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One of the students recently gave his IELTS speaking test and was asked cue card related to public transportation. First, you can try attempting this and then check the model answer.
Below is a cue card topic, take 1 minute to prepare on this topic and then speak on it. You can use sound recorder mobile application for recording your response.
Describe a popular mode of public transportation in your country
And explain why it is so popular
Now, read the following model answer and compare your response with it.
There are different means of transportation in my country but rail is the most preferred one. It is majorly used by people who are living below the poverty line but travelling by trains is also very common among people belonging to the middle class group. However, rich group of society who can afford air conditioned expensive travel also frequently use trains.
Travelling by train is an inexpensive way of commuting from one place to another and at the same time, people are able to enjoy a comfortable as well as safe journey. It is such a cost-effective travel mode that it accommodates mass number of people and reduces the fuel consumption and the cost associated with it, in comparison to cars where only a few persons can travel at once. Furthermore, people travel by train on a daily basis for various reasons such as work, business, study, trade, holiday and others. It is due to these reasons that the trains are usually very crowded with diverse people boarding the trains to reach their destinations.
Rail has been the most popular way of travelling since the ancient times because it is the cheapest mode of transportation. People from all backgrounds belonging to different sections of the society are commuting via common medium, making it an absolutely the best means of travelling.
Below is a list of vocabulary that can be used for effective speaking response related to public transportation:
For answering the bullet points, you may think of including details as below: