Describe A House/Apartment That Someone You Know Lives In

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a house/apartment that someone you know lives in.

You should say:

Whose house/apartment this is?
Where the house/apartment is?
What it looks like inside?
And explain what you like or dislike about this person’s house/apartment?

Note: 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:

Introduction: and Whose house/apartment this is?

  • I think that building a dream house is an ambition of almost every person in the world, and today I would like to talk about the house of one of my uncle’s friend.

Where the house/apartment is?

  • The house is located in one of the posh localities of Chandigarh.
  • In fact, it is just one km away from the famous Sukhna lake which is a big tourist attraction in our city and most of the city residents love to go there for a morning walk.
  • My uncle’s friend who has recently returned from Canada, bought this house last year.
  • He had worked in Canada for almost 30 years before deciding to settle back in India.

What it looks like inside?

  • It took him almost one year to get the house renovated according to his liking.
  • Also, I believe that he has spent a fortune on purchasing and rebuilding this property.
  • It is a two-storey corner house with 3 bedrooms and a living room on each floor, and from the outside, it looks like a 20th century luxury English Villa.
  • There is ample parking space for 4 cars and a huge lawn in the front.
  • Apart from it, the house is equipped with all the modern amenities that one could dream of.
  • There is an indoor gym, a mini home theater, and a jacuzzi on the rooftop.
  • All the rooms have huge glass windows which allow a lot of natural light to come into the house and there is good ventilation as well.
  • My uncle’s friend is a technocrat, so, he has installed a lot of smart electronic devices in his home and he is able to control most of them through his mobile phone.
  • For example, he can turn on the lights, open the curtains and control the conditioning, all with the click of a button.
  • Moreover, my uncle’s friend is also fond of gardening so he has planted many flowers and exotic plants in his garden. He has also kept a lot of indoor plants in the house.

And explain what you like or dislike about this person’s house/apartment?

  • I absolutely love each and every corner of the house, there is nothing to dislike about it because so much attention to detail has been given to all the aspects such as interior design, décor, and space utilization.


  • My uncle’s friend is really proud of his house and loves to give a house tour to all the guests who come to meet him.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

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