IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 210
Describe your favourite travel destination.
You should say:
- where it is
- how you can go there
- what can someone see and do there
and explain why this is your favourite travel destination.
[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.]
I live in a big and beautiful country called Indonesia, and there are too many wonderful travel destinations there. But, out of all those destinations, Bali seems to have won my heart from the moment I arrived there for the first time. So, I guess, I will just go ahead and pick this world-famous tourist spot as my favourite travel destination as well.
Bali is a province and also an island of Indonesia which is located at least one mile east of Java Island. Also known as the “land of the gods”, Bali is undoubtedly one of the most popular islands to visit with roughly 3 million tourists every year. Since it is such a popular travel destination for so many people, it has to be easily accessible from all parts of the country. But, as far as travelling from Jakarta (because that’s where I live), one can visit Bali by air, train, bus, car and car ferry. I always take a train to visit this marvellous island, and this train journey by itself is quite an experience for me because it allows me to see my beautiful country up close.
But, no matter which transportation you use to reach Bali, you are going to enjoy your stay on this beautiful island because there are just too many things to do and see there. If you are into nature, you would certainly love the glorious mountainous areas there with lush greenery, breathtaking view of waterfalls, gorgeously-scenic lakes, flower gardens, gushing rivers and secret canyons. If you are spiritual, you can also visit the beautiful, ancient temples there. But, if you are brave and a bit adventurous, you can see the black lava fields, and enjoy a downhill bicycle ride in the mountains.
Anyway, Bali is my favourite travel destination because it is not only beautiful and peaceful but also has a very rich cultural heritage that blends Hinduism, Shivaism and Buddhism in perfect harmony. On top of that, the locals there are very friendly there, and they will embrace you wholeheartedly once you spend some time with them.