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[Band 8.5] Describe a House/Apartment that someone you know lives in IELTS Cue-Card

In Describe a house/apartment that someone you know lives in or Describe the home of someone you know well and that you often visit Cue Card, you should say:

1. Whose house/apartment this is?

2. Where the house/apartment is?

3. What it is like?

4. Explain why you like/dislike this person’s house/apartment?

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Here’s the first sample answer to Describe a house/apartment that someone you know lives in IELTS Speaking Cue Card:


Over the years, I’ve had some vague ideas about what my perfect house might look like, but I’ve never really had the chance to express them. But then, I saw a house which was similar to what I anticipated owning my entire life. So today, I would happily take this opportunity to talk about my relative’s richly decorated house.

Whose house/apartment this is?

Well, the house belongs to my elder cousin. His uncle has left them the property as a token of love.

Where the house/apartment is?

The house is located in Goa near the seashore where one can see the sun rise and set every day.

What it is like?

The house is more like a mansion from where I can see. There is a gorgeous rose garden as you pass the front gate.  A white sitting room with a pink sofa set will welcome you when you enter the room. Moreover, Hanging paintings with lovely flowers on the walls give this space a cosy, airy appearance.

On the second level, there are three bedrooms. He has one for himself, one for his brother, and one for his parents.

Explain why you like/dislike this person’s house/apartment?

I particularly like his house because it is closer to nature. There is a large open space which overlooks the sea. In the evenings, our families get together and used to have barbecues there. Above all, this is a perfect place for someone to be surrounded by beauty and peace.

Concluding the Cue Card

So this is all about a house/apartment owned by my cousin that people like me can only wish for.



Today, there are so many acquaintances of mine living in stunning houses or apartments that it is really difficult to decide which one is the best. However, I personally like my uncle’s apartment which has been equipped with all kinds of modern amenities and features.

And today, I would love to talk about that!

The apartment is located in a beautiful suburb, having wide streets, a big and clear lake and lots of trees, which wouldn’t be too far away from the Nainital city.

This home was purchased last month by my uncle who just returned from Canada. Actually, he immigrated to Canada and spent over three decades working there.

Talking about what the home is like, I think it should be about 2000 square feet in the area as it has four to five spacious rooms, including a master bedroom. A sizeable balcony is an integral part of every space. The apartment is on the fifth story of a high-rise building with an elevator that is available around the clock and enough room for 9-10 people to have a fantastic view of lovely surroundings.

In addition to this, the house is equipped with all the modern amenities that one could dream of. This includes a small home theatre and an indoor gym. On top of it, the apartment also has an automatic security lock system in order to ensure maximum security.

I adore every single room in the house; there is nothing I don’t like about it because every component, including the interior design, décor, and use of space, has been well considered.

My uncle loves to show off his beautiful home to all of his visitors, and he takes great pride in it.

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Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking Part-3 follow-up questions for Describe a house/apartment that someone you know lives in cue card:

1) What are the differences between buildings in the city and in the countryside?

The main distinction is that buildings in rural locations have larger outside spaces and more spacious rooms compared to those in cities, which have fewer outdoor spaces and crowded rooms. Additionally, high-rise residences are only found in cities, while buildings in rural areas are only a few stories tall.

2) Do you prefer to live in the city or in the countryside?

There are more jobs in the city than in the countryside. There are more shops in cities as well. But still, I prefer the countryside to the city because of the peace and fresh air. Food is more readily available in cities, but the food in rural areas is more wholesome and natural.

3) What safety risks are there in residential buildings in cities?

Fire is the biggest threat, particularly in high-rise structures. A fire on one floor could be disastrous for residents of higher floors and result in many fatalities.

4) Is it expensive to decorate a house or an apartment in the place where you live?

Yes, decorating a home or apartment these days can be quite pricey. The price of furnishings and accessories has risen. Additionally, indoor plants, which are essential for decorating, are becoming more and more expensive.


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I hope it gives you some realistic idea on how to carry a conversation around Describe a house/apartment that someone you know lives in IELTS Cue card topic. However, it is strongly advised not to reproduce the same answer during the exam. You should rather reformulate and personalize your answer.

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