Describe an Interesting house or Apartment you Visited- IELTS Cue Card
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Describe an interesting house or apartment you visited.
You should say
- where the house or apartment was
- who lived there
- what it looked like on the outside and/or inside
And explain why you found this house or apartment interesting.
Sample Answer 1
Recently, one of my friends bought a sea-facing apartment in one of the poshest areas in Mumbai. He invited some of his closest friends, including me, to the housewarming party and we were really overjoyed that he could pull such a feat.
When his parents passed away, he left his hometown with his wife and children to settle in Bandra. I was excited to find out that his housing complex was very close to Salman Khan and Sharukh Khan’s residence. He informed us that it had cost him a whopping amount of around 50 crores and he could afford it only because of his inheritance.
His wife, Maria, being a student of interior design, has given the apartment an amazing look. Spread across 4000 square feet, the apartment has a pristine touch with soothing color, minimalist furnishing in the drawing room and high-end furnishing and fittings in the remaining space. I loved the chandelier in the dining room as it created a royal atmosphere. My friend is also planning to build a jacuzzi in his washroom.
What enthralled me the most was the sea-facing veranda where Maria had created a cozy corner to spend some time in quiet contemplation listening to the roar of the waves. It can also be turned into a charming place for a close gathering of friends. After visiting this apartment, I have begun planning to buy an apartment that I can decorate according to my wish and make it a safe haven for me.
Sample Answer 2
Everyone aims to live in a posh mansion or a luxury apartment in today’s contemporary world. However, only a few people live this dream, while others can only wish this fantasy to come true. As a result, here, I’d like to talk about an exciting house/ apartment that I’ve visited.
Recently, I, along with my family, visited Mumbai for a cousin’s wedding. We had to stay at my second cousin’s home, which is a 4 BHK residential apartment in a 25-story building. Spread over 10 acres, the apartment is located right on the stretch of Juhu beach, facing the Arabian sea. We could see the unmatched sea views from all the rooms. The glass building looked magnificent and shined brightly on the outer side when the sunbeams fell on it.
Some of the sought-after exterior attractions of this building are its complex amenities like swimming pools, clubhouse, children’s play arena, ample parking space, banquet hall, gymnasium, ATMs, activity space for all age groups and a garden. In addition, each apartment in the building is fully furnished with high-end TVs, sound systems, a modular kitchen, leather sofas, dining tables, chandeliers, and king-sized double beds. Further, the interiors of each room have been designed with extreme care according to my cousin’s preference. I was in awe of the interiors and decors.
Large windows and balconies in each room offer unparalleled views of the blue sea, which made me feel like vacationing at the seaside. In addition, the waterside view with the traffic lights at night was stunning. To be honest, I loved every corner of this apartment as I’ve never seen such outstanding architectural beauty in my city.
Meaning: extremely impressive or attractive
Eg: Kay looked stunning in her mother’s gown.
Meaning: elegant or stylishly luxurious.
Eg: The old man purchased a posh villa for her granddaughter in the neighborhood.
Meaning: not matched or equalled
Eg: The cricketer has unmatched talent.
Meaning: a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder
Eg: I was in awe of her English proficiency.
Meaning: a desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place.
Eg: The University is well-facilitated with great amenities for the students.
Part 3 Follow-up Questions
1. Would you like to build a dream house?
Of course, I’ve always aspired to build a house that I can call my own as it would bring me immense satisfaction and happiness. Now that I’ve started earning, I’m planning to build my dream house in a tranquil area where I can feel the presence of nature surrounding me, where I can find comfort, and from where I could feel the inner peace seeing the sun setting in the west. To be honest, my dream house would be a house that I can share with my family when I grow old.
2. What facilities would you like to have in your dream house?
Well, I, like everyone, have a picture of my perfect home etched in my mind. I’ll ensure that my dream home is well-equipped with modern and contemporary interior designs, well-facilitated with a modular kitchen, swimming pool, ventilated areas, open spaces for a party or playing games, a garage, large windows, a staircase leading to the terrace, gymnasium, home theater, and a mini garden. Finally, I’d ensure that the interiors in my dream house are classy, with each room having different themes.
3. What do you think is it as easy as you think to build a dream house?
Well, it’s not as easy as we think to build a dream house because building a house is one of the crucial decisions in my life as it involves a lot of different aspects. There are several steps to building a dream house, including calculating the total finance for constructing a house, looking for a reliable land, foundation, planning and designing, plumbing, insulation, exterior and interior finishing, fixture, and flooring installation, final inspection, and walkthroughs. As a result, it’s not a child’s play to build a dream house.
- Child’s play
Meaning: a task that is easily accomplished
Eg: Cracking IELTS is not child’s play.
Meaning: free from disturbance
Eg: My mother preferred living in a tranquil area.
Meaning: situated on or relating to the inside of something; inner.
Eg: Sam’s cafe has good interiors and decors.
Meaning: supplied with all the necessary equipment
Eg: The hostel is well-equipped with all the basic amenities.
Meaning: a level paved area next to a building; a patio.
Eg: Jones and his friends spend their evenings on the terrace.