A Popular Place for Swimming - Where's the Best Place to Swim? A Swimming Pool, the Sea, a Lake a River?


Describe a popular place where people like to go swimming

You should say:
  • where it is
  • why it's popular
  • who goes there
and say whether you like to go there or not, and why.
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IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer| A popular place to go swimming

Where I grew up as a child there’s a great place to go swimming. We used to go all the time, especially in the summer months because it was super cool in the water and we could cool down from the heat of the day.

The place is a small bay on the coast in the south of the country. It was really close to my grandparent’s house where I spent the summer months during my childhood. This place was incredibly popular with people – and everyone went there to enjoy the beach, the water and just spend time with their friends and family.

At the weekends it was always busy with young children and families and some would even stay and cook lunch on open fires on the beach after swimming and spending the morning there. It was a great family day out.


We used to jump off an old pier there which jutted out into the bay. The pier was an old wooden structure which was about 3 meters above the water so it was great for diving off into the water. I can remember some really good times there with some of the other local kids who lived there.

I still go there sometimes when I visit my grandparents, just for old time’s sake, to revisit some of those wonderful memories. It’s not just a great place for swimming, it also has a great beach, and a terrific view, especially in the evening when the sun is going down.

It’s definitely one of the most popular places to go swimming, and much better than a swimming pool.




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