Describe A Family Which You Like and are Happy to Know – IELTS Cue Card Sample 54
Describe a family (not your own) which you like and are happy to know.
You should say:
- where this family lives
- who the members of the family are
- how you know them
- what each person in this family does in life (student/work/retired etc.)
and explain why you like this family.
I’d like to talk about a family that I am very close to. It’s my uncle’s family. His family has 2 daughters who are around the same age as I am; therefore, I usually drop in to his house to chat with them. At times, we bake some cakes and take them to our grandparents’ house; then we have an overnight sleep there. Besides, we often hang out together, especially at the weekends just to take it easy and enjoy ourselves to get ready for a new week.
Their parents, I mean my uncle and aunt, are very warm-hearted, and they both work as college teachers. So, whenever I run into difficulties with my homework, I usually turn to them for help. I remember when I was small, I used to live in my uncle’s house and they looked after me as if I had been their daughter. Hence, our relationships are out-of-this-world, although we don’t have much time together like before. But on special occasions such as the Tet holiday, we will gather at my grandparents’ house to make Chung cake, enjoy a firework performance as well as wish New year’s greetings to each other. As a final point, I hope that we can maintain this close relationship for ever.
- Close to: [adjective] knowing someone very well and liking them a lot.
Eg: I am still very close to my best friend, and we meet up regularly.
- Drop in: [phrasal verb] pay an informal visit to someone.
Eg: I was passing your house, so I decided to drop in and have a chat.
- Overnight: [adjective] for one night.
Eg: All the hotels were full and I could not find any overnight accommodation.
- Hang out: [phrasal verb] spend a lot of time in a place.
Eg: During the school holidays, a lot of kids hang out at the shopping mall.
- Take it easy: [expression] relax and avoid working too hard or doing too much.
Eg: The doctor told me to take it easy for a few days until I felt better.
- Warm-hearted: [adjective] kind and generous.
Eg: My parents were very warm-hearted and they always helped other people with their problems.
- Run into difficulties: [expression] experience difficulties.
Eg: As I did not understand much French, I soon ran into difficulties when I visited Paris.
- Looked after: [phrasal verb] were responsible for and took care of me.
Eg: My aunt looked after us while our mother was in hospital.
- Out-of-this-world: [expression] used to emphasize how good something is.
Eg: Visitors to Vietnam think that the traditional food is out-of-this-world.
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