Describe a Street in your Hometown that you know well – IELTS Cue Card
Describe a street in your hometown that you know well.
You should say:
- what is the name of this street
- where it is and how often you go there
- what the street looks like
- and explain your memory regarding this street.
Sample Answer 1
With the numerous invasions and battles, the diverse cultures it houses and the unity among its people, India’s history is filled colorful stories and traditions that are reflected in its cities and towns, clothes, food and way of living. As a result, almost every nook and corner has a tale to tell. One such significant road in my hometown is the Rajpath, or the “Kingsway” as it was known during the British Raj.
The Rajpath runs from the Rashtrapati Bhawan through the Vijay Chowk and India Gate to the National Stadium in Delhi, finally ending at the 16th-century fort, Purana Qila. Roads from Connaught Place, another noteworthy road in the city, runs into the Rajpath from the north. The other important landmark around this central axis of the capital of India is Raisina Hill and the Parliament House. Each of these locations holds momentous heritage value for the country. However, I do not visit it often as it is opposite to where I live.
The Rajpath runs in an east-west direction and is lined with lawns of rows of trees and ponds on both sides. As it is considered one of India’s essential roads, the ceremonial boulevard hosts the Republic Day celebrations on 26th January every year. Apart from that, it is also used for the funeral processions of influential political leaders of India. Recently, many new additions have been made to this road. New footpaths on the Rajpath have replaced the red sand path, 422 new stone benches have been installed, 16 bridges would be built on the canals and 133 new light pillars have been placed to beautify it.
When I was a child, my father used to take me around the Rajpath every evening to see how beautifully it was decorated and it used to catch me off-guard every time. But the most special memory I have of this road is my first visit to see Republic Day with my parents. Although it was sunny, I was very excited to see the display of the cultural heritage of our country, the performances by the various divisions of the army and I felt very proud to be a part of such a colourful and powerful nation.
- Residing: living
Eg: She is residing in Mumbai.
- Renowned: Popular
Eg: Ms. Rukmini is working as a chef in a renowned restaurant.
- Bakery: place where we bake
Eg: Burg discovered a new bakery at the next street corner.
- Tourist: one who travels to visit places
Eg: During this time of the year, the city is filled with tourists.
Sample Answer 2
Most people are aware that the “City of Joy” or Kolkata was built by the British Empire. It was formerly known as Calcutta and it was the capital state of British India. I am proud of my hometown as it offers life to various colours and religions. One of the popular places in Kolkata is “Park Street”, one that I know very well, and I am sure most people residing there or not have heard this name.
The street continues from Chowringhee Road, popularly known as JL Nehru Road, to the seven-point crossing. The distance must be around 2.5 kms. Near this area, you can find some iconic tourist spots of historical importance like the Victoria Memorial, Maidan, the St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Indian Museum, M.P. Birla Planetarium and many others. Usually, I visit the street during Christmas and New Year’ as the whole area is beautifully decorated with fairy lights and flowers, which the street is one of the busiest places.
On average days, the street is bustling. The two renowned colleges lie on the opposite side of the road. One is St. Xavier’s College, and another, the Loretto College. Stephen court Building, the Plaza Hotel and many other important landmarks are present on the street side. There are renowned restaurants and bakeries like Arsalan, Oudh, Bar-B Que, Flurry’s, to name a few, to relish fine meals. The famous South Park Cemetery is situated at the end of this road. From Christmas to New year’s day, the street is lit up with lights and bulbs. You see locals selling Santa caps, miniature Christmas trees, horns, etc. The street smells like a bakery because every shop sells cakes and cookies. Everyone is with their loved ones and enjoys the day the most.
The memory of this street is priceless. Every Christmas, I make it a point to visit this place and every time, it is a new experience. The lightings are so beautiful that you cannot take your eyes off them.