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Describe a museum you have visited and liked.

Posted: September 27, 2019 at 11:36 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Describe a museum you have visited and liked.

You should say:

  • what kind of museum it was
  • when you went there
  • what you saw and did there

and explain why you liked this museum.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Sample Answer 1:

I went to Paris a few months ago and visited the Museum of Perfume and that was a unique experience for me. The exhibits of the museum were perfumes from different times and categories. In fact, the idea of exhibiting perfumes and perfume bottles was a bit unusual to me. Later, I realized that it was good to be there and I felt wonderful with the displays of the museum. This is a nice candidate task card and I am feeling lucky to have it in my share.

I went to the museum last February. The museum is located in Paris where I went to close a business deal. I got some leisurely hours to spend after a successful business meeting. Then I decided to visit any of the notable places in the city and went to this museum. This was a private museum that began its journey in 1983. The mansion where the museum is located looks delicate with its Napoleonic style.

I was attracted by the name of the museum. At first, I thought it might be a majestic perfume selling shop but later I was thrilled with the exhibitions of the museum. The building looked strikingly beautiful and the perfume collections of different ages were something worth enjoying. Luckily, I got a guided tour and came to know about the history of perfume and their brands. I witnessed the perfume of different eras and was informed about the perfumery items of those ages.

I liked this museum as it reveals the secret of perfume and informs the visitors about the history of perfumes of different ages. It preserves a remarkable number of items related to perfume production and located in the centre of the city. And there was no entry fee to access this museum. I was thrilled about the concept and enjoyed my time there.


Model Answer 2: 

Thank you very much for letting me talk about a museum where I have been to and relished my experience. In fact, whenever I visit a new city or a new country, I try to go to famous museums there to learn more about its history, culture, people and the way of life. For this cue card topic, I would like to talk about the ‘National Museum of Australia’, that I visited more than once and which is one of the best museums I have ever been to.

As far as I know, this museum was established in 1980, not a long ago, and it is located in Acton, Australia. This museum preserves and interprets the social history of Australia and represents the people and events that have primarily shaped the country. It is a prominent witness of Australia’s history. I went to visit the museum in 1999 for the first time with my father. I was merely a teenager at that time. However, I went there with some of my friends in 2016 for the second time and the memory of my visit is still fresh.

My latest visit to the museum was a fabulous experience. I learned that this is the world’s largest museum in terms of its collection of Aboriginal bark painting. It has more than 50 thousand years of indigenous heritage and prolific collections of different events of Australian history. It is a must visiting place for anyone interested in Australian history. This museum is also famous for its publications of a wide range of books, journals and catalogues besides the innovative technology it usages that have brought an international reputation for the museum.

The location of the museum is another attraction to the visiting tourists as it is situated on the Acton peninsula and it offers a great view both from the inside and outside. I was taken aback by the splendid and memorable way it has decorated its entrance, a unique design for a museum.

Anyone will find so many reasons to like this museum and I adored it specifically for its outstanding design, use of technology and unique collections. Visiting this museum was like witnessing the past and I felt like I had been time travelling to the past. I liked it so much that I would like to visit it again someday.

majestic – आलीशान

strikingly – आश्चर्यजनक ढंग से

preserves – बरकरार रखता है

interprets – व्याख्या, अनुवाद करना

indigenous heritage – स्वदेशी धरोहर

prolific – उर्वर, अनुकूल

peninsula – प्रायद्वीप

splendid – शानदार

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