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Describe a trip which was not up to your expectations

Speaking Part 2

Describe a trip which was not up to your expectations

You should say:

  • where you went
  • what you did
  • what happened

and explain why it was not up to your expectations

Sample Answer:

A study tour is one of the best ways to make students learn about the real life scenarios and issues. It is the best way to earn knowledge practically. During my college tenure, I went for a study tour in Agra in India to visit the Taj Mahal, one of the World Heritage sites of the world. Agra, located in Uttar Pradesh, is a great tourist spot in India and mostly famous across the globe for the legendary Taj Mahal

We went to the spot for the purpose of learning about the structure and histories behind the beautiful marble made building and Mughal Empire in India. It is in fact, a tomb and made in the remembrance of the memory of Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Located at the western bank of Yamuna River, the structure is the considered as the mausoleum of love

We entered the compound following a queue and gazed amazingly towards the finest structure of the world. But some of the issues were unpleasant to me. First of all the colour of the building was faded and seemed a bit of yellowish too for the pollutions in the surrounding areas

I thought that the surrounding locations will be clean and free from hawkers but the view was just opposite to my thought and it seemed that the ideas of a calm environment mocked me in the crowd. Most of the people were engaged into clicking their images instead of enjoying the beauty of the Taj. Moreover, the number of guides to help visit the area properly was inappropriate. The authority is taking a higher price for entrance tickets but not paying attention to make the compound clean and clear. I also expected that I might find Taj Mahal in its best state as the Indian government is taking care of the structure, but the care was limited by some sign posts ignored by the visitors. People spat here and there, threw waste materials on the walking paths and some other similar activities made me frustrated.

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