IELTS Cue Card # Describe an open-air market which you enjoyed visiting.
You should say:
• where the market is
• what the market sells
• how big the market is
And explain why you enjoyed visiting this market.
open market Cue Card IELTS Band7
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In this fast-paced world where more and more people are turning to online shopping, open-air markets seem to have lost their popularity. But, I come from a small town in which such markets are still quite popular. Today, I am going to talk about a well-known bazaar that I loved visiting.
It is called Sunday Market. Every weekend local shopkeepers set up their stalls in a huge ground that covers an area of about 4 square kilometers, making it one of the biggest open-air markets in my state, Punjab. This place has a lot to offer to shoppers. The main items sold in the market include traditional seasonal clothes, shoes, utensils, bed sheets, duvets and blankets etc. Some stalls sell fresh fruits, pulses, spices, herbs and vegetables as well.
I visited this market last year. I felt that it was a great place to shop at. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming there. Not only the products were of high quality but their prices were very reasonable too. There was plenty of space for people to walk and shop. This matters a lot in my country because some markets can be overcrowded at times, making it almost impossible to move.
Normally, buyers in open-air markets don’t have the privilege to return any purchased items, but to my surprise, shopkeepers were encouraging people to buy what they wanted and return it later if there was a problem. The best thing about this market was that the facilities such as toilets and car-parking were well-maintained. All in all, this market had everything which customers require. (263 Words)
A day is divided into four parts namely morning, afternoon, evening, and night. I like evenings more than any other time of the day. I am not a morning person at all and find evenings to be more in sync with my character.
Evening hours follow the afternoon from four or five o’clock to seven or eight o’clock. Mornings to me seem highly tiring and it is a chore to wake up every morning and go about my daily routine. Evenings, on the other hand, are more relaxing for me. This is the time when I can be done with my routine tasks and get some time to relax. Actually, I have many evening rituals that consist of having a cup of coffee along with a good book to read, to watch a movie, to sit and talk with my family, or to play with my dog and take it out for a walk. This time is soothing and rejuvenates me after a hard day’s work. I can find different ways to unwind and reinvigorate myself.
Evenings are different from other times in the day as they have a more calming effect and urge you into a state of relaxation. The sun sets during this time and it goes dark signifying the start of the third part of the day. This phenomenon is always a satisfying sight to see, regardless of the surroundings and the weather. This is why I really enjoy the evening more than the other times of the day.
synchronization. Example – The wheels of the cars move in sync with each other.
a tedious but necessary task. Example – Paula thinks that watering plants is a chore.
arising from convention or habit. Example – The team gathered around for a ritual pre-work meeting.
Make something young and vital. Example – A bid to rejuvenate the town center
Websites are the talk of the town these days! They are everywhere, everyone has to do something with them! With so many people becoming bloggers or vloggers, the market has just widened. This time we are looking at a cue card that asks the student for their favorite website,
Talk about your favourite Website.
Why is it your favourite website?
How often do you use it?
What would life be without it?
Internet has just changed the way the world operates. Gone are the days when you were tied down to your circumstances. These days, because of internet, you can be anything that you want to be and every one have in some way become connected to it. We all have our favorite websites, that we visit more often. My favorite is youtube.com. The reason for me liking it is that it is a fantastic way of sharing things. People can upload their work, they can see what people are doing without even knowing them personally. I myself have used it for watching motivational videos, learning new stuff and sharing many a times.
I started using youtube 2 years ago and it has been a great experience. Being a blogger, youtube is another source of information for me, a rather descriptive and more reliable one! So, I use it for my work and also for leisure some times. I can stay on youtube to watch trailers for movies and songs and speeches. Even more, for my exam preparation, there are plethora of channels that I look forward to.
Necessity is the mother of invention. I have been using it since the time I started blogging. Without it, life will be difficult and more importantly, I guess it will be quite limited. But I hope something similar or may be even better than it pops up.
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