Talk about an important river or lake in your country or hometown Cue Card IELTS

Talk about an important river or lake in your country or hometown Cue Card IELTS

Talk about an important river or lake in your country or hometown Cue Card IELTS


Talk about an important river or lake in your country or hometown

You should say :

Which water body is that?

How do you know that?

Why does it impress you so much?

Sample Answer

Well, India has many rivers, which are the backbone of human civilization, and i would like to talk about Ganga river, which is officially and popularly called the Ganga. Although the Ganga is holy river of Hinduism, still it is sacred to people of all religious and it is personified and worshipped as the goddess Ganga.

In fact, people believe that bathing in Ganga cures illness, washes away sins and helps the individual on his/her path to enlightenment and freedom from the cycle of life and death. Actually i studied about it in my secondary education that it is a large river, originating from Himalayas and emptying into the Bay of Bengal.

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However, I imbibed it’s pious importance from my mother. She told me, besides doing bathing, devotees throw the ashes of their deceased relatives in the Ganga river at Haridwar owing to the belief that it will bring the soul of the dead closer to salvation. The reason why i admire this river are manifold. Once i visited the Ganga situated in Haridwar and i was rejuvenated to experience the serene ambience around it. People of all ages were placing flowers and clay dishes filled with candles in the river. Moreover, pilgrims were taking river water home for use in rituals and some people were meditating sitting ion the river bank.

Looking at people throwing ashes in water made me remind the reality that ilfe is short and mortal and it should be spent joyfully without taking stress on futile matters. Not only this, the Ganga is the source of life for many people since they rely on it for their daily needs, such as drinking water suppies and for irrigating fields. Nevertheless, it is one of the most polluted rivers in the world and pollution is caused by both human and industrial waste due to India’s rapid growth as well as religious events. That said, despite this pollution, the Ganga river remains salient for Indian people.

Talk about an important river or lake in your country or hometown Cue Card IELTS

Follow up

Q1. Why do many people like going to places with water such as lakes, rivers, or seas? 

ANSWER – Well, individuals love to visit those places which are near the water because they feel refreshed and rejuvenated near water. Apart from this, they can enjoy water sports like Scuba diving, swimming, boating and many more. Even, water can provide numerous pros for mind & body including lowering stress and anxiety.

Q2. Do children and old people relax in the same ways when they go to beach?

ANSWER – Obvious no, they do not relax in same way. As children feel relax by playing water sports like rafting, scuba diving, swimming & many more, wheeras senior citizens want to sit near water and just enjoy the sounds and waves of water.

Q3. Is there much water transportation in your country?

ANSWER – Well, India is a diverse country and water transportation is quite common in south of India. As, individuals use water transportation for different kind of trades.

Q4. Are the rivers in your country suffer from serious pollution?

ANSWER – Yes, it has become a major concern nowadays. So, I deem that government should organize awareness camps regarding the devastating impact of pollution. So that this problem will eradicate in future.

Q5. Do you think human activity is posing a threat to oceans globally?

ANSWER – Definitely, I can say because in this era, the garbage is thrown in the rivers and also industries release their toxic chemical waste in water bodies which is destroying the marine life. There is no doubt, this problem will become a jeopardize for humans too.

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