IELTS Cue Card Sample 118 Topic: Describe a family not your own that you like. - IELTS Cue Card Sample 118 Topic: Describe a family not your own that you like. - IELTS Cue Card Sample 118 Topic: Describe a family not your own that you like.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic:

Describe a family that is not your own that you like.

You should say:

  • whose family it is
  • how many family members they have
  • what are they like

and explain why you like this family.

Sample Answer

The only family that I like besides my own family is Linh and her family. As I have many close friends, I often come visit their families in a weekly basis. However, among those families, today, I would like to share about Linh and her family.

The first time I met Linh is when I was 5 years old. Until now, we are still so close. As we’ve had 20 years together, I have many chances to visit her family and set up a good relationship with her family’s members.

Linh’s family is quite similar with my family, in terms of the number of people and ages of them, that’s why I feel like at home when visiting them. There are 5 people in her family, including her parents, her sister, Linh, and her younger brother. Her parents are my parents’ ages, and they work for the same company in medical field. Her sister is about 26 by now. She is married with a cute 1-year-old-baby. Recently, she has been working for a multinational company, in human resources department. Linh is in her 20s, and, along with me, she is trying to pursue her passion in Marketing. Her younger brother is 18 years old, he is preparing for university entrance examination at this time.

Because our parents work for the same company, we live in the same building. My family apartment is on 6th floor while hers is on 10th floor. Linh and I have so many things in common that we often come visit the other’s house, at least once a week. Thus, I know quite well about her family’s hobbies. Her parents enjoy gardening. Her sister focus mostly on her little baby whenever she has free time while her younger brother like playing sports. Linh loves reading books or going out to a cafe in weekends. Though they have different hobbies, Linh’s family all like gathering together or travelling to a beautiful place on public holiday.

Honestly, that family is like my second home. Whenever I am sad, besides my family, they are the ones who I can lean on.


  • have thing in common: have something similar with another

Ex: As we work in the same field, we have a lot of things in common

  • in term of: used to describe which particular area of a subject you are discussing:

Ex: In terms of money, I was better off in my last job.

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