Cue Card # 122: Describe a journey that you remember well

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 122

Describe a journey [e.g. by car, plane, boat] that you remember well.

You should say:

  • where you went
  • how you travelled
  • why you went on the journey

and explain why you remember this journey well.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer:

I have been fortunate enough to take several journeys before, both as an adult as well as a child, in my life that I remember well. But, in my humble opinion, a boat journey probably is the most fascinating of all. I would like to talk about one such fascinating boat journey which I took as a young college boy.

Anyway, my country is crisscrossed with many, many rivers. These rivers remain full of water and calm during the month of October (as the rainy season is over by then), and that’s when I and a couple of my friends decided to take a boat journey from one town to another which was divided by a large river. We decided to undertake this journey purely because we wanted to experience something new in our life.

By the way, it was about a couple of hours’ journey, and since none of us really had any experience of travelling such long distance in a boat, even though, we were naturally very excited, we were a bit nervous also at the same time. But, as we started our journey at around 8 in the morning, our professional boatman assured us that he would take us on the other side of the river without any troubles whatsoever.

We took an audio cassette player (from the old days) with us, and we also took a number of our favourite songs from some of the best singers in my country. We took this decision so that we would spend the beautiful morning singing, gossiping, hearing songs and seeing the beauty of a full river under the beautiful morning sunlight.

Anyway, I remember this journey well because it was for the first time that I could see a group of fishermen catching fish, live and from up close. In fact, I had never seen so many fishes jumping in the fishing net as if they were dancing in the water to impress us. Besides, the experience of watching the little waves of transparent water, rippling and shining the plate of silver in the river, is just too unique for me.

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