IELTS Cue Card: Describe your favourite season

Describe your favourite season

IELTS Cue Card Question 165 with Model Answer:

Describe your favourite season.

You should say:
  • what season it is
  • what the weather is like at that time of year
  • how that season is different from other seasons
and explain why it is your favourite season.
[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, there are four seasons in South Africa, namely - summer, winter, fall and spring. To me, spring appears as the best season. It usually lasts from September to November each year in the country.

Spring brings life to the environment. It is spring which makes the country look beautiful and gorgeous. During the other seasons, the environment becomes rough and there are disorders with the climatic conditions. But in spring, everything is perfect. The nature is calm and sometimes there are light rains around which is also effective for producing food crops in the rural parts. Winds are found in plenty and the temperature is in a tolerable limit. So, spring is also preferred by many other people here.

During the summer, the weather is too hot, the temperature rises too high. One cannot usually get out of the home without any protective material like umbrella or sunscreen. Besides, during the rainy season, it rains all day long and often life becomes standstill as people cannot get out of home for work. Winter is cold here and temperatures get down to some substantial extent. But it is spring when one can enjoy a moderate climate. The temperatures are average and the light wind blows away the heat of the sun from the body. Spring is also considered as the time to travel inside the country. Since the environment is pleasant, people travel places either for their need or for recreations

Spring is completely different from the three other seasons. In spring, the environment gets a massive change. The plants get a new look. They get greener. Besides, the days are sunny but moderately hot. Since the South African climate is just the opposite of the northern part, it is always sunny and hot. But only during the Spring, the heat is a bit slower. During the winter it is cold everywhere and the temperatures are not steady. The days are dry and sunny while the nights are cold with frosting in South Africa during the winter. But spring is different from the other seasons. The temperature is on a tolerable limit both in days and nights. The light breeze brings a sense of satisfaction to the people.

I like spring most for few reasons. I cannot tolerate extreme heat or cold. During the summer and winter, I cannot do my tasks. Going office is a kind of punishment for me in the seasons. Besides, I experience sleeping disorders during the summer nights. But as the temperature is in an acceptable condition, I could do everything smoothly in spring. Moreover, the nature blooms in spring. All the surrounding environments are cleaner and enjoyable. Often the sky turns light blue and the scenes are highly attractive when the clouds fly.


If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe your favourite season." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue card topics as well:
  • Describe the most beautiful season in your country.
  • Describe the season which you like the most.