2020年1月第一批雅思口语话题新题——Describe an ideal house or apartment that you like，旧题重回。
Describe an ideal house or apartment that you like
You should say:
What it is like
Where it is
When you want to live there
And explain why it is ideal to you
Ok then, well the place that I’d like to talk to you about was actually a show home that I went to visit with my parents, which was in a newly developed (off-plan) apartment not far from the CBD. And I suppose it must have been about two or three weeks ago when we went there.
As for why we went there, well it was simply because we’re thinking of buying a flat ( an apartment) as an investment. You know for Chinese, this is a very common thing to do, because investing in property is seen as being relatively risk-free. And some friends of ours who had already been there to have a look recommended that we also check it out .So we thought, why not!
Anyway, with regard to what the flat/apartment looked like, well basically, it was really nicely decorated, as you can probably imagine, what with it being a show home and all. For example, the floor was mostly marble, and there was a huge chandelier hanging above the dining table. So yeah, it all looked pretty impressive. I mean , even the wallpaper was nice, you know, it was, um… I’m not quite sure how to best describe it, but you could just tell it was really good quality from the feel and texture of it.
The only downside was the price, because I think it was something like ten grand a square meter, so the whole flat came to about 720K ($720,000), or somewhere thereabouts, which was a bit above our budget unfortunately!
Honestly, when I become rich, I’d love to live in an apartment on the top floor of a high-rise
building228. And it would be better if it has two stories, including a large living room.
Specifically, I hope there will be a big home office, so I can work in it comfortably. And I’d like to have four bedrooms. You know, if guests spend the night at my home, it won’t get too crowded. Plus, I want it to be a smart home. I saw a commercial229 before, we can use our smartphone to control all the appliances. For example, when I’m almost home, I can remotely230 turn on the lights and the air conditioner. It’s cool just to think about it.
Besides, the home must have an open balcony. You know, standing on the balcony must be like standing on a rooftop231. And I’ll put a beautiful garden up there. It will be a beautiful place for me to enjoy the views and relax.
I believe I will love living in such a place very much. An environment like that will help me wind down232 and have a comfortable life every day. Even though a big apartment like that must be pretty expensive, I will work hard for it. Just like a famous businessman said: “Everyone should have a dream.What if it comes true?