Describe a place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there


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Describe a place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there

Describe a place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there


Describe a place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there.

You should say
What place is it?
When do you visit that place?
How do you feel about it?
Why don’t you want to live there?

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 topic for one-to-two minutes

Sample Answer 1


  • Being a travel enthusiast, I love to visit different places.
  • But I find the best comfort at my home.

What place is it?

  •  Canada is a place which I like to visit.
  •  But I do not have any plan to stay there for a long time.

When do you visit that place?

  • Every year I visit this place to meet my sister.
  • She is pursuing her degree from Canada.

How do you feel about it?

  • Nature has blessed this place with enticing scenic beauty.
  • Whenever I visit this place, I feel like I am having the best time of my life.
  • The crowd is less going from one place to another place is an easy task.
  • Since people from all the continents come here for work, I get a chance to spend my days in a cosmopolitan environment.
  • Every visit offers me something new to learn.
  • The quality time that I have spent in Canada would always remain etched in my memories.
  •  To sum up, I get into a state of flow whenever I visit this place.

Why don’t you want to live there?

  • Despite these advantages, I still cannot settle in Canada.
  • The primary reason is my unconditional love and support for my parents.
  • Due to old age, my parents feel uncomfortable in the cold temperature of Canada.
  • I have tried umpteen times to convince them, but every time my efforts have gone in vain.
  • Being an obedient son, I consider my parents care as my bounden duty.
  • Although I have decided not to settle in Canada, I will visit this place every year.

Sample Answer 2

Describe a place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there


  • Well, I am a person who is fond of travelling and love exploring new places,
  •  However, I always have this conviction that home is the most comfortable place in the world.

What place is it?

  • There is a place which I regularly visit every year.
  • But, I do not wish to live there for a long time.
  • That place is my brother’s home, which is on the outskirts of an industrial area in Ludhiana City.

When do you visit that place?

  • Earlier, I would go there every summer to spend vacations with my family, for one month. But nowadays, due to a hectic schedule, I usually stay there for one week.

How do you feel about it?

  • Firstly, I like the street food in Ludhiana. I always try umpteen mouth-watering delicacies to pamper my appetite.
  • Secondly, this place has a big clothing market. There I usually indulge in shopping.
  • This place has numerous markets which have carved a niche for themselves in products like electronics, clothes. I visit these markets to get the best deals.

Why don’t you want to live there?

  • Despite so many advantages, I have decided not to settle at this place.
  • The preponderant reason for not staying there for long is traffic congestion.
  • Ludhiana is a densely populated city accomodating around 4 million people.
  • Sometimes travelling within the city becomes a daunting task
  • Apart from this, air pollution is another factor behind my dislike for this place. Being an asthma patient, sometimes I encounter breathing problems while staying over here.


  • So, going on vacations to this place is fine, but I will never settle over there.

Sample Answer 3

Describe a place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there


  • Being a travel fanatic, I find extreme pleasure in visiting divergent places.

What place is it?

  •  The place that I like to visit in Shimla
  • Though I love this place, I have no plans for living there for a long time

When do you visit that place?

  • Shimla is a hill station
  • During summer vacations, I visit this place to get relief from the relentless heat.

How do you feel about it?

  • God has honoured this place with breathtaking scenic beauty.
  • During my visit to this place, I feel that I am enjoying the best period of my lifetime.
  • Most of the city has less crowd, therefore finding peace and serenity at this place is an easy task.
  • Since people from divergent places come here for relaxation, I get a chance to have discussions with people from different cultures.
  • My regular visits to this place have made me a knowledgeable person
  • Many locals of this place have become my friends.
  • So this place has helped me to widen my friend circle as well.
  •  In nutshell, this place provides me comfort and a much-needed break.

Why don’t you want to live there?

  • Although this place is my favourite, I have no plans to settle here
  • The primary reason is the frigid temperature in winters.
  • Since I have recurrent cough and cold problem, spending winters on the hills is not a worthwhile proposition for me.
  • Whenever I visit this place in the winters, I get unwell.
  • Hence I will keep on visiting this place in the summers,I will not settle over here.

Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there”.

