Speaking Model Answer

Speaking Model Answer




You should say:

– what the home looks like
– what you like about this home
– where this home was located

and explain how feel about growing up in this home


Alright, I’d like to talk about the home I lived in for most of my childhood.

It was a large single storey brick house on a large block of land near the centre of my hometown just outside of Brisbane. The house consisted of three sections. One section consisted of the bedroom, bathroom and living area. There were six bedrooms in all and a large living room. The kitchen, dining room and recreation room were located at one end of the bedroom and living area but could be accessed via a small courtyard with a beautiful lawn and garden and a brick path. The large living room was carpeted and consisted of a small drinks bar, an Italian leather couch and four reclining leather chairs and a state-of-the art TV at time. It also had many windows to let the natural light in. Adjoining the kitchen was a large spacious dining room with several dining tables.

What I really loved about this house was the recreation room and our huge backyard. As a child me and my friends spent many long hours playing all kinds of games in the recreation room. The backyard had a sandpit, a big black bean tree and a brick barbecue and as a kid I remember spending many Sundays with my family having a barbecue, playing cricket in the back yard and climbing the black bean tree or building sand castles in the sandpit.

I feel I was lucky growing up in such a big house close to the centre of town with access to so many facilities. I have a lot of fond memories of many fun-filled days we had as kids. There really is no place like home.

PART 2: Vocabulary


barbecue: an outdoor cooking apparatus.

brick: a small rectangular block made of fired or sundried clay used for building structures.

courtyard: an unroofed quadrangle, square or yard

leather couch: a leather settee or sofa.

natural light: light from outside

reclining chairs: an arm chair or sofa that has a backrest that can be tilted back and a footrest that can be extended forward.

recreation room: a room in a building where people can relax and play games.

sand castles: a model of a castle build out of sand and often by children.

sandpit: a hole in the ground which is filled with sand for kids to play in.

single storey: a building with only a ground floor level.



adjoining: next to or joined to

fond: having an affection for or liking something.

fun-filled: a happy, pleasing or satisfying place or situation.

spacious: roomy, sizable, large, vast, palatial



access: the ability to approach or enter an area

was carpeted ( passive verb ): the house had carpet in it in some areas. Who put the carpet down doesn’t matter. In this case we use a passive verb.



have a roof over your head: have somewhere to live

there’s no place like home: an expression that means your home is a special place


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