Cue Card # 147: Something you would like to own

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 147

Describe something that you don’t have now but you would like to own in the future.

You should say:

  • what this thing is
  • how long you have wanted to own it
  • where you first saw it

and explain why you would like to own it.

[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:

Well, I don’t really have many things at this point of my life, but that, of course, doesn’t prevent me from dreaming about the things which I would like to have or own in the future. Having a beautiful house near a sea beach is one such thing, and today I would like to talk about that dream of mine.

Now, I am pretty sure that many people like me fancy about their dream house near a sea beach, especially, after visiting a beautiful sea beach. But, as for me, the idea of owning my dream home near a sea beach came to me only after getting an opportunity to live at one of my friend’s houses, which was only about 5/6 blocks away from a gorgeous looking sea beach in Catalonia, Spain, about a few years ago.

Not to mention, of course, my friend’s parents were very rich, so quite naturally, the house was built with a state of the art design by incorporating some “out of this world” type of imagination, as well as by using custom-made materials which made the place look like a piece of heaven on earth. Anyway, as soon as I saw this house of my friend, I fell in love with it and started to ask different kinds of funny questions about it to my friend. My friend, of course, chuckled all those times when I was asking him those questions, but later on, he told me in a very serious tone that I would need to work many years to build such a house.

Anyway, I would like to own such a house near a sea beach, primarily because I always want to get the glorious water views and access to the beautiful beach right through my back door without even trying for it! I want to own such a dream home also because it would offer me the grand prestige and an enviable status of living right on the beach.

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