Describe something special that you brought home from a tourist place

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe something special that you brought home from a tourist place.

You should say:
What it was?
When did you buy it?
From where did you buy it?
What it was like?
Why you think it was special?

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:

What it was?
Let me tell you about the time I visited Nami Island, a place of interest in Seoul, Korea, and took something really important home.

When and where did you buy it?
I visited Seoul for seven days during last year’s autumn with my friends. Although we tried a lot of delicious food and went sightseeing around the city, I was looking forward to the Nami trip the most in order to accomplish a secret mission. I was lucky to visit the island during its peak of autumn, and there were a lot of maple leaves on the island. To be honest, it was the first time I have ever seen maple leaves. Therefore, I decided to pick some up and brought them home.

What you did with it after you brought it home?
So, I gave my friends the maple leaves I brought from the Korea trip as a gift, and I could tell by their faces that they were completely blown away when seeing the maple leaves despite the fact that their color was faded. Some of my friends even kept the leaves in their books as a bookmark.

and explain why you think it was something special?
Visiting Korea in autumn and witnessing maple leaves were a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me, especially when I am living a tropical country, which means that seeing real maple leaves in person is almost impossible. That’s all.

Model Answer 2


I bought something unique whenever I visit a tourist place. I placed these things in the living room which increase its beauty.

From where did you buy it? and What it was?

Here I would like to talk about a thing which I brought from a Shimla in last summer. It was a water fountain.

What it was like?

It is a solar-based water fountain. It also has a battery which is used in an emergency. I placed it outside the living room. It contains one pot, three small bowls and one large tub. Whole things placed on an iron stand in stairs design.

Why you think it was special?

The water is pumped by a motor which is in the big tub. The colour of the fountain is light brown. So these are the main features which make it special. Everyone like it. So that was the thing which I brought from a tourist place.

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 something special that you brought home from a tourist place”.

1. What people buy from tourist attractions?
It is an individual’s choice, so it difficult to generalize it. But according to my perception, most of the people buy the book (which present place history), clothes and some decoration materials like artificial flowers, pots, and many more things.

2. Why do people like to take photos while travelling?
I think it is the habit of all people to click pictures while travelling. They do so to capture precious moments. Photos bring a smile on our face whenever we see them after a month/year.

3. Is it good that the locals sell things to the tourist?
Yes, it is good that the locals sell things to tourist. Through it, not only local people earn money but also boost up the nation’s economy. In addition to this, in this way, people spread their culture across the world.

4. What are the pros and cons of taking professional cameras when travelling?
There are many advantages to taking professional cameras while travelling like Pictures are of very high quality. On the other hand, it requires much care, and professional cameras are heavy, so it is not easy to carry all the time.

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