IELTS Cue Card: Describe a city or a town

Describe a city or a town

IELTS Cue Card Question 57 With Model Answer: 

Describe a city or a town where you live or lived.

You should say: 
  • where it is located
  • what part of it you are most familiar with
  • what the important landmark and places are
And explain what makes that city or town special to you.

[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:
The world is filled with numerous places and spots to visit and I live in such a beautiful location that is one of the most sought places in the world. I live in Paris.

Paris, the city of lights, is one of the most attractive places for the global people any my native city. I love this largest city of my country. The city is geographically located in the northern part of France and contains over 2 million people. The city is also located by the bank of Seine River and the river has separated the city into two equal parts known as the right and the left bank and there are two airports in the city to communicate with the rest of the world. The city is moderately warm in summer and similarly cool in the winter season. It is considered as the centre of the economy of France.

I am mostly familiar with the Notre-Dame cathedral which is located on the Île de la Cité in the city, adjacent to my house where I live with my family. The cathedral is considered as the finest structure of Gothic French Architecture and the sculptures inside are of great admiration. The glass contrast of the structure is of Romanesque style and there are two large windows known as the Rose Windows. It is known that the place was formerly occupied by a Roman temple and in the 11th century a shrine was built here based on Gothic art. This is a historical place and many events of historical importance have taken place here including the trial of Joan of Arc. The building was restored by 1844 – 1864 and now has become one of the most visiting places in Paris.    

Paris is one of the cities where tourists around the globe come to pay a visit to check its beauties. There are different attractive sightseeing places across the city to visit. The city is occupied with different landmarks and the most notable are - Eiffel Tower, Musee d'Orsay, Musee du Louvre, Luxembourg Gardens, Opera National de Paris, Sainte-Chapelle, River Seine, Arc de Triomphe etc. But the city is, in fact, famous for the Eiffel Tower, the 312-meter length structure in the city which was made marking the business conference long ago. A large number of global tourists come to Paris annually only to observe the Eiffel Tower and they can also climb up to the second floor of the tower.      

I like my lovely city. I am proud to born in the city. This is a city of multi-nations. You will find at least a single individual from each of the states visiting the city and enjoying the attractions. Besides, when I came into roads, I find much pleasure by meeting the people of different nations in my city. It looks beautiful when the people of different nations go to visit any place together and make wondering sounds being amazed by the beauties. This makes me proud of my country.

Your ability to talk about this topic will enable you to answer the following IELTS cue card topics also: 

  1. Describe the place you live in.
  2. Talk about a city or town you have been to.
  3. Describe the city or town where you grew up.
  4. Talk about a place you would like to visit.
  5. Describe your favourite town or city.
  6. Describe a famous city or town in your country.
  7. Talk about a place you liked to visit.
  8. Describe your hometown.
  9. Describe a city worth visiting.