IELTS Preparation

Describe a tourist attraction that you have visited

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 249 with Model Answer:

Describe a tourist attraction that you have visited.

You should say:

  • where it was
  • when you went there
  • who were with you

what you saw and did there as a tourist.

[You 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:

Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and a large number of global people visit the country for enjoyment. In last summer, I went in Lindos in Greece for some business purposes and enjoyed my stay there.

I am a businessman based in Malaysia and I deal with clothing. I have two stores in a local shopping mall in the capital and also own a factory. Now I am planning to expand my business internationally. To expand my business, I am travelling to different parts of the European continent and seeking suitable options for my business. As part of the business expansion, I went into Lindos as this is a tourist spot in Greece and constantly visited by global visitors. Besides, the location has some historical importance as well. A notable number of excavations had taken place here and some relics of historical importance have been found after the excavations. Considering all the issues, I picked the location as a potential place for my garment business expansion and also planned to open a branch at the local shopping centre.

I went there in May of 2016. In fact, I could not manage time before the beginning of summer. I could have started my business tour earlier, but I was unable. The rush in the business was the key cause for the delay. I have several employees at my retail selling points and they look after the retail business smoothly. All of them are well mannered and reliable. But I have to take care for the production of the attires. I have to deal with the fabric dealers, care for the factory employees, train them how to make the finishing to look perfect, check the quality of the clothing, contact with the other dealers who sell my products into other parts of the country, liaison with the Asian clients who import my clothing in their countries and much more. I have to handle everything all by myself. Besides, my wife is unable to control all the things and I, in fact, cannot rely on her that she could be able to run the things smoothly like me. So, I was late for the business trip.

The trip was accompanied by my wife, Xin Hi. She is a business graduate and we have been married for around one year. But unfortunately, I could not manage time for our honeymoon and she was somewhat upset for that. So, I also planned to take her with me. In fact, I wanted to perform both the tasks through the trip. Firstly, I wanted to make a business trip and by the same time, I planned to spend time with my adorable wife at the tourist spots of the country. The plan worked well. Since Lindos was a tourist spot in Greece, my wife became happy as she had the chances to visit the spots. On the other side, I also performed all the necessary meetings with some of the potential dealers and visited the proposed branch sites. I took my wife with all the meetings and trips so that she does not feel bored alone. Since the entire location was charming, the meetings were held in a congenial environment and there had no chances of boredom for us.

As a tourist, I enjoyed the trips amid of the scenic and historic locations of Lindos. I went to the beach and enjoyed swimming with my wife. Moreover, the party, which was organised by the trip organisers, was outstanding. When the meetings were done with the clients, both of us went to the beautiful beach. The night views are breathtaking. Besides, the sunrise and the sunset scenes were outstanding to me. In fact, I waited eagerly to watch the sunrise from the beach. The barbeque party on the beach was another attraction for us. The party ended with a cultural function. Though it was a business trip for me, the overall events that took place during the trips were terrific for us. My wife became highly satisfied with the trip and everything is set for me to open a clothing branch in Lindos. If everything goes well, I will open the branch there by next month.

If you can talk about the cue card topic “Describe a tourist attraction that you have visited.” you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue cards topics as well:

  • Describe a place you have enjoyed visiting.
  • Describe a tourist attraction you know about. 
  • Describe a famous place you have been to. 
  • Describe a recent tour you have had. 
  • Describe a place you would like to visit again. 
  • Describe a famous tourist destination in your country. 
  • Describe a place you would recommend someone to visit.  

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