IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer # Trip On Public Transport

There are so many times that we go out to visit places on a public transport. Some of the times the trips are amazing, however there are times when the trips turn out to be night mares for us. This time we are going to talk about a trip on public transport.

Describe a trip that you made by public transport.

You should say:

  • When and where you went
  • What kind of transport you used
  • How was your trip

and explain why did you choose to use public transport

Sample Answer

Public transports, according to my father are the safest means of commuting from one place to another. So, one day, while coming back from shopping, I got late and decided to go by public transport. The place that I went to was 1 hour away from the training center where I had my accommodation fixed.

When I boarded the bus, it was kind of filled and I did not got any seat to sit. However, I thought that it might get empty as the journey would begin as people might start leaving the bus and would go for their homes. But, it was a wrong speculation made which I realized later on. With time passing by, more and more people started filling in and at one point of time we were all standing neck to neck with each other having no space between two bodies.

To worsen the situation, the bus did not had any opened windows and after some time it became very suffocating. Initially, I thought I will be able to bare it but to my surprise, after twenty minutes I fainted. I could barely stand and the girl sitting next to me, gave me her seat. It was a lovely gesture that she did and I thanked her for it.

The seat was a real relief, although there were still so many people standing on my head, with me being able to sit, I was able to regain some energy. The girl left the bus after some time and the one hour long journey came to end after some time.

It was a real terrific experience for me because I was emaciated and torn. It was that day that I swore not to travel by public transport. However, later I had to because of certain reasons, but the travel was fine. I suppose, it must have been a bad day.

Trip On Public Transport


Public transports are the most common way to commute between cities in our country. Most of the people use public transports like city bus or inter-city buses to travel. Last month I had to go to Puri to visit the Puri Rath Yatra and planned to travel by a taxi. However, due to some reasons the taxi driver refused to come and I had to travel using public transport. I chose the city bus to reach the bus stand and then from there took the bus to reach Puri.

Initially, I did not got seat for five minutes, but the conductor was kind enough to make changes in the seat arrangement and make sure that I have the seat, in the next five minutes. I got a window seat and was able to see the scenery outside. It was a real beautiful experience for me as it was the time of Rath yatra and along with me there were several other devotees. Some of them started chanting mantras and songs in praise of their deities. The entire environment was so soothing and nice that one could just instantly fall in love with everything.

I reached Puri in about an hour and half and from there went to the Rath Yatra. On coming back, I again preferred the city bus service as I found them really nice and comfortable.

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