IELTS Cue Card: Describe your favourite furniture at home

Describe your favourite furniture at home

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 213 with Model Answer:

Describe your favourite furniture at home.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how it looks like
  • how often you use it
and explain why it is your favourite furniture.

[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 in a large apartment with my parents in France and our apartment is filled with different adorable furniture. Among the all other furniture, I like my bedside sofa set most for some reasons. The sofa set looks stunning and has raised the beauty of my bedroom.

As a single girl, I live with my family and my dad has allotted a moderately spacious room for me when he bought this apartment in the downtown of Paris. He bought the apartment in a multistoried apartment complex and allotted two different rooms for me and my elder brother. My brother’s room is just opposite to my room and larger than mine. However, I do not have much furniture in my room except my bed, a medium reading table, a computer table, a set of three wonderful sofas, a small table before the sofa set and a closet. I use each of the things for different purposes and mostly the sofa set is used when my friends come to visit me. They usually sit on the sofas and chat with me about different matters. I also use them whenever I need.

I asked my father to buy me a set of single sofa with a small table to be kept in my room. Often my friends and classmates come to visit me and I do not prefer to sit in the living room to discuss with them. As I am introvert in nature, I like to keep myself hidden and when my friends arrive, I ask them to assemble in my room where we could have privacy. My parents also do not bother over the issue as all of my friends are female. So, the sofa set helps them to sit and gossip or discuss with me. The sofa set is made of wood and there are some adorable designs on the handles. The backsides of the sofas are also curved and the shapes are finely made. They are black in colour including the small tea table. Though the table was maroon, I asked my dad to make the colours homogeneous. So, he brought the table painted in black. Now it was like a complete set.

The sofas are used frequently. In fact, my friends use them more than me. They visit me almost every day of the week and use the sofas. They sit on sofas and enjoy movies on my computer while I have to take a seat on my bed. Even they are too informal with the use of the sofa that they place their legs on the table during the movie time. But when they are not with me and my parents need to talk with me, they come and sit on the sofas. The sofa set consists three medium-small sofas. The entire sofa is made with strong woods and the legs are the strongest part of the sofa. They are also made with a special design and looks like the legs of an elephant that his holding up the wooden structure. Interestingly, whoever enters into my room, adores my sofa set and they feel comfortable by sitting on them.

There is a rule that when things are most used, they become more preferable objects for us. So, I like the sofa set most as it is used more than any other thing. When I need to read something, ordinarily I use the reading table. But if I feel discomfort with the table, simply I sit on the sofa. The seat on the sofa is more comfortable than the wooden reading chair. Moreover, this is my favourite furniture as all of the people like it and when they come to know that it was bought after my choice, they really become glad. They adore my choice and get amazed at my intelligence to make a small living room inside my own bedroom. Moreover, the sellers have said that the woods used for the sofa is a longer lasting one and they also have provided a 30 years guarantee for this which in really unbelievable. They are heavy and good looking. For all these reasons, I like this particular furniture more than any other thing in my room.