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When you enjoyed visiting a member of your family

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 562 with Model Answer:

Describe a time when you enjoyed visiting a member of your family in their home.

You should say:
  • who you visited and where they lived
  • why you made this visit
  • what happened during this visit
and explain what you enjoyed about this visit.

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


Model Answer 1:
I would like to share a memorable experience when I visited my aunt's house during a school break. My aunt, who lives in a quaint suburban neighbourhood, had invited me over to spend a few days with her and her family. I had always enjoyed spending time with them, and this visit turned out to be particularly enjoyable.

My aunt's home is nestled in a peaceful and lush green area, providing a refreshing change from the cityscape where I lived. The purpose of my visit was simply to catch up, relax, and escape the usual routine. I was excited to spend quality time with my cousin, who is like a close friend to me.

During my stay, we engaged in various activities. We cooked together, sharing family recipes and learning new ones. We played board games, went for walks in the nearby park, and even had a movie night with homemade popcorn. What made the visit truly enjoyable was the warmth and genuine hospitality my aunt's family extended towards me. We had heartfelt conversations, shared laughter, and bonded over shared experiences.

One aspect of the visit that I particularly enjoyed was the feeling of being welcomed and embraced by family. It was evident that my aunt and her family were genuinely happy to have me around, and that made me feel valued and loved. The cosy atmosphere of their home, coupled with their genuine care, created a sense of comfort and relaxation that was much needed. In essence, this visit allowed me to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, connect with family members, and rejuvenate in a peaceful environment.


Model Answer 2:
I've a cherished memory of visiting my sister's new home for the first time in 2021 after her wedding. Back then, she had recently tied the knot and moved to a different city with her husband. The excitement of seeing her new life and home added a unique sense of anticipation to the visit.

My sister's new home was located in a serene residential area, quite different from the bustling city I was used to. The purpose of my visit was to congratulate her on her marriage and also to get to know her new family and surroundings. I was looking forward to spending time with her, meeting her husband, and experiencing the warmth of their new life together.

During the visit, I was warmly welcomed by her husband and his family. They had prepared a delicious meal for me, which we all shared together. It was heartening to see how well my sister had adjusted to her new life and how seamlessly she had merged into her husband's family. We spent the evening sharing stories, reminiscing about our childhood, and getting to know her new in-laws.

What made this visit truly special was witnessing my sister's happiness in her new role as a wife and daughter-in-law. It was evident that she was thriving in her new environment, and her new family embraced her with open arms. As the evening passed, I felt a strong sense of joy and contentment, knowing that my sister was in a loving and caring family.

The visit taught me the significance of adapting to new phases of life and embracing change with an open heart. It highlighted the importance of family bonds, even as they evolve and expand. This experience left me with a deep sense of happiness for my sister and gratitude for the warm welcome I received from her new family.

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