Describe an unforgettable bike(bicycle) trip IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe an unforgettable bike(bicycle) trip

You should say
When it was?
Where you went?
What happened during the trip?
How you felt 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 Answers and follow up questions to describe an unforgettable bike(bicycle) trip IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:

  • To live fit and healthy, you need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness and diabetes. Riding bicycle is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems.
  • Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It is also fun, cheap and  good for the environment.

When it was?

  • Today I will talk about a trip on which I went with my friends five years ago. I was lived in a hostel during college/school studies.
  • We were three girls who share the room, and each one had their bicycle, on that we used to go to school because our hostel was located outside he school/college.

Where you went?

  • During the start of the winter, we decided to go to Mohali for shopping on bicycles. We took permission from our hostel warden for an outing on the weekend.
  • We took all necessary riding gear like gloves, helmets and water bottles.
  • We started our trip early in the morning.
  • There were two villages on the way. After half an hour, we stopped near the first village to rest and had a cup of tea.

What happened during the trip?

  • We started riding again after 15 minutes.
  • After covering one kilometre, one of my friend’s cycle stopped because the cycle chain was broken, luckily it had happened near a workshop.
  • We went there and asked for help.
  • The  mechanic took 20 minutes and set the chain.We covered a distance of 18 km within one hour and reached our destination.

How you felt about it?

  • Even though we were all exhausted because we did not cover the longest distance before that, we enjoyed a lot.
  •  We did the shopping, clicked many pictures and had lunch.
  • We came back to the hostel at about 4 PM.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

Well, I’m a travel freak. I love to explore different places with my friends. I always think that tour is not about reaching at destination but it’s the journey that makes trip exciting. I’ve travelled by various modes like Car, train, bus which are really comfortable.

When it was? and Where you went?

But here I would like to talk about a special trip which we travelled by bicycle. Actually, a year ago me and my friends were thinking of doing something adventurous. Then after a long discussion we came on a decision to go on a trip to Delhi On bicycles. Before a day of our journey we packed our bags and checked the cycles. We were super stocked to start this trip. The distance that we had to cover was 250km. So, when we started we took a lot of Snacks and a tent for emergency.

What happened during the trip?

In the beginning we were really enjoying and covered a lot of distance but as the time was passing the weather became hot due to which we decided to stop at a restaurant. There we clicked numerous pictures as the view was tremendous. Then after covering half a journey we stayed in a cottage to spend night. Honestly, this place was looking adorable when we reached whereas at night it became extremely scary as it was quite far away from city due to which we were unable to sleep.

How you felt about it?

Usually, it takes about 4 hours to cover this distance but we took 2 days. when we reached Delhi we had a lot of fun but returning back was literally difficult as result we came back by train. This is also a reason that why this trip is unforgettable.

Model Answer 3:

Introduction:

  • Well, I feel cycling is the best way to explore any place.
  • It is eco-friendly and also helps in maintaining fitness.
  • Today, I would like to talk about a cycling trip that I did when I bought a new bicycle.

When it was?

  • It was last year during the summers when Covid lockdown was finally lifted, the first thing I did was to buy a new bicycle.
  • I had gained a lot of pounds/kilos while sitting at home and watching movies on Netflix.
  • So, I thought that bicycling would be a great way to shed some weight and get fit again.
  • I purchased a bicycle called Moonraker, which is manufactured by the world’s oldest bike manufacturing company Raleigh. It is a mountain bike with 21 gears and there are disc brakes on both front and back wheels. It is very comfortable and fun to ride.

Where you went?

  • After I got the bike, I immediately told my friends about it and also asked them if they would like to go for a bike trip to a nearby village, which is around 40 km from my hometown.
  • All of them readily agreed as they were also looking forward to an outing after the long lockdown.
  • We planned to return on the same day and I must say that it was one of the best experiences of life.
  • We bought all the necessary riding gear like gloves, helmets, sunglasses, riding pants, and water bottles.
  • All of us gathered at the market near my home from where we started off early in the morning so that we could avoid riding in the heat.
  • I really enjoyed the cool breeze in the morning and it was a refreshing experience.
  • After riding for 20kms we decided to stop for breakfast, which was stuffed flatbread with butter and a hot delicious cup of tea.
  • I would say that it was one of the best breakfasts after a very long time of eating home-cooked food.
  • It took us almost 3 hours to reach our destination, including the breakfast break.

What happened during the trip?

  • Our first stop in the village was an old fort situated in the middle of lush green fields. There are many Bollywood movies that have been shot at this place. We also clicked a lot of nice selfies and group pictures as memories. After that, we visited the ancestral home of one of my friends and it was really nice to see the traditional house architecture.
  • We had lunch at our friend’s place and then we started our journey back home.

How you felt about it?

  • Riding back was a bit exhausting as the temperature almost soared to 40 degrees on that day, but still, the joy of riding in the countryside was worth the pain.
  • One of my friends created a vlog of our entire trip and whenever I watch it, I feel proud that I did that amazing trip.

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 unforgettable bike(bicycle) trip”.

1. Do people in your country often travel by bike?
Yes, bicycle is the most popular means of transport in my country, as we are still a developing country. It is difficult for majority of the population to afford expensive transport mediums like cars or motorbikes. In fact, the government in our country is also promoting bicycling as it brings a lot of benefits for the society and our environment.

2. Which is more convenient, bicycle or a car?
I would say that both of them have their own pros and cons. The car is obviously more convenient when it comes to driving in harsh weather or when you have to reach someplace faster but for shorter distances and especially in congested areas of cities, where the volume of traffic is really high and parking space limited, bicycle is a better choice.

3. Do you think that children should learn the skills of riding from an early age?
Yes, I believe that children should definitely start learning how to ride from an early age. My parents bought me my first cycle when I was 10 years old and it helped me become more confident about myself. I could go out with my friends on my own and I would say that it also helps to burn that extra energy when we are young.

4. Do you think cycling is a good way to exercise?
Yes, like I said before it is one of the best ways to exercise and stay fit. Cycling is not just an exercise for the legs rather it is a complete cardiovascular workout. Even doctors also advise people to commute using a bicycle instead of driving in a car. In this way, people, who live a hectic lifestyle can manage a workout in their schedule without doing anything extra.

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