Describe a place away from your home and you want to visit in the future IELTS Cue Card

Describe a place away from your home and you want to visit in the future IELTS Cue Card


Describe a place away from your home and you want to visit in the future

You should say:

Where you would like to go
When you would like to go
Who you want to go with
And explain why you want to visit the place

NOTE – The examiner gives you one minute to plan your answerand to help you prepare for the topic, the examiner provides you with a pencil and a notepad. You’ll have to answer the questions given on the subject for one-to-two minutes.

Sample 1


Being a voracious traveller, I love to visit far-off places. So one place far away from my county is on my list, and I will see it one day.

Where would you like to go

I want to go to Japan, about 6,000 kilometres from my country.

When would you like to go

I want to go there after finishing my education because my central focus is on leading my career towards an impressive growth trajectory by passing my exams with flying colours.

Who do you want to go with

I want to go there with my college friends.

And explain why you want to visit the place.

I want to visit this place for many reasons. Firstly I want to learn about the Japanese mindset. It is a country which was in dire strait after World War 2 due to the atomic bombs in two of its prosperous cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Japanese mindset is fantastic because the bombs did not hamper the spirit of the natives of Japan, and post-war, the whole country led towards making Japan a giant in technology. Within twenty years, the country experienced a paradigm shift and became a leading supplier of electronic products.

By visiting Japan, I would learn how the Japanese people handled their conflicts adroitly after world war 2.

Moreover, in Japan, the percentage of people living beyond 100 years of age is the highest worldwide. It is due to the good eating habits of Japanese people. Therefore, by interacting with the natives of Japan, I would learn their way of eating food.

Hence, I would like to go to Japan to enhance my knowledge and improve my lifestyle.

Sample 2


Being a travel enthusiast, I have seen most tourist places in my country, there is one place far off, and I have yet to visit, so I have decided to go there. Unfortunately, the connecting road is not in good shape. Due to this reason, I have to be vigilant while going there.

Where would you like to go

I want to go to Sangla Valley, which is in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, which is far away from my city, and it will take me two days to reach there.

When would you like to go

Since there is scorching heat in my city during the summer, I will go in June to get respite from the rising temperatures.

Who do you want to go with

I go there with my college friends because they love adventures like me.

And explain why you want to visit the place.

I want to visit the Sangla Valley for many reasons. First, I want to enjoy my stay at the numerous camps on the Baspa River banks. The Sangla Valley camps provide tents and cottages for accommodation. Moreover, the camps arrange diverse adventure activities.

Secondly, I want to explore the undisturbed walks across the valley, where one can cherish the superabundance of flora and fauna. Moreover, camping includes adventure activities like rappelling, rock climbing, and river crossing.

Thirdly, trekking is an option as I want to roam inside the valley and the surrounding areas. During trekking, I get a chance to have a look at the distant snow-covered peaks.

Apart from this, I will enjoy the Himachali cuisines to pamper my appetite.

Sample 3


Being a travel enthusiast, I would like to visit a place which is at a far-off distance from my residence.

Where would you like to go

I want to go to Goa which is 2,000 km away from my hometown.

When would you like to go

I would like to go to Goa during the coming Christmas holidays.

Who do you want to go with

I will go there with my bosom friend Andrew

And explain why you want to visit the place.

I want to visit Goa for many reasons. Firstly this place is full of tourists and provides a cosmopolitan environment. In this modern era, technology has made inroads in our lives, and like others, I also spend a sizeable part of my day on gadgets and devices. Upon visiting Goa, I will meet people from different cultures and backgrounds. So this would be beyond the conventional domain experience for me because, till now, I have interacted mostly with people from my culture. Hence I am curious to meet Germans, French, and Australians in Goa.

Secondly, Goa has fantastic nightlife, which I would like to experience because, in my city, most commercial establishments close by 8 pm, and the city comes to a standstill by 9 pm. There are numerous nightclubs in Goa that I would like to visit and gain insight into the nightlife culture.

Apart from this, Goa is famous for its mouth-watering delicacies. Since the footfall is relatively high over here from all parts of the world, all cuisines have made inroads in the last 50 years. So I will visit various theme restaurants to pamper my appetite by exercising my taste buds.

Sample 4


Although I have been to many places far away from my home, there is one place that I would like to explore soon.

