Describe a library you have visited – IELTS Cue Card
Describe a library you have visited.
You should say:
- Where it was
- Why you went there
- How you know about this library
- And explain your experience in this library
Sample Answer 1
Well, I don’t enjoy visiting libraries, probably because I prefer to acquire books online and read them in the comfort of my own home. However, I recall going to the library with my sister a few months back.
My sister is pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics, and she needed particular books from the library to finish her dissertation. So, I accompanied her. This library is located in the heart of my town. It is well-known among the residents of my city. It was a two-story structure with ample reading room for almost all children. Even though the library was ancient, it had an attractive layout since it would receive ample natural light and air as long as those resources were accessible.
Each level of the building was divided into various parts. One section offered space and amenities for typical library operations, and the other section in the front remained unoccupied, similar to a long and expansive balcony. Finally, each library level included a separate space for guests to sit and rest while watching TV shows. The library housed cultural works from all across the world that are not available anywhere else. It also had some unique collections of works from world-famous painters.
I was ecstatic at the time to see that gathering this kind of material in one location was a near-impossible undertaking. It was amazing to breathe in the aroma of books and be surrounded by silence. That day, I understood that we have a wealth of literature and information available to us, but not enough people are interested in gaining access to it.
Sample Answer 2
Although I’m no bibliophile or bookworm, I will unwind myself with a good book at times. This way, I take a break from the monotonous life and escape reality. Here, I’d like to talk about a library which I visited around a year ago. It was the Delhi Public Library, which is also one of India’s biggest book repositories. Some of the libraries in Delhi have immense historical importance and are almost majestic to be doing some reading in. The Delhi Public Library is incredibly well-stocked with over 1.6 million books, covering a dizzying array of subjects in various languages, one of the most enviable collections on the continent. As for genres, the Delhi Public Library has an enormous collection of competitive examination books, books about law, philosophy, religion, medical science, engineering, literature, and fiction. As a research scholar, I had to do a lot of research on a specific topic for my paper. So, I visited one of the Delhi Public Library branches. I explored the library for an hour and found the book I needed. Then, with a membership, I borrowed the book. I was pretty impressed with their Braille library and what caught my eyes was a well-lit reading corner, which was specifically designed for the readers, so that they don’t squint at the tiny prints of the book. The tranquility of the library will definitely attract you to go for more books. From my personal experience, this is one of the most iconic libraries I’ve visited.
- Meaning: a person who collects or has a great love of books.
Eg: Rita is a bibliophile
- Meaning: too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or tedious
Eg: Keith was tired of his monotonous work life.
- Meaning: arousing or likely to arouse envy.
Eg: Canada has the most enviable snowfall records.
- Meaning: filled with a plentiful supply of something
Eg: The underground area of the store is well-stocked with goods and services.
- Meaning: the quality or state of being tranquil; calm.
Eg: I witnessed the tranquility of Shimla during my visit, and it was soul-soothing.