When you moved to a new home or school - Cue Card # 794

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

Describe a time when you moved to a new home/ school.

You should say:

  • when it was
  • why you moved to this new home/ school
  • what was your impression when you heard about it

and explain how you felt once you moved to this new home/ school.

[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 am never really in favour of moving from place to place frequently because, more often than not, it becomes really challenging to adapt and adjust. Nevertheless, we still need to move, just like I moved to a new home about 20 years ago. I will shortly explain why I needed to move to a new home, and how I exactly felt about it.

Taking us back 15 years from now when I still was a young boy and didn’t really know much about relocation or moving to a new home, simply because I never really had to move before. But, soon things changed as, one day, suddenly my father broke the depressing and sad news in front of the whole family. Yes, the news was out that we were going to leave our old little home.

As soon as I heard the news, the emotional “me” wanted to argue with my father as to why we really needed to make the move, or why we couldn’t possibly have lived at the same home for our whole life. Interestingly enough though, while I, along with my dear mother, was shocked and sad after learning about the plan to move to a new home, my siblings didn’t exactly feel the same way. In fact, I felt that my elder brother and younger sister were rather receptive to the news. But, regardless of my emotion and disappointment, I had to move to our new home because the owner of our old residence wanted to rebuild and renovate our old residence.

After moving to our new home in a new part of the city, I didn’t exactly know what to really make of it except that I wasn’t really very thrilled about moving in it, to say the least. Besides, I also kept missing our little old home, playmates and neighbours for quite a few months, initially after moving to our new place, as everything around me felt so “strange and uncooperative”. In fact, I felt so sad after moving to our new home that I promised myself that I would never get so emotionally attached to a home!!!

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