IELTS Cue Card: An outdoor activity that you would like to try

An outdoor activity that you would like to try

IELTS Cue Card Question 40 With Model Answer: 

Describe an outdoor activity that you would like to try for the first time.

You should say: 
  • what it is
  • when and where you would do it
  • what preparations and equipment you would need
and explain why you want to try this activity.

[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 1:
Golf is a popular sport all over the world and I have never played it. This time, I am planning to play a mini golf and this is the first time for me to grab the club and hit the ball.

Golf has a reputation across the globe as the sport of rich people and also requires patience. Actually, golf requires a lot of patience and perseverance and the sense of perfect timing is also an important issue to play golf. I have seen the sport on television and once I also went with my parents to watch a match. But I did not have the chance to participate in the sport and even I did not know the rules as well. So, in the next fall, I have decided to start playing mini golf and after having proper practice in the golf course, I will take part in mini tournaments also.

When my college will be closed for summer next, I will participate in the sport. There are different mini golf courses are available across the United States but among them, the Par-King is most famous, and might be the best mini golf course in the world. The golf course is located near my locality in Illinois. The course is suitable for all types of golfers and even one can visit the course with their families too. The course has different attractive spots and objects that amuse the golfers by the same time during their play. Besides, the prices are also reasonable on the golf courses which is unusual in the other courses.

For playing golf, one does not need a lot of preparations. But some specific things should be there before starting the sport. Firstly you should have your own club, and accordingly, I have bought three nice clubs to use during the tournament and for my regular practice, I have got two clubs of standard size and quality. I have also bought two dozens of balls for practice and six pieces for the tournament. Besides, I have also hired an instructor to teach me golf as I do not know anything about the sport. The instructor will teach me during the practice at the golf course.

Golf is a popular sport and people play golf for different reasons. I would like to play it as I do not have any previous experience. Moreover, the golf courses are decorated beautifully with greeneries, attractive spots and delicious foods. Besides, the air in the golf courses is fresh due to the natural environment. If I play golf, I would be able to take my parents and sister to the golf course which is not possible always for the outdoor activities. As I will participate in the mini golf completion, I will have a chance to meet with other people which will be beneficial for me in the long run. If I go to travel to a distant place with my friends and other mates, I will be out of home for a longer period but I will be able to get back home by the end of the day from the golf course and tournament. Thereby, I want to take golf as my outdoor activity in the fall next.



Sample Answer 2:
Swimming is a great outdoor activity and also a beneficial sport. I know to swim but unluckily, I have not got the chance yet to swim in a sea beach. So, now I am planning to swim in a sea beach in the upcoming summer. This is a great question and I would like to thank you for this cue card topic.

Swimming by the sea is a great fun. I heard from one of my college friends that it provides more thrill than swimming in a surrounded swimming pool. He swam a long distance and greatly enjoyed that. Hearing the description, the desire to swim in a sea crossed my mind and I made the plan to swim in a sea in the summer next. In fact, I will have a summer vacation and spend the days near a sea beach so that I could fulfil my desire. It will also help me to see the sea as well.

I am an undergraduate student at Kathmandu University in Nepal. I have been born and brought up here and did not have the chances to visit outside of Nepal. Besides, Nepal being a landlocked country, there are no seas or sea beaches available. Considering all the issues together, I have planned to visit Bangladesh where there is the longest sea beach is located. I will go there and swim in the sea to meet my dream. Moreover, it would be a new experience for me to visit a new place and gain some new experience. My university will be closed in the next month, May for about nearly a month for summer vacation. I will spend the time on the sea beach and enjoy the natural beauty. Besides, there are many other visiting places also available in the country where I want to pay a visit.   

There are fewer preparations will be needed for this purpose. I just need some time and arrangement of money. I already have arranged for the necessary funds and my father agreed to provide me with the complete financial support in this case. I have also submitted my details for making the passport and it will be done within next week. Applying for a visa is another important task but my maternal uncle, who works at the Bangladesh embassy, assured that he would take care of the visa issues. Swimming in the deep sea requires some special sort of equipment but swimming near a sea beach does not require so. Hence, I do not need to carry any extra equipment with me other than the swimming costumes. Besides, I also need to change some money to use in that country. It would also be beneficial for me if I could do some home works about the country like knowing about its culture, geography, foods and people.

I want to swim in the sea or sea beach for several reasons. First of all, it would be a great experience for me. I have seen the sea only on television. It was not possible for me to walk on the sandy sea beaches and take bath or swim in the water. Moreover, I heard that the sea water is beneficial for health to some extent. But the most important factor is that I am going to fulfil a dream. I have a dream to swim in the warm salty water of the sea. If there were any chance in my land, I would not have to go out for that. Based on the reasons, I want to try this activity and of course, I will do so, as soon as possible.