IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Ideal House

Home is the most important part of our lives. People who have good homes tend to have calmer lives, as stated by some psychologist. Having a good home does not simply means, better infrastructure, but in terms of cleanliness and satisfaction of the individual. This time we are looking at the recent questions asked in the IELTS speaking section about the ideal house.

Describe an ideal house that you would like to live in. You should say –

  • where would it be?
  • what type of house would it be?
  • how will you decorate it with?
  • who will you like to live with?

also, explain, why would you like to live in this home?


I currently live in an apartment with two rooms and a kitchen and although I like my house, I would love to move into a cottage in the near time. The idea of living in a cottage in the countryside, truly makes me feel excited about life. The cool breeze, the no traffic, the less stress and the beauty around to savor.

Being brought up in different parts of the country and having lived in Dehradun for around 6 years, it is in the hills that I find my solace. So, my cottage will definitely be in either Almora or the hills of Mussoorie. It will be a cottage with two floors. On the ground floor will be three rooms, where I will be living with my family and on the first floor, I would love to have two rooms. One of them will be a study room and the other will be a library.

I would love to decorate it with all the things that I have collected over a period of time traveling across the country. There are some paintings and then some of them are the collages of different pictures collected, some are memories of people I met. I want my cottage to have all of the memories of people I have met in my life. I want to share my life with my husband and my parents. It would be great fun for all of our families to live together in a beautiful house and make our own living.

House is the most important part of our lives and having the house of my dreams along with the people I love the most, that will definitely be life for me.

What kind of home do most people in your country live in?

Our country has a diverse section of people living across, from different geographical backgrounds, people all over the country live in different kinds of home. People living in urban areas tend to live in apartments, while those living in rural areas, can either live in cottages or semi-detached house or a terraced house.

Do you think moving to a new home can bring problems to people?

Shifting is always a problem and involves a lot of things that need to be taken care of. But, if they are not taken care of properly, they tend to cause issues like management and adjustments. Some people face issues because they are not able to adjust to their new house. Or the new people around them!

Do you think people in your country like to live with their parents?

Most people in my country love to live with their parents, but then with the new generation and the concept of modernization and westernization creeping in, there are some people who tend to not live with their parents. They want to enjoy their own freedom and become more independent. Our country is seeing this shift, with more and more people moving towards the independent life style, whereas there are many who deep rootedly wish to live with their parents.



IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Surf and Turf

Surf and turf is a kind of food which contains both seafood and meat, typically shellfish and steak. It also refers to the habit of shopping where a person puts things into the basket but never buys them in real life. This time we are listening to the BBC 6 minutes English where the speaker talks about surf and turf.

Listen to the audio below and answer the following questions –

  1. Which term is used for looking at things on the internet?
  2. In online shopping, which place is it, where we pay for shopping?
  3. What is the phrasal verb for “throwing something out”?
  4. According to a recent research, which items are most likely to be surfed and turfed?
  5. What are the businesses that sell things called?
  6. Which term is used for something that is too old or no longer suitable?
  7. Which expression is used for online shopping without having to shop in reality?

  1. surfing
  2. checkout
  3. turfing
  4. women’s knitwear
  5. retailers
  6. fall foul
  7. surf and turf

IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer # Concentration

Describe something that helps you concentrate. You should say –

  • what is it?
  • how does it helps you to concentrate?
  • how do you use it?

also, explain, when did you discovered it is the best method for you?


For a very long period of time, I had concentration issues and was not able to focus on one thing for a long period of time. I remember, being miserable at job and relationships until one day while reading an article, I read that the best way to be able to concentrate is to have a routine. Once you have a routine which includes exercise and proper nutrition, you can focus better.

I tried going to gym and even jogging only to find solace in yoga. I joined yoga at a near by place and have been doing it for few months now. Doing yoga in the morning not only provides me the right mindset required for the entire day but also calms me from any thoughts of the past. There are different yoga techniques that we do in the morning, but the best part is there are some I can try while working as well.

For instance, when I am really tired at work I try pulling up and down my toes. It not only relaxes my toes but also helps in making me concentrate better. Yoga has taught me that life is more than just have a great body, it is more about the balance in life.


IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions # Public Transport

Public transport is the common medium of transportation across the world. For all those, who often are not able to commute using their own vehicle prefer the public transport. This time we are looking at a cue card that talks about a visit that a person made using public transport.

Describe a visit that you made using public transport. You should say –

  • what was the visit?
  • when did you make?
  • with whom did you make the visit?

also, explain, how was your visit?


Being a solo traveler, public transport is the only medium that I confide in the most. It is the safest and one gets to interact with the local people on the bus. I remember visiting Shravanbelagola a few months back and it was on my journey to the place that I extensively used the public transport. Not knowing the places and the language, public transportation really did helped.

It was the time when people all over the country came to the place for the festival of Jains and so the government had also made the arrangements in that manner. I visited the place and on interacting with the locals got to know about the places near by and visited them using the public transport.

It was an amazing experience travelling to the place and although public transport did not made it seem simpler, but sure it made me feel more comfortable and safer. Also, using the public transport never made me feel as if it was a solo trip. I always felt surrounded by people.

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