Cue Card Sample

Describe a piece of furniture you have at home - Cue Card # 316

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

Describe a piece of furniture you have at home.

You should say:

  • what furniture it is
  • for how long you have it
  • how you use it

and explain why you have it at your home.


Model Answer 1:
Our home is full of all kinds of furniture, but I can’t say for sure that we actually need all of them unless, of course, it is the fine-looking dining table that is sitting majestically in our dining space, surrounded by some even more gorgeous looking chairs.

But, before discussing any further about this dining table, I would like to mention here that my family is very picky and particular when it comes to buying and keeping a dining table. In fact, as far back as I can remember, my family, especially my mother and sister, don’t like to hold onto a dining table for more than a couple of years at maximum, apparently because it either gets “old” ( or worn out) or it becomes old fashioned, according to them, of course. 

But, interestingly enough, when my family bought the dining table, I am talking about here, before more than 3 years, it looked like my mother and younger sister finally had found their “ultimate” dining table that they were searching for so long. In other words, they wanted to hold onto this beautiful piece of furniture for as long as they could.

So, why they adore this dining table so much? Well, to begin with, it is a piece of French-polished furniture that is made from a very strong and solid-looking walnut wood. Its unique and gorgeous brown colour would surely attract anybody’s attention and impress them. On top of that, the table is very nicely curved around its edges to offer it even a classier look. But, above all, it serves its purpose perfectly well by allowing all of my family members to sit and enjoy a meal together. 

Anyway, we have this beautiful piece of furniture at my home, apparently, because we can use it as a perfect gathering “spot” for our whole family while enjoying quality time together over a meal.  We have it also because it adds immensely to the decoration feature and design of our home.  


Sample Answer 2:
I stay at our own house and my room still gives the impression of a student’s room though I have recently finished my graduation. My favourite piece of furniture at my home belongs to my room and it is the wooden bookshelf. This is, in fact, a large bookshelf and it comprises all of my favourite books.

I have this wooden bookshelf for the last 3 years after my parents bought it for me. Initially, I had only a few books to keep there and most of the part of the shelf remained empty. But over the time, my book collection increased and the bookshelf is not almost full.

There are 4 layers of this wooden bookshelf and the front side is made of glass. I read plenty of story books and often visit the bookshops to purchase new books. This bookshelf offers a good way of arranging all of my books and secures them with the lock system it has. I often look at my bookshelf and feel kind of proud to have a good collection of books.

My parents bought me this piece of furniture after noticing that I keep books almost everywhere in my room and they thought it would be a good idea to buy me a bookshelf where I would be able to neatly arrange my books. This bookshelf became very handy for me as it helped me keeping my books arranged.


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