Describe an interesting place in your home town – IELTS Cue Card
Describe an interesting place in your hometown
You should say:
- What it is?
- How you can go there?
- What do people do there?
- And explain why you think it is an interesting place.
Sample Answer 1
My hometown, Chandigarh, is regarded as being India’s first planned city. It is also known as the city of beauty. It is located in the Shivalik Himalayan mountain range’s foothills. Chandigarh is known for its clean roads and vegetation and its architecture and structures such as the Capitol Complex, High Court, Secretariat, Legislative Assembly, and the massive Open Hand Monument. However, Sukhna Lake is one of the most intriguing places Chandigarh residents and I enjoy visiting.
This man-made picturesque Sukhna lake in the Shivalik range’s foothills is a perfect spot for tranquil communion with nature and water sports such as boating, yachting, and water skiing. The beveled edge of the promenade along the banks of the Sukhna hums with movement from dawn to twilight, reflecting the shifting moods of the day, which I find most interesting in my city. When I was small, I used to go with my grandfather and play in the fresh morning air as the golden color of dawn shimmered across its tranquil waterways.
The artistically designed dam top has become a popular promenade. Every day, I go to the lake to keep up with my fitness routine. When I’m feeling a bit down, I like to go for a walk and sit at the lake’s edge, watching youngsters on roller skates. Photographers and artists capture the stunning grandeur of the setting sun, heavily overcast monsoon sky, or early morning mist in winter set against the peacefulness of the lake. Every time I visit this spot, I am enthralled by its beauty.
Sample Answer 2
An interesting place in my hometown, Bangalore, is this decades-old bookhouse called Blossoms. So when one speaks about Bangalore, there are a few things they will definitely mention – the weather, without a doubt, the culture and people, the food and Blossoms. Blossoms Bookhouse is probably the most famous landmark in all of Bangalore. There’s nothing inherently special about it, it’s just a bookhouse, but it has been there for so long that it’s just a part of Bangalore, and rightly so. It’s on Church Street, a popular and busy segment of the city, and to get there, you can take public transport such as a BMTC bus or the metro. Blossoms house an exhaustive range of books, old and new alike. People come here from all over the city to read, browse and buy books. The rustic ambiance creates an environment where people feel comfortable. Blossoms buy old books too, so often you’ll find second and third-hand books there, but it’s all part of its rustic old-timey charm. It’s not a modern-looking place by any means. It’s an average-sized bookstore, filled with books all around from ceiling to floor and across the walls – and somehow, it has weaved its way into every Bangalorean’s heart. I think it is an intriguing place because it is so different from all that Bangalore is known for, but it still is at the very heart of the city. Everybody has a different connection to Blossoms book house, and each connection is special in its own way. How one tiny bookstore made such a big impact in this large metropolitan city will always amaze me.
- Meaning: in a permanent, essential, or characteristic way.
Example: This job is inherently stressful.
- Meaning: including or considering all elements or aspects; fully comprehensive.
Example: The map displays every route in exhaustive detail.
- Meaning: made in a plain and simple fashion.
Example: The restaurant had a very rustic atmosphere to it.
- Meaning: arousing one’s curiosity or interest; fascinating
Example: That was an intriguing movie.
- Meaning: relating to or denoting a metropolis or large city.
Example: She was drawn to the metropolitan glamour and excitement of New York.