IELTS Cue Card: Describe a piece of furniture in your house or flat

Describe a piece of furniture in your house or flat

IELTS Cue Card Question 65 With Model Answer: 

Describe a piece of furniture in your house or flat.

You should say: 
  • what it is
  • what you use it for
  • how often you use it
And explain what is special about it.

[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.]

Model Answer:
I live with my parents in a small flat in Bakal, a town in Satkinsky District of Chelyabinsk Oblast under Russia. Being a small apartment, we have less furniture and I have a desk of my own.

My desk is made of fine wood and has versatile applications. This is a four-legged desk and requires less space in my room. It is placed on a corner and beside the window of the room so that it cannot create any trouble during the movements in the room. The desk was customised according to the needs of my father (he is a writer by profession) about five or six years ago, and my older brother wanted to have the desk for his own use when we came to reside in the current apartment block. But my father issued the desk for me as I need that more than my brother and he already owns a modern desk for his study and another one for his computer placement.

Earlier, the desk was used to keep books on it but now I use it for several purposes. I use the desk as the place of my reading and by the same time I store my laptop on it as well. Whenever I need to study, I take a chair and start reading on the desk and sometimes I do my college home works and other assignments. Moreover, sometimes I add an external keyboard on the desk to play video games on my laptop and place external loudspeakers too to listen to songs. Additionally, the desk has two drawers and I use them as my storage. I keep my favourites CDs, DVDs, wallet, pen and pencils and more other smaller but necessary things and keep the drawers locked always.     

I have to use the desk frequently and for countless times in a day. When I am in my room, I usually sit by the desk either for study or for the entertainment. Further, when my friends and classmates come to visit me for different purposes, the desk plays the role of storing their bag and baggage. It is unusual that I am in my room and not sitting by the table. The desk is considered as the centre of my room for me (although placed in a corner) as I regularly use the desk in countless manners too.  

The desk is very special to me and I am lucky that my father has given it to me. The desk is made of the finest wood and has a glossy surface. I have tried several times to remove the glossiness of the surface but all my attempts failed. The four legs are polished in a sophisticated manner and the local carpenter who made the desk opined that it would last for over 30 years and will require no servicing or any modification. He added that he had applied some specific elements to make the desk surface scratch resistant to a certain level. I am realising his statement and feeling proud to own such a beautiful table.