Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in

Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in

Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in


Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in.

You should say
Where it is?
How did you know it?
How often you go there?
What you do there?
And explain why you like 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 topic for one-to-two minutes

Sample Answer 1

and Follow up Questions for the Cue Card”Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in


  • Finding a quiet place in this contemporary epoch is a daunting task.
  • I am fortunate to have one such place in my vicinity.

Where it is?

  • The place is Rose Garden, just 200 metres from my residence.

How did you know it? 

  • Since its opening in 2016, I have been a regular visitor to this place.

How often you go there?

  • Being a nature lover, every day I visit this garden.

What you do there?

  • Every morning I go for a morning walk in the garden.
  • After taking a walk, I interact with my friend and neighbours, 
  • They also visit this place as a part of their routine.
  • Being a voracious reader, in the evening I read a book in the garden.
  • Moreover, I do a short walk after taking dinner.
  • On Sundays, I engage in volunteer work, and with the help of other volunteers, I do the cleaning work at this place.
  • Every year on 1st Feb (Founder’s day of the garden), we organise a blood donation camp.

Explain why you like the place?

  • I like this place for various reasons.
  • The prominent reason is that this place makes me feel close to nature.
  • While doing a walk over here, I feel as if I am in the lap of nature.
  • I used to be an average reader, 
  • However, when I had started reading at this place, I became an ardent reader because of the serenity offered by this place.
  • Lastly, the calmness of this place works like a charm for me.
  • The lush green outfield coupled with silence is a blessing for both eyes and ears.

Sample Answer 2


In this modern era of crass commercialisation, finding a quiet place is a daunting task. However, I am blessed to have a place where can I find peace and tranquillity.

Where it is?

I have farmland in the hinterland of my city. It is far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. That is why I get the much needed peace and tranquility over there.

How did you know it? 

During my childhood, my dad purchased this farmland to grow organic vegetables for our family.

How often do you go there?

Every weekend I visit this place to break the monotony of the urban lifestyle.

What do you do there?

Whenever I go there, I indulge in a myriad of activities. Firstly I spend some time doing farming. Although I am not an expert at it, I am well versed with the basics. During this activity, I get into a state of flow, and my time passes quickly.

Moreover, during summers, when there is scorching heat, I bathe in the water thrown by the tubewell. During this pursuit, I get much-needed relief from the relentless heat.

Apart from this, I love to study over there. The farmland I have is in a clean and pristine place, with no noise pollution. Because no vehicles ply near to this place. Furthermore, this place is far away from the bus stand or railway station. The only sound I hear is the chirping of the birds. Due to this reason, the study work done there is highly productive. Whenever I feel like I am lagging in my study, I visit this place to cover up.

Sample Answer 3


Being a person who loves solitude, I always feel blessed when I get time to relax in a quiet place.

Where it is?

The place is a studio near my residence.

How did you know it?

This studio belongs to Mr Masha Ali, a renowned Punjabi singer. He is my bosom friend and my neighbour too. He had opened it two years back and invited me as a guest at the time of its inauguration.

How often you go there?

It’s a recording studio, so it’s remain occupied six days a week. However, every Sunday, there is a break. I have made it a part of my routine to visit this place every Sunday.

What you do there?

Being a voracious reader, I read interesting books and novels over there.

Explain why you like the place?

Whenever I visit this place, I get serenity. There is no denying this conviction that due to rampant urbanisation, the cities have become overcrowded. The number of vehicles plying on the roads has increased significantly.

In public places, most people talk on their mobile phones.

Due to these reasons, quietness is missing from our lives.

To experience calmness, I visit this place because it has pin-drop silence.

Being a recording studio it is designed in a way that neither the outside noise comes in nor the inside voice goes out.

When I read books at this place, I get into a state of flow. I finish one book in two sittings.

The silence offered by this place helps me to concentrate on my studies.

Due to these reasons, I am a regular visitor to this place.

Sample Answer 4


Being a voracious reader, I am always in search of a quiet place to read.

Recently, I found a place conducive to reading because of the serenity inside it.

Where it is?

The place is the library near my residence. It’s newly opened.

How did you know it?

My mathematics teacher recommended this place to me.

