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Describe a time you visited a new place
You should say:
– Where the new place is
– When you went there
– Why you went there
– And explain how you feel about the place
A couple of months ago I went to the XXX and we stayed in a town called XXX, which is on the coast in the northwest of XXXX. It is a really picturesque town with small, cobbled streets, a large harbour and many ancient buildings.
We got there by various means of transport, taking a train to the airport, then a four-hour flight, followed by a twenty-minute taxi ride from the airport to where we were staying. The whole journey took around eight hours from door to door, which was a bit longer than we expected it to take, although we didn’t have any major delays, thank goodness.
I enjoyed my stay there very much, as I had not had a holiday for ages and needed to switch off from working. We didn’t do much sightseeing, although XXX itself has a long and fascinating history so went to the local museum in order to learn more about it. I spent a lot of time reading books and swimming in the sea, which I must admit was quite a lot colder than I thought it would be. I also enjoyed eating the delicious food and walking around the ancient streets in the town.
One of the things I enjoyed the most was going to a restaurant called XXX, where they had live music every night. The musicians were playing instruments that I had never seen before, and I loved the style and tempo of the music they played. I would definitely like to go back to XXX one day, though next time I would probably make more effort to see the amazing sights of the rest of XXX.
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1. Do old people and young people like to go to different places for vacation?
Both yes and no. There are places that both young and old people like to go to, but then there are also places which are preferred by the young or the old. For example, old people prefer going to religious places. Young people love to go to beaches and places with adventure sports, but old people are less keen on going to such places because it requires a lot of physical exertion, which their bodies might not be able to handle.
2. What do old people and young people think about when making travel plans?
I think old people care more about comfort. Their main purpose is to relax, while young people think about recreational activities like adventure sports. That is why there is a significantly higher proportion of old people on cruises.
3. How do people get to know about new places?
I think the internet is a vast hub of knowledge about places. There is information about each and every place on the internet. Then, people can also come to know about new places from their friends and family. I have also learnt about new places from movies and TV series.
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