Describe a crowded place you have been to.
You should say:
- where the place is (or, was)
- when you went there
- with whom you went there
and explain how you felt about this crowded place.
[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.]
Model Answer 1
I live in a country that is one of the biggest in the world and has a comparatively fair population distribution in major cities and towns. This is why I scarcely experience overcrowding in most places I go to. However, a few months ago, I went to watch a football match at the largest stadium in our city, and it was packed with thousands of people; at that time, I felt like I had never seen so many people in a single place in my life.
It was a major football competition in our country that happened last November, and I decided to watch the semifinal of the tournament with two of my friends. As planned, we went to the stadium three hours before the match and were surprised to see the wave of people and long lines at the ticket counter. We had to move like ants in the line, and I believe it took us more than an hour just to enter the stadium due to the crowd and long queue.
I was even more surprised when I entered the stadium as I could see people all around me of all ages. It was a friendly crowd but overwhelming for me. We had to shout to talk to each other as the noise surrounding us. I felt good to be there and experienced a thrilling semifinal which was quite entertaining and suspenseful till the end.
Model Answer 2
I don’t like to visit crowded places unless I have a valid reason. But, I still needed to visit one such congested place, a livestock buying and selling place, about a few years ago because I needed to buy a goat from there to sacrifice it during one of our major Muslim religious festivals.
The crowded place I visited was one of the biggest in my region. Still, I didn’t feel like going there, mainly because it was too big of a place, with so many people and domestic animals from different parts of my country, which had very little or almost no order in place.
It was a trendy street market because people from all over my country would visit it once a year to buy designated animals to sacrifice them during a major Muslim religious festival called “Eid-ul-Azha”. As much as I loved the idea of visiting the market to buy an animal to sacrifice it, I wasn’t very comfortable going there alone because bringing the animal home alone would be challenging. So, I requested one of my cousins to visit the market with me, and he gladly obliged. Anyway, after visiting the animal “hut”, I became very overwhelmed to see many selected animals ready to be sold to their new owners. At the same time, both the sellers and buyers, including me, were busy getting the best bargaining deals for their animals.
Well, I had a mixed feeling about visiting this crowded place because on the one hand, people there, especially the buyers, were very excited to choose and buy their favourite animals, but, on the other hand, the sellers seemed to have very little or no respect for individual taste and preferences of the buyers. Besides, the place was so crowded that I had to wait about 15 minutes just to decide how I would get out of the market without getting lost.