This IELTS speaking part 2 topic is on a very recent matter that appeared in the exam, and it is quite an easy topic card to talk about. We sometimes look at the sky and try to enjoy the beauty of the sky and often it gives us pleasure. The title of the topic card can be ‘Describe a time when you observed a beautiful sky (daytime or night time)’. You will find some discussions, ideas, a model answer, and some part 3 questions on the given topic card. Hopefully, this sample answers will help you to prepare for the cue card and some other cards as well.
Here’s the cue card/ topic card:
Arrangement of ideas:
Think about a situation like visiting your village home, travelling to a nice place on a bright day when the sky looked clear.
Add the following information in your speaking part 2 answer:
- autumn afternoon
- some years ago
- accompanied by wife and son
- visiting your village
- going for a walk behind the house, enjoying nature, enjoying tea, experiencing the beauty of nature,
- sparse clouds, play, hide and seek,
- gentle breeze, crystal clear, reflection, surroundings,
- felt excited and wonderful, incredible happiness, felt optimistic,
Being a nature enthusiast, I always love to watch the sky and enjoy the different colours it creates due to different weather conditions. However, I remember observing the sky one autumn noon and since then it has had a profound impact on my life. I’m going to share that experience as a response to this topic card.
It was probably three years ago. I had a last-minute plan to enjoy the coming two days’ autumn vacation with my wife and son in my native village. Every year we go to our native village during this time as I love to enjoy the natural beauty of my beautiful village. It somewhat looks like a landscape painted by some eminent painters.
We took a drive to our native village. Reaching there we had lunch with our cousins in our house and after that my wife started gossiping with my cousins and their wives while I went for a short walk behind my home. I didn’t forget to take a flask of tea with me that I planned to enjoy by the river. It was such a beautiful day. The sky was clear with sparse white clouds here and there. The clouds looked like ice-cream and due to the clear blue sky, it took beautiful forms that can’t be explained in words. Gentle southern breeze blew as I crossed some paddy fields. It fulfilled my mind with incredible happiness.
As it was afternoon time, the sunlight didn’t feel too hot. Rather I was enjoying it fully. Sometimes the sun was going behind the clouds and coming back again as if the clouds there playing hide and seek with the sun. I also remember that the clouds looked like different animals at times like a dog, cat, elephant, etc. It was really a fun thing to experience. After some time, I came by the famous ‘Titas’ river which is not very far from my home. I took some rest by the river and enjoyed a cup of tea. When I looked into the crystal clear water of the river, I was amazed to see the reflection of the beautiful sky. All these experiences have made my whole day. I felt so happy that I took some snaps of the sky and the surroundings with my smartphone camera. That day I became more aware of nature and it made me feel optimistic about my life.
I think all of us should have such a wonderful experience in our life.
Part 3 questions:
- In which situations people look at the sky?
- Does nature have a good impact on the human mind?
- Can people watch the sky better from a city? Or any other place?
- Some say that nature has a healing power. Do you agree?
- Nowadays people do not enjoy nature like before. Why is this happening? Is it good or bad?
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