Describe a house/ apartment that someone you know lives in – IELTS Cue Card
Describe a house/ apartment that someone you know lives in
You should say:
- whose house/apartment this is
- where the house/apartment is
- what it looks like inside
Sample Answer 1
My maternal grandparents live in a palatial house in Punjab, India. The house is regarded as one of the most alluring examples of modern architecture in their neighbourhood.
My maternal grandmother is a bit luxurious in nature and loves to live in an attractive, spacious house. My grandmother owns a garment business in Punjab. As a result of their labour, they were able to construct their home. It is a two-storey structured building. There is a verandah in front of the home, and the garden in the backyard is large, with a designated sitting space and a variety of gorgeous flowers and fruit trees. Furthermore, there is a little swimming pool on the left side of the home, which has enhanced the property’s standard.
The inside of the house is beautifully decorated. The house has many rooms, including three large bedrooms with some other smaller rooms for various purposes. The living room is quite big. The majority of the furniture is constructed out of the best woods and boldly displays my grandparent’s choice. There is an extraordinarily huge mirror in the living room, which is incredible, and the ceiling is embellished with a chandelier. The master bedroom is tastefully furnished with high-end furnishings and facilities. The main bedroom has a king-size bed and other needed furnishings. The home’s most essential feature is that it is centrally air-conditioned, making life within the house pleasant. I have spent most of my summer vacations at my grandparent’s house. I played various games with my sister, and we also played in the swimming pool for hours and hours. I used to look forward to summer vacations so that I could go to my grandparent’s house.
Sample Answer 2
Settling down in one of the affluent suburbs of a city is a dream that almost every member of my family holds. So, just last year, one of my cousins, Yogita, managed to tick off this objective from her list. Since she has shifted, she has invited me several times for a visit. Unfortunately, I couldn’t entertain her requests until last week due to a really hectic schedule.
From a glance, if I call it a luxurious villa instead of a house, it would not be an overstatement. The building stands at an area of 3000 square feet. Surrounding the building, there is ample empty space that my cousin has used for gardening and parking.
The entire house is lavish. In the backyard, there is a large swimming pool. The attractive garden features a gamut of blooming flowers and trees. From the inside, the house has a lot of windows, ensuring the proper inflow of sunlight. Two sculpted balconies offer an elegant and classy look to the villa. There are four large bedrooms with adjoined bathrooms, one living area, and one kitchen. The rooms are situated at a fair distance from one another to ensure maximum privacy. The interiors have been done diligently. There are stunning souvenirs in every corner of the house.
Overall, I liked how spacious the villa is, and it features almost every element of luxury. Besides, it is situated in a safe neighbourhood and is close to basic amenities.
Alluring (adj) – powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating; seductive.
E.g: The big city life is alluring for young people.
Enhanced (verb) – intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of.
E.g: The boss’s appreciation enhanced the performance of the employees.
Embellished (verb) – make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features.
E.g: The dress was embellished with silver threads and pearls.
Palatial (adj) – resembling a palace in being spacious and splendid.
E.g: Sneha bought a palatial apartment.
Extraordinarily (adverb) – in a very unusual or remarkable way.
E.g: Petra is an extraordinarily beautiful girl.