Part-2 居住房屋 House or Apartment


IELTS Speaking Part 2-294: IELTS Cue Card with Model Answer.

Describe a house or apartment you want to live in.


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.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

你有2分钟时间回答PART 2,在回答之前,你有1分钟的准备时间,准备时你可以写笔记。

Model Answer 1:

I currently live in our house which is a 2 storied building. But in future, I would like to live in a farm house in my hometown. The house would be a small one with 4-5 rooms in it. But there would be plenty of trees, gardens, ponds and open spaces in from of the house. I want to live close to nature rather than living in the acrammed metropolitan building. The house would be built with woods, leaves, some modern materials, and tin. There would be a big veranda in front of the house. Trees would be all around the house.

This would not be a very big house in terms of the size of the rooms. But definitely, the total farm house would be well over 1 acre. I would not require a very big house because I won’t have so many furniture and show pieces. I will have only necessary household appliances and furniture.

This house would be located in our hometown which is (…say your hometown name…) in (…say the district/ division/ country name/ city name…). We already have a house there but I would convert it to a farm house in future when I will start living there.

Currently, I am living in a metropolitan city and leading a busy life. I do not wish to live in this crowded and busy city after my retirement. I have the plan to take early retirement and then build a farm house in my hometown that would allow me living in a place which offers fresh air, clean environment, polluted free living and healthy and fresh foods. This is the main reason I want to live there. Secondly, I already have a house there and converting it to a farmhouse would not be that difficult. Finally, I don’t want to live an idle life after my retirement and building a farmhouse and living there would allow me to get involved in many works that I won’t be able to do at my current living place.