Describe your ideal house – IELTS Band 8 Sample
Describe an ideal house/ Describe a perfect house you saw
You should say:
- when and where you saw it;
- what it looked like;
- what special features it had;
- and explain why you liked it.
Sample Answer 1
So I have been living in a 4-storeyed house for the last twenty years. It seemed fine at first, but as time went by, I gradually realised that there are many things about this house that I don’t like. For example, the stair is so steep that I’m almost always out of breath when I reach my room on the third floor. I want to move somewhere else.
I have to say I prefer a high-rise flat to a house. This is mainly because the air there is fresher and there are fewer mosquitos, which are a terrible nuisance by the way. My ideal flat would be on the 20th floor or so, overlooking the whole neighbourhood. It would have a spacious living room, a fully-fitted kitchen, three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
The living room would need to be large enough to accommodate about 30 people, because I often invite friends over or throw small parties. I would like my sofa to be comfy and big enough to lie in and sleep. The walls have to be sound-proof as I can’t deal with noise; I must have a quiet environment to work or relax.
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- Steep: (of a slope) rising or falling at a sharp angle:
Eg: The tent is set up on a steep mountain, where you can spot a breath-taking view.
- Out of breath: gasping for air, typically after exercise.
Eg: After climbing the mountain, she was out of breath.
- High-rise: tall modern building with many floors
Eg: Rose lives in a high-rise apartment in the city.
- Overlook: to provide a view of, especially from the above.
Eg: John’s house overlooks the valley.
- Nuisance: someone or something that causes a problem for other people, an area, etc.
Eg: Sheela is such a nuisance that I hate her her company
- Throw party: to host or hold a gathering.
Eg: John decided to throw a party to his friends.
- Sound-proof: to prevent sound from coming into a room or building, or from being heard outside it
Eg: Rose was looking for a soundproof apartment.
Sample Answer 2
I would want my ideal house to be comfy and spacious, and it should be located in a not-so-urban area with a peaceful and quiet atmosphere.
Painted in yellow and white, the house would somehow look like a little palace for a royal family. The natural glare of the sun is a must for this house and must contain an effective window system for good ventilation. The home would be equipped with air-conditioning and modern appliances for convenience and comfort. Flowers and trees would be planted around it to decorate and make it look captivating.
My ideal house, full of natural light and surrounded by many exquisite gardens, would be the perfect place for me when I need an escape from my heavy workload in the city. I would be able to relish the fresh air, and living there would be the perfect way to relieve stress.
Having the opportunity to live in such a place would be a dream come true for me, feeling like a king in his castle, and I hope that one day I can build a place like this to live in.