Describing places in the IELTS speaking test

Describing places in the IELTS speaking testDescribing places in the IELTS speaking test is a common topic in the IELTS speaking test. This short exercise will give you some practice in extending a description of a place using adjectives.

Complete the text using words from the list:

tropical | peaceful | amazing | breathtaking | humid | serene | rugged | lively | packed | mountainous | friendly | clear | spectacular | hilly | green | sun-drenched

“Well, one place I love in New Zealand is Tongariro National Park. You can do the Tongariro circuit – you walk right around the mountains, staying in huts. It takes about three days. The views are absolutely (a)___________ – on a (b)___________day you can see all the way to Mount Taranaki in the west. It can be extremely hot, yet as with any (c)___________ environment, the temperature can drop incredibly quickly, so you have to be prepared. At weekends or holidays, it can get a little crowded, and some nights the huts are (d)___________, but everyone is so (e)___________. I must have said ‘Hello’ a hundred times a day when I was there! ”

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Describing places in the IELTS speaking test – answers:

Well, one place I love in New Zealand is Tongariro National Park. You can do the Tongariro circuit – you walk right around the mountains, staying in huts. It takes about three days. The views are absolutely (a) breathtaking – on a (b) clear day you can see all the way to Mount Taranaki in the west. It can be extremely hot, yet as with any (c) tropical environment, the temperature can drop incredibly quickly, so you have to be prepared. At weekends or holidays, it can get a little crowded, and some nights the huts are (d) packed, but everyone is so (e) friendly. I must have said ‘Hello’ a hundred times a day when I was there!

 

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