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Các câu hỏi Topic Describe Your House – IELTS Speaking
In the IELTS Speaking exam, you would be asked three sections out of which part 1 is the section where basic introductory questions are asked. You will be asked your full name, the location you belong to and whether you are a student or working professional. The examiner starts recording your response, so be careful with all the answers, especially the introductory questions.
In the IELTS speaking part 1, questions about your personal interests are also asked. While giving answers to these questions, you should give reasons also and this is how you can elaborate your answer further. Remember that fluency and coherence are some of the criteria of marking, so you should extend your response but develop ideas logically which are relevant to the question and are well understandable.
1. What kind of housing/accommodation do you live in?
For the past 21 years, I have lived in a house with my family. And I think if I can move out and start making a living on my own, I would try my best to have an independent place where I can plan and design a house layout to suit myself since sharing a room or a flat with strangers sounds so troublesome to me.
To afford (v) to be able to financially support/have enough money to pay for Sth
Suit myself (v) to do exactly what you like/want
Troublesome (adj) causing difficulty or annoyance
To make a living (v) to earn enough to support one’s self
2. What do you usually do in your house/flat/room?
Well, definitely I’ll spend some me-time there. I study, I chill out by reading, drawing and dancing all by myself. Sometimes I also invite one or two friends to spend time with. We’ll watch some movies together and tell each other endless stories.
Chill out (phrasal verb) relax
Me-time (phrase) time for one’s self alone
To do Sth all by one’s self (phrase) to do Sth alone
3. Who do you live with?
I live with my family. There are 5 of us and we all have our own room, which is way more comfortable as the older we grow, the more privacy we need for ourselves. I think our house is big enough for us yet still a warm and cosy place that I call home.
4. How long have you lived there?
Although during my childhood my family had to move a lot, I’ve lived in the most recent house for almost ten years. Comparing to the old houses, I think this house has been the best so far.
5. Do you plan to live there for a long time?
The answer would be yes. My parents have been living there for a long time and moving in and out is too time-consuming and exhausting. Cleaning and arranging everything all over again would be like torture to them. For me, on the other hand, as I’m thinking of moving out to start my adult life, hopefully soon I’ll be able to afford to live in a flat or an apartment.
All over again (idiom) used for saying that you do the whole of something again starting from the beginning, or that the whole of a long process happens again
Torture (n) great physical or mental suffering
6. What’s the difference between where you are living now and where you have lived in the past?
As I’ve already mentioned my family moved several times when I was younger. And the most current house where we’ve been living for about ten years is the best house so far. All of us have separate rooms for our need for privacy yet a big dining room where we can spend the whole evenings together watching TV or having dinner.
The need for Sth/doing Sth (phrase) circumstances in which something is necessary; necessity
7. Can you describe the place where you live?/ Please describe the room you live in
Briefly, my humble house locates in a small and quiet street, so coming home to me is like all the craziness happened outside is left behind. Just beside my house stands a big old tree.
I have my own room with walls painted violet, which is kind of a peaceful colour. The air outside is fresh. I usually open the window to enjoy the wind and sunshine, which will help cool my room without an air conditioner.
Since I spend most of my time staying at home, my room means the whole world to me. It’s like a friend who is always there to share ups and downs with me. So yeah, I would always miss my house, my room whenever I’m away.
Humble (adj) having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance
To help (SO) do Sth (v) to make it easier or possible for (someone) to do something by offering them one’s services or resources.
To share ups and downs (v) together being through good and bad times
To be away (adj) to or at a distance from a particular place, person, or thing
8. Which part of your home do you like the most?
It’s the dining room where my family spends our time together. Not only lunch or dinner but all our family reunions take place in the dining room where we can enjoy a harmonious atmosphere. We always try to keep the family dinner as something we cannot go a day without, since for us it’s the family bonding that lies behind.
Harmonious (adj) having agreement or consensus
To go a day without Sth/doing Sth (v) to feel not necessary to do Sth on a day.
Bài mẫu Topic Describe Your House – IELTS Speaking
Describe your ideal house
You should say:
- where it is
- what it looks like
- when you would like to live in
And explain why you would like to live in it
Chuẩn bị từ vựng, cấu trúc cần thiết
- trần nhà, cửa sổ, ban công,…: ceiling, windows, balcony
- được trang trí với …: to be decorated with …
- các đồ vật dùng để trang trí: coloured string lights (đèn dây nhiều màu), colourful ballons (bong bóng nhiều màu), tiny flowers (hoa li ti), bauble ornaments (các vật trang trí hình cầu), star and moon ornaments (các vật trang trí hình ngôi sao và mặt trăng), …
- cái gì được sơn màu gì: … is painted + màu
- ngắm cảnh biển tuyệt vời: enjoy the breathtaking/ stunning view of the sea
- ngắm bình minh và hoàng hôn: watch the sunrise and the sunset
- thời tiết đẹp: nice/ pleasant/ not too hot, not too cold
- giá bất động sản: the price of property
- tăng mạnh: increase/ rise + dramatically/ significantly
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If I had to talk about my ideal house, it would be a beautiful house by the seaside in a peaceful country setting.
I love the idea of having a two-storey house because I think it would be enough for a small family to live cosily. It would have to be painted blue, which is my favourite colour, and the ceiling would be beautifully decorated with star and moon ornaments.
I love natural lights rather than artificial lights so each room would have its own windows. The windows would also be decorated with coloured string lights and various flowers, which would create a cosy atmosphere for my family. I would hang some photos of inspirational quotes on the walls in case I need some motivation. Each bedroom would have a balcony where we can enjoy the breathtaking view of the sea.
The perfect location would be by the sea because I love the idea of sitting on the beach and watching the sunrise and the sunset every day. Another reason is that the weather in coastal areas is usually nice―not too hot and not too cold. It’s pleasant almost all year round.
I think I would have to save a lot of money if I want to buy a house like this. The price of property has gone up dramatically in recent years, especially in coastal areas, but I think it’s really worth it.