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[Band 8.5] Describe a City you would recommend as a nice place to live IELTS Cue-Card

In Describe a city you would recommend as a nice place to live (not your hometown) or Describe a place in your country or part of your country that you would like to recommend to visitors/travellers Cue Card, you should say:

1. What it is?

2. Where it is?

3. What do you know about this place?

4. Explain why you recommend it as a nice place?

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Here’s the first sample answer to Describe a city you would recommend as a nice place to live IELTS Speaking Cue Card:


I have travelled much throughout the years, having been to many different places around the globe. But today, I would like to speak about Toronto, which I would definitely recommend as a nice place to settle.

What it is? & Where it is?

Toronto is the capital of the province of Ontario in southeastern Canada. It is a hub for commerce, banking, technology, entertainment, and culture. Due to the large number of immigrants from all over the world living there, Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

What do you know about this place?

Toronto is well-known for its skyscrapers and high-rise structures, including the CN Tower, which is the world’s highest free-standing structure. Along with its internationally known professional sports teams and competitive universities, Toronto is renowned for its ethnic and cultural variety.

Actually, my brother lives in the city of Toronto. That’s why I know so much about the city.

Explain why you recommend it as a nice place?

I would strongly recommend Toronto over any other city because here city residents live at a quicker pace than the rest of the country, but they still manage to smile. They are so polite and welcoming!

Secondly, Toronto serves as a fantastic example of what diversity may look like. You would find people of all origins mingling around in this beautiful city.

And what’s best about Toronto is, you might be able to go quickly by flight to wonderful locations like New York, Washington, and Detroit.

Amazing isn’t it?

Concluding the Cue Card

So finally, I would just like to say that I have fallen head over heels for this fascinating city. I’m soon going to make Toronto my permanent home.



Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking Part-3 follow-up questions for Describe a place in your country or part of your country that you would like to recommend to visitors/travellers cue card:

1) Where do people like to live in your country?

The majority of people in India still reside in rural and small towns. However, this pattern is shifting, and many young people are now moving to large cities in search of better work possibilities and to access modern infrastructure facilities like hospitals, universities, retail centres, etc.

2) Why do many people move to the city?

Since cities offer a higher standard of living, as I indicated before, people are migrating there in search of a better quality of life. Young people are drawn to cities because of high wages, modern amenities, and access to leisure activities.

3) What are the advantages of living close to the workplace?

The shortest commute and lowest costs are the greatest benefits of living close to work. You don’t have to worry about getting stuck in long traffic jams. It benefits the environment because people can commute by bicycle or on foot rather than by car.

On top of it, living close to your workplace gives you the flexibility you need to balance your home and your work life more effectively. You could be better equipped to take advantage of overtime chances and yet have time for your family if you reside only a short distance from the office.

4) What kinds of places do older people prefer to live in?

Most elderly people like to live in tranquil, peaceful, and crowd-free places. They don’t like to live in noisy regions since it makes it difficult for them to sleep. Additionally, they favour purchasing a home next to large gardens, parks, walkable green spaces and wheelchair-friendly pathways so they can go for walks in the morning or the evening with ease.

5) Is it important to take photos while travelling?

It is indeed very important to document our travel experiences so that we could cherish them for a long time. A photo will help you in remembering all the vivid details even after years and they would take you back down memory lane.

You would have the images on hand to remember the details when you were telling your children—or anyone else—the exciting narrative of your trip years later. Furthermore, you’ll wow them with the location by displaying those images to them.



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I hope it gives you some realistic idea on how to carry a conversation around Describe a city you would recommend as a nice place to live IELTS Cue card topic. However, it is strongly advised not to reproduce the same answer during the exam. You should rather reformulate and personalise your answer.

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