Describe an antique piece at your home – IELTS Cue Card
Describe an antique piece at your home
You should say:
- what it is
- how long your family has it
- where you got it from
and explain why your family has kept it
I am extremely interested and excited to discuss the antique pieces that my little abode is decorated with. Although there are plenty of antique and historical pieces in my house, the one that I like the most is a large dining table, manufactured with oak wood. This is an ancestral piece that has been in my house for more than 50 years.
Even after half a century, the table looks new. Its dark brown colour is intact. And, I feel proud to say that my family has done a really good job in taking care of this valuable piece as there is not even a single scratch or damage on the table. As per my grandfather, the manufacturing of this dining table dates back to the 1960s. It is huge and spacious enough to accommodate up to 15 members. So, even if there are guests in our house, we all can sit together and dine scrumptiously.
As far as its source is concerned, my grandfather tells an interesting story. Accordingly, when my great-grandfather bought his first-ever home, he called some of the finest carpenters in the town to create this dining table. My great grandfather did not budge from his seat until this marvellous piece was ready to be used. Since then, my grandfather has taken care of it like a prized possession. Although the table took a lot of space in the house of my great grandfather, it looks perfectly fine in our living room. This is one piece of furniture that is close to my heart as it speaks about the history of my family.
- Abode: house
Example: I have decorated my abode with antique decor items.
- Ancestral: belong to ancestors
Example: We are living in our ancestral house.
- Spacious: something with ample space
Example: We recently bought an SUV that is spacious for our family.
- Accommodate: providing sufficient space
Example: The mini-bus that we had hired accommodates 20 people seamlessly.
- Scrumptiously: delicious
Example: They devoured chinese food as it was scrumptiously fulfilling.
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