CUE CARD – Describe a house or apartment you would like to live in

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a house or apartment you would like to live in.

  • What it is like?
  • Where it would be ?
  • Why you would like to live in this house/apartment ?
  • And how you feel about this house/apartment
Sample Answer

Home is the place where we all want to come back to after a long tiresome day. I do not want to live in a luxurious apartment, but rather a small house with three rooms and a small drawing area with a wide window, opening to the verdant view outside adding a little vintage touch to it. I want the walls bright coloured and a small space for the bookshelf wherein I would collect my all- time favourite novels and books.

Well, the cities today have become such a congested place to breathe, that we can hardly find a place, we can identify as home. So, I really wish my house to be surrounded by the lush green forests in the cradle of mother-nature, alongside a small river or lake, and the transcendental mountain-view followed by a clear blue sky.

Even though the house of my dreams would be very simple, I really want it to be well furnished with all the basic amenities like electricity, gas and clean drinking water. It should contain large windows from where the fresh breeze would flow in and out, while the chirping of birds would serve as a reminder for the fresh start of a new day.

I think living in my dream house would be one of the greatest feelings in the world, and with persistent hard work and dedication, I believe, I would someday be able to enjoy living in it.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)

Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3)related to cue card ‘Describe a house or apartment you would like to live in.’
Q1. Do most Indian people live in an apartment/house?
Well I think that it depends on person to person, as the older people like to live in a house rather than an apartment, whereas, youngsters nowadays are more inclined towards living in an apartment or flats. It also depends on the land availability of the region. For example, in metropolitan cities like Delhi, it is really difficult to find a piece of land with wide gardens, and so people accommodate themselves in tall apartments due to scarcity of land.

Q2. Do young people in your country like to live with their parents or by themselves?
It is a great question. I strongly believe that youth today wants to have a personal space of its own, rather than living under one roof with their parents. Moreover, since most of the young people have to shift nowadays as part of their studies or job, so they tend to live alone by themselves. Furthermore, today’s generation does not want to be dependent on anyone for managing their life, and thus, in order to feel responsible and able enough to not only gain, but also learn from their experiences, they prefer to live alone.

Vidhi Dhanola

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CUE CARD – Describe someone who likes to grow plants.

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe someone who likes to grow plants.

  • Who that person is?
  • How do you know the person?
  • What type of plant does he/she grow?
Sample Answer

Gardening is one of the most prominent hobbies around the world. With the recent rise of social media, people are starting to realize how much it is advantageous in balancing nature. Plants are helpful for people to recover from depression, anxiety, and stress. It is usually said that those who take good care of plants are good at managing anything.

If I have to describe a person who likes to grow plant, the only person who springs to my mind is my sister. Her name is Nishika Yadav. She has a green thumb in our family. Plants really enliven the place that’s what I realized when she turned the rooftop area into a paradise that looks like a mini garden. Since teenage, my sister would spend hours working in backyard. Over the years, she has gained profound knowledge about the different plants and their species.

She has grown plethora of plants which includes flowering as well as non-flowering. We often enjoy having fresh organic fruits and vegetables. In the backyard she has proficiently managed to maintain our house garden. Apart from that, she has mastered the technique of making bonsai and has created a verdant environment at home.

As looking up to her I also started helping her out in planting. To be honest, I have experienced major difference in my life, as I have grown to become a better person. So, that is the person who likes to grow plant.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)

Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3)related to cue card ‘describe a person who likes to grow plants’.
Q1. What kind of plants do people like to grow in their homes?
In my country, people grow distinct types of plants which includes flowers, medicinal herbs, vegetables and fruits. There’s a medicinal plant that is commonly found in most Indian homes which is Tulsi, also referred as Holy Basil. People add its leaf in tea which helps to prevent cold and boost immunity. Apart from medicinal importance, it also holds religious importance, as in Hindu culture the plant is referred to goddess, who brings prosperity to the family.
Q2. Is it important to have plants at home?
Certainly, plants enhance the overall appearance of a space. Apart, from the aesthetic purpose of adding some living plants into your house, it also helps in eliminating air pollutants making it healthier place to live. Besides that, when we spend time in natural settings it can help to reduce mental fatigue and improve concentration levels.

Ayushi Rawat

IELTS BAND7

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8439000086

8439000087

7055710003

7055710004

IELTS Band 7 Dehradun
Near Ballupur Chowk, Dehradun

9634777700

7249900007

IELTS Band 7 Saharanpur
Parsvnath Plaza, Saharanpur

email: info@ieltsband7.com

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