Cue Card 1
Describe an ideal house that you would like to live in
You should say:
- where it is
- what it looks like
- when you would like to live in
And explain why you would like to live in it.
So I’m going to talk about the perfect house that I would like to live in. I would like it to be spacious, comfy and tranquil and it should therefore be located in a rural area with a quiet and peaceful atmosphere.
Painted white and pink, the house would somehow look like a little palace for a royal family. Natural light is a must for this house and must contain an effective window system for good ventilation. The house would have modern appliances and air-conditioning for comfort and convenience. Trees and flowers would be planted around it to decorate and make it look beautiful.
My ideal house, which would be full of natural light and surrounded by a lot of beautiful gardens, would be the perfect place for me when I am in need of relaxation and an escape from my heavy workload in the city. I would be able to enjoy the fresh air, and living there would be the perfect way to relieve stress.
To be honest, having the chance to live in such a house would be a dream come true for me, feeling like a king in his own castle, and I hope that one day I can build a house like this to live in.
1. spacious – with a lot of space
2. comfy – comfortable
3. tranquil – calm, peaceful and quiet
4. rural area – the countryside or farming area
5. palace – the home of a king or royal family
6. a must – necessary
7. ventilation – the movement of fresh air in a closed space
8. appliances – an electrical device or machine used at home eg. refrigerator, rice cooker
9. heavy workload – a lot of work to do
10. relieve stress – to reduce or release stress or worry
Cue Card 2
Describe an ideal home (house or apartment) that you would like to live in
You should say:
- Where it would be;
- How big it would be (big or small);
- What type of home it would be;
- And explain why you would like to live in this place.
Honestly, if I ever someday, I’d love to live in a unique flat on the top floor of a high-rise building. It’s even better if it’s a duplex penthouse because it means it’ll have two stories, including a large living room.
Specifically, I hope there will be a big home office for me to work comfortably in, and also four bedrooms so even if guests spend the night, it won’t get too crowded. Plus, I want it to be a smart home so that all the appliances, lights, and other household items can be remotely controlled by my smartphone. For example, when I’m about to come back home, I can remotely turn on the lights and the air conditioner. It’s cool just to think about it.
On top of that, the home must have an open balcony. You know, standing on the balcony must be like standing on a rooftop. And I’ll put a beautiful garden up there so I can always enjoy the scenery, relax, and chat over tea with my family or friends.
I believe I will love living in such a place very much. An environment like that will help me wind down and feel right at home every day. Even though a penthouse like what I said just now must be pretty expensive, I will work hard for it. Just like a famous entrepreneur said: “Everyone should have a dream. What if it comes true?!”
duplex penthouse: A duplex is a house that has been divided into two separate units for two different families or groups of people.
home office: a room in a person’s house where he or she does office work
on top of that: additionally; furthermore
chat over: informal conversation or talk conducted in an easy familiar manner
wind down: to gradually relax after doing something that has made you tired or worried
be/feel (right) at home: to feel comfortable and relaxed
What if: used for asking what would happen in a particular situation, especially an unpleasant situation