IELTS Cue Card 19: Describe Your Favourite Room

Describe Your Favourite Room Cue Card

IELTS Speaking Cue Card with Sample Answer. Describe Your Favourite Room Cue CardIELTS Speaking Part 2 With Model Answer.


Describe Your Favourite Room

You should say:

  • What was the room?
  • What did you do there?
  • Why did you spend so much time in there?
  • and describe the memory you have regarding this room.


Tips for answering this cue card topic:

You are expected to talk about a room in which you stayed for a long time. Talk about the room focusing on the supporting questions that accompany this cue card topic. Like describing the decoration and position of the room is not at all expected for this cue card. Rather you should focus on mentioning where the room was, how you spent your time in this room, what memories do you have regarding this room and why you liked to spend time in this room.

For this cue card, you can talk about the room you stayed at your childhood, university dormitory room, hostel room or your personal room at your home. For the first question mention in which house (university hostel, your grandparent’s house or your house) this particular room belongs to where you stayed for a long period. Then say about the things you did in this room. Some common activities like study, sleep, research, napping, writing can be mentioned for this question.  For the question ‘why you spent so much time in there’ state that this was your living room and the most favourite place and you felt relaxed being there. If it is your university hostel room, you should mention that it was the room where you were allowed to stay during your study.

The final question of this cue card demands you to mention some of the memorable things that happened to you or you did in this room. Some ideas for such memorable events are given bellow:

You wrote your first poem in this room.
You enjoyed the rain most from this room.
You were hurt and spent sleepless nights in this room.
One of your very close foreigner friends stayed in this room with you.
Your parents often came to this room to discuss with you.
You drew the first picture in this room.
You had a treasure box that you hid in this room.
You grew up in this room and this room has witnessed the changes.




Model Answer 1:  Describe Your Favourite Room in Your House

The room in our house, I like the best, is our kitchen.
 Perhaps, the kitchen is the most important room in many houses but it is
particularly so in my house because it is not only where we cook and eat but
it is also where friends and family meet.
 I have many happy memories of time spent here.
 Ordinary daily events such as making breakfast, lunch and dinner or
special occasions such as a birthday party etc.
 Whenever we have a party people gravitate to the kitchen.
 It always ends up the fullest and the noisiest room in the whole house.
 The room is not huge but big enough to hold a rectangular four-seater table
in the centre.
 There is a large window above the sink looking out onto the huge Amaltas
tree in the garden.
 There is a four burner gas stove at one end and a plate rack on the other .
 All our friends come directly in the kitchen and join in whatever is
happening there.
 No doubt some of the best time of my life has been spent in the kitchen.


 Model Answer 2: 

Brief introduction

I’m going to talk to you about my bedroom. It’s probably the favourite room in the house where I live or at least it’s the place where I spend most of my time.

What the room is

While I say it’s my bedroom, it’s actually more like a bedsit in that it’s not just a place where I sleep. Because I’m still studying I also use the room as my study too. It’s not exactly a large room but it’s spacious enough and there’s room for all my things – books etc

How it is furnished

It’s fairly lightly furnished because I’m living in rented accommodation and the only furniture there came with the room. There’s a bed and a wardrobe as you would expect but there’s also a smallish desk in the corner where I have my computer and printer. I spend quite a lot of time doing my assignments for college there but I also use my bed as a kind of couch or settee when I just want to read.

What I do there and why I like it

I share the house with a number of students and so there isn’t much privacy. It’s nice to have other people about and I wouldn’t want to live by myself. But there are times when I want to be in a quiet place and concentrate on my work and that’s when I tend to go up to my room and study. If I’m in the mood for company I’ll go back downstairs to the communal living room and watch tv with one of my housemates. There’s almost always someone around. So I think  get the best of both worlds.



Model Answer 3: 

I have stayed in my university hostel for about 5 years and this is the room I would like talk about. This room was on the 3rd floor of the university hostel and my room number was 230. I shared this room with another roommate and I had total 3 roommates during the time I stayed there. This was a medium size room with the usual furniture for 2 students provided by the university. The best thing about the room was that it was in the corner of the 3rd floor and as a result, it was quieter than other rooms. There were 2 big windows and I got fresh air in summer seasons. The university had their own water supply and electricity supply and because of that, we enjoyed uninterrupted water and electricity supply.

I lived there for a long time and because I was a student that time, I mostly studied, slept and enjoyed my friend’s company there. In the morning I left the room for classes and mostly came back in the evening. I studied till 12.00 and then slept. Sometimes I played indoor games, watched movies, listened to the music and cooked in my room. I spent the time there because I was arranged by the university and was inside the university premises. I needed only 5-10 minutes to attend my class from my room and that was very convenient. Another reason I stayed there is the cheap rent which was significantly lower than the cost of living outside the university.

I have lots of memories regarding this room. I have spent a golden time there where I studies, gathered with friends, learned many new things and felt like home. I learned how to cook during my stay there and there are several times the things I cooked were not easy to eat as I had been a horrible cook. Later I developed my skill on cooking and I guess I would have never learned it unless I stayed there.

I often had friends whom I talked and played with whole night if we did not have classes next day. There were some ghost stories regarding this room and my roommate once got freighted because he heard that someone was moaning outside though he found none outside. Since I do not believe in ghost stories, I have never encountered any situation like that.  I cherish the memory I have regarding this room as I have spent a long time there and enjoyed my stay.



Model Answer 4: 

My study room and living room is the same one and I spend most of my time in this room whenever I am home. It is the largest room of our house and is underground, making it the coolest room of our house. There is a large window in front which gives the city view. The study table is placed in line with the window. The table is very special to me as it was made by my father for me and is quite spacious. To the right of it, is the computer and other hardware and the rest of the space has been devoted to study.

There are three bookshelves that I have, with two having novels and other story books while one has academic books. I prefer reading on desk and make sure that when I sit down to study, I am devoted towards it.

An ideal study room for me would be one with shelves of books surrounding me and a big study table, with lamp and a comfortable chair in between. So, basically it should have lots of books with a don’t disturb be sign outside the door. Because I really don’t like people disturbing while studying. Adding to my fantasy, I would say, may be study room in which no one except me is allowed. Apart from the desk there be a cushy chair, in which I can sit whenever I feel like.





IELTS Speaking Part 3: Details Discussion

  1. Do you live in a house or an apartment?
  2. Which is your favourite room in your home? Why?
  3. Would you change anything about your home? Why / why not?
  4. Would you like to move to a different home in the future?


Similar IELTS Cue Card Topics

If you can talk about the cue card topic “Favourite Room” you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue card topics as well:
1. Describe a room in your house.
2. Describe a memorable event.
3. Describe a friends room where you stayed.
4. Describe something you often do at your home.
5. Describe your study room.