Describe a house or an apartment where you live - Cue Card # 776

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

Describe a house or an apartment where you live.

You should say:

  • what type of house/apartment it is
  • who you live with there
  • how large it is

and explain how you feel about living in this house/apartment.

[Instruction: 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:

I wish that I could say, I am very excited to describe the place in which I am currently living, apparently because I don’t really like it here that much. But, still I will try my best to describe this place – an apartment that is – as per the requirements of this topic.

Now, you are probably wondering as to why I am being so negative about the apartment in which I happen to live with my parents and a couple of my siblings. Now, before I go to answer that question, please allow me to describe this apartment a little.

First of all, this apartment is quite a large one – probably as large as almost 4,000 square feet – and that too without 6 balconies all around it. Now, imagine, how large it can really become if you add those balconies to that 4000 square feet area. Sometime, it looks like a mini football stadium to me except that it has 5 small “partitions” in it, which we call rooms, 4 bathrooms and a huge dining area with a very large kitchen. And as far as the colour of the painting inside this apartment is concerned, it looks so obsolete. Then, of course, the lesser I talk about its widows, the better it is, since they (the windows) look like some kinds of round shape mirror that are attached to the walls in a rather peculiar way. However, the only good thing about this apartment, located in a rather busy area, is its fireplace which isn’t only nicely designed but can also radiate the heat all around the place rather quickly and efficiently.

I guess that, by now, you already got some idea as to why I am being so negative about the apartment in which I live. Yes, I don’t really like living here, mainly because it looks too big for my liking. In fact, it would be better if it was being used as some kind of “office”. I don’t like living here, also because this apartment is always noisy all around it.

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