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Describe The Most Photographed Place In Your Country: IELTS Cue Card

May 14, 2024
Solang Valley

You must be familiar with the International English Language Testing System, or IELTS exam, if you intend to study, work, or relocate to an English-speaking nation. It is the most reliable English language test in the world and the top option for governments, academic institutions, and businesses worldwide. Every year, between 1.3 and 1.4 million students take the IELTS exam in India alone.

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There are three portions of the IELTS Speaking Test, and the Cue Card section is one of the hardest. You must speak in this portion about a topic that is provided to you right away. A Cue Card gives you two minutes to talk about a topic or task, and then you have a minute-long conversation with the examiner. 

The speaking part of IELTS aims at the development of the speaking ability of the individual in terms of conveying their thoughts clearly, using vocabulary and grammar variety. That is, you will have one minute to do the preparation of the cue card after getting it. With the Cue Card topics ranging across many topics, such as personal experiences and abstract concepts, the students get knowledge in these wide areas.

 n this writeup, we will be talking about one of the frequently asked questions in IELTS cue cards on this topic ‘Describe the most photographed place of a country’. We hope that this article clears your doubts about this topic. 

Solang Valley: Describe The Most Photographed Place In Your Country 

As for India, there are as well many other stunningly beautiful places I had the chance to see in my country, but one of my favorites is the Solang Valley situated in Himachal Pradesh. I witnessed it at my best friend’s last Christmas holiday Solang Valley, on the top of the hills in Himachal Pradesh, is known for its breathtaking beauty, where pine trees, lush greenery and meadows that look pleasant during the sunset around 6 PM, are but a few examples. 

Each day as the sun starts to settle against the snowy hills at nightfall, the whole landscape is lit up with the golden hues that make one want to capture the scenery in a frame. We would gather at the appointed time and be sure to make it there before the sun began to set, so we could look upon the snow-capped peaks which, at the moment of sunset, would look like newly adorned jewels. So many people photograph this stunning nature, and I was in the crowds with cameras.  However, I managed to capture some unforgettable shots. 

The most impressive one of my photos turned out to be very beautiful, fine-looking, and refined, so I chose to frame it and hang it in my room. We gathered information from a local who informed us that over ten Bollywood movies are shot here every year. The moment I reached this destination became the gateway to the most memorable experience of my life and I consider the possibility of other trips with similar settings a very attractive option. 

Model Answer 2 – Describe The Most Photographed Place In Your Country 

The Taj Mahal, a symbol of love and a part of the Seven Wonders of the World, ranks among the most mesmerizing sights to behold. One of the wonders of the world, which is known as the monument of love, was constructed by the King Shah Jahan who lost his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and built in her memory. It is situated on the bank of Yamuna River in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It has been the most eye-catching and photographed site in India for a reason – every day, the place is being visited by hordes of tourists. Luckily, I had an opportunity to go to this ancient cranny with my family this past summer. 

Train was our means of transport for an onward journey to Agra. And when the time came, we had arrived in Agra. It was already late. So we chose to go to the Taj Mahal on the 2nd day, in the morning. My sister and I were like a pair of crazy but excited kids, and we couldn’t wait for the following day to come. And then, on the last day, we all woke up, got ready, and went to the Taj Mahal riding on a vehicle. After clearing the payments for the tickets when the moment to go inside came in I was immersed in the beauty of the Taj Mahal. There are minarets built on four corners of the domes at the same time, they are also so artistic and pleasing. 

It was a monument of brilliant white marble with stunning gardens and terrific pools all around it. We move through the road of marble flagstones. In these rivers was the splendor of fountains. On both sides I saw grass and trees, beyond which there were high walls or buildings. I admired the way Mahal was done with ruling Mughal style. Hence, when we entered the room, we came across the graves of the queen and the king under intricate domes in a dim chamber. 

Although it’s forbidden for anyone to enter the place wearing shoes, the men on duty outside gave us canvas shoes. The side walls were embellished with glass fragments in various colors and Quranic couplets. We took numerous photographs in front of the Taj Mahal after we emerged. Those photographs came out so beautiful that I could not resist getting them framed. Those photographs were the true picture of how beautiful that place is and so is our country. I couldn’t help but look back several times as we were leaving, and I hoped to return to this stunning monument at some point in my life.

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Follow Up Questions: Describe The Most Photographed Place In Your Country 

What could be the reason behind people’s attraction to visit new places instead of spending their spare time in their homes?

Traveling is a hobby that is often engaged in by people wanting to take a break away from home for various reasons. On the other hand, traveling brings along relaxation and rejuvenation which are things that people may unknowingly deprive themselves of in their normal daily working lives to regain their energy. It stitches their busy schedule into pieces on which they can glue close friendships and family contacts.

Why should we be cleaning our surroundings?

Not only the countryside but nature too should be protected. This is due to the fact that these areas tend to be of larger economic importance for the country since a large portion of the economic stability is within the agricultural field. Moreover it helps in conserving the environment and eco passion. 

In what ways does your country’s countryside face danger?

This problem is the main cause of the high rate of urbanization. Companies opt for relocation of their industries into outskirts of city centers that is a major factor for the depletion of land resources.  Consequently, the increased property value makes it impossible for the poor and the middle class to afford decent living. In addition, the black shepherd of soil and air pollution is urbanization. 


One of the most difficult sections of the examination is the IELTS Speaking Cue Card section. The Speaking examination is a mandatory component of the IELTS exam. Speaking on a topic that is presented to you on the spot calls for you to talk effectively, employ a variety of vocabulary and grammatical structures, and organize your thoughts clearly.

You can improve your odds of success by preparing yourself appropriately and learning about the three components of the IELTS Speaking Test, as well as becoming familiar with the various formats of the Cue Cards. Prior to the test, make sure you practice as much as you can, and throughout it, talk confidently and clearly. We hope that this example has answered all of your questions about one of the topics that was covered in this article. 

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Neha Sharma is an IELTS faculty with a decade of experience in teaching IELTS. She holds a PhD in English from Stanford University, USA. Excelling in tailoring her teaching to individual student needs, she has helped over 50,000 students achieve their target scores. Actively involved in research, she ensures that her methods remain effective and innovative.

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