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Describe a place you have been to where there were lots of people – IELTS Speaking Part 2&3

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Describe a place you have been to where there were lots of people

1. IELTS Speaking Part 2 Sample & Ideas: Describe a place you have been to where there were lots of people

TOPIC: Describe a place you have been to where there were lots of people. 

You should say: 

  • where it is  
  • who you were with 
  • what people were doing there

and explain why there were lots of people.


[lead-in] I’d like to talk about a place I visited recently, Times Square in New York City. 

[when] I went there during my summer vacation // a winter vacation // on a holiday // after I graduated // on a business trip

[who] with a group of close friends // with my family // just my partner and me // my colleagues also went on this trip

[the place] Times Square is undoubtedly one of the most vibrant and bustling locations in the world, attracting a massive crowd from various walks of life // When we arrived at Times Square, it felt like stepping into a different world // The place was teeming with people // the energy was simply electric //  mesmerizing lights and larger-than-life billboards adorn all buildings in sight 

[activities] In Times Square, people were engrossed in various activities. Some were strolling around, taking pictures of the iconic sights // others were shopping in the numerous stores and boutiques // Street performers entertained the audience with their incredible talents => a mix of laughter, music, and chatter 

=> It was a delightful sight to witness families spending quality time together, couples enjoying romantic moments, and friends like us having a blast exploring this iconic place.

[why] The reason for the abundance of people in Times Square is its reputation as a global entertainment and commercial hub. 

[explain] a magnet that pulls people from all corners of the world // offers a wide range of attractions, including Broadway shows, luxurious shopping opportunities, and world-class dining experiences // the famous New Year’s Eve Ball Drop => iconic moment of the year => millions of people each year to celebrate the turning of the year in grand fashion.

[final thoughts] My visit to Times Square with my … was an unforgettable experience // The immense crowd, vibrant energy, and the plethora of activities happening all around made it a memorable day. Times Square really lives up to its global reputation as an entertainment and commercial hub // I’m in love with the dynamic ambiance of this iconic place


2. IELTS Speaking Part 2 Vocabulary Highlights: Describe a place you have been to where there were lots of people

  • vibrant and bustling locations: địa điểm sôi động và nhộn nhịp
  • walks of life: nhiều tầng lớp xã hội
  • teem with something: nhiều gì đó
  • mesmerizing lights: ánh đèn mê hoặc
  • larger-than-life billboards adorn all buildings: các bảng hiệu khổng lồ trang trí trên tất cả các tòa nhà
  • stroll around: đi dạo quanh
  • have a blast exploring: có một trải nghiệm thú vị khi khám phá gì đó
  • world-class dining experiences: trải nghiệm ẩm thực hàng đầu thế giới
  • New Year’s Eve Ball Drop: Quả cầu Quảng trường Thời Đại
  • the plethora of activities: vô số các hoạt động

Describe a place you have been to where there were lots of people - The crowd

3. IELTS Speaking Part 3 Questions: The crowd

Chủ đề The crowd trong IELTS Speaking Part 3 yêu cầu bạn phát triển ý kiến của mình và giải thích một cách rõ ràng. Hãy mở đầu bằng việc giới thiệu (lead-in), sau đó chia sẻ quan điểm cá nhân và tiếp theo là giải thích và đưa ra lý do (explanation). Bằng cách phát triển câu trả lời và giải thích một cách rõ ràng, bạn sẽ tự tin trình bày và ghi điểm cao trong IELTS Speaking Part 3 với chủ đề The crowd.

Part 3 – The crowd

  1. Where do young people like to go? 
  2. Are people happy living in crowded apartments?
  3. Which scenic spots will have queues of people? 
  4. What are the advantages of living on a higher floor? 
  5. What are the disadvantages of living on a lower floor?
  6. What do you think of the phenomenon of people queuing in restaurants for more than an hour?


4. IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample & Ideas: The crowd


1. Where do young people like to go?

[lead-in] Young people nowadays are quite diverse in their preferences, but there are a few popular hangout spots they tend to gravitate towards. 

