IELTS Speaking Part 2


Describe a bicycle/motorbike/car trip that is interesting
You should say:

where you would like to go;  
how you would like to go there;    
who you would like to go with;  
And explain why you would like to go there by car, motorbike or bike. 


I’d like to describe a travelling idea that I think would make an awesome experience. It’s a motorbike trip to Tam Dao, a town of Vinh Phu province, which has become an attractive place for Hanoi residents to visit at weekends and during holidays.

Tam Dao, also known as Da Lat of the North due to its cool weather around the year, is not far from Hanoi. It’s just 70 kilometers away from our capital city, so I think it’d be sensible to travel there by motorbike.

I think it’d be an ideal trip if we had a small group of 4 or 5 members, who all knew each other well, as travelling companions. We would need to share a lot of common interests as well as characteristics, you know, so the experience would be more laid-back, fun and memorable, in my opinion.

There are several reasons why I prefer travelling by motorbike rather than by car, but most of all, I wouldn’t want to miss the breathtaking scenery along the way. Moreover, my travelling timeline would be more flexible if I went there by motorbike, as I wouldn’t have to worry about being stuck in traffic jams. Last but not least, I think it would be a way to make the trip somehow more challenging and interesting, so we would have more things to recall afterwards.


captital city [n] a city which physically includes the offices and meeting places of the seat of government and is usually fixed as the capital by law or by the constitution
Example: Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and the country’s second largest city.

sensible [adj] reasonable and practical.
Example: It’s sensible to keep a note of your passport number

Travelling companion [expression] someone you spend a lot of time with during your trip, who accompanies you.
Example: We should also agree about money when choosing a travelling companion; it can be pretty uncomfortable when you reach your first destination and find your companion wants to spend on a meal way beyond your budget.

common interests [expression] similar interests
Example: Studies show that shared common interests between people boost the chances of a lasting relationship, and also bring about a 2% increase in life satisfaction.

laid-back [adj] relaxed, without any worries
Example: I prefer a laid-back holiday, just sunbathing on the beach and listening to the sound of the sea.

breathtaking [adj] very impressive, exciting or surprising
Example: The view from my bedroom window was absolutely breathtaking.

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