IELTS Cue Card: Describe a lake, a river or a sea you like to visit

Describe a lake, a river or a sea you like to visit

IELTS Cue Card Question 108 With Model Answer:

Describe a lake, a river or a sea you like to visit.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • when you usually visit it
  • what you do there
and explain your experience visiting this lake, river or sea.
[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:
Passing moments by the side of a lake is highly interesting and the moments are enjoyable during the evening hours. I usually sit by the Lough Negah, located in the Northern Ireland.

The lakes in the Republic of Ireland are commonly termed as Lough and Lough Negah is the largest lakes in the country with the span of 151 square miles. This is a freshwater lake and the sides are well decorated for the visitors. The depth of the lake is around eight feet but the deepest part of the lake is about 80 feet. The lough reaches to the River Bann and in some parts, it is considered as the Bann as well for its blend with the river. The lough also supplies a large portion of the water to the country.

I live in County Antrim and the lake is a 15 minutes drive from my place. I usually go to visit the lake during the holidays and sometimes we go for a picnic beside the lake. During the holidays, we go to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the lake. The skies look gorgeous and bright with the sun. Besides, bay view is also adorable. So, whenever I can manage time either I move for the lake with my family or friends and if I cannot manage anyone, I go there all by myself. This is a place for divine peace and the views are outstanding. Like me, many other Irish go to pass their leisure moments by the side of the lake.

There are many things to do in the lake. Different events and festivals are arranged by the side of the lake and people from different parts of the country come to enjoy the events. Most of the events usually begin in the evening and runs until midnight. But sometimes it causes trouble for me to attend an event which ends during the midnight and return home. I get late for office on such days. So, I try to come back before 9 o’clock. When I with the participation of friends arrange for personal events like a short picnic or gathering, I try to hold the event by the day time so that everyone could enjoy and that nobody feels the urge to return.

I have lots of memories with the lake. A large portion of my teenage days has experienced the waves of the lake. I used to come here with my friends and bath on a side of the lake. Besides, fishing was a common issue for us and then we cooked the fishes on the shore too and that made us feel completely thrilled. But with the advancement of time and technology, the lake view has been changed greatly. It has turned into a famous tourist spot and thus different service providers have emerged with their attractive services and commodities. Earlier, we used to visit the lake at least once a day but with the extensive crowd of the current days, we cannot manage space to stand there. Moreover, the crowds gather most in the holidays. However, the experiences amid the crowds are enjoyable for me as well. I see and learn diversified issues from the people visiting the lake.

If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe a lake, a river or a sea you like to visit." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue card topics as well:
  • Describe your favourite place in your hometown. 
  • Describe a place near a lot of water. 
  • Describe somewhere you have been to recently. 
  • Describe a recent tour or picnic you have had. 
  • Describe a place you often visit. 
  • Describe a river or sea in your country. 
  • Describe a sea beach you have visited. 
  • Describe a place in your country which is worth visiting. 
  • Describe a famous tourist spot in your country.