that ultimately make us happier, more confident, and more open to new experiences. Ultimately, adventures empower us by helping us realize our capabilities.

3. What kind of people love adventure? What specific age group?
I think it’s mostly the young who like to go for adventures because adventures can be physically demanding. However, being adventurous is also about being mentally strong. I think through mental willpower, people can overcome any physical challenges.

4. Which one is more interesting, adventure stories in the books or adventure films? 
I think visualising the challenge or adventure makes it much more exciting. So, I would pick adventure films. I wouldn’t say books are bad, but I feel its nearly impossible to relay the difficultly of the adventure through words. Ofcourse, there are some exceptional authors like George R.R Martin and J.K Rowling who have done it, with their command over the language.

Important Vocabularies:

1. Exhilarating

causing intense excitement or joy.

The feeling of soaring through the sky during a paragliding adventure is truly exhilarating.

2. Indulge

to allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure or satisfaction of something.

After a long week of work, I like to indulge in a relaxing spa day to rejuvenate myself.

3. Itinerary

a planned route or journey.

Before embarking on a backpacking trip, it is important to have a detailed itinerary to ensure a smooth travel experience.

4. Scenic

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

The coastal drive along the Big Sur in California offers breathtaking scenic views of the Pacific Ocean.

5. Cuisine

the style or types of food characteristic of a particular region or culture.

Thai cuisine is known for its bold flavors, aromatic spices, and a perfect balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy.

6. Hallmark

a distinctive feature or characteristic.

The hallmark of a good leader is the ability to inspire and motivate others towards a common goal.

7. Holiest

regarded as sacred or spiritually significant.

Mecca is considered one of the holiest cities in Islam and attracts millions of pilgrims each year.

8. Bungee jumping

an activity in which a person jumps from a high place while attached to a long elastic cord.

She went bungee jumping off a bridge and felt a rush of adrenaline.

9. Underwater diving

the practice of descending below the water’s surface to interact with the environment.

He enjoyed underwater diving and exploring the coral reefs.

10. Trekking

the activity of going on a long, arduous journey, typically on foot.

They went trekking in the mountains and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.

11. Immersing

to involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest; to dip or submerge in a liquid.

She enjoyed immersing herself in her studies and learning new things.

12. Embrace

to accept (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically; to hold (someone) closely in one’s arms, especially as a sign of affection.

He embraced his new role with enthusiasm.

13. Steep

rising or falling sharply; nearly perpendicular.

The road was steep and winding, making it difficult to drive.

14. Stunning

extremely impressive or attractive; causing astonishment or disbelief.

The view from the top of the mountain was stunning.

15. Embark

to go on board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle; to begin (a course of action).

They embarked on a journey around the world.

16. Thrilled

extremely pleased and excited; experiencing a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure.

She was thrilled to receive the award.

17. Campfire

an open fire in a camp, used for cooking and as a focal point for social activity.

They sat around the campfire, roasting marshmallows and telling stories.


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