Describe a Relative’s House you Have Visited- IELTS Cue Card
Describe a relative’s house you have visited
You should say:
- whom you visited
- why you visited him/her
- how long you stayed there
And explain why this visit was particularly important to you.
Sample Answer 1
Families are a source of support and comfort to us, sharing their wisdom and providing us company in our journey of life. Spending time with family members can lighten our mood and provide us with a respite from the stress of daily life, which is why visiting them is an enjoyable experience. In this light, I would like to talk about visiting my maternal uncle’s home.
My uncle lives in a housing complex situated on the southern fringes of the city. He has been living there for quite some years now and I have some fond memories of spending time there. My uncle, who is my mother’s younger brother, happens to live with his elderly parents, my maternal grandparents, and his older brother.
The flat they reside in is located on the second floor of the first building nearest the gate of the complex. This allows them a nice view of the road and the local pond from their balcony. Their flat is quite airy and spacious. They have three large bedrooms, a common area containing the living room and dining room, a small kitchen, and three bathrooms.
What I like the most about visiting my relatives is that I get the opportunity of spending time with them in spite of all our busy schedules. My grandmother always lovingly prepares a lot of food which I look forward to on every visit. My uncle, on the other hand, enjoys baking as a hobby and when I visit, we make it a point to bake something together, which I revel in. My grandmother and my uncles own a vast collection of books which I also enjoy perusing through or borrowing whenever I visit them.
The pandemic has made it difficult for me to visit my relatives as frequently as I would like. On the rare occasions that I have been able to visit them, however, the time I spent has been truly memorable and I look forward to visiting them more often if our schedules permit.
Sample Answer 2
Families are a blessing to us and people who stand as our pillars and help us during our tough times. There’s no greater wealth than having a supportive family. Similarly, relatives who actually respect connections for what they are, are rare.
A couple of months back, I recently visited Mumbai to attend one of my second cousin’s weddings, which was a 3-day affair. As they were extremely illustrious and well off, the wedding took place on the huge lawn back in their exquisite palace-like home overlooking the stunning Juhu beach. The 4000 square-feet palatial house was elegantly decorated with its facade exuding high-end design and luxury. In addition, the interior of the house was dolled up with incredible double-floored crystal chandeliers, impressive modern interiors, mini home-theater, 5 master bedrooms, solid glass doors through the hallway with an amazing view of the lush-green courtyards, and play area.
I was mesmerized by the sophisticated corners of this palatial house, which brought an aura of royal goodness. My four-day stay at this luxurious mansion was absolutely fantastic. Honestly, this visit was memorable for many reasons; first, because this was the first time after the demise of my grandparents, we gathered as a family to attend a wedding. Second, I had a blast with everyone in each ritual, and third, it was the first time I witnessed the majestic grandeur of my relative’s gorgeous villa.
- Blessing in disguise
Meaning: an apparent misfortune that eventually has good results.
Eg: The dog was a blessing in disguise who came in front of the car and prevented the accident.
- Well off
Eg: Although Kay belonged to a well-off family, she lived a poor lifestyle.
Meaning: the principal front of a building that faces onto a street or open space
Eg: The facade of the building is yet to be constructed.
Meaning: an unroofed area that is completely or partially enclosed by walls or buildings, typically one
Eg: The teacher organized her yoga sessions in the courtyard.
Meaning: a person’s death
Eg: I had to take urgent leave due to my grandmother’s demise.