Describe an Area of Countryside You Know and Like- IELTS Cue Card
Describe an area of countryside you know and like.
You should say:
- Where it is
- What its special features are
- What you and other people do in this area
And explain why you like it
Sample Answer 1
The quaint charm of the countryside remains unrivalled by the thrills of city life. The calmer pace of life and the majestic natural beauty of the countryside offer a respite from the fast-paced, demanding routine of life in the city. In this regard, I would like to describe an area of the countryside which I know and Iiked.
In my childhood, I spent time in a village in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India. The village was named after the local species of earleaf acacia trees, which are locally known as sonajhuri. It was located a short distance away from the famous town of Bolpur, which is a popular tourist spot.
The area was sparsely populated, with only a few houses dotting the landscape as far as the eye could see. At the time, there was a paved main road running through the village, which connected it to the neighbouring town and other villages. The roads leading into the village, however, were unpaved roads of rich red soil that is so characteristic of the region. There were also some natural canyons and small ravines created by weathering, which are known as khoai and form a distinctive part of the natural heritage of the region.
What I remember most about the region was how refreshing and clean the air was, free of the suffocating pollution of the city. The lush greenery of sonajhuri and mangrove trees was a pleasing sight. But what I liked most about the area was how clear the skies were at night and allowed me to see the stars and point out constellations like Orion. I also liked that we could see fireflies in the evening, flickering against the rich dark tapestry of the evenings, and in the cold winter mornings, the grass and leaves were swathed in dew which looked beautiful.
My stay there made me appreciate the carefree way of life that is so unique to rural areas. The stillness in the air and the quiet beauty of nature made the place truly unforgettable in my mind. I look forward to being able to visit the place once again and being able to savour life at a slower pace away from the breakneck momentum of life in the city.
Sample Answer 2
The countryside has its own mystical attractions, and a trip through it relieves the monotony and boredom of daily life for city dwellers.
Jasper, in Western Alberta, Canada, is one of my favorite remote counties, with stunning mountain views, unpretentious atmospheres, and fantastic attractions. The diverse area of Jasper bursts scenic walking trails perfect for morning strolls. This alpine town’s incredible features are the largest, the inspiring Mount Columbia, the bright-blue coloured Maligne Lake, which is the second-largest glacial-fed lake in the world, rich wildlife, and a multitude of recreational activities for all ages.
Well, there are a lot of exciting and adventurous activities that people and tourists visiting Jasper do such as biking, canyoning, camping, trekking to alpine lakes, going on a wildlife tour, chasing waterfalls, hiking in Summer. In the frigid winters, people enjoy exhilarating winter activities like skiing, skywalking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice-skating on a frozen lake, exploring ice canyons, and dog sledding.
Honestly, I had a great time in Jasper enjoying incredible outdoor activities. I was also quite impressed with the laid-back lifestyle of the people living in Jasper. My visit to the picturesque town truly elevated my spirits. It refreshed my mind as I spent days adventuring in the mountains and the evenings dining in Jasper restaurants and unwinding in cozy cabins.
Meaning: very cold in temperature
Eg: I got used to the frigid Canadian winters.
Meaning: (of a place) pleasantly simple and functional; modest.
Eg: Sam lived in an unpretentious house.
- All ages
Meaning: Open to people of all ages
Eg: The roller coaster ride is open for all ages.
Meaning: relaxed and easy-going.
Eg: Australians enjoy a laid-back lifestyle.
Meaning: raise or lift (something) to a higher position
Eg: The thrilling movie elevated my mood.