Describe A Family You Know – IELTS Cue Card Sample 54
Describe a family (not your own family) that you like.
You should say:
BAND 9.0 SAMPLE ANSWER:
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. Example: I am still very close to my best friend, and we meet up regularly.
drop in: [phrasal verb] pay an informal visit to someone. Example: I was passing your house, so I decided to drop in and have a chat.
overnight: [adjective] for one night. Example: 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. Example: 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. Example: The doctor told me to take it easy for a few days until I felt better.
warm-hearted: [adjective] kind and generous. Example: My parents were very warm-hearted and they always helped other people with their problems.
run into difficulties: [expression] experience difficulties. Example: As I did not understand much French, I soon ran into difficulties when I visited Paris.
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looked after: [phrasal verb] were responsible for and took care of me. Example: My aunt looked after us while our mother was in hospital.
out-of-this-world: [expression] used to emphasize how good something is. Example: Visitors to Vietnam think that the traditional food is out-of-this-world.
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