Cue Card: Describe your home town.

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Describe your home town.
  • Where is your hometown?
  • What is it famous for?
  • What do people do here?

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My home town is Dehradun a valley town nestled in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. A bouquet of picturesque sights and natural landscapes, it is certainly one of the most beautiful places one can visit in India. It is also the state capital of Uttarakhand, and is two hundred and fifty kilometers away from the national capital.

Dehradun is also colloquially known as the gateway to God’s abode. It is famous for its variegated plethora of tourist attractions such as Mussouri, Kempty falls, Camel’s back mountains, and many other such beautiful places. In addition to it, the suburb is also renowned as an education hub seeing that it plays a host to many good colleges and institutions. Many students from all over the country come to study here.

Furthermore, the Indian Military Academy is also situated near the heart of the city and is a crown jewel of the city, imparting a glorious prestige to the place. Other famous attributes include seasonal fruits such as lichi as well as the pleasant weather conditions that prompt tourism as well. In fact, it is one of the few places in the country where one can experience five different seasons of the year. Dehradun is a developing place and is home to many local businesses in the field of marketing, sales, information technology, construction, and food. In fact, people apart from farming and government jobs work in these sectors to make a living.

Moreover, it is a maze of long winding roads with a lot of twists and turns and has its own unique essence that the locals cherish. These are a few reasons for my hometown being beautiful and for my love for the place.


(284 words)

word meaning
Colloquial used in ordinary or familiar conversation. Example – The colloquial and everyday language.
Imparting to provide or to supply. Example – The teachers imparted a great deal of knowledge to their pupils.
Essence the intrinsic nature of something. Example – Conflict is the essence of drama.
Prestige widespread respect and admiration. Example – The firm has recently gained considerable prestige.


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  • An IELTS speaking cue card does not actually include questions. It starts with an instruction (“Describe…”) and then the cues will give you some guidance. This one was not authentic, and it’s easy to tell because it would not contain question marks. It would also not contain bad grammar like “Which is your hometown?”

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