Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in
You should cover these points:
- Where it is?
- When do you go there?
- Why do you like that place?
- How do you feel?”
Note: you will have to speak this cue card for 1 to 2 minutes in front of the examiner. Before starting the cue card will have 1 minute to look at the main points and prepare some notes which you can use while speaking.
Being a social animal, I have visited many places in my life, which was full of crowd, shopping areas, and historical buildings, the place I would like to describe is a beautiful rose garden situated in the heart of the city. It’s a serene and peaceful place that I often visit to unwind and enjoy nature.
Where it is:
The rose garden is situated near the city center and covers a vast area of around 10 acres. It’s located at walking distance from my home and has become one of my favorite spots to spend some quiet time in.
When do you go there?
I usually visit the rose garden in the early morning or late afternoon when there are fewer people around. At these times, the garden is much quieter, and it’s easier to find a peaceful spot to sit and relax. I also prefer visiting the garden during the weekdays as it’s less crowded compared to the weekends.
Why do you like that place?
I love this garden because it’s an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The beautiful roses, vibrant colors, and pleasant aroma of the flowers make it a visually appealing place. The garden is also well-maintained and has plenty of benches and shaded areas, making it a great place to read, meditate, or just sit and unwind.
How do you feel?
Whenever I spend time in the rose garden, I feel calm and rejuvenated. The fresh air, the sound of birds chirping, and the beautiful scenery help me forget my worries and de-stress. It’s also a great way to take a break from technology and enjoy the present moment.
- Serene: peaceful, calm, and quiet
- Unwind: relax, de-stress
- Heart of the city: the central area of the city
- Vast: extensive or large
- Hustle and bustle: the busy and noisy activity of a city
- Aroma: a pleasant smell
- Well-maintained: kept in good condition
- Shaded areas: places with shade, where there is protection from direct sunlight
- Meditate: to think deeply or focus on one’s thoughts.
1. Do you think the rose garden would be more enjoyable during a particular season? Why?
I think the rose garden is most enjoyable during the spring when the flowers are in full bloom. The garden looks breathtakingly beautiful at this time of the year, and the air is filled with a sweet fragrance that adds to the experience.
2. What do you like to do while you are in the rose garden?
While I’m in the rose garden, I like to read a book, listen to music, or just sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Sometimes, I also like to take a stroll and admire the different types of roses.
3. Is the rose garden a popular destination for tourists or locals? How do you feel about this?
The rose garden is more of a local destination, although tourists do visit from time to time. I think it’s great that people come from far and wide to see this hidden gem in the city.
4. Do you prefer to spend time alone in the garden, or do you like to go with friends or family? Why?
I like to spend time alone in the garden as it allows me to reflect and clear my mind. However, going with friends or family can also be enjoyable as we can share the experience and create memories together.
5. Have you ever had any memorable experiences in the rose garden? If so, can you share them?
Yes, I once witnessed a proposal in the rose garden, and it was a truly memorable experience. The couple had decorated a secluded area with roses and candles, and it was a beautiful sight.
6. In your opinion, what makes the rose garden different from other parks or gardens in the city?
The rose garden stands out from other parks or gardens in the city due to its peaceful and serene atmosphere. It’s a great place to escape the noise and crowds of the city and enjoy some quiet time.
Do you think that there should be more quiet spaces in the city? Why or why not?
Yes, I think it’s important for people to have access to quiet spaces like the rose garden. It’s essential for mental health and well-being to have a place to unwind and relax, away from the stresses of daily life.
8. Have you ever recommended the rose garden to anyone else? If so, what did they think of it?
Yes, I have recommended the rose garden to friends and family, and they all loved it. Some of them were surprised that such a beautiful and peaceful place existed in the heart of the city.
9. How do you think the rose garden could be improved, if at all?
I think the rose garden is already well-maintained, but it could be improved by adding more shaded areas, installing water fountains, and introducing more varieties of roses.
10. Do you think it’s important for people to have access to quiet places like the rose garden? Why or why not?
Yes, I believe it’s important for people to have access to quiet places like the rose garden. With the constant noise and distractions of modern life, it’s essential to have a place where we can disconnect and recharge our batteries.