IELTS Cue Card Sample 463 - A place where you want to have a home

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

Describe a beautiful place where you want to have a home.

You should say:

  • where this place is
  • how you know about this place
  • what type of home you want there

and explain why you would choose to live there.

Sample Answer 1:
This is a nice topic to talk about. I have been dreaming for a long to have a home of my own, where I will have absolute freedom to live in and the place would be a nice one, close to nature. Moreover, the home decoration would be according to my choice and everything would be picked by me.

Well, this dream house would be near the hill which is around 2 kilometres away from my current living place. This hill is one of the most beautiful places in our hometown and I would pick this place to build my dream home. There are numerous hills and tea gardens in this locality and I would specifically choose a tall hill where I would be able to build a small home with pine woods. The flat top of the hills would allow me to build a home and a large portion of this place would be used for gardening and farming.

I know this place from my childhood. This is a naturally beautiful place where I went for the first time with my family for a picnic. I was around 12 years old at that time. We had our lunch in the hilltop area where 3-4 farmer families used to live. The idea of having a home there was formed in my mind at that time. I have visited this place several times later on and the serenity and beauty of hills, river, tea gardens and simple lifestyles of the inhabitants appealed me a lot each time.

I would build a wooden home that would have 4 rooms. One for my bedroom, one for guests, the third one would be my study room and the largest one would be the one where I will work. This would be a simple hut type home with large front garden and farming lands. I will pick the wooden furniture and obviously everything I will need to live a decent and hassle free life.

There are many reasons I would love to live there. First, the beauty of nature: the surrounding view, the flowing narrow river, tea gardens, green picturesque scenery and sound of nature would be the perfect elements to live in peacefully. I think this would allow me to stay away from a chaotic urban lifestyle and to stay surrounded by the Nature. Secondly, this would allow me to finish a book I have started writing which is still in its initial stage. I would have plenty of time to appreciate the life and meaning of being alive. The urban life surrounds us with so many problems and complexities that I sometimes feel severely stressed about. I would take this excellent opportunity to revive my spirit and self-satisfaction.


 

Sample Answer 2:
I have always dreamt for a small home near a sea shore which will be filled with peace and quietness. Besides, the place should also come with amenities for a modern living. Santa Barbara is the perfect place for me.

I dream of a home in such a colourful place where everything will be green. But by the same time the location needs to be well developed. Some of the top ranking facilities should be present to meet my daily needs. There are many locations available in the USA but I like Santa Barbara most for this purpose. The place is enriched with natural beach, scenic views, mountains, and importantly modern amenities I need for a healthy living. Besides, the economic conditions of the locality are also stable and plenty of options for outdoor recreations have made it the most attractive place for me to make a home. Weather is another concerning issue for me and Santa Barbara is perfect in that term.      

Santa Barbara is one of the renowned places in the USA and a popular tourist destination. The region is often highlighted in different newspapers, magazines and television programs. Besides, I have also visited the place for many times. Since then, I have cherished the dream to make a home here to enjoy the natural beauty for the lifetime. Some call it a small city with very big thoughts. The city has been expanded and a good number of permanent residents are now leading their peaceful life. Some of the residents came for work or educational purposes and never left. In fact, Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful cities and also considered as one of the top 100 places to live in the USA.     

I want a well-designed and nicely decorated small home. Often there are restrictions even in larger homes for faulty designed. So, I will select a creative and suitable design for my home in Santa Barbara. The ceiling height should be 10 feet instead of regular eight feet height. It would also come with larger windows so that I could enjoy the daylight and simultaneously see the Santa Ynez Mountain Range and the coastline from my room. I also want a lawn before my home where I will grow the local vegetables, fruits and flowers. The porch will be in front of my main entrance which will make the home look bigger than actually, it is. I plan to make a green and energy efficient home. No air-conditioning or heating system will be allowed. Moreover, the kitchen will be extended instead of a dining room.

Santa Barbara is a beautiful place to live in for the natural features. History of the locality dates back to the 18th century. The residents are satisfied with both the natural and modern amenities they enjoy here. Santa Barbara has its own cultural festivals and events. I like the fresh farm to table foods which forms a better health. The adjacent ocean with enriched marine resources has made it splendid. The foods available in the restaurants are also attractive for the tourists and city locals. Besides, walking inside the city also appeals me. The commercial areas, coffee shops, groceries etc. all are well decorated and provides a nice view. All these matters have made living in the Santa Barbara city exceptional. So, I want to make my home in this city.

 

If you prepare for this cue card you should be able to answer the following cue cards as well:

  • Describe a naturally beautiful place you know about.
  • Describe a place you want to live in.
  • Talk about a house you would love to own.
  • Describe your dream house.
  • Describe something you would like to do in the future.
  • Describe a plan you have for a long time.
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