Where would you like to go

I want to fuck in Manali hill station, which is 1,000 kilometers from my residence.

When would you like to go

I want to go there during the Christmas vacation.

Who do you want to go with

 I want to go there with my friends because, due to the Covid pandemic, I last saw them a long time ago, and through this trip, I would spend quality time with them.

And explain why you want to visit the place.

I want to visit Manali for umpteen reasons. First and foremost, the drive to Manali is full of adventures. The main reason is that you must travel 200 km in the hills to reach this hill station. And on the way, there are a plethora of places worth seeing. There is a place called Bilaspur with certain temples that get submerged in the water during the rainy season. And during summer, they become operational.

Apart from this, there are numerous lakes on the way where I can do many activities. Moreover, the river Beas flows on the way, which looks mesmerizing, and there are many spots for river rafting. It is a sport that fascinates me, and I would like to indulge in my recent trip.

Moreover, Kullu Valley is on the way, which is well known for its climate and handicrafts. On the way to Manali, I want to explore the city of Kullu to learn about its rich culture and heritage.

Lastly, after reaching Manali, I will visit famous places, like Hidimba Temple and Rohtang Pass. Apart from this, I will go in winter to experience the thrill of snowfall and skiing.


Here are some examples of follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe a place away from your home and you want to visit in the future”.

1. Where do people love to go on holidays/vacations?

It thrives primarily on people and their circumstances, plus the season. For example, during winter, people love to go to beaches and seaside towns to get a breather from the freezing temperatures, while in summer, people throng to hill stations to relieve the scorching heat. Youngsters visit places with pleasing nightlife and recreation facilities, whereas older people choose to see religious places.

2. How does tourism lead to cultural exchange?

When any place gets visits from tourists, it experiences a paradigm shift because tourists come to understand the local culture by socializing and speaking with natives, and local people also become aware of foreign cultures by communicating with tourists.

3. How to plan a budget-friendly holiday?

Planning a budget-friendly holiday without compromising on quality demands thorough consideration. Firstly, prospective travellers must research and compare accommodation, flight, and sightseeing prices to find the most suitable deals. It is a gospel truth that flexibility with travel dates can lead to substantial savings. And opting for off-peak seasons or weekdays can help you fetch lower prices. Look for alternative accommodation options such as guesthouses and homestays, which are often more reasonable than resorts. Enjoy local cuisine and street food to save on dining costs. Apart from this, prioritize free or low-cost activities such as examining nature, seeing public parks, or partaking in cultural events. Lastly, consider using travel rewards programs, discount coupons, and package deals for considerable savings. With intelligent planning, having a unique and pleasant holiday within a budget is feasible.

4. What are some tips for responsible and sustainable travel during holidays to minimize environmental impact?

To ensure trustworthy and endurable holiday travel, prioritize eco-friendly lodgings, help local communities, minimize waste, appreciate nature and wildlife, and save resources. Select accommodations with sustainability credentials, immerse in regional activities, have reusable things, and ensure proper water disposal. Respect established trails and wildlife, and avoid indulging in activities detrimental to the environment. Use resources like water and electricity with care and opt for eco-friendly commuting. By observing these practices, tourists can reduce their environmental effects, conserve regional cultures, and contribute positively to their destinations, enabling a reliable system for holiday travel.

5.How has technology impacted the travel and tourism industry in recent years?

Technology has been a blessing for the travel and tourism industry as it has improved the booking and reservation systems. Apart from this, online travel platforms provide increased accessibility. Moreover, communication with travellers has grown by leaps and bounds with the advent of social media. Lastly, there are a plethora of websites which provide personalized travel recommendations coupled with virtual reality experiences.

6. What are the potential economic benefits and challenges associated with developing tourism in rural or remote areas?

There are umpteen benefits of developing tourism in countryside areas. Firstly it leads to high employment prospects for local communities. Secondly, it fosters diversification of the local economy and decreases reliance on conventional industries.

As far as challenges are concerned, tourists suffer from restricted accessibility and conveyance options.

Secondly, it hurts the environment and leads to excessive usage of natural resources.


  1. Cosmopolitan

Meaning: Including people from numerous diverse nations.

Sentence: Working in a cosmopolitan environment leads to holistic development.

2. With flying colours

Meaning: With a distinction.

Sentence: Despite being unfit, I studied with determination, dedication and discipline to pass my exam with flying colours.

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