Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card Sample 108 - Describe a house or an apartment you would like to live in

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

Describe a house or an apartment you would like to live in.

You should say:

  • what it would look like
  • how big it would be
  • where it would be located

and explain why you would like to live there.


Model Answer 1:

Today, there are so many different types of houses or apartments that it is really difficult to decide what type of apartments I would like to live in. However, one thing is for sure that I would want my apartment to be equipped with all kinds of modern amenities and features.

First of all, I want my apartment to be located at a beautiful suburb, having wide streets, a big and clear lake and lots of trees, which wouldn’t be too far away from the city. My apartment should be about 2000 square feet that have 4/5 rooms with one master bedroom. All the rooms should have a spacious balcony attached to them. The apartment should be located on the 4th or 5th floor of a tall building, that has a 24-hour lift or elevator facility and enough empty space around so that I can have a perfect view of my beautiful surroundings from my apartment.

Since I want my apartment to be fully loaded with all kinds of modern amenities, I want a modern gym or fitness room that includes a yoga studio in addition to a large hot tub that is full of water, used for hydrotherapy, relaxation or pleasure. It should also have a digital media and game centre with a home theatre that has high-end screens and enough reclining chairs to accommodate up to a dozen guests, and a billiard table in order to help me enjoy my time during my leisure hours. Needless to say, I also want a large kitchen with a very modern-looking cabinet, dishwasher and washing machine in it, and kitchen to be attached to a large dining-cum-sitting area. Finally, in addition to having Wi-Fi internet system and satellite TV, my apartment should also have automatic security lock system in order to ensure maximum security.

Anyway, I would like to live in this apartment because it would make me feel comfortable enough to spend my time there without ever getting bored. Besides, I would like to live in it because it would also allow me to live close to a natural and clean environment, full of trees and a lake.


Sample Answer 2:

I currently live in our house which is a 2 storied building. But in the future, I would like to live in a farmhouse in my hometown. The house would be a small one with 4-5 rooms in it. But there would be plenty of trees, gardens, ponds and open spaces in from of the house. I want to live close to nature rather than living in a cramped metropolitan building. The house would be built with woods, leaves, some modern materials and tin. There would be a big veranda in front of the house. Trees would be all around the house.

This would not be a very big house in terms of the size of the rooms. But definitely, the total farmhouse would be well over 1 acre. I would not require a very big house because I won’t have different types of furniture and showpieces. I will have only the necessary household appliances and furniture.

This house would be located in our hometown which is (…say your hometown's name...) in (...say the district/ division/ country name/ city name...). We already have a house there but I would convert it to a farmhouse in future when I will start living there.

Currently, I am living in a metropolitan city and leading a busy life. I do not wish to live in this crowded and busy city after my retirement. I have a plan to take early retirement and then build a farmhouse in my hometown that would allow me living in a place which offers fresh air, clean environment, pollution-free living and healthy and fresh food. This is the main reason I want to live there. Secondly, I already have a house there and converting it to a farmhouse would not be that difficult. Finally, I don’t want to live an idle life after my retirement and building a farmhouse and living there would allow me to get involved in many works that I won’t be able to do at my current living place.


Similar Cue Card topics:

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card Topic would enable you to talk about the following Cue Card Topics as well:

  1. Describe a building or house that impressed you.
  2. Describe an old house you have seen.
  3. Describe a house where you lived for a long
  4. Describe a house or flat you would like to own.
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