Trong bài viết này, Anh Ngữ ZIM sẽ giúp bạn ôn luyện phần IELTS Speaking Part 2 tốt nhất với hướng dẫn chi tiết cách luyện speaking IELTS hiệu quả trong chủ đề Places, dạng bài Describe an ideal house / Describe a house or apartment you would like to live in.
Lập dàn ý chủ đề “Describe your ideal house”
You should say:
Where it is
What kind of accommodation it is
What furniture there is
Explain why you would like to live in it.
Bài mẫu chủ đề “describe your ideal house”
Bài mẫu band 5+
Today, I am going to talk about a house that I’ve thought of since I was young. In the past, I used to dream of a semi-detached house. However, since I hate to live in multi-storey houses, I want an apartment that fits my personality. It would be located in the countryside because I want a calm and spacious living place.
My dream home would be a three-bedroom apartment with two bathrooms and an open kitchen. The reason why it has so many rooms is that it’s for an extended family and members of different generations can share their stories.
I would paint the walls by myself; it would be the color of the sun to create a warm atmosphere inside the house. I’d like my future home to follow the mid-century modern style, with wooden floors and doors. There will be windows in the bedrooms and the kitchen as well to welcome sunlight. I would also decorate the house with a lot of ancient furniture.
Meanwhile, the equipment in the house should be of high technology. I am accustomed to using modern appliances. Therefore, in spite of the ancient vibe of the house, advanced equipment would be perfect for me.
The reason why I would like to live in such a house is that it would bring me comfort. When I face hardships in life, I can just go back home and relax.
Semi-detached house: a house joined to another house by a wall on one side that is shared (nhà song lập)
Multi-storey: having several floors (có nhiều tầng)
Extended family: a family group with a close relationship among the members that includes not only parents and children but also uncles, aunts, grandparents, etc. (gia đình nhiều thế hệ)
Mid-century modern: phong cách giữa thế kỷ hiện đại
Be accustomed to something: familiar with something and accepting it as normal or usual (quen thuộc với cái gì)
Advanced (adjective): having the most modern and recently developed ideas, methods, etc. (hiện đại, tân tiến)
Comfort (noun): the state of being physically relaxed, the state of having a pleasant life (sự thoải mái)
Hardship (noun): a situation that is difficult and unpleasant because you do not have enough money, food, clothes, etc. (khó khăn).
Bài mẫu band 6.5+
Today, I am going to talk about a house that I’ve always dreamed of since I was young. In the past, I used to dream of a semi-detached house. However, since I don't fancy multi-storey houses, I yearn for an apartment that suits my personality traits. It would be located in the countryside because I want a peaceful and calming environment.
My dream home would be a three-bedroom apartment with two bathrooms and an open kitchen. The reason why it has so many rooms is that I want to live in an extended family where unforgettable moments of life can be shared among members of different generations.
I would like to take full control of the house design, by for instance painting the walls by myself, the warm color of the sun. I’d like my future home to follow a kind of mid-century modern style, with wooden floors and wooden doors of a fairly light color. Sunlight would spread all over the house throughout the day through windows in the bedrooms and the kitchen as well. I would also decorate the house with myriad pieces of antique furniture.
Despite adopting a historic style, I still maintain the notion that the equipment in the house should be of cutting-edge technology. I am accustomed to utilizing advanced technological appliances, namely stove, oven, refrigerator, or automatic washing machine. Therefore, in spite of the ancient vibe of the house, brand-new equipment would be perfect for me to ensure my convenience.
My motivation for having such a house in the future relates to my own comfort. Imagine immersing yourself in such a relaxing and creative space, that would be a great comfort and escapism from everyday life.
Personality traits (collocation): tích cách đặc trưng
Unforgettable (adjective): if something is unforgettable, you cannot forget it, usually because it is so beautiful, interesting, pleasant, etc. (khó quên)
Myriad (adjective): extremely large in number (nhiều)
Antique (adjective): (of furniture, jewellery, etc.) old and often valuable (cổ, cổ đại)
Notion (noun): an idea, a belief or an understanding of something (ý niệm)
Utilize (verb): to use something, especially for a practical purpose (sử dụng)
Brand-new (adjective): completely new (mới tinh, mới toanh)
Motivation (noun): the reason why somebody does something or behaves in a particular way (động lực)
Relate to something/somebody: to be connected with something/somebody; to refer to something/somebody (liên quan đến ai/cái gì)
Escapism (noun): an activity, a form of entertainment, etc. that helps you avoid or forget unpleasant or boring things (sự giải thoát)
Bài mẫu band 7.5+
Today, I am going to talk about a house that I’ve earnestly strived towards since I was young. In the past, I used to dream of a semi-detached house. However, since I don't take interest in multi-storey houses, I strive for an apartment that resembles my true colors. It would be located in the countryside because I, as a calm and autonomous individual, want to immerse myself in tranquillity.
My dream home would be a three-bedroom apartment with two bathrooms and an open kitchen. The reason why it has so many rooms is that I want to live in an extended family where remarkable moments of life can be shared among members of different generations.
