Describe an expensive activity that you enjoy doing occasionally

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe an expensive activity that you enjoy doing occasionally.

You should say
What is it?
Who do you do it with?
Why is it expensive?
And explain how you feel about it?

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

I do many things in my free time, including playing games (indoor and outdoor), watching reality shows on TV and listen to music. My hobbies are quite economical, excluding one, and that is, driving a supercar (Ferrari or Audi) around the town.

What is it?
Occasionally, I like to drive a super car around the town. I do it three times in a year because the charges of super car are 5000 to 10000 per hour. I hire a different car every time to get a new experience.

Who do you do it with?
Generally, I go on the drive alone, but sometimes my friend gives the company to me. I clicked a lot of pictures in and outside the car and posted these pictures on the social sites.

Why is it expensive?
The actual price of the super car is about one core, so that’s why they charge rent in thousands.

Explain how you feel about it?
I love driving, and I want to experience luxury cars. I feel thrilled and satisfied. I do lots of things whenever someone gives a company to me. That’s I eagerly wait for it.



  • My main hobbies include streaming movies, reading novels and listening to music.
  • So, most of the hobbies are actually quite economical.

What is it?

  • But occasionally I like to go for river-rafting at Rishikesh.

Who do you do it with?

  • I generally go there with my friends and cousins.

Why is it expensive?

  • Unlike my other hobbies, it is rather expensive as the trip costs about Rs 30,000.
  • First, travelling costs amount to about Rs 5000.
  • Then, there is accommodation and food cost, which is about the same.
  • The rest of it is the river rafting charges.
  • I started doing river rafting about three years.
  • One of my friends experienced it, and he couldn’t stop talking about it.
  • So, during summer vacations that year, three of my friend and I went for river rafting.

And explain how you feel about it?

  • I love the river rafting experience for several reasons. But I think the most important reason is that it is thrilling and exciting.
  • It gets my blood pumping, and I feel so alive when I do it.
  • I don’t know swimming, and I think that adds to the feeling of danger.
  • Another reason why I love river rafting is not about river rafting but rather that the fact that I get to spend time with friends.
  • The whole experience takes us about two days and one night.
  • During this time, we talk, play games, pull pranks on each and enjoy delicious meals together.
  • We have so much fun that time passes away very quickly.
  • That’s why I think we have made it a yearly tradition, which we eagerly wait for.
  • If it were cheaper, we would have done it more often, but then it would have reduced its charm as well.

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 expensive activity that you enjoy doing occasionally”.

1. What kind of expensive things do people like to buy?
I think it varies from person to person, but generally, expensive things people buy involve clothes, technological gadgets like mobile phones and cars and motorcycles. The most expensive product that I own is an Apple computer.

2. What the difference between men and women in buying things?
I don’t think there is a major difference today. However, men sometimes make extravagant purchases like a costly watch or a mobile phone. Women, I think make purchases after careful consideration.

3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being rich?
I think the biggest advantage of being rich is that you can prioritize your health and fitness over anything else, while poor people sometimes have to sacrifice their health for money. The biggest disadvantage of being rich is that people are always ready to fleece you. People don’t feel guilty about cheating a rich person.

4. Why are some of the sports expensive? Are they for everyone?
Some of the sports, especially adventure sports, are expensive because they require licenses, trained professionals and expensive safety equipment. No, I don’t think everyone can afford them. Also, they are not for the faint of heart because of the risk involved.

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