IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card # Street Market

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card:

A time when you went to a street market to buy something.

  • Where is the market?
  • What did you buy from there?
  • How was your experience?

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SAMPLE ANSWER

Street markets are a highly popular phenomenon in a lot of cities around the world. They not only provide a variety of products in different categories but also support the local economy as well. Street markets around the world are set up daily, weekly or monthly!  These markets are standalone events in themselves, and going to shop in them can be a quite wonderful and satisfying experience.

Actually, our locality is one of the main and busiest areas in the city and has one such market too. This market is set up each day, near the main crossroads nearby my place. It is indeed quite large and contains more than a hundred makeshift shops. This market is quite an old one and is being set up every day since the last ten years. The local government setup has helped the people here a lot and has created separate spaces for the shopkeepers. I also go there to purchase a few things every now and then. The first time I went there, I had to buy a few things for my home such as vegetables, fruits, and other routine items.

As soon as I went inside the market area, I found that it was very crowded. People were walking in all directions, hurrying to buy things. With a little difficulty, I found and purchased everything that I needed to buy and then sat down on a bench to relax. It was a hot summer day hence I decided to relax along with a glass of sweet lemonade and some locally made snacks. All the vendors and shopkeepers there are very nice and provide goods at reasonable prices. Although very busy, the market has a very nice atmosphere, and I find it a good experience to go there and buy things.

VOCABULARY
Words Meaning
Phenomenon A fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen. Example – Wars were a very common phenomenon in the 18th century.
Crossroads
An intersection of two or more roads. Example – “Donna slowed her car, seeing a crossroads ahead”
Makeshift

An interim and temporary measure. Example –

“John arranged a row of chairs to form a makeshift bed”
Vendor  A person or company offering something for sale. Example – Tasha is the only ice-cream vendor in her village.

 

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