Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll hear a sample IELTS Part 2 answer describing the home I would like to have in the future.

Recently, we talked about using your imagination on IELTS Speaking Part 2.

This can be challenging on exam day. When you are nervous, having to be creative may be stressful.

If you are given a Part 2 topic like this, focus on specific details, and organize these details in a logical way.

In my answer, I describe my future home from the outside in.

I start by talking about the front and back yards, the garden boxes and the specific food I would like to grow there.

Take notes on any interesting, high-scoring vocabulary you hear to use in your own practice answer.


Please note! This sample answer is no longer available on this blog. It is only available as an optional add-on for students in the 3 Keys IELTS Success System. Click here to learn more.


Then, I pretend as if I am giving the examiner a tour of this place, beginning at the front door which opens into the living room.

Just by providing that information, I was able to fill the 2 minutes.

If I had had more time, I would have gone on to give details about the kitchen and bedrooms. I could also talk about the office/library room I’d like to have.


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This is a realistic answer, but you could easily ‘go big’ with your response, talking about having a movie theater, bowling alley and 3 swimming pools!

Remember that you are graded on your ability to communicate, not the the likelihood of you actually buying this house.

When you describe a place, try to picture the place in your mind. You can describe paintings on the wall, the color of the pillows on the couch, etc.

Your turn! Try and use these in your own practice Part 2 answer!

What kind of future home would you like to have?

Tell us about it in the comments section below!

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