Describe a special day out ( a day out which does not cost too much)
You should say
– where you went on this day out
– who you were with
– what you did
– and explain why it was special to you
(where you went on this day out and who you were with)
I’m going to describe a recent trip to a lovely place called X. That was an amazing trip I had with my friends before going to study abroad.
(what you did)
At the time, we had all just graduated from university and none of us had a proper job, so we were all broke. We found a lot of ways to be able to travel in the cheapest way. We made the most of our relationships. We got free train tickets from my friend’s uncle and stayed at my grandmother’s house. We heard through the grapevine that the attractions were thronged with tourists on the weekend, so we waited until Monday to visit them, and it was a brilliant decision. We were rewarded by spectacular vistas and we could enjoy the breathtaking views in peace. Then we came back and bought local food and cooked it ourselves. You can say that we lived like backpackers, getting away from it all without breaking the bank. One evening, we had a camp fire with local children. None of us acted our age. We danced and sang together. The favorite song was Young, Dumb and Broke.
(and explain why it was special to you)
It was the last trip I had with my friends, so I told myself that, no matter what happened, it would be one of my favorite trips. But it went beyond my expectation. Everything was amazing while it cost us only 2 for 25$ each person. I think that it was the holiday of a lifetime for all of us.
Vocabulary for IELTS
to hear something through the grapevine
Meaning: to hear news from someone who heard that news from someone else, to learn of
Example: Never believe the gossip that you hear through the grapevine – always try to find
to act one’s age
Meaning: to behave in a way suitable for someone as old as you are
Example: During the most recent years of her career, Madonna has faced criticism for her
Business and Money
to be broke
Meaning: out of money
Example: He still bought a luxury watch, despite the fact that he was broke.
to make the most of something
Meaning: to make something appear as good as possible; to exploit something; to get as
Example: They designed the advertisements to make the most of the product’s features.
to be thronged with tourists
Meaning: this refers to the situation in which a place has a great number of visitors crowded
Example: In summer, the centre of London is thronged with tourists and all the hotels are
to be rewarded with a vista
Meaning: to see a beautiful view, usually from a high place, after some difficulties in
Example: After a long car journey, we arrived at the mountain and were rewarded by a
Meaning: people who travel on holiday carrying all their clothes and equipment in a
Example: Paris has cheap accommodation for backpackers, who don’t have enough money
to get away from it all
Meaning: to have a holiday in a quiet place where you can relax
Example: Tourists sometimes visit places of natural beauty, to avoid the noisy crowds and to
to break the bank
Meaning: to use up all one’s money/to cost too much
Example: Las Vegas is so expensive, you can’t have a holiday there without breaking the
the holiday of a lifetime
Meaning: a special holiday that you are unlikely to repeat
Example: She is planning the holiday of a lifetime to see pandas in China.
Beyond one’s expectation [expression]
Meaning: greater than what was expected
Example: What he achieved as an author is beyond our expectation, and this year he will