Ielts Speaking Cue card Describe a park or garden you visited – Sample answer by DUONG VU Facebook
Well, I was born and grew up in the countryside, where nature was all around and every house had a large garden. I used to take all those things for granted. Then, I moved to the city for higher education and work, and I realize how significant they are.
The other day, I felt so fed up with urban life that I decided to take two weeks off to get away from it all for a while. I searched online and found a village in Hue province in Central Vietnam where every family owns a tiny house but an enormous garden. I booked a homestay there and I wasn’t disappointed. The garden of my host family is incredibly beautiful, luxuriant and well laid out. It simply took my breath away.
Spanning on an extensive area of more than 1,000 square metres, this garden has designated spaces for fruit trees, vegetables, herbs and flowers, separated by verdant ornamental trees. Its gate is elegantly covered by vine plants and it shares no actual boundaries with neighbouring gardens, just lines of areca. Everything is green. I was blown away by the meticulous attention and elaborate effort local people invest in their gardens. It is easy to see why they all look so stunning.
This homestay trip was an incredibly rewarding experience. I’m deeply impressed with the passionate love local people have for their gardens and nature in general. They have taken gardening work to a whole new level. I hope the village would never be modernised and all these picturesque green spaces would stay forever.
IDIOMS: take something for granted / for a while / took my breath away / be blown away / take something to a new level