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Describe a foreign country you want to visit

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 225 with Model Answer:

Describe a foreign country you want to visit but haven’t been to.

You should say:
  • where this place is
  • what it is like
  • what you can do in this country
and explain why you want to visit the country.

[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:
Travelling is my hobby and I have visited many countries of the world with my dad. But I have never been to the United States of America, better referred as America or the U.S. This is a dreamland for me and I have a plan to visit the USA whenever there will be any chances.

My dad is a businessman in Singapore and he travels in different parts of the world for his business purpose. Often I accompany him during the short trips. He has never been to out of Asia and Europe and I have already planned to company him if he has any plan to visit America for any of his business purposes. America is one of the large countries of the world and consists 50 states in total. The states are ruled by their respective authorities. The geographical location of the U.S is beneficial for the citizens. They can enjoy some exceptional weather pattern round the year. America is also famous for some of the large structures in the world, and now the entire nation has developed tremendously. This is the top most leading country in the world with modern facilities for its citizens.

It is interesting that the country looks like a large cat on the world map but in reality, there are differences between the lying cat on the map and real-life America. The country is inhabited by a good number of people and owns some historical events. America is separated from Alaska by Canada. The Hawaii islands are in the south-west of North America. This is the third largest country on the earth considering the land and water inside the country. The climate inside the country varies for its geographical variety. Often the weather is humid continental and sometimes it is humid subtropical. The early settlement in the country was done in the 14th century even before the discovery by Columbus in 1492. Since then, America has been a stakeholder in different events around the world. Now it is the most developed country in the world.

Since America is a developed country, there are lots of chances to do something better. My dad usually deals with spices and he imports spices from distant parts of Europe and Asia to be sold in our wholesale shop here in Singapore. Moreover, he has some restaurants in Singapore which are doing well indeed. But I have a different plan. Generally, the spices my dad imports are used to make the foods delicious and if the imported spices could be used instead of selling, I believe the business would be more beneficial. Yes, I am planning to open a traditional restaurant in any of the states of America. The country is visited by the global people, and a large number of them are Asian, and thus the food tastes are not the same for everyone or everywhere. So, if I can open a restaurant which will sell traditional foods of some specific Asian countries that would be really interesting. Initially, I will pick the Asian dishes for the restaurants and then will move to the other culinary arts.

To be frank, I want to visit America as this is the very best country in the world. I want to experience the living style of the people, their arts, cultures and norms, and to know about their secrets of success so that I also could be a successful man and by the same time could help my own country to grow like America. Besides, I have some business plans as well and I need to visit America to justify the prospects of the business there. I want to establish a restaurant and in the case of failure, I will try to do something other business. I can supply traditional foods of Singapore to the restaurants or can also contact them to serve with any specific crops or ingredients and similar other things. I love to travel but it may sound unusual that I always try to recover the travelling costs in some ways. So, when I will be in America, I will try to assemble the costs. Planning for a business and implementing the ideas in real life situations in America will help me to recover the expenses I made on my trip.


Sample Answer 2:
Greece is one of the most popular European countries and renowned for many reasons. The natural beauty, sandy beaches, seas and other historic places have made it a heaven to the travellers. So, a good number of people visit the country annually. Thank you for this cue card topic. And I will describe the matter now in brief.

Greece is officially known as the Hellenic Republic and located at a crossroads that links Europe, Africa and Asia. Geographically the country is located in the southeastern part of Europe. This is a country that is related to the ancient history and many other historical events have taken place in this land at different times. The land is made of nine regions and each of the regions are outstanding for their respective beauties. 

Greece is the land that is enriched with natural beauties and numerous historical sites. Travelling to the other European countries from this place is easier. The country shares its borders with some other countries like Albania, Macedonia, Turkey and Bulgaria. There are a good number of islands that have made it more attractive to the visitors. The Aegean Sea and the Ionian Sea are the key attractions of this country. The country also proudly owns the longest coastline in the Mediterranean Basin. Geographically the lands of the regions are mountainous while the Mount Olympus is the highest mountain here and its highest peak is over 9500 feet.

There are lots of things to do in Greece. But I have a plan to visit the entire country in the beginning. In fact, the islands are nice to pass holidays. Walking along the beaches is a wonderful activity here. The traditional foods are delicious and one of the reasons for attracting tourists in the area. Besides, there are chances to get settled here as well. And if I want, I can be a permanent inhabitant of this country. But that will take some time to process everything. However, the most impressive matter to travel Greece is to know about its past enriched history. This is the country that is known as the cradle of Western civilization.

I want to visit the country for many reasons. The most important thing about visiting this country is its historical aspects. I want to see historical remains. It may sound strange that I am in love with the places I have read on books. Numerous historical events are related to the country and this is the birthplace of many important matters like democracy, western philosophy, Olympic Games, the rise of political science, literature in dressed western attitude and more. The culture of this locality was spread in different parts of the world and gained fame. Based on all the fact, I want to visit it.

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