Cue Card # 96: Pleasant day you spent in the countryside

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 96

Describe a pleasant day that you spent in the countryside.

You should say:

  • when it was
  • where it was
  • what you did

and explain why it was so pleasant.

[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:

After living in a city for such a long time, I almost had forgotten what it really feels like to hit the countryside and spend some time there. But all the good memories of living in the countryside once were brought back to life again when I luckily got a chance to visit it again about a few months ago.

Some of my fellow co-workers from my workplace were talking about that beautiful countryside after moving to the new city for a long time, which isn’t exactly very far from where I live, but because of my busy work schedule and other priorities, I just couldn’t visit it until recently. However, after visiting the countryside, I found it to my pleasant surprise that it was even more beautiful than what they actually described.

It had all the ingredients to make people like me fall in love with the countryside, with its unique “fragrance” of its soil and the fragrance of blooming flowers from the trees of the farmhouses. Some of the roads in that countryside were not paved in concrete, so I could actually easily feel the solid soil underneath my bare feet. By the way, walking on the soil in bare feet is one of my favourite things to do when visiting any countryside. Needless to say, the view of the beautiful green valley along with a large creek in it, and the view of small birds, collecting food from it, could be as stunning as the description of a poet. Anyway, after going to that beautiful place, I even forgot to take my lunch. But my stomach was growling for food, so I just went to a local restaurant there which was serving steam rice with freshly-caught fish curry.

Well, visiting the countryside indeed gave me a very pleasant feeling because I actually felt like I was able to breathe some fresh air after a long time. Besides, the quietness of that place, along with its stunning view of nature, made me completely forget about the busy life, crowd and noise of a city for a while.

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