Describe Your Family – IELTS Cue Card
Are you searching for words when you speak? Does the Speaking section of the IELTS make you tense? The IELTS cue card “Describe Your Family” will help you answer questions from the category -Family. Practise using the sample answer given and ace this module of the IELTS with a band 8+.
Describe Your Family
You should say/give
- a description of my family
- What kind of learning I get from family
- What inspires me from my family.
Sample Answer 1
Here is the sample for “Describe Your Family” topic:
I belong to a nuclear higher middle-class family. It is just me, my parents and my elder brother. My father is a PO officer in SBI (State Bank Of India) bank, and my mother is a housewife. My brother is working in Bangalore, so he is living alone. I am happy to have a bonded, close-knit family. I have a small family with lots of happiness and derive pleasure from love, respect and care.
I have solicitude for my parents and elder brother. They respect me, and I give them back a hundred folds of respect and joy. I learn discipline, punctuality and also gain knowledge on how I can improve myself. My family is an integral part of my life. My family incorporated all the good habits and manners from my childhood. I feel very blessed and fortunate to be born in a family with lot of talents.
I’m inspired by my elder brother because of his hard work and his actions which make the country proud. For me, family is everything during the good and bad times. I’m really astonished to see my mom taking good decisions and shouldering many responsibilities of the family. Every day, I’m inspired by one family member, which helps me move forward in my career. My father’s discipline and punctuality energizes my brain every morning.
Sample Answer 2
I live in a joint family with our grandmother, three uncles and aunts, six cousins, my parents and a sister. We all live under the same roof but on different floors. My father is the eldest in my family, and I am the eldest child of my generation. My father with my uncles operate a single shop that sells clothes.
One of the biggest things that I have learnt from my family is the sense of responsibility and togetherness. In the era such as this, everybody wants to have privacy and live separately. However, we, despite living together are never devoid of our privacy. Everybody respects one another – and that is one trait that I like about my family.
Although there are several inspirational acts that my family is involved in, what I like the most is that we never frown upon guests. I have seen plenty of people who grimace whenever somebody goes to their house – only because they would have to cook for them and serve them. In my house, everybody and anybody are welcome. And, my aunties ensure that nobody goes without eating.
Here are the vocabularies for “Describe Your Family” with examples:
- Nuclear: parents and their minor children who are living under one roof.
Eg: Mine is a small nuclear family
- Close knit family: group of people are closely linked, do things together, and take an interest in each other.
Eg: Our team is bound together like a close knit family.
- Solicitude: care or concern for someone or something.
Eg: He has lots of solicitude for his son.
Sample Answer 3
I belong to a joint family but due to my father’s job, recently, we had to settle in a different city. Back at home, I have my grandparents, two uncles and aunts and cousins. Growing up, I had enjoyed the love of my grandparents, uncles and aunts and received a lot of respect and warmth from my cousins as I was elder to them. As a result, when we moved away I missed them a lot.
Living with my grandparents was gratifying as they told us stories of their times, took us to the park to play and gave us treats whenever we wanted. It does not mean we were pampered. My grandfather is a retired Army personnel and upheld discipline in the house. Due to him, our morning began every early and our day ended with sharing of exciting stories by any one of the adults. Sometimes, waking up early in the morning seemed so gruelling, but now when I look back, I am thankful to him for inculcating these good habits and maintaining such a jovial atmosphere in our house. My grandmother was a timid person, but being with my grandfather gave her an aura of firmness. Everyone in the household was very amicable and fostered an ambience of tenderness, thoughtfulness and progress.
Other than my parents, my grandparents had always inspired me the most. They instilled in me the desire to work hard sincerely, sustain a healthy relationship with my close ones, and taught me the value of a family. My parents encouraged me to grow as a person, respect the elders and never leave family members in times of need. My uncles and aunts have always been supportive of them and, unlike other families, have never pushed me to do something I don’t want to. Even now, when we meet together, my cousins and I have never-ending stories and secrets to share. We revel in each other’s company and always watch each other’s back.
Nowadays, I see families disintegrating and facing many struggles to defend their values. But, the profound connection that I share with my family members inspires me to be the person I am. I hope to uphold the values I have learned from them and pass them on to the next generation.
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