• Mai Duc Nguyen

Speaking Part 2 Revision – Describing a Place


Describe a country that you would like to visit.

You should say:

- What the country is

- When you would like to visit it

- How you would travel there

And explain why you would like to visit it.

SAMPLE ANSWER (It may not last for exactly 2 minutes when spoken)

I would like to tell you about a country in Asia that I really wish to travel to. It is South Korea. South Korea is located in the Northeast of Asia and is one of the most developed economies in the continent. It is also a country with cultural diversity and beautiful nature.

I plan to visit South Korea next summer when I have a two-month semester break. I am thinking about travelling there by plane with three of my friends. In addition, we intend to visit Seoul and other 5 cities within one week.

The first reason why I am a big fan of travelling to South Korea is because it has beautiful tourist destinations. The country is famous for its various types of terrain, ranging from mountain to highland. Secondly, South Korea is among one of the most culturally diverse countries in Asia. It has different social norms, values and festivals going on an annual basis.

Thirdly and finally, I am really impressed with the massive economic growth that South Korea has experienced over the past few decades. Seoul, for example, is well-know for using technology to solve its city-wide problems such as air pollution and traffic congestion. Therefore, I want to visit South Korea to understand in more detail how the country can gain such enormous successes.

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Watch this video produced by The Economist to understand how cities, including Seoul - the capital of South Korea, are using technology to solve their major urban problems such as traffic congestion.

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