IELTS Speaking Part 1 : Accommodation

1. Do you live in a house or an apartment?

I live in a flat in a 25-storey apartment building with my family. I enjoy my life there, because all facilities and services are available within walking distance, which means I can easily grab anything I need in just a few minutes.

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2. What is your favorite room in your home? Why?

Definitely my own bedroom. It’s the personal space where I can do whatever I want without getting scolded by my mom. Besides, my bedroom is an ideal place for me to avoid noise, so I tend to lock myself up in my bedroom whenever I need to concentrate on my study.

Would you change anything about your home? Why / why not?

Well, perhaps I would expand the dining area. It is the common space for family members to gather, so I think it would be nice if my house’s dining room could be a little more spacious.

3. Would you like to move to a different home in the future?

Although my current accommodation is perfectly fine, I would love to experience living in a villa once. Since it was my childhood dream to have a swimming pool and a garden of my own, a villa seems like an ideal house for me.

4. How is your apartment decorated?

My home is styled in a minimal way. Almost everything is painted in plain white, and a few landscape paintings act as a delicate touch. The interior design is simple, but very pleasant to look at.

5. Do you plan to live there for a long time?

Answer 1: My answer would be yes. I have nothing to complain about with my current accommodation. Everything is up to par, from the neighbours to the vicinity to amenities. That’s why my family has no intention of leaving this wonderful neighbourhood.

Answer 2: That was never my plan. Two years ago I decided to rent a room here because my house was too far and it took me forever to get to my office. But I only stay here for maybe 1 or 2 years more before I can afford a house of my own.

6. Do you have a garden?

Unfortunately, no. There is not enough space for a garden in our flat, but I would love to have one in the future. I think every household needs a green space, not only because it is aesthetically pleasing, but also because it is a good way to get in touch with the natural world.

7. Are there many amenities near your home?

My house is located in a residential complex, so everything is within reach. There is a gym, a park, as well as a wide variety of shops, which are more than enough to cater for all residents in my area.

8. Who do you live with?

I live with one of my coworkers, who was also my college friend. We share the rent and other expenses like electricity and water, so it’s not really expensive.

9. How long have you lived there?

I’ve been living here since 2016, so it’s 2 years more or less although I did spend 6 months living in HCM city. I thought about moving somewhere else, but living here is pretty great and fun. Besides it’s really close to my office.

10. What’s the difference between where you are living now and where you have lived in the past?

There’re quite a few differences. My parents’ house is huge with separate rooms, each of which has its own bathroom so it’s really convenient and private. However, my apartment right now is much smaller and I have to share a bathroom with my roomate.

11. Which room does your family spend most of the time in?

Probably the kitchen where we eat together. Unlike other families in town, we don’t watch TV very often, at least I don’t watch TV so we never sit together in the living room. Dinner is the only time of day that we all sit together and enjoy our meals.

12. Are the public transport facilities to your home very good?

Not even slightly! The bus stations are always crowded with people who are really inappropriate and always talking out loud. The floors are so dirty that I don’t even want to step inside a station.

13. Do you prefer living in a house or a flat?

Each type has some things to offer me but I would have to go for a house. There’s usually more space, and the water supply is much more reliable.

14. What part of your home do you like the most?

My room. It’s big to begin with. There’s a bookshelf attached to the wall which is my favourite spot for reading. And you know what’s best? The bathroom. I have my own bathroom in my own room.

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