Describe a time when you travelled by public transportation. | Recenr speaking IELTS topic.

Recent IELTS speaking cue-card:

Describe a time when you traveled by public transportation.

You should say:

- When you traveled?

- where you traveled?

- what was the purpose of your travel?

- How you felt about it?


Vocab and idioms used in this cue-card are:

- Souvenir: something that you keep to remind you of somewhere you have been on holiday or of a special event (memento)

- Kill two birds with one stone: to do one thing which will achieve two results

- Hustle and bustle: crowd

- Siblings: brother or sister

- Recall: remember

- Nostalgic: Wistful

- Breathtaking: extremely surprising, beautiful, etc.

Sample answer:

-I mostly travel by my vehicle because it saves me time.

-However, if I have to go far away places with my family, I prefer public transportation because driving for too long makes me tired and do not let me enjoy with my family.

-That being the reason, last month, I traveled by train to visit Banglore city. Actually, it's 2500KM away from my place.

-So, traveling by train instead of my vehicle seemed like the best option for me. Last month, we all family members got some free time.

-When we were planning to visit somewhere, my grandfather suggested Banglore city.

 -He said that one of his childhood friends had moved there and he never got the chance to meet him again.

-Thus, to fulfill our grandfather's wish, we all decided to visit Banglore city. Apart from this, it is also renowned for its vintage buildings.

-So, we could also see that in real life otherwise, we had just heard about it. It was like KILLING TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE. Our journey started at 6 am.

-We reached the station 15 minutes before departure time. Tickets were already books through online mode.

-There were HUSTLE AND BUSTLE  but we easily got our seats. We all sat comfortably. It even had only a few stops.

-Traveling by train has its own experience. We SIBLINGS had a minor conflict because we all wanted to sit on the window seat. In the end, we sat there turn wise.

-It was a really enjoyable journey. Luckily, the train was on time. Even though it was a long journey, seeing the happiness on the face of my grandfather and his friend when they met after a long time, removed our tiredness.

-We were also happy about that. In addition to this, we went to see some well-known places.

-Some of them had a BREATHTAKING view. We all enjoyed it there and bought a few things as SOUVENIRS.

-In total, we spent 3 days in that city. 

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