Describe an occasion when you walked barefoot for long hours IELTS Cue Card

Describe an occasion when you walked barefoot for long hours IELTS Cue Card

Describe an occasion when you walked barefoot for long hours IELTS Cue Card


Describe an occasion when you walked barefoot for long hours

You should say:

When it was?
Where it was?
Why did you walk without shoes?
How did 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


There is no denying this conviction that shoes are an integral part of our attire, and their variety has enhanced considerably in the past two decades. Due to this reason, when people leave their homes, they wear shoes, sandals, slippers etc., for two reasons. Firstly, to glorify their personality and to protect their feet from excessive heat, cold, dirt, etc.

Being a fashion enthusiast, I wear shoes; however, sometimes, it is not feasible. Recently I had such an instance which is worth mentioning.

When was it? And Where was it?

Last year, the result of my 12th standard came, and after hearing it, I was on cloud nine because I passed it with flying colours. For my spectacular success, I wanted to thank the almighty, and I went to Amritsar Golden Temple to seek blessings over there; I had to stay in the queue for long hours.

Why did you walk without shoes?

Golden Temple is a pious place in the Sikh religion, and the devotees must remove their shoes before entering it.

How did you feel about it?

In the beginning, I felt uncomfortable because the temperature was cold. But later on, I started enjoying it because there were a lot of devotees like me, and we started discussing the importance of the Golden Temple as a sacred place in our lives.

I stood there without shoes for four hours due to a great rush of devotees because of the weekend. But I enjoyed it as I got busy listening to the teachings of the Holy Guru Granth Sahib while standing in the queue.

Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe an occasion when you walked barefoot for long hours”.

1. Is it healthy to walk barefoot?

Walking barefoot may also assist in bettering the robustness and elasticity of the muscles and ligaments of the foot, which enhances the foot’s function, reduces foot injuries, and enhances the posture and balance of the body. Walking barefoot on a clean and soft surface is a worthwhile proposition.

2. Why the trend of walking barefoot is on the decline?

In the modern era, people have an immense burden on their shoulders due to rising inflation and fierce competition. And they have to run from pillar to post to meet both ends. In such a scenario, they are detached from their roots and felling prey to consumerism which insists they buy shoes of various types, and the trend of walking barefoot has nosedived.

3. Do you know any sports which are played without shoes?

In sports like gymnastics, judo and karate, the players do not wear shoes because it declines their agility and flexibility.

4. Is there any activity that you love doing without wearing shoes?

Dancing is an activity I love without wearing shoes because it allows me to perform various steps with tremendous ease, and I do not get tired easily. Hence, dancing without wearing pumps works like a charm for me.

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