Describe something special you brought back from a tourist attraction
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In the Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking section, the most common question type is the cue card. The provided prompts will help you to formulate a response and speak on the given topic. You will have exactly one minute to prepare and speak on a specific topic.
This IELTS cue card gives you an opportunity to share one of your experiences of something special you brought back from a tourist attraction.
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Describe something special that you brought home from a tourist place/Describe something special you took home from a tourist attraction
You should say:
- What is it?
- Where you brought it?
- Why you brought it?
and explain how did you feel about it.
Sample Answer 1
Well, I carry the nerve to relish sightseeing famous destinations across the world. Considering that most of the tourist attractions have their roots in cultural and historical values, I try and buy some mementoes to keep the place alive in my memory. So, I would like to talk about one exceptional remembrance that I purchased in Agra during my visit, which was a decorative showpiece, the Taj Mahal.
Last year in November, I planned a family vacation to Vrindavan. While coming back, we visited Agra as well since it is not far away from Vrindavan. I have visited an array of exquisite attractions and forts all these years. However, the Taj Mahal is hands down the most breathtaking attraction. So, just outside the premises, you can effortlessly come across plenty of vendors selling miniatures of the Taj Mahal, which was made of marble. And, I bought one from them, since it was quite affordable and looked beautiful as well.
This souvenir looked elegant. Also, it represents the deep love of the emperor towards his queen. Referring to the fact that the Taj Mahal symbolizes love, a feeling which is eternal, I bought the miniature without any second thoughts.
The visit to the Taj Mahal was indeed an unforgettable experience for me. I felt really delighted after buying the mini-Mahal as it reminds me what immortal love looks like.
Sample Answer 2
Here is an audio recording of the sample answer for the topic – Describe something special you brought back from a tourist attraction.
As you listen to it, you can refer to the transcriptions below for more clarity on the Speaking Test.
I’m going to talk about a piece of calligraphy that means a lot to me.
It was quite a few years ago when I was a senior in high school. At the time I was preparing for my university entrance exam, feeling worried and nervous all the time.
In order to feel better, I went to a place called ABC, the first university in my country, to buy some lucky souvenirs. The place is situated in the centre of our capital, its architecture typical of the feudal times, looking very distinct from the modern buildings in its surroundings.
At the entrance, I noticed people in traditional clothing offering calligraphy service. I briefly told one of them what I needed and he soon produced a piece of calligraphy that roughly translates to “success in exams”. I happily paid the fee, took a walk around the complex and then went home.
I don’t know whether my lucky calligraphy worked, but I got a very good result and was accepted to my dream university. Till this day, I still have the piece of writing hung in my living room.
- Souvenirs: something you keep or give to remember a special visit or event
Eg: Rose bought a model of a Eiffel Tower as a souvenir of her trip to Paris.
- Surrounding: all round a particular place or thing.
Eg: Rose was too sick to be aware of her surroundings.
- Distinct: clearly separate and different (from something else) Eg: Painting and Poetry are distinct from each other.
- Offer: to give something.
Eg: Rose was offered a scholarship.
- Produce: to create something or bring into existence
Eg: The plants in my garden have produced tomatoes.