describe a city that you think is very interesting

Describe a city that you think is very interesting- IELTS Cue Card

Updated on 14 October, 2022
Mrinal Mandal

Mrinal Mandal

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For IELTS speaking topic 'Describe a city that you think is very interesting' add personal opinions and anecdotes to make your essay more interesting for the examiner. Here are a couple of samples to help you practice.

Sample 1: 

The topic seeks a description of a city that I find interesting. In this context, I will take the name of New Delhi above all else. While I have not had the good fortune to be a resident of the capital, I find it the most fascinating city I have ever been to. I first visited Delhi when I was sixteen to visit my maternal aunt, uncle, and cousins. After that, I visited Delhi on a business trip, much later, at the ripe age of thirty. Both visits aroused in me a deep love for the city. 

I admire the well-planned layout of Delhi and the wide roads with plenty of greenery. The lovely trees arching over the streets create a spectacular ambience while one is driving around. I love the entire Lutyens Zone and Lodi Garden, which are beautiful green areas with local flora and fauna. I also love the bustling Connaught Place, which has literally everything that a connoisseur could want. Old Delhi also has its own charm with the Jama Masjid and Karim’s lip-smacking kebabs. 

Delhi is full of history and culture at every corner. I love everything I have witnessed, right from the historic Red Fort to Parliament House and more. The city has a true soul of its own, and the people are warm and generous. There is something about the way Delhi looks during a spell of rainfall with the picture-perfect vistas. There is also something about the charming winters where one has to venture outdoors. I think Delhi is very interesting, with its mixture of traditions and cosmopolitanism. I wish to settle in Delhi someday if I am lucky enough.

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Describe a city that you think is very interesting: Sample 2

I have visited many cities in my lifetime, and I must say that Mumbai takes the crown. While I do not live in India’s Financial Capital, I have been there multiple times since my maternal grandparents are based there. I have spent my summer vacations in Mumbai and some winter holidays too. What I like most about the city is its unbridled sense of beingovercoming adversity, and indomitable spirit. For a city that has been bombed, destroyed, and besieged multiple times, while facing nature’s wrath periodically, you will find the personalities of its inhabitants fascinating. 

In a city where poverty and glamour exist cheek by jowl, you will find the most unique of cultural nuances almost everywhere. Mumbai never fails to dazzle me with its graffiti and street art, charming cafes, vibrant markets, packed movie theatres, buzzing studios, overflowing local trains, mega skyscrapers and more. I also find it interesting that a megapolis as congested as Mumbai has a live and sprawling forest (Goregaon-Aarey stretch) within its heart. It is as beautiful as can be. It has hills surrounding some parts of it. 

And, of course, it is beautifully defined by the Arabian Sea. The sea is a predominant motif of Mumbai. The coastlines are mesmerizing and magical. They are as much a part of daily relaxation as ubiquitous romance. 

Sprinkle some music, films, Bollywood, business, art, and delicious food- you get a potpourri that is Mumbai. In fact, I would go so far as to call it India’s greatest city, an island paradise that teaches you to dream. It is this aspect of Mumbai that I find most interesting.

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