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A house/apartment you like to live in – IELTS Cue Card Sample 33

A house/apartment you like to live in – IELTS Cue Card Sample 33

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

You should say:

  • where this house or apartment would be
  • what it would look like
  • when you would like to live there
  • and explain why you would like to live in such a place

 

BAND 9.0 SAMPLE ANSWER:

I would love to live in an apartment. Since I live in a big city, it’s probably more convenient to buy a condo in a building complex.

I prefer a cozy place, so, I would expect it to be not too big – about 90 to 100 square meters – with 2 bedrooms and 2 balconies. In my opinion, this size is perfect for a small family of parents and one child. When it comes to cleaning the house, you wouldn’t feel discouraged by all the chores you have to do.

It would be great if my apartment overlooked [1] a river or bridge, and it should be located on a high floor like the 10th or above. As a person who loves color and nature, I would decorate my house with a lot of paintings and plants. I would make a hanging garden in one of my balconies [2] and put small chairs and tables out, so that I could sit there and enjoy my small garden. I would use yellow -tinted bulbs and lamps all over the apartment to make it cozier.

If I get the chance [1], I would love to make my dream apartment become a reality as soon as possible, because I have always wanted to move out of my parents house. Owning an apartment would allow me to do whatever I want, whenever I want.

VOCABULARY

  • condo: [noun] one apartment that you own in a building with other apartments. However, the shared areas are owned by everyone. Example: The owners of the condos share the swimming pool and children’s play areas that are part of the apartment complex.
  • building complex: [noun] a group of similar buildings of one type in the same place. Example: The buildings in the sports complex included a gymnasium and a basketball court.
  • cozy: [adjective] small, but warm, comfortable and safe. Example: Although it was cold outside, his small apartment was cozy and so we stayed overnight.
  • balcony: [noun] something that is built on the outside wall of a building, like a small platform with a wall or rail around it for safety. Example: We had drinks on the hotel balcony, enjoying the view of the sea.
  • discouraged: [adjective] feeling less enthusiastic about something. Example: when I looked at all the homework that I had to finish, I felt quite
    discouraged. However, I decided to start doing it immediately.
  • chores: [noun] routine tasks. Example: I have to do some chores every day, such as cleaning the kitchen and washing the dishes.
  • overlook: [verb] if an apartment overlooks a place, this means that you can see that place from the window or balcony of the apartment. Example: We had lunch in a restaurant overlooking a lake.
  • floor: [noun] all the rooms that are on the same level of a building. Example: On the 10th floor of my apartment block, there are 6 different apartments.
  • hanging garden: [noun] a type of garden on a balcony or roof in which many plants are in baskets which hang down from baskets fastened to the walls.
    Example: Many people in our apartment complex grow flowers in baskets which hang from the walls of their balconies.
  • yellow-tinted: [adjective] having a light yellow colour. Example: The yellow-tinted lights gave our apartment a relaxing and cozy atmosphere.

Bonus cue cards:

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
  • explain what you like or dislike about this person’s house/apartment.

 

Describe an interesting house or apartment you visited

  • Where this place is
  • What it is like
  • When you wanted to live in there

 

Describe your ideal home or place to live.

You should say:

  • where it would be
  • how big it would be and what it would contain
  • why this kind of accommodation attracts you so much
  • explain why you think this would be your ideal home or place to live in.

 

Describe your dream house

You should say:

  • What would it look like?
  • Where would your dream house be located?
  • What amenities do you want in it?
  • And explain why you want to live at that particular location?

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Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through ieltsmaterial.com. With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.

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