Describe an art exhibition that you visited


Describe an art exhibition that you visited


Describe an art exhibition that you visited.

You should say
When did you see this exhibition?
Where the exhibition was held?
What was on display?
Explain your impression of the exhibition.

Sample Answer


  • Although I have less interest in art, I visit art exhibitions regularly.

When did you see this exhibition?. and Where the exhibition was held?

  • Recently post-lockdown I visited an art exhibition.
  • It was in the city centre.

What was on display?

  • The theme of the exhibition was the environment.
  • Through paintings, the artists depicted the disastrous repercussions of the wrongdoings done to nature by human beings.
  • At the first floor of the city centre, there was a display of the paintings of Asian artists from countries like Thailand, Vietnam, China, India and Japan.
  • The central focus of the Asian artists was on water pollution. In one of the paintings, the artist drew a river carrying the waste from the factories.
  • The second floor showed artistic talent from Europe. The focus of European artists was on air pollution. The most knowledgeable painting was from an artist from Italy who drew the traffic pollution in Rome city on the canvas,
  • The top floor had paintings from the rest of the world. The artists expressed the pressing problems of deforestation, urbanisation and soil pollution in this section.

Explain your impression of the exhibition.

  •  I got a mixed feeling after attending the exhibition.
  • On the one hand, I was happy to meet people after the lockdown because I got a chance to break the monotony in my life.
  • On the other hand, I was upset because of the state of affairs of the environment around us.
  • To have a comfortable life, we human beings are contaminating the planet earth.
  • In case we keep on living our lives this way, posterity would face disastrous consequences.

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 an art exhibition that you visited”.

1.How could art exhibitions attract more visitors?

The central focus of the management team should be on all the age groups. The organisers must plan the show in such a way that it must have something for people from all walks of life.

2.Are art exhibitions popular in your country?

People of my nation have high regards for artists and art exhibitions. That is why a sizeable number of people visit art exhibitions.

3.Do you think people should have to pay to visit art exhibitions?

As per my opinion, the visit to art galleries should be free. By applying this practice, the organisers can generate more footfall.

4.How will art exhibitions change in the future?

In future, the art exhibitions will take more help from technology. Moreover, the display would become more attractive. Apart from this, the organisers will focus more on providing immense knowledge to the visitors by organising light and sound shows.

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