How often you go there?

Every day, I spend 5-6 hours at this place.

What you do there?

Initially, the primary purpose of going to this place was self-study. However, with time I have widened my friend circle. So after finishing my studies, I engage in a group discussion. Apart from this, I eat mouth-watering delicacies in the canteen.

Explain why you like the place?

The prominent reason for liking this place is the calmness offered by it.

Due to fierce competition these days, students need to carve out a niche for themself to gain success. And to achieve this aim, they need to work with determination, dedication and discipline.

For such a high-level preparation, a calm place is a must.

And I get the much-needed calmness and composure at this place. Because the management is strict and they allow only serious readers to occupy the space. All those people who engage in unnecessary gossips do not get permission to sit here.

This library is always full of ardent readers who always remain in a state of flow while studying. Upon watching them, I also get motivated.

In the last two months, there is a paradigm shift in my knowledge. Due to this reason, I have achieved higher grades in my recent tests.

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 quiet place you like to spend your time in”.

1. Is it hard to find quiet places in cities?

Yes, because the central focus of the administration of most of the cities is on commercialisation. Due to this, every nook and corner of the cities have either residential units or commercial units. Moreover, the number of vehicles plying on the roads has increased considerably. Therefore, finding a quiet place in urban areas is a daunting task.

2. Why is it quieter in the countryside?

The prominent reason for countryside areas being quieter is the open spaces they have. Due to these open spaces like farms, there is less noise. Moreover, people of rural areas make less use of vehicles. Due to this, there is less noise over there.

3. Why do people go to quiet places?

In this contemporary epoch of fierce competition, people have too much stress in their lives. When they go to quiet places, they can release their stress, and feel fresh.

4. Compared with young people, do old people prefer to live in quiet places?

Senior citizens are more aware of the benefits of quietness due to the heaps of experience they have. Hence they chose to spend more time in a serene environment as compared to youngsters.

5. Why do some people not like quiet places?

Some people, especially teenagers, love to have more fun and excitement in their lives. Therefore, they find it hard to spend time in a calm environment.

6. Do you know other quiet places?

There are numerous places with a quiet environment, especially in rural areas. I have many acquaintances who live in countryside areas. Upon visiting those places, I find calmness everywhere. There is minimal traffic on roads.

7. Do you need a quiet place when you are working?

My best performance comes, when I get an opportunity to work with concentration. Therefore for me, calmness is a must while working. In a noisy environment, my performance declines a lot.

 8. Why do people like to spend time in quiet places?

People like to spend time in quiet places because at such places they break the monotony of their lives. A calm environment soothes their mind and brain. Moreover, it helps them to handle the conflicts in their lives adroitly.

9. Do you know anyone who likes noise?

Some people have this tendency to perform best in noise. A notable example is teenagers and youngsters who often get charged up while listening to loud music.

IELTS new cue cards 2021

1Describe a time when you tried to do something but weren’t very successful IELTS cue card
2Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media
3Describe a live sports match that you have watched
4Describe a leisure activity near/on the sea that you want to try IELTS cue card
5Describe an occasion when many people were smiling
6Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in
7Describe a street market in your city
8Describe an activity that you do after school/work IELTS cue card
9Describe a time when you helped a friend
10Describe a law on environmental protection
11Describe a puzzle you have played
12Describe a natural talent you want to improve like sports music
13Describe a piece of local news that people are interested in
14Describe a time when you encouraged someone to do something that he/she didn’t want to do
15Describe an argument between two of your friends
16Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike IELTS cue card
17Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study IELTS cue card
18Describe someone older than you, whom you admire IELTS cue card
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
23Describe a place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there
24Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line
25Describe a skill that you can teach other people
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
28Describe a time when you shared something with others IELTS cue card
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
46Describe your favourite singer IELTS cue card
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
79Describe a dinner you really enjoyed
80Describe a time you got lost in a place you did not know about
81Describe a foreign country you want to know more about?
82Describe a volunteering experience you have had
83Describe your favourite movie IELTS cue card
84Talk about a recent health-related article that you have read IELTS cue card
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
93Talk about a famous person that you like the most IELTS cue card
94Describe a program or app in your computer or phone
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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