IELTS Cue Card: Your favorite outdoor activity

Your favorite outdoor activity

IELTS Cue Card Question 93 With Model Answer:

Talk about your favorite outdoor activity.

You should say:
  • what activity it is
  • where you do it
  • how often you do it
And explain why you this is your favourite outdoor 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:
Bird-watching is a popular pastime in Vietnam and a large number of people go for birding regularly. There are over 800 species of birds are available in Vietnam.

I prefer to watch birds in their natural habitat than any other activities. The number of birds in Vietnam is a notable one and requires the right attention to observe them. Most of the visitors and travellers come to visit the noted places of Vietnam but they do not show any interest in birding. As a result, the birding environment is calm and quiet and thereby enjoyable for me. Though it may sound weird that birding could be an outdoor activity for people, but it really is for some selected people who want to pass their moments in silence. It also helps to gain knowledge about different types of birds and the pleasures are inexpressible for those who regularly go for the watch. Sometimes the watchers need luck too during the watch. 

Well, the Vietnam populations are compact and have reduced the open spaces where birds could reside. Besides, the birds are almost unavailable in the populated areas and the species which are found in everywhere belong to ordinary species. So, I go to the national park to observe different types of birds. The park is a very safe place for birding and is made in a different style while the natural accommodation systems for the birds are adorable as well. However, during the wet seasons, it becomes troublesome for me to continue the birding as the park and birding places become muddy, slippery and messy. During the hot seasons, the park insides turn blistering. So, I have to take proper measures during the seasons.     

Mostly I go for birding during my holidays and weekends. In fact, I am an introvert and like to remain silent in most of the time. I simply ignore the socialising issues with my surrounding and pack my bags to watch the birds. There are different types of birds available in the forest and try to note their behaviours. I have a preset place to observe the birds with a powerful binocular. Sometimes I take some snacks with me to enjoy the moments, and the most important thing is that I never feel lonely there. When the working days are over, I start my preparation from the night before I plan to go to birding. Accordingly, I start for the park early in the morning and reach there before someone else could get there. 

In this mechanised life, almost all of us need to have some recreational activities but in Vietnam, the opportunities are less for the natives as those are aimed for the tourists and thus pricier than the usual range. Besides, the recreational places are mostly occupied by the tourists who have never been to the country. So, I think I should allow them to enjoy themselves as they want and walk in my own way. Moreover, birding requires lots of perseverance and most of the people lack it. The bird watchers have to remain quiet for their own sake and thus the entire environment is calm. As an introvert, I long for a serene atmosphere which is unavailable except the birding.


Sample Answer 2:
Whenever I can manage time, I move for some outdoor activities in Siesta Key. This is a barrier island and located in the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. This is one of the wonderful places in the world and a good number of people come here only to enjoy the natural beauty. Thank you for the question and I will describe it here.

Siesta Key is the barrier island that has some distinctive styles. So, it attracts visitors around the world and there are many things to do. I like to ride on boats. In fact, the boat tour is one of the most impressive outdoor activity here. I charter a boat and ride on that for the day. Sometimes, my friends and family members accompany me here. I love to stay on the boat during the sunset and capture the special moments. This has become my favourite outdoor activity and I eagerly wait for the weekend to be at the beach.

Siesta Key provides the best option for such outdoor activities. The Siesta Beach is an exotic place to wander and pass leisure hours. The Siesta Key Village is a great place and comes with some features like playgrounds, tennis courts, tidal pools and much more. The place also has some areas for the picnic. There are so many places in the state but this is my favourite one for some reasons. So, I like to come here frequently. Enjoying the sunrise and sunset scene from the beach is another impressive act. In fact, the natural beauty of the beach and surrounding areas attract me much. So, it is impossible for me to ignore the invitation of the beach. 

It has become a habit for me to visit the beach in every weekend. I eagerly wait for the day to appear. Passing an urban life is really hefty and if there are no or fewer chances of relaxation, people become stressed. And when they are stressed, they are unable to perform to the desired level. So, it is extremely important to be relaxed. Visiting the place is the way of my relaxation. Besides, this is not far away from my residence. In fact, it is a half an hour drive from my home. Moreover, I do not need to kill my time in any traffic congestion which also inspires me to visit the place. Furthermore, whenever I can manage time, I start for the beach. I am lucky to have it in a short distance.   

Visiting the beach and riding on a boat is my favourite outdoor activity. There are many grounds behind this preference. Firstly, this is an attractive place for all ages of people. The list of TO DO is wide than any other places in Florida. If I miss my usual charter, on that day I take part in some other outdoor activities like parasailing, fishing, ride on paddle boats and other activities. In the evening, I sit on the beach and enjoy the view of the setting sun. Actually, the beach attracts me most for its wide range of activities. And I am never bored with the activities. When I am with my wife, she also turns happy more than me. So, based on all the facts, this is my favourite outdoor activity.