Describe your House: IELTS Speaking Part 1 Sample Answer
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Most of us are fond of our house as it helps us create myriads of memories. Though nowadays we tend to relocate to various places a lot due to jobs, studies or personal reasons, every accommodation etches a mark in our heart. So, here are some questions to prepare you for Part 1 of IELTS Speaking that will help you relive some memories and be ready for the exam as well.
Speaking Part 1
Here is the sample for “describe your House” topic:
1 What kind of housing/accommodation do you live in?
For the past 21 years, I have lived in a house with my family. And I think if I can move out and start making a living on my own, I would try my best to have an independent place where I can plan and design a house layout to suit myself since sharing a room or a flat with strangers sounds so troublesome to me.
2 What do you usually do in your house/flat/room?
Well, definitely I’ll spend some me-time there. I study, I chill out by reading, drawing and dancing all by myself. Sometimes I also invite one or two friends to spend time with. We’ll watch some movies together and tell each other endless stories.
3 Who do you live with?
I live with my family. There are 5 of us and we all have our own room, which is way more comfortable as the older we grow, the more privacy we need for ourselves. I think our house is big enough for us yet still a warm and cosy place that I call home.
4 How long have you lived there?
Although during my childhood my family had to move a lot, I’ve lived in the most recent house for almost ten years. Comparing to the old houses, I think this house has been the best so far.
5 Do you plan to live there for a long time?
The answer would be yes. My parents have been living there for a long time and moving in and out is too time-consuming and exhausting. Cleaning and arranging everything all over again would be like torture to them. For me, on the other hand, as I’m thinking of moving out to start my adult life, hopefully soon I’ll be able to afford to live in a flat or an apartment.
6 What’s the difference between where you are living now and where you have lived in the past?
As I’ve already mentioned my family moved several times when I was younger. And the most current house where we’ve been living for about ten years is the best house so far. All of us have separate rooms for our need for privacy yet a big dining room where we can spend the whole evenings together watching TV or having dinner.
7 Can you describe the place where you live?/ Please describe the room you live in
Briefly, my humble house locates in a small and quiet street, so coming home to me is like all the craziness happened outside is left behind. Just beside my house stands a big old tree. I have my own room with walls painted violet, which is kind of a peaceful colour. The air outside is fresh. I usually open the window to enjoy the wind and sunshine, which will help cool my room without an air conditioner. Since I spend most of my time staying at home, my room means the whole world to me. It’s like a friend who is always there to share ups and downs with me. So yeah, I would always miss my house, my room whenever I’m away.
8 Which part of your home do you like the most?
It’s the dining room where my family spends our time together. Not only lunch or dinner but all our family reunions take place in the dining room where we can enjoy a harmonious atmosphere. We always try to keep the family dinner as something we cannot go a day without, since for us it’s the family bonding that lies behind.
Here are the vocabularies for “describe your House” with examples:
- Harmonious: Having agreement or consensus
Eg: It was a harmonious relationship
- To go a day without Something/doing Something: To feel not necessary to do Something on a day.
Eg: I started my day without doing a proper workout
- To afford: To be able to financially support/have enough money to pay for Something
Eg: I can afford this car easily
- Suit me: To do exactly what you like/want
Eg: The dress should suit me too
- Troublesome: Causing difficulty or annoyance
Eg: He is really troublesome
- To make a living: To earn enough to support one’s self
Eg: We need to work to make a living
- Humble: Having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance
Eg: Mr.Saxena is a humble person
- To help (SO) do Something: To make it easier or possible for (someone) to do something by offering them one’s services or resources.
Eg: The teacher asked me to help my mother with household chores
- To share ups and downs: Together with being through good and bad times
Eg: It is common for friends to share their ups and downs
- To be away: To or at a distance from a particular place, person, or thing
Eg: He was far away from my eyesight
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