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Describe The Ideal House You Would Like To Have
You should say:
- Where it would be
- What it would look like
- What special features it would have
- And explain why it would be your ideal house
Sample Answer 1
A house I’d like to have if I become successful enough in the future would be located near the sea.
I’m just not sure yet if I’d like it by the seashore or overlooking it.
My house would be a small three-bedroom bungalow that’s big enough for my future family but not so large that it is too taxing or costly to maintain. The bedrooms should be sizable enough for our needs, but the kitchen and living area would have to be quite spacious so we could entertain guests.
As for the special features, I would like it to be solar-powered so that we would have electricity all year round and not depend on power companies. It would also have a fruit and vegetable garden around the home, so we could have healthy produce to go along with the fresh fish we catch from the sea.
For me, this would be my ideal home because I’m not keen on living in the city all my life. I appreciate the modern amenities and the opportunity to earn in the city, but I also feel overwhelmed at times by the crowds of people and the noise. It’s just more peaceful by sea, so I do hope to have a dream home like that one day.
Sample Answer 2
My ideal house is a modern and spacious villa situated in a picturesque location, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding natural beauty. It is designed with a perfect blend of contemporary style and comfort, providing a luxurious and inviting living space．
The house features large floor-to-ceiling windows that allow ample natural light to fill the rooms and offer panoramic views of the landscape. It has an open floor plan, creating a seamless flow between the living, dining, and kitchen areas, perfect for entertaining guests and family gatherings.
The kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, ample storage space, and a central island for food preparation. It is a chef’s dream, where culinary delights can be created with ease. The dining area is spacious and elegant, with a large table that can accommodate guests for formal dinners or casual meals.
The bedrooms in the house are designed to provide a tranquil and comfortable retreat. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom and is beautifully furnished, creating a cosy and relaxing ambiance. The master suite is a private oasis, complete with a walk-in closet, a luxurious bathroom, and a private balcony to enjoy the stunning views.
Outside, the house boasts a well-manicured garden with lush greenery, vibrant flowers, and a sparkling swimming pool. It is a perfect space for outdoor activities, relaxation, and hosting social gatherings. A spacious patio and a barbecue area provide opportunities for al fresco dining and enjoying the fresh air.
Additionally, the ideal house includes a home office or study where one can work in a peaceful and inspiring environment. A well-equipped gym or a dedicated space for hobbies and recreational activities adds to the overall appeal of the house.
1. What are the most common architectural styles in Vietnamese cities?
I’m not an expert in architecture or engineering, but I guess most of the office buildings in Vietnam have a very sleek and modern style.
I see a lot of glass and stainless steel rather than pure concrete or bricks. I suppose such a design conveys a futuristic appearance, highlighting the designers’ visionary outlook for the future.
However, the older buildings look quite plain, like the box-like buildings constructed in the 20th century.
I’m not sure what style that is, but the structures are not very appealing.
2. What’s the difference between an apartment and a house?
In many big cities, apartments are significantly smaller than houses because of the lack of space.
Developers try to maximize their returns by making small one or two-bedroom apartments to have more profits.
Staying in an apartment also usually means that a wall separates you from your neighbor, unlike most houses which are often detached from one another.
Because of space issues, those who stay in apartments often have common areas for residents to share.
However, for houses, any extra space is only for the family or guests.
3. What’s the difference between living in the countryside and living in the city?
In the countryside, life is usually more laid back.
There are fewer vehicles and people, so business is often slow, leading to less pressure.
But in the city, everyone is always in a rush since city life is very competitive due to the sheer number of people.
It’s also much healthier living in the countryside because of the fresh air and surrounding greenery.
People have ready access to fresh produce since they live near food sources. But in the city, the pollution and noise negatively affect people’s health.
4. What are the advantages of the facilities of the apartment and the facilities of the house?
Perhaps the main advantage of facilities in an apartment complex is that there’s a maintenance crew.
Repairmen regularly check on the condition of gym and playground equipment to ensure they are safe.
Another advantage for me is that you can socialize more in an apartment’s facilities since these common areas are for everyone.
The biggest advantage of the house is that the facilities are yours.
That became a big deal during the pandemic when people feared catching the virus by just touching something in public.
5. What difficulties do people have living in the city?
There are many challenges living in the city.
One is overcrowding. Going around can be hard when so many people are in the way. A large population also means there are lots of commuters hoping to catch the same bus or train as you, possibly delaying your travel.
Another problem is the high cost of living in the city, primarily caused by the number of people again.
Thus, there’s high demand for living and work space, leading to more overhead costs for businesses that drive prices up.
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