IELTS Cue Card Sample 420 - Describe your ideal home or place to live

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe your ideal home or place to live.

You should say:

  • where it would be
  • how big it would be
  • what it would contain

And explain why this kind of accommodation would attract you so much.

Sample Answer:
I must say that this is a very interesting topic to talk about. I really thank you for this nice cue card topic and the time you gave me to talk about it.

Well, I like the house I currently live in but it is not the ideal home I have in my mind. My perfect home would be far away from the city crowd and pollutions. It would be quite large; to be more specific, not less than 2 acres. I would like it to be located near a small river where sweet southern breeze would flow all the time and would keep the house and its gardens fresh and airy. My imagination would go further and would want to have hills on the North and West side of this area. I will often go hiking in the hills and during the summer season, I will enjoy camping. My dream house to live in would not be merely a house with bricks, but also the view and the things surrounded this house.

Getting back to the house, it would be a Cottage with large rooms. The guest house would be just beside the main house. Different plants and trees would make a vista at the entrance of the house. The Spring would fill the house with a dazzling and sweet aroma of different flowers while the gardens would be a safe harbour for different birds. The ground, garden, rooms, and the whole premises would be meticulously maintained.

Personally, I would love to live with my family and I would often invite my friends and relatives to have parties at our house. The open space for the barbeque party would be reserved for family parties. I would have a large library in my house and would like to have the modern technology that I find useful for myself. Modern facilities like the internet connection, satellite  phone, TV, modern household appliance, and security system would be present at my house. My living room would be large enough and the window must have a lovely view.

Currently, I live with my family in an apartment in a large city. This city is quite crowded and has got large buildings, factories, buses, trains, busy people and offer almost no natural scene. I do not have any complaints about the apartment we live in but if you ask, this is not the ideal house I dream about. In my mind, the idea of an ideal house emerged when I visited a bungalow in Switzerland as a tourist many years ago. This was a remote area and the surrounding could  not have been better with the river, hills, fountain, hilly roads, natural beauty and moreover the tranquillity of nature. The location as well as the house we stayed it impressed me a lot. I thoroughly enjoyed staying there, even though this lasted only for few days, and I would like to own such a house at such a gorgeous place.

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