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[7+] Describe a place you visited on vacation IELTS Cue Card

In Describe a place you visited on vacation IELTS Speaking cue card, you’ll be asked to speak about a place which you visited during holidays.

You should say:

  • Where it is?
  • When you went there?
  • What you did there?
  • Explain why you went there?

NOTEYou have one minute to think about what you are going to say, then you’ll have to talk about the topic for one-to-two minutes. A paper and a pencil will be given so that you can make some notes if you wish.

Describe a place you visited on vacation

For easier understanding, I’ve divided this IELTS Speaking Cue Card Describe a place you visited on vacation into three parts – IntroductionQuestions, and Conclusion.

Introducing a place you visited

There is no better joy in this world than spending a nice vacation having our friends and family by our side. So today, I’d take this opportunity to reflect on one such good holiday that I spent with my grandparents.

Where it is?

I travelled from Ludhiana to Chandigarh to visit my grandmother. Her house is very beautiful and it is located in the middle of the city. When compared to our cramped city apartments, grandma’s house was a large mansion with numerous rooms for living, dining, pooja and storage. This time when we went to meet her, I also found her lovely garden full of exotic flowers.

When you went there?

Actually, last weekend, my exams went over and I was free. So the whole family cash in on the opportunity and planned the holiday trip to our ancestral place.

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What you did there?

The weather there was very pleasant during our trip. So first day, we all went for a picnic to the lakeside. In the later hours of the day, I watched our old family photos & videos and played Sudoku; which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Next day, We went to our Marigold farm located at a nearby village with my grandfather. I was amazed to see the landscape, it was huge! Grandfather has also kept Honey bee’s in small wooden boxes which scared me for a while; but I must say – the honey was delicious. On our way back, we bought cakes and pastries for the celebration.

Explain why you went there?

The sole reason for visiting grandma’s house was to celebrate her 90th birthday. The whole surprise was penned down by my father and successfully executed by the rest of us. When we sang ‘Happy Birthday’, She was smiling like the morning light of sunshine. I captured every bit of emotion in the video. After all, it was such a nice evening after a long time.

Concluding the cue card

In the end I’d just tell you that… if there’s anything that can beat a chocolate cream pie or a million dollar cheque, it’s visit to grandparents and make them feel super important!

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Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking Part-3 follow up questions that could be asked in Describe a place you visited on vacation cue card:

What are some popular attractions that people like to visit in your country?

India is a huge and multicultural country. This makes India one of the hotspots of tourism. Every place has its own popular attractions in the form of shrines, forts, parks, restaurants, and museums. If I’d talk about Punjab, we’ve Golden Temple, Science City, Virasat-E-Khalsa, Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake, and list goes on and on.

Do old people and young people like to go to different places for vacation?

Yes, I think so! old people are more inclined towards history, god and devotion. So, their first preference mostly be some sacred temple or a museum. Whereas, Young people love to party hard. Beaches and loud places such as clubs are their favourite holiday destinations.

What do old people and young people think about when making travel plans?

Old people, according to me, mostly care about cost and comfort. They are pennywise, so they try to get most travel comfort in least possible cost. While youngsters only focus on activities. They want thrill & adventure, rest everything is secondary.

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How do people get to know about new places?

I think the internet is a goldmine of information. Anytime you feel the need of knowing about any new place, you just have to say ” OK GOOGLE” and the magic is done! Moreover, there are niche sites like and; they carry plethora of information about almost any place on this earth. Hollywood movies and TV series are another great source of knowing geography.



I hope it gives you some realistic idea on how to carry a conversation around Describe a place you visited on vacation IELTS Cue card topic. However, it is strongly advised not to reproduce the same answer during the exam, as it may be used by many of our readers on the site. You should rather reformulate and personalize your answer.

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Rajit K.

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