IELTS Cue Card: Describe how you would spend your day off

Describe how you would spend your day off

IELTS Cue Card Question 113 With Model Answer:

Describe how you would spend your day off from your work or college.

You should say:
  • what you would do
  • where you would go
  • who you will spend time with
and explain why you would spend your day off in this way.
[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:
Usually, I do not have much leisure hours or day offs but when I get the chance I would like to read books or watch movies of different genres.

In Rhodes, the 'law and order' is quite fine but as a police officer, I have to remain busy always round the week. You know, the police are to do a lot of things in order for the safety of the citizens, thus I have to be engaged with the works round the week. But sometimes I take a break for a day or half day and would like to read novels. Sometimes I would watch the latest movies and I prefer the action genre most while comedy and romantic movies come gradually on the preference list. Moreover, sometimes I would prefer outing with my spouse (depends on managing enough time for that) in different places of the island of Rhodes in Greece.

I am pleased with your question that where should I go on the day offs. Actually, there are lots of places to visit in Rhodes and I usually go there often to pass the day offs. Since there are a large number of places to visit, I would consider the citadel of Rhodes best for me for its historical value. The site has been declared as a World Heritage Site in 1988 and been attracting tourists around the world. This is the best preserved medieval town and contains streets and structures of the medieval period. The structure was built during the 13th century to prevent the Turkish threats. Aside the place, I would also like to go at Ancient Kamiros, located on the north-western shore of the city. This is the third ancient city in the islands of Rhodes.

I think you are also aware that the trips inside this historic city would not be complete if you do not have any companion. So, usually my wife, Margaretta, accompanies me on the visits and she loves such day-long trips. In fact, she eagerly waits for my day offs. Whenever I tell her that I am free for a day, she starts planning for the visit. Sometimes I plan that I will spend the time with my relatives and invite them to be my guest at my place and accordingly pass the day. But when I am at home and no plans to execute, I watch movies with my Margaretta and cook foods by myself. In the evenings, I go out for a walk, alone, in the streets of Rhodes and come back within one hour.

Well, I would like to spend the day off in dissimilar ways for several reasons. We are in the mechanised world now. I think you will agree with me that we just go home to get prepared for the next day office or respective duties, won’t you? So, there are a few chances to enjoy the day offs and when the day offs arrive, it appears that the moments are gone within the twinkle of an eye. You are to agree with me that reading famous novels is a great way to pass an idle day but if you continue it or make a routine, it will make life tiresome. Or if you only watch movies round the day, it will have detrimental impacts on your body. But if you are on outing or make a combination of outing, reading or watching movies, the leisure times become enjoyable. So, I try to enjoy the moments in different ways. I would like to bring variations on the day offs so that they do not get repetitive for me. Repetition makes everything monotonous and the day off becomes boring. By enforcing the law around the week, I become bored and thus try to make the day off exciting to get involved in the work with a refreshed mind and body.

If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe how you would spend your day off from your work or college." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue card topics as well:
  • Describe a memorable day in your life.
  • Describe a holiday you remember well.
  • Describe your idea of a perfect holiday.
  • Describe an activity you often do.
  • Describe a day off from your work or study.
  • Describe how you would spend a day off.
  • Describe a recent holiday you have enjoyed.