CUE CARD – Describe a historic place you know

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a historic place you know

  • What kind of place it is?
  • What does it look like?
  • Where it is?
  • And explain how the place is related to history
Sample Answer

Historic structures serve as a reminder of our rich history and former splendour. Since I was little, I have always been fascinated by history. I used to read a lot and study the history of ancient times. I never pass up the opportunity to tour historical sites. It’s an intriguing encounter. I paid my aunt, who resides in Delhi, a visit last year. I had the chance to explore the Red Fort, one of India’s most popular tourist destinations, there. It is among the world’s seven wonders. It’s a massive red-painted palace. It was our first visit there. The enormous gate that welcomed us was a stunning work of art. Many notable historical buildings remain, including Hira Mahal, Mumtaz Mahal, Rang Mahal, Meena Bazaar, and many more, despite the fact that the majority of buildings are either shattered or severely damaged. With a long history, Meena Bazaar is a well regarded destination for retrophiliac and antiquarian enthusiasts. In the past, it was mostly exclusive to women—royal ladies and noblemen’s wives, to start. It used to happen exclusively on designated days of the week or at significant occasions. Nowadays, Meena Bazar is held every day from the afternoon till the evening, which has somewhat modified the situation. In addition to the massive garden’s doubled attractiveness due to its abundance of seasonal flowers and plants, I also saw a few peacocks. Overall, the Red Fort is a symbol of great Mughal architecture and prowess in the past.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)

Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3)related to cue card ‘DESCRIBE A HISTORIC PLACE YOU KNOW.’
Q1. How do you feel about the preservation of historic structures in your country?
Since it exposes historical events and helps us comprehend who we are, where we’ve come from, and perhaps even where we’re going, Second, they are one of the prominent tourist attractions that generate a considerable amount of GDP and are a source of livelihood for the natives.

Q2. Do you think people should learn about history?
Certainly, studying history allows us to observe and understand our past better so that we can learn from mistakes and figure out rational steps for the future. Learning history will allow us to understand how our ancestors lived and behaved, as well as the similarities we have.

Word Meaning Example
Antiquarian A person who studies or collect in antiques or rare books Antiquarian booksellers are usually old
Splendour Magnificence Due to high tourism this place has lost much of its original splendour.

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