Describe a street market in your city

Describe a street market in your city

Describe a street market in your city


Describe a street market in your city.

Where it is?

What can you buy there?

What is it famous for?

How do you feel about it?

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 for the Cue Card“Describe a street market in your city

Sample Answer 1


  • My city has dwellers from all walks of life.
  • To take care of the buying needs of the residents of the city numerous street markets are available.

Where it is?

  • The best street market is in the middle of the city.
  • The name of this market is City Centre.

What can you buy there?, and What is it famous for?

  • Although different products and services are available in this market, it is famous for clothing and home decor products.
  • Apart from this, there are divergent food stalls that serve mouth-watering delicacies to pamper the appetite of the visitors.

How do you feel about it?

  • Being a student, I always have a tight budget.
  • That is why this market is the best place for me to buy things.
  • There is no denying this conviction that goods are available at a higher cost in big shopping malls.
  • Whereas this market provides the best of the goods at throwaway prices.
  • For example last month I purchased a pair of shoes at a 70 per cent discount on the maximum retail price.
  • Such type of heavy discount is not available at other markets.
  • Furthermore, this place is a blessing for the weaker section of society. 
  • Because it provides job to almost one thousand people who have a humble background.
  • Moreover, whenever I feel like tasting good food, I visit this place.
  • Because you get to eat so many food items at a reasonable cost.
  • We all friends usually celebrate our achievements at the food court of this market.
  • Rich people go to shopping malls for shopping.
  • For other classes, this place is a must-visit.

Sample Answer 2 for “Describe a street market in your city

Sample Answer 2


  • As per my belief, shopping is an effective way to break the monotony in life.
  • People have this habit of shopping at various places like big shopping malls, showrooms and roadside or street markets.
  • Affluent people these days choose to shop in the malls, whereas young people and people living in destitute go shopping to nearby markets preferably the street markets.

Where is it?

  • Its name is Palika Bazar and it at 200 metres distance from my home
  • The unique thing about this market is that it is open seven days a week
  • The other good point is that it is in the heart of the city.
  • A large number of vendors are there to provide a variety of goods and services.

What can you buy there?

  • Numerous things are there to purchase like clothing, study material, kitchen accessories, mobile phone accessories and general use products.
  • It is a must-visit place for kids because they get a wide range of toys at affordable prices from here.
  • On few occasions, local artists perform at the entry gate of the market to woo the audience.
  • Apart from this, a large variety of cuisines ranging from Indian, Thai, Chinese and Oriental is available for people to exercise their taste buds.
  • Due to stringent yardsticks adopted by the market association, the food served over here is not only delicious but also hygienic.

What is it famous for?

  • It is famous for its reasonably priced goods and services

How do you feel about it?

  • For me, this market is a place that has made my life quite easier.
  • Hence, I suggest such type of markets must be there in all the cities.

IELTS Speaking Part 3: 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 street market in your city”.

1. Do you like shopping online or going out shopping?

Being a working person, I usually remain occupied with work. That’s why I prefer to do online shopping. Moreover, the world is suffering from Corona Pandemic these days. So, it’s worthwhile to shop online to avoid social interaction. Apart from this, I have very good terms with the local vendors of my area, so I get very good customer service from them. That is why I have this tendency to do offline shopping.


Although online shopping is gaining prominence, I prefer to go to the market for shopping. The prominent reason is that online shopping is still in a nascent stage. The organisations dealing in e-commerce are leaving no stone unturned to garnet the unstinted support of the customers. However, they are not able to win the confidence of their clients. Therefore, I prefer to buy from the shops

2. What is the difference between shopping with friends and shopping alone?

When we shop alone, the central focus is more on shopping, Whereas, while shopping with friends, we engage in other activities too like eating, enjoying rides and playing games. Moreover, shopping in the absence of friends could be a boring activity to do. Therefore, going with your friends for shopping is a prudent approach.


The biggest difference between shopping alone or with friends is that in the first scenario the whole process does not take much time however in the latter case it takes much time because while shopping with friends other activities too take place.

3. What are the disadvantages of shopping in a big mall?

The biggest drawback is that the products and services are overpriced as compared to local shops. Because the shops inside the malls pay hefty rents, and they have to do a lot of investment in infrastructure. Ultimately they recover all these costs from their customers, by raising the prices of products. Apart from this, usually, these malls are on the outskirts of the city. So quality time goes to waste while visiting these big malls.

4. Why do people like to buy branded products?

People buy branded products because a large section of society believes that branded products are more durable, safe, and long-lasting than local products. Big brands do a lot of research in improving the quality of their products. Moreover, in case of any issue their customer care team helps you to rectify the problem

5. In your opinion are big discounts real or just an advertisement?

Huge discounts are real in most cases because they usually come because of season or change in demand. For example, at the end of the summer season, most of the clothing companies offer discounts of as high as 70 per cent on their garments. Similarly, mobile companies too, offer a huge discount on their old phones whenever they come out with a new model of the same phone.

IELTS new cue cards 2021

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7Describe a street market in your city
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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
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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
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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
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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
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45Describe your favourite weather
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48Describe an expensive activity that you enjoy doing occasionally
49Describe a thing you bought and you are happy about
50Describe an aquatic animal
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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
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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
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