IELTS Cue Card: Describe your ideal home or place to live

Describe your ideal home or place to live

IELTS Cue Card Question 84 With Model Answer:

Describe your ideal home or place to live.

You should say:
  • where it would be
  • how big it would be
  • what it would contain
And explain why this kind of accommodation would attract you so much.
[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:
A home provides a safe shelter for all the beings regardless of humans or animals. So, it should be comfy and well decorated for everyone.

I mostly prefer a living place that should be spacious and there should be plenty of foliages around me. Usually, such locations are unavailable in the cities and thus I prefer rural areas. If the there is a lake or pond beside my home, that would be preferable to me. A serene atmosphere is the best place to make one’s own home and I prefer a similar space which will be filled with serenity and the surrounding environment will be quiet. The environment should be natural and every moment living inside the house will be enjoyable. But the best house for me would be near any sea beach where I could enjoy the sunset and sun rising scenes.  

I do not need a hugely built furnished house to live in but it should be moderately spacious. Provision for natural light is a must for the house and it should also contain standard size windows for ventilation. Besides, the house should have at least three rooms for my necessities. One should be the master bedroom for my sleeping, and there should be another small bedroom for guests with a medium living room. Besides, there should be wide verandah where I could set a chair to enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. I would appreciate a two storied building built on a small piece of land where the bedrooms will be on the first floor and the living room on the ground. , and if such homes are unavailable a single storied home with the same facilities will do for me.

The house should have three rooms at least with proper ventilation (as I said before) and should have an enriched library or at least a large size bookshelf. I do not need luxurious furniture but those should be durable for use and simple in terms of design and style. Heavy curtains should hang in the window so that I could make the room dark in my needs or during the sleeping hours. It would be appreciated if the house faces south. The living room will be filled with comfortable sofas and small tables, few small plants on the corners, a showcase in a corner and the bookshelf beside the showcase. The wood furniture should be coloured in light black while the walls will be white or any eye soothing colour. The bedroom should be of light blue colour while guest room might be like green or orange, and the kitchen should be white. Everything should be organised in the right way.

I like to live comfortably. Everything should be in the proper manner and order and only those are found only in an organised home. I also prefer living in a quiet environment filled with natural environments. I love gardening but since it is impossible to make a garden of my own, I prefer the house should be surrounded by trees. I want my house to be decorated in a natural and pleasant a way that it should be the best place of attraction for me. I will come here after a tiring day and when I will be on the verandah with a cup of tea, the natural environment will make me feel relaxed.

If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe your ideal home or place to live." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue cards as well:

  • Describe a house or home that impressed you. 
  • Describe an ideal home you would like to live in. 
  • Talk about a perfect place you have visited.
  • Describe the house you live in. 
  • Describe a big house or home you have visited.