IELTS Preparation

Describe a family picnic or tour you have had


IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 301 with Model Answer:

Describe a family picnic or tour you have had.

You should say:

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

and explain if this was a memorable event or not.

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

Model Answer 1:
Usually, my family makes an annual picnic at the end of the year. But it was a bit late this time for the sickness of my grandfather. So, we made it in the second week of January this year. My family went at the Philopappos Hill. Thank you for asking the question. I will describe the event here.

It was January 15 of 2017. I can remember the day very clearly. It was a not that much foggy day, instead, the sun was shining brightly above the head. But the environment was cold and we were enjoying the sunlight. We reached the picnic spot within one hour and enjoyed the remaining day. Actually, everyone tries to hold the picnic just before or after the Christmas. But my grandfather became too sick and was hospitalised. Without his presence, we cannot make a picnic. So, we waited for his recovery. And thus made the delay.  

I went with my family at the Philopappos Hill. This is a very pleasant place to have picnic and sightseeing. In fact, this was one of my preferred places across Athens. I came here a couple of years ago to have a picnic from my college. And I was in love of the natural scenarios of the location. Besides, the spot was not far from my residence. Hence, I suggested making the picnic in this spot this year. The other family members agreed with my proposal and finally, we made it here. They also loved the spot and praised me highly for selecting this one. Even, some of them have selected is a regular visiting place. They had no idea that the place could be so beautiful.   

I was one of the organisers of this picnic. So, I had to be very busy with the preoperational activities and others. Besides, I was also responsible for shopping foods and gift items for the family members based on their age and gender. I was accompanied by a cousin of my age. Both of us handled everything. Cooking meals were the part of another team and I had to help them as well in selecting the menu for the day. The day began with a light snack in the car. After reaching the spot, I distributed the responsibilities among the other young members. The females were ready to cook. They wanted to complete the cooking early to take part in the recreational activities. Finally, everything was done in the right manner.

This was a really memorable event. When I went at the spot for the first time, the feelings were different. I was with my friends and other mates. But this time, I went with my family. They are the beats of my life. So, I enjoyed every second at the picnic spot. Besides, I also enjoyed the natural scenes and especially the sunset scenes. The sunset view was splendid and the entire western part of the sky turned golden while the sea water appeared liquid gold. The night appeared gradually and we left the place. All the events -fun, songs, food, everything was enjoyable. So, this was a memorable event for me in all aspects.

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