Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in

Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in

Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in

IELTS CUE CARD TOPIC

Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in.

You should say
Where it is?
How did you know it?
How often you go there?
What you do there?
And explain why you like the place?

Sample Answer 1

and Follow up Questions for the Cue Card”Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in

Introduction

  • Finding a quiet place in this contemporary epoch is a daunting task.
  • I am fortunate to have one such place in my vicinity.

Where it is?

  • The place is Rose Garden, just 200 metres from my residence.

How did you know it? 

  • Since its opening in 2016, I have been a regular visitor to this place.

How often you go there?

  • Being a nature lover, every day I visit this garden.

What you do there?

  • Every morning I go for a morning walk in the garden.
  • After taking a walk, I interact with my friend and neighbours, 
  • They also visit this place as a part of their routine.
  • Being a voracious reader, in the evening I read a book in the garden.
  • Moreover, I do a short walk after taking dinner.
  • On Sundays, I engage in volunteer work, and with the help of other volunteers, I do the cleaning work at this place.
  • Every year on 1st Feb (Founder’s day of the garden), we organise a blood donation camp.

Explain why you like the place?

  • I like this place for various reasons.
  • The prominent reason is that this place makes me feel close to nature.
  • While doing a walk over here, I feel as if I am in the lap of nature.
  • I used to be an average reader, 
  • However, when I had started reading at this place, I became an ardent reader because of the serenity offered by this place.
  • Lastly, the calmness of this place works like a charm for me.
  • The lush green outfield coupled with silence is a blessing for both eyes and ears.

Sample Answer 2

Introduction

Being a person who loves solitude, I always feel blessed when I get time to relax in a quiet place.

Where it is?

The place is a studio near my residence.

How did you know it?

This studio belongs to Mr Masha Ali, a renowned Punjabi singer. He is my bosom friend and my neighbour too. He had opened it two years back and invited me as a guest at the time of its inauguration.

How often you go there?

It’s a recording studio, so it’s remain occupied six days a week. However, every Sunday, there is a break. I have made it a part of my routine to visit this place every Sunday.

What you do there?

Being a voracious reader, I read interesting books and novels over there.

Explain why you like the place?

Whenever I visit this place, I get serenity. There is no denying this conviction that due to rampant urbanisation, the cities have become overcrowded. The number of vehicles plying on the roads has increased significantly.

In public places, most people talk on their mobile phones.

Due to these reasons, quietness is missing from our lives.

To experience calmness, I visit this place because it has pin-drop silence.

Being a recording studio it is designed in a way that neither the outside noise comes in nor the inside voice goes out.

When I read books at this place, I get into a state of flow. I finish one book in two sittings.

The silence offered by this place helps me to concentrate on my studies.

Due to these reasons, I am a regular visitor to this place.

Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in”.

1. Is it hard to find quiet places in cities?

Yes, because the central focus of the administration of most of the cities is on commercialisation. Due to this, every nook and corner of the cities have either residential units or commercial units. Moreover, the number of vehicles plying on the roads has increased considerably. Therefore, finding a quiet place in urban areas is a daunting task.

2. Why is it quieter in the countryside?

The prominent reason for countryside areas being quieter is the open spaces they have. Due to these open spaces like farms, there is less noise. Moreover, people of rural areas make less use of vehicles. Due to this, there is less noise over there.

3. Why do people go to quiet places?

In this contemporary epoch of fierce competition, people have too much stress in their lives. When they go to quiet places, they can release their stress, and feel fresh.

4. Compared with young people, do old people prefer to live in quiet places?

Senior citizens are more aware of the benefits of quietness due to the heaps of experience they have. Hence they chose to spend more time in a serene environment as compared to youngsters.

5. Why do some people not like quiet places?

Some people, especially teenagers, love to have more fun and excitement in their lives. Therefore, they find it hard to spend time in a calm environment.

6. Do you know other quiet places?

There are numerous places with a quiet environment, especially in rural areas. I have many acquaintances who live in countryside areas. Upon visiting those places, I find calmness everywhere. There is minimal traffic on roads.

7. Do you need a quiet place when you are working?

My best performance comes, when I get an opportunity to work with concentration. Therefore for me, calmness is a must while working. In a noisy environment, my performance declines a lot.

 8. Why do people like to spend time in quiet places?

People like to spend time in quiet places because at such places they break the monotony of their lives. A calm environment soothes their mind and brain. Moreover, it helps them to handle the conflicts in their lives adroitly.

9. Do you know anyone who likes noise?

Some people have this tendency to perform best in noise. A notable example is teenagers and youngsters who often get charged up while listening to loud music.

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