CUE CARD -Describe a house or an apartment you want to live in

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

You should say:

  • what it would look like?
  • where it would be located?
  • what facilities this would have?

And explain why you want to live there.

Sample Answer

Home is where the heart is. We all have dreams and things we want from our lives. It’s ok to be materialistic in life and there is no harm in having some luxuries. I was born and raised in a valley surrounded by hills so I’d like my dream house to be ideally located somewhere in between the hills.

The location of the house would be a semi-urban area as certain places in the hills are secluded and there are no facilities available for miles. I’d like my dream home to be located in Mussoorie, a small hill station resting on the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India.

The house would be a medium-sized bungalow with two floors, a front and a back garden and have all the modern-day amenities. The building will be designed as such that all the windows of the bungalow will overlook the Doon valley. The architecture will be of Victorian era as far as the layout is considered, the ground floor will have a spacious living room adjoining a modular kitchen and a bar which will have spirits from different parts of the earth. As the climate remains cool in Mussoorie throughout the year, the windows of the bungalow will be double-glazed to provide insulation to protect us in the harsh cold weather. The upper floor will have a master bedroom and two other bedrooms as well.

As I live in the city so I’ll use this house as a holiday home and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located in nature’s lap, it will be a perfect relaxation spot. Once in my latter years of life,  I’d like to retire and live a calm and peaceful life in a serene environment.

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 WANT TO LIVE IN.’


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

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

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

Ans. Relocating is a difficult task and involves a lot of things that need to be taken care of, for instance finding a good school for children or a day care . But these issues aren’t taken care of properly, they can cause overwhelming stress and anxiety. Some people face issues because they are not able to adjust to their new house or the new people around them.


Word Meaning Example
Spacious Large in size or area, so that you can move around freely in it.
Almost all of the guests were able to fit into the spacious living room
Hustle To quickly move or push (someone) often in a rough way He’s not the most talented player on the team, but he always hustles.

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