1. What type of apartment do most people in your country like to live in? 

Most of the people in my country prefer low-rise apartments. They do not like to live in high-rise apartments. Because a large section of our society lives in low rise apartments, and according to them having accommodation at too much height is not a worthwhile proposition. In our country power, breaks are a normal phenomenon, and sometimes generator backup doesn’t work. In such cases, people get stuck in the lift. Therefore they prefer accommodation that is easy to manage without a life. And such option is not available in high rise buildings.

2. Do people in your country like to invite others as guests?

People in my country loves the company of others. They like to share their joys and sorrows with their near and dear ones. That’s why all the celebrations like birthday parties, festivals and wedding anniversaries are usually celebrated by inviting guests.

3. Do people take gifts when they visit each other?

Earlier this used to be a usual trend in my nation. But now most of the people remain bust because of fierce competition. That’s why they have less time at their disposal to get into the formality of buying gifts. Therefore, the trend of giving gifts is losing its sheen.

4. What is the difference between the houses in the city centre and the suburbs?

Since the land is quite expensive in big cities, the houses generally have less open space. On the other hand in suburbs, the residential units are usually are big coupled with wide-open space.

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19Describe a time when you felt bored
20Describe the time when you had to sing a song or a poem in front of a public
21Describe a time when you changed your opinion
22Describe an occasion when you ate a kind of food for the first time
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24Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line
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26Describe a part of a city or a town you enjoy spending time in
27Describe a time when you were really close to a wild animal
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29Describe an occasion when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone IELTS cue card
30Describe a decision made by others or someone that you disagreed with
31Describe a time when your computer broke down
32Describe a company where you live that employs a lot of people IELTS cue card
33Describe a person who you think is very open
34Describe a person who wears unusual clothes
35Describe a short trip that you often take but you do not like
36Describe your first day at school
37Describe an art exhibition that you visited
38Describe a piece of international news you have just recently heard
39Describe an unforgettable bike(bicycle) trip
40Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home IELTS cue card
41Describe a bag you want to own
42Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination
43Describe a time when you told your friend an important truth
44Describe a time you saw children behave badly in public
45Describe your favourite weather
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47Describe a computer/phone game you enjoy playing since your childhood
48Describe an expensive activity that you enjoy doing occasionally
49Describe a thing you bought and you are happy about
50Describe an aquatic animal
51Talk about a health condition that you had and found a solution for it online IELTS Cue Card
52Describe an occasion when you wasted your time
53Describe a family which you like and are happy to know
54Describe a time when you received good news
55Describe a time when you first talked in a foreign language IELTS cue card
56Describe a special hotel you stayed in
57Talk about a time when you gave advice to someone
58Describe a perfect job you would like to have in the future
59Describe a book you read that you found useful or Describe an exciting book you read.
60Describe an old person you know and respect
61Describe an event you attended in which you didn’t like the music played
62Describe an old friend you got in contact with again
63Describe an interesting conversation that you had
64Describe a time you made a promise to someone
65Describe a person who helps others in his or her spare time
66Describe a good decision you made recently
67Describe a risk you have taken which had a positive result
68Describe an ambition that you have for a long time
69Describe something or someone that made a lot of noise
70Describe an interesting tradition in your country.
71Describe an event in which you were unsuccessful.
72Describe an old object which your family has kept for a long time
73Describe a town or city where you would like to live in the future
74Describe an intelligent person you know
75Describe an art or craft activity that you had at school IELTS cue card
76Describe a photo of yourself that you like (or you have taken).
77Describe a large company that you are interested in
78Describe a time when a family member asked for your help
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80Describe a time you got lost in a place you did not know about
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82Describe a volunteering experience you have had
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85Describe a time when you were surprised to meet a friend.
86Describe a prize that you received
87Describe a line that you remember from a poem or song
88Describe an article on health you read in a magazine or on the internet
89Describe a polite person whom you know
90Describe a place where you are able to relax
91Describe a conversation topic you were not interested in.
92Describe an energetic person that you know
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95Describe a special day or a memory of your school or college days
96Describe a water sport you would like to try in the future
97Describe a gadget you own.
98Describe a time when you had some medicine
99Describe a friend/person who is a good leader
100Describe a famous celebrity from your nation who you admire.
101Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution
102Describe a famous person that you are interested in
103Describe an area of science that interests you
104Describe a mistake you have made.

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