(2024) Describe a cafe you have visited – IELTS Speaking Part 2

Describe a cafe you have visited is not a tough topic, but to be able to answer this topic correctly, you need a good vocabulary and the ability to develop natural ideas.

Describe a cafe you have visited

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Describe a cafe you have visited
Describe a cafe you have visited

Sample answer

Speaking of a coffee shop, the first one that comes to mind is definitely a new coffee in a giant park located in the newly developed Fuxin district of my hometown.

Since I have a friend who moved to the district last year, I’ve visited him and toured this park several times. Whenever we go there, we always stop by that coffee shop. It’s a wonderful place to chill out with a beverage.

The café has a really good location because it’s next to a beautiful lake in our city. The lake is enormous and there are lots of beautiful sculptures made of all kinds of plants. The owner of the shop built a huge deck outside with some chairs and tables, so you can appreciate the nice sculptures peacefully or breathe in fresh air and enjoy the sparkling sun on the water while drinking coffee, which is fantastic. I often ordered a donut, their signature snack, with a cup of cappuccino at the shop. It was always a blast to sit on the deck and have a chit-chat with my friend.

Anyway, since the park hasn’t been open for that long, the coffee shop hasn’t gotten popular and crowded. So you can always kick back and relax there like you were in your own backyard. You know, now it’s hard to find such a pleasant place in urban areas. So I really enjoy spending time at the coffee shop. It’s great to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Part 3

1. What kind of people would like to go to a café?

I think young adults like going to a café. When you’re a kid or a teenager, cafés aren’t entertaining enough to hang out at. But when you’re in your twenties, they’re a nice place to meet up with your friends after work or on the weekends. Plus, retired people also like going to cafés because the environment there is super relaxed. It’s a nice place to have a chat over coffee or tea.

2. Why do young people like studying in a cafe instead of at home?

It seems to me that young people like studying at a café instead of at home because it’s a nice change of scene . When you’re studying at home, you might get sick of being in the same place all the time. Plus, you can get distracted by your roommates or family members. Cafés offer a nice, relatively quiet atmosphere where you can focus on your own thing. It also makes studying a more appealing activity because you can enjoy a nice tea or coffee while you work.

3. Do Chinese people like to go to a café? If not, what are their social places?

Well, although not every Chinese person loves going to cafe, there are more young people who have adapted to coffee culture, and enjoy drinking coffee and hanging out with their friends at coffee shops. It’s a trend. But honestly, older people in China, like people of my parents’ generation , rarely go to a cafe. They are more used to having a meal with others at a restaurant to socialize.

4. Do older people in China like drinking coffee?

No, I don’t think so. As far as I know, most middle-aged and senior people don’t have the habit of drinking coffee. Very few of them have taken a liking to coffee. I think it’s mainly because they didn’t grow up with a coffee culture. Instead, they were surrounded by a strong tea culture. Plus, it’s true that coffee is fairly new in China and just got popular. I bet 30 or 40 years later when young people get older, there will be more regular coffee drinkers than today.

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