Describe a historical place that you know about.
You should say:
What the place is
Where it is located
What is the historical significance of the place
And describe your experience of the place.
I have been travelling frequently for the past one year and in this time, I have visited many places of historical significance. There are many places that have blown my mind away with their architecture and historical significance but none so more than the Ajanta and Ellora caves.
The caves are an ancient monument that date back to 2nd century BCE. They are approximately 30 in number however, more were added to them later on in the coming centuries. According to historians they are monasteries and worship halls of Buddhists monks. They have greatly influenced Indian art that followed in the coming years.
They are located in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra (Western India). The caves include paintings and rock-cut sculptures which are very well preserved. They are first of their own kind as experts say the paintings and gestures made by the sculptures show emotions. Vivid colours were used to make wall paintings while fine clay was used to make statues.
There are several accounts mentioning the caves in the history however it was not until the British rule in 18th century that they were discovered hidden in the forest. They are a UNESCO world heritage site and have had a strong influence on artefacts as well in the spread of Buddhism in south East Asia. They were used as monasteries for monks who were travelling around spreading Buddhism so apart from cultural significance it also has a lot of religious importance too.
Well it was very mesmerising to be honest. The caves are still very well preserved and to see such art and different colours being used in it during that time not only describes the importance of colours in our life, but also how advanced Indians were in art and craft during those times. As someone who is fond of history all I can say is, I was mind blown by those caves and no amount of splendid photography can do justice to such marvellous structures.
IELTS CUE CARD: SITUATION WHEN YOU HELPED AN OLDER PERSON
You should say:
Who the old person was
how you helped him
what did you feel about it
Explain why you liked helping the old person so much.
Old people should be always respected due to their phasing out days of life. As one grows old he or she is looking for compassion, care and attention as they feel left out due to their inability to move out from their homes. Some kind of physical deformity further restricts their movement and makes them depressed.
Recently I decided to go and meet my grandfather who has grown very old. He is an octogenarian and stays with my paternal uncle. I spent two days with him. On the first day I sat with him the entire day and just carried out gossiping, discussing my childhood days and the wonderful times I spent with him. He took out an old album and made me see the old photos of our family which was very nostalgic. In the evening I slept in his room as it became very late discussing things with him.
Second day I decided to take him to a market. Since it was after a long time that we had a chance to go out together, he felt exhilarated. He also remembered visiting this market with my grandmother. It not only rejuvenated his memories but also made him a bit nostalgic. We purchased a few products from a local bakery which he liked a lot with his morning tea. Later we went to his doctor for his routine checkups and purchased few medicines.
In the evening we returned back from our outing. Since we were tired, we sat and enjoyed the evening tea. He was sounding extremely contended by the outing and was looking freshened up .He showered me with his blessings and thanked me for making his day.
IELTS CUE CARD: STATE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT. You should say:
What are different types of public transport systems
What is the benefit of public transport
How to maintain public transportation vehicles
Explain what you feel about their usage in your country
Public transport is one of the most economical and easily accessible modes of reaching different places in our country. These are available in various forms like Metro Trains, buses, EMU trains and government approved taxi services. These transport systems are the best via media to commute in today’s fast moving world. Due to its nominal rates even a common man is able to move without burning his pocket. Government promotes public transport as it not only helps to reduce heavy traffic, but also helps to keep pollution under control.
Though public transport is of great assistance but it is disheartening to see the state of the vehicles especially the buses and the EMUs. It is the responsibility of the citizens to help the authorities to keep these transport facilities clean and hygienic. Most of us do not respect the law and make these vehicles dirty which reflect our society in a very negative way.
Like in Metro Trains, there should be strict laws so as to impose heavy fines if someone is found littering and spoiling public transport .Media should also be made responsible to create awareness and more and more people should be educated to respect this wonderful facility provided by the Government.
Describe a time when you got into trouble, either at school or at home
what it was
how you got into it
how you handled it
were you punished for it
and explain how you felt about it.
I have always been a mischievous kid during my school years. I have always been in and out of trouble during the school years for one thing or another. At times trouble came looking for me rather than me looking for it but, I guess that’s the beauty of school life, no matter how good or bad it was it always brings a smile on my face when, I think about it. I remember during Diwali days, I was caught lighting fireworks in the school that, I planned to light in the school toilet and all my teachers and the principal weren’t quite pleased about it.
I got suspended from school for a long while and even my parents were summoned to the school. The fact that, I was supposed to appear for my board examinations that year made matters even worse. I was kept under the radar and every now and then teachers will come up and check on me. I even had to go to the principal’s office a few times and my bags were checked almost on a daily basis. I was even told that, I won’t be allowed to give my board examinations. On the other hand, I did become very popular in school so not all went in vain. I got a lot of attention from school mates and became quite a famous name in the school premises because of my actions.
The consequences of my actions were pretty bad as the aftermath was a mental torture of sorts. My parents grounded me for a long time and I wasn’t allowed to go anywhere nor speak to anyone after the school hours. My cell phone and bike were taken off me and even the tutor from coaching classes came home to teach me. On the school front regular bag checks and constant surveillance from teachers were part of day to day activities. I was even made to sit through extra exams for me to get my ID card for board exams so yeah it was some big trouble that I got into.