Describe a Country you Want to Visit- IELTS Cue Card
Describe a country you want to visit
You should say:
- where this place is
- what it is like
- what you can do in this country
and explain why you want to visit the country.
Sample Answer 1
Many countries have interested me with their histories or natural beauty. But, Japan is the land of my dreams mainly because of its scenic beauty with trees and leaves and houses shaped like pagodas, which all made me close to this country. I am expecting I can visit it someday.
I got to know about the country in my high school classes. Our art teacher used to tell us stories about Japanese paper art in the form of origami characters and we even got a chance to learn it. It made me interested in this country’s culture and people. Apart from that, Japanese technologies have given the world enormous opportunities to explore, see and experience it.
Moreover, what incited me to visit this country is the mindset of the people of Japan. I wanted to witness first-hand how even after witnessing the greatest tragedy in the world – the nuclear bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki- the country has regained its footing on its own. It speaks truly of the strong willpower of the people of Japan that has remade the Country back to an economic power within a few years after the incident. I need to see those memorials and understand their history for documenting and studying them. Therefore, I think it will be a great achievement of mine if I can see this royal country.
Sample Answer 2
As a Hodophile, I literally have no idea what I’d be doing if I wasn’t travelling. Every time I travel, it encourages me to step outside of my comfort zone and provides me with a new perspective on life. It allows me to uncover and appreciate unexplored natural beauty while also giving me the freedom to live in the moment. In a nutshell, I consider travel to be a way of life. So, I’d like to discuss a country that I’d like to visit.
I have been longing to visit the world’s smallest continent and the largest island, Australia, for more than a year; however, due to the pandemic and the travel restrictions, it’s taking more than a long time to visit the country. Travelling to the land of dreams, Australia, is one of the wishes on my bucket list. With diverse landscapes, photogenic natural spaces, picturesque rain forests, scorching deserts, indigenous culture, Australia is undoubtedly one of the best tourist destinations in the world. The country experiences brilliant sunny and humid summers, frigid winters, and spring most of the time. Travellers across the world are captivated by the laid-back lifestyle of the citizens in this remote continent island. However, most of the country is so barren that life doesn’t exist except in the extreme due to the soaring temperatures.
I’m someone who enjoys wandering about a city’s attractions. Therefore, I’ve prepared my vacation itinerary beforehand. I’ve decided to visit some of the remarkable tourist attractions, such as the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu National Park, the Sydney Tower, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, as well as indulge in all of the adventurous things like skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and snowshoeing. One of the main reasons I want to travel to Australia is to visit the world’s most extensive barrier reef system, the Great Barrier Reef. As a professional diver, I’d love to dive in the crystal clear waters to witness the blissful marvel of nature and the colourful marine life, along with viewing the majestic reef.
Meaning: a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.
Eg: Everyone in the court had a different perspective about the criminal.
Meaning: One who loves to travel
Eg: My best friend is a hodophile and drags me with her whenever she goes.
Meaning: walk or move in a leisurely or aimless way
Eg: John found it scary to wander through the jungle.
- Bucket list
Meaning: a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.
Eg: Jumping off the cliff is one of the wishes on my bucket list.
Meaning: to influence and dominate by some special charm, art
Eg: The blue waters of Maldives captivated me.