IELTS Speaking Topic(Scenery): Describe a Landscape in Your Country – Cue Card Sample 58
IELTS Speaking Topic(Scenery): Describe a Landscape in Your Country
You should say:
- where the landscape is;
- how people can get there;
- what special things that foreigners would like to learn;
- and explain why it is an interesting place for international tourists
Vietnam is blessed with a variety of astonishing landscapes, many of which have been recognized as UNESCO’s heritage and national treasures. From the northern mountainous areas to the Mekong delta, you can come across hundreds of signature tourist attractions, and if you’re into exploring local mountainous lifestyles and breathtaking scenery, Sapa is destined for you.
Sapa might not be a familiar name to travelers around the world, but it’s a must-go destination for those who enjoy the fresh air and the unique practices of a large circle of ethnic minority groups residing here. Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town in northern Vietnam, along the border with China. Visitors can get there either by bus or train from Hanoi and because there are quite many schedules for tourists to choose from, you can be active in planning ahead your journey. More interesting, Sapa can also be reached by motorcycle from Hanoi by a variety of routes; so if you don’t mind 10 hours being on the road, go for it. One of the most intriguing features of Sapa is its weather. It is said that you can experience four seasons in one day. Chilly winter in the early morning, springtime after sunrise, summer in the afternoon and cold winter at night. Sapa is home to many ethnic minorities like H’mong, Muong, Thai, Hoa, to name a few, with rich cultural diversities. Best way to learn and explore local customs is to live like a local. I would recommend a homestay if you love the authentic mountainous lifestyle. People are so hospitable that they would introduce you to everyone within vicinity and welcome you with open arms. Traditional markets on weekend is another thing you can’t miss where handicrafts, ethnic style clothing, fresh produce, medicinal herbs and other tribal artworks are on display. All those things make Sapa an exceptional attraction for foreign travelers who wish to discover Asia’s, especially Vietnam’s culture.
- Astonish (a): very surprising; difficult to believe
Eg: John was astonished by the boss’s decision to promote him.
- Picturesque (a): pretty, especially in a way that looks old-fashioned
Eg: IIM Kozhikode is situated in a picturesque location.
- Intriguing(a): very interesting
Eg: Her version of the story seemed to be intriguing.
- Diversity (n): variety
Eg: The teacher taught the students to appreciate the diversity of other cultures.
- Authentic (a): true and accurate
Eg: Many tourists find it difficult to understand the difference between authentic Indian craftwork and imported imitation.
- Hospitable (a): generous and friendly to visitors
Eg: Meera’s mother is a kind and hospitable woman.
- Vicinity (n): the area around a particular place
Eg: There’s a cafeteria, a retail store, and an ATM center within the vicinity of the hostel.
- Exceptional (n): very unusual
Eg: The faculty members of the institute have a piece of exceptional knowledge in their respective domains.
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