Part-2 读写之地 Read or Write


IELTS Speaking Part 2-273: IELTS Cue Card with Model Answer.

Describe a place where you can read and write.


You should say:

  • Where this place is
  • How do you know this place
  • What do you do there

And explain why you think it is a good place for reading and writing.

[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.]

你有2分钟时间回答PART 2,在回答之前,你有1分钟的准备时间,准备时你可以写笔记。

Model Answer 1:

In my rooftop, I usually perform my reading and writing tasks. The place is just above my room in which house I live in Port Elizabeth.

My grandfather established the house and hence the house is old fashioned. But that has become a blessing for me. Due to the fact that it is an old-fashioned house, there are lots of empty spaces there. The house owns a large garden and a spacious roof located on the third floor. With the permission of my parents and other family members, I have made a room of my own at the roof and use that only for study. The surrounding environment is beautiful and the windows allow me to look at the bright sky whenever I come to the room for reading or writing purposes. The room is located in a corner of the roof so that the other people could use the roof for their respective purposes. Thereby, now I am grateful to my grandfather for making the house in an antique style.

When I was a kid, I was sent to a boarding school. During the vacations, I used to visit home for two or three weeks. It was a daily routine for me to play with my cousins in the garden. Often we played hide and seek whereas the roof was the perfect place to hide. Gradually, when I grew up and left my school, I thought that the roof would be a nice place for me to set a reading room where I can pass my days and nights. Accordingly, I took initiatives. The roof was large in size and it was empty entirely. So, I planned to make a small garden and a room for me. But I also applied conditions that the room would be opened for all and at any time of the day. Thus, everyone agreed with my proposal.

When I come to the small room on the roof, I feel better. It helps me to feel myself. The room has a small desk with a chair, a rocker, a bed, a personal computer, and a bookshelf. Sometimes I read books sitting on the rocking chair and often I lie on the bed if I feel sleepy during the book reading hours. Often I write on the desk using pens and papers. The bookshelf has a vast collection. Most of the books belong to my father and grandfather. I read books on different subjects as there are books on history, novel, adventure and more others. Often my cousins come here to enjoy movies and I also accompany them.

This is like a small heaven for me. I can see the entire sky when I come here. The bustles of a city are absent here. The entire environment is peaceful here. When the flower plants spread a wild smell, it makes me amazed. Besides, during the moonlit night, the environment turns wonderful and reading becomes easier. I can pay attention in such nights and the surrounding environment also enables me to write several literary pieces. I try reading books at the day times and during the midday it appears that I am alone in this universe for the unimaginable silence. Usually, I write at night and my writing table becomes flooded with the light of the moon. In a word reading and writing in this room is a heavenly experience for me.