I would like to design the house with a large footprint, by for instance painting the walls by myself, the color of the sun to create a cordial atmosphere. I’d like my future home to follow the transitional style of architecture, kind of mid-century modern, typified by wooden floors and wooden doors of a fairly light color. Sunlight would spread all over the house throughout the day through windows in the bedrooms and the kitchen as well. I would also decorate the house with myriad pieces of antique furniture.
I know that this might sound bizarre, but, despite adopting a historic style, I still maintain the notion that the equipment in the house should be of cutting-edge technology. I am accustomed to utilizing state-of-the-art appliances. Therefore, in spite of the ancient vibe of the house, brand-new equipment would be perfect to ensure my convenience and increase the utility of the house.
My motivation for dreaming of such a house relates to my experience. Imagine immersing yourself in aesthetic and retrospective furniture and reflecting on the history of the house and its people, that would be a comparative comfort. I would seek solace in the warmth of the house amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Strive towards/for something: to try very hard to achieve something (nỗ lực để đạt được cái gì).
Take interest in something (collocation): To be interested in something (dành sự quan tâm, thích thú cho thứ gì).
Resemble somebody/something (verb): to look like or be similar to another person or thing (giống với ai/cái gì).
Autonomous (adjective): (of a person) able to do things and make decisions without help from anyone else (độc lập).
Immerse oneself in something (collocation): to become or make somebody completely involved in something (đắm mình trong thứ gì).
Tranquility (noun): the state of being quiet and peaceful (Sự yên tĩnh, thanh bình).
Remarkable (adjective): unusual or surprising in a way that causes people to take notice (đặc biệt).
A large footprint: một dấu ấn to lớn
Transitional (adjective): connected with the process of changing from one state or condition to another (chuyển tiếp, chuyển giao).
Cordial atmosphere (collocation): pleasant and friendly atmosphere (không khí thân mật).
Typify something (verb): to be a typical feature of something (điển hình cho cái gì).
Bizarre (adjective): very strange or unusual (kỳ cục).
State-of-the-art (adjective): using the most modern or advanced techniques or methods; as good as it can be at the present time (tân tiến nhất, hiện đại nhất).
Utility (noun): the quality of being useful (tính hữu dụng).
Aesthetic (adjective): made in an artistic way and beautiful to look at (mang tính thẩm mỹ).
Retrospective (adjective): thinking about or connected with something that happened in the past (hồi tưởng, hoài niệm).
Eeflect (verb): to think carefully and deeply about something (suy nghĩ, ngẫm nghĩ).
Seek solace in something: tìm kiếm niềm an ủi ở cái gì.
Hustle and bustle of something (noun phrase): sự nhộn nhịp và ồn ào của cái gì.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample
Do you prefer living in a house or a flat?
Actually, I prefer staying in a flat for numerous reasons. The buying cost of a flat is obviously lower than independent houses, let alone the fact that the maintenance cost of a flat is also much cheaper. In addition, when living in a flat, owners can find their safety is guaranteed by the security department, contrary to the fact that we have to take care of the security ourselves in a house.
Is it better to own your home or to rent?
Obviously, the ownership of a house is total difference from renting a house. I love the feeling of having full control over the house, from its design, style, to the location of furniture. I would like my house to represent my characteristics, so owning a house enables my freedom to decide on those things. It is my belief that we have rather constrained control over a rented house since we have to obey some regulations of its legal owner. Sometimes, the rented house does not suit my style, but we have to ask for permission before making any changes to its structure. That’s why I yearn for more control over my own house.
How different are relations between neighbours in cities and in the countryside?
With regard to people in the countryside, I think they tend to establish strong bonds with their neighbours. Obviously, it is not uncommon to see people go to each other’s houses to exchange foods, items, poultry and so on. Sometimes, they just simply contact each other and share their everyday stories or assist each other willingly in urgent circumstances. They are so close-knit that they regard each other as relatives. As for people in cities, they tend to have fewer contacts with those who live nearby. Therefore, the relationship among these people is quite distant. This is because urban people are too indulged in their careers and family life. In order to maintain stability in cities, most of their time is devoted to their work; thus, little time is left for socializing with their neighbours.
What accommodation options are available to young people in your country?
The most favoured type of accommodation among young people nowadays is apartments. Since there are numerous apartment buildings constructed, young people are provided with a wide variety of economical housing of high quality. Some flats are fully-equipped, which is convenient and time-saving. Another point is that people feel safe when living in a place surrounded by security control systems in apartment buildings; therefore, this option is widely chosen. Meanwhile, the other option is independent houses, for those who want to be autonomous and to lead an inspiring life. The cost of this type of housing is rather astronomical, plus the purchasing process is quite time-consuming. In addition to these two types of permanent homes, young people can opt for temporary houses like homestays or rented houses to avoid financial burdens. The top advantages are low-cost and flexibility, which makes temporary housing a great selection.
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