[examples] One of the go-to places for young folks is trendy cafes or coffee shops // like Katinat, Highlands, Cheese… => they can socialize, grab a cup of joe, and catch up with friends // take some Insta pics // shopping districts or entertainment centers, where they can immerse themselves in the energetic atmosphere //  Another popular choice is parks or recreational areas => many outdoor activities to participate, especially on weekends.

  • tend to gravitate: có xu hướng, thiên về
  • go-to places: những địa điểm phổ biến, điểm đến thường xuyên
  • grab a cup of joe: mua một cốc cà phê

2. Are people happy living in crowded apartments?

[lead-in] Living in crowded apartments can be a mixed bag

[explain] Some people might find the constant buzz and interaction with neighbors quite stimulating // enjoy the sense of community that comes with it 

>< limited space => may feel cramped and lack privacy // noise and disturbance from neighboring units can be quite a big concern

=> some may enjoy the lively ambiance and the opportunities for social interaction >< others may find it challenging to find solace and peace in crowded living arrangements.

  • mixed bag: lẫn lộn, hỗn tạp
  • the constant buzz: sự ồn ào không ngừng
  • feel cramped and lack privacy: chật chội và thiếu sự riêng tư
  • the lively ambiance: bầu không khí sống động
  • find solace and peace: tìm được sự an ủi và yên bình

3. Which scenic spots will have queues of people?

[example] One prime example is the iconic landmark of [insert specific landmark] where tourists from around the globe flock to capture breathtaking views // immerse themselves in the local culture. 

Another place known for its scenic allure and popularity is [insert specific location] // features stunning landscapes // Instagram-worthy views 

Certain historical sites or renowned attractions, such as [insert specific attraction], often attract a considerable number of visitors => long queues to buy tickets // sometimes need to make an online booking beforehand to experience their beauty

  • flock to capture breathtaking views: đổ xô đến những cảnh đẹp đẹp
  • scenic allure: sự quyến rũ của phong cảnh
  • long queues: hàng đợi dài

4. What are the advantages of living on a higher floor?

[lead-in] Living on a higher floor offers several advantages. 

[reasons] Firstly, it often provides a better view, allowing residents to enjoy panoramic vistas of the surrounding area or cityscape // higher floor => more natural light => the living space feels brighter and more inviting // higher floors tend to be quieter as they are further away from street-level noise => a more peaceful living environment // living on an upper floor can provide a sense of security, as it may be more difficult for strangers to access the higher levels of a building.

  • panoramic vistas: cảnh quan toàn cảnh

5. What are the disadvantages of living on a lower floor?

[lead-in] Living on a lower floor has its own set of disadvantages.

[reasons] Firstly, lower floors are often more susceptible to noise pollution from the street or common areas of the building =>  can be bothersome for residents //  natural light may be a luxury on lower floors due to obstructed views and nearby buildings => potentially darker living space //  privacy can be compromised as lower floors are typically closer to ground-level activities and foot traffic //  lower floors are closer to outdoor areas => face a higher risk of pest intrusion

  • susceptible to noise pollution: dễ bị ô nhiễm tiếng ồn
  • pest intrusion: xâm nhập của sâu bọ và côn trùng gây hại

6. What do you think of the phenomenon of people queuing in restaurants for more than an hour?

[lead-in] people queuing in restaurants for extended periods has become a quite common phenomenon, and opinions about it vary. 

[opinion] Some people view it as a testament to the restaurant’s popularity and quality, making the wait worthwhile // creates a sense of anticipation and prestige => adds an element of exclusivity to the dining experience. 

>< Others, however, might find it frustrating and time-consuming, particularly if they have limited time or are not fond of waiting // also kind of messy => obstruct the works of neighbouring shops // cause inconvenience to pedestrians

=> Nevertheless, for many, the anticipation of trying good food or experiencing a unique dining atmosphere outweighs the inconvenience of queuing => a part of the overall dining adventure.

  • people queuing in restaurants: những người xếp hàng ở nhà hàng
  • a testament to the restaurant’s popularity and quality: minh chứng cho sự phổ biến và chất lượng của nhà hàng
  • a sense of anticipation and prestige: cảm giác hy vọng và uy tín


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