IELTS: Describe an Interesting Trip, Where did you go? What did you do there? Who did you go with? When did you go on the trip?

This IELTS cue card asks about a trip you have taken in the past which was interesting.

Describe an interesting trip you have taken.

You should say:

  • where you went
  • when you went there
  • who you went with
  • what you did there
and explain why you liked it.

IELTS Speaking Test Part 2

A few years ago I was lucky enough to travel to Florida with some friends.

We stayed in a house in Tampa and while we were there we also travelled to Disneyland and some of the other well-known theme parks nearby.

We spent the summer holidays there and it was really hot and humid, but thankfully we missed the hurricane season which can sometimes be quite scary.

I went with my best friend and her younger brother and his best friend. It was a long trip getting there but we stayed for more than a month so it was worth it.

We rented a house in a condominium complex, which was really nice because it was close to the coast and all the amenities but quiet and peaceful at the same time.

We also rented a car because you really need a car to get around on a daily basis and also to drive to the theme parks.

We did most of the normal touristy activities in and around Disneyland and also spent some nice time just driving and visiting some of the local places and sights, and swimming in the pool in the complex.

The thing I most enjoyed was the food – really – it was great to go out and have a big breakfast at a diner every day and it only cost a few dollars.

My favorite was the pancakes with maple syrup which I enjoyed several times a week while we were staying there.

The weather was great too, although some days were extremely hot around the middle of the day, but inside it was cool because everyone has air conditioning.

It’s a trip I’ll always remember because it was different from other trips – because of the people, the place, and it was also longer than most other trips I’ve taken.

Follow Up Questions

  • Are there any differences between travelling in the past and now?
  • How do you think tourism in your country will develop in the future?
  • What should the government do to attract more tourists?
  • Is there anything people can do to support the tourist industry?

How would you answer these IELTS questions about an interesting trip, travelling, tourism and the tourist industry?