IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card with Model Answer.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]
Model Answer 1:
To avoid boredom and monotony in life, I, along with my three other college friends planned to have a camp out in Mather Campground located in Grand Canyon of Arizona. Accordingly, we planned and made the camp out a grand success.
In fact, it is really intolerable to continue with academic studies, going for college, preparing assignments and again planning for the college in the next day. So, I needed a perfect break from everything. Hence, the idea of a camping out of home peeped in my mind. I placed the proposal to my close buddies and they also agreed with me. But it was difficult to prepare for everything and arrange a leave for the camping. But finally, we managed everything including permission from our parents, college and started for the campground by driving my Mazda 6. The experiences were really enjoyable for us.
In the mid of the last October, we planned for the campout. Actually, in this last quarter of the year, there are huge pressures on us for completing the courses and appear in the final exams. To get rid of all the monotonous events, we decided to camp out. Initially, we wanted to set the camp at the garden in front of my residence. But the idea was not supported by others. Then we decided to move to the Grand Canyon national park. Accordingly, we hired a spot in the camping venue. Then we arranged for the necessary things. In fact, we wanted to spend a life leaving the modern city behind of us. So, we did not take our cell phones, laptops and other electronic gears with us. We started for the Mather Campground and it was nearly a half day drive from our city.
George, Robert, and David accompanied me on this camping trip. We all were excited and had different plans to execute at the campground. But we also experienced some troubles from our parents before we start. Actually, none of them allowed us to live outside the home. They did not agree with the idea of leaving the cell phones at home. Later, we had a meeting at my home and decided to take the help from a friendly lecturer of our college. I think our parents were worried about our safety and security in the campsite. So, it was really difficult for us to make them understand that we can take care of ourselves. Besides, Mr Johnson, the lecturer of college, also played an important role here. Finally, everything was set and we began the journey.
This was a new experience for and for my friends as well. Neither had we seen the Grand Canyon before nor had we experienced a night out of our home. So, it was really thrilling. Moreover, the weather was good and comfortable. We had a barbeque set with us. So, we caught some trout from a nearby waterbody and had a wonderful dinner with the fried fishes. Though there were cottages and tents for sleeping at night in the campground, we had our own sleeping bags. Besides, we only had a radio set which was the link between us and the civilisation we left behind. The sky was clear and filled with bright stars. They appeared to so close enough that we could have touched them with hands. The entire environment was natural and extremely enjoying. Hence, it was a remarkable experience for me and the others.