|IELTS Cue Card - Describe your study room|
Describe your study room
You should say:
- how large it is
- how much time you spend there daily
- what things this room has
and give details of your study room.
You will have one to two minutes to speak about the topic. You have one minute to consider what you will say. If you want, you can make some notes to help you.
Model Answer 1
Having a dedicated study space in my own house has been immensely beneficial to me. This is the library, stocked to the ceiling with volumes of all kinds. Visitors always comment on how nice my home office is.
I go to school at the Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya in Haryana, India, and I live in a regular house with my relatives. My school is exclusively for women, and that suits me just fine. There are a lot of places to study on campus, but I find that most of them are too busy, so I end up studying at home instead. This is why I set up my own study space at home. The size of the room is about 12 ft x 10 ft. The room has two windows that look out onto the backyard.
Every day, I spend around four or five hours there, getting things done like studying, preparing for classes, reading books, etc. This is where I eat most of my meals and where I sometimes catch up with friends when they come to visit. In most cases, I go there in the evening and leave right before bed. In the event of an emergency, however, I do not stick to any certain procedure in order to enter the room and do the tasks inside. There are no time restrictions on my usage of the room for entertainment purposes, which I do on holidays.
A medium-sized reading table, crafted from the best wood, adds to the room's elegant decor. In addition, there is a desktop computer connected to the web. There are two wide windows, so the space gets enough of natural light and air. In many cases, I will sit on the wooden chair that matches the table in order to get my work done. In addition, there are two small sofas placed in the room's corner for the convenience of guests. In response to my concern that sleeping in a wooden chair could be too unsettling, my father built me a little cot that I can use to rest when I become tired. A few little pot plants complement the other decor in my study and bring out its natural charm.
This space is wonderful, and I've done everything I can to make it suitable for my purposes. I have to spend a lot of time in here, so I have everything arranged to accommodate my long stays. On occasion, I'll spend the night here, too, in the tiny bed tucked into one of the room's nooks. When I'm watching movies on my computer or chatting with guests, I turn on the auxiliary lighting that's concealed in the ceiling. Everyone feels welcome and at ease in the welcoming atmosphere.
Model Answer 2
In Vietnam, I attend an English-language high school as an A-level student. Because my workload is so great, my parents have set up a study room specifically for me to use in my studies. This room is next to the main living quarters.
The space isn't huge; at most, it's about ten by eight feet. However, I feel fulfilled by this point. In that area, I have arranged a reading table and a bookcase stocked with the materials I'll need for my coursework. To make the most of the limited space, I've kept all of my belongings in a single bedroom, with the exception of the items I need most for schoolwork.
At home is where I spend the vast majority of my time. My typical school day starts early and ends around noon. After reviving in the lounge, I head to the library. I've been studying hard for the upcoming A-level examination I'll be taking next month. In order to get ready, I need to spend about seven or eight hours cooped up in the library. While I am studying, I listen to light music to break up the monotony of studying. I only leave my room to eat and use the restroom.
Due to constraints on space, the interior is relatively bare. A place setting and chair have been prepared by my dad. In addition, I have a medium-sized bookcase for storing textbooks and other school supplies. My laptop is in one of the table's corners, and the speakers are in the other two. As a result, when I play music, it seems to be emanating from all directions. My table has two shelves, and I've decorated them to hold my books and other necessities. In addition, on the back of the door is a small stand where I may hang up my clothes.
I spend the most of my time at home in this room because it is my favorite. This is where I do most of my group studying for the semester right before our final exams. Close friends drop by to study together the night before big exams. On top of that, whenever I'm feeling lonely, I retreat to my room and stare out the window. During my downtime, I frequently relax in this area while listening to music on my iPod. For me, this is an ideal setting.
Model Answer 3
Peer pressure is undeniably a real phenomenon. All of my classmates save me have luxurious study spaces. My parents were initially resistant, but in the end they decided to help me get one set up. Thankfully, my parents have chosen to remodel one of the rooms in our three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment so that I can have a dedicated study space of my own. A study desk, a computer desk, a large bookshelf, and a reclining sofa were all managed to fit in the cramped space.
After having my study completely renovated, I have been spending 10-12 hours a day in here. There are several things I purchased online that I used to decorate this space. Framed inspirational words decorate the walls. In addition to the required reading material, I also have a selection of novels by well-known authors that I enjoy reading in my own time.
Also, I have my files and folders and some boxes to keep tiny things safe and sound arranged on the study table. My laptop, an extension board, and various chargers are on the computer desk, which is adjacent to the desk I use for studying.
I do everything in this area, from studying to resting to binge-watching TV shows and movies to simply relaxing.
Sample Answer 4
My apartment features a dedicated study space. Period! Ideally, I'd be able to leave it there. I'd prefer to avoid discussing my study space, which looks like a "truckload" of rubbish and needs to be dumped in a dumpster, so much that I wish I could just share a picture of it here. So, there you have it... I think I just described the state of my study on a day when I feel like keeping my "things" somewhat in order. So, just picture what my study space looks like when it's not in "organizational mode."
Of course, in my defense, I could point out that the room is fairly small, has a single enormous tinted glass window, and is located in a somewhat remote part of our massive house. The room's relatively wide entryway makes it appear even smaller than its actual area of less than 80 square feet. My study isn't really attractive, but the lovely light blue inside painting saves the day. You've likely already deduced that my study area contains more than just books, a computer, and other academic paraphernalia. In all honesty, my cricket bats (I have hundreds), footballs (I have at least a few dozen), and tennis balls (I have at least a few dozen) also manage to "into" my study area.
The normal day consists of four to six hours there, and on days when I don't have school, I'm probably there the whole time. There is a single large desk where I keep my books and computer, as well as a few chairs, a tiny sofa, and a single bed where I sleep when I'm not in the mood to study.
Anyway, despite the fact that it is cluttered and disorganized, I absolutely enjoy my study room because it is the one place where I can study anything in peace, be it difficult physics arithmetic or a storybook. When life gets difficult, I like to retreat to my study and "think over" the situation. When finals are complete, I can blast some of my favorite tunes in my study area without worrying about disturbing anyone. The thing I enjoy most about my study space, however, is that it gives me a chance to start shaping who I will be as an adult.
Sample Answer 5
A description of my study space would be simple, but possibly a touch embarrassing. First, I'll describe its physical characteristics; second, I'll describe how often I use it; and third, I'll contrast my current workspace with my ideal study environment. That way, you can see exactly how my study is set up.
Fortunately, my apartment has a "extra" room that I can use into a study. Yes, that's some welcome good news. The room has become a dumping ground for anything without a proper place to call home, which is a major concern. Clutter abounds there. There is a fully made up double bed and a wardrobe in the room for guests. Two small dressers and a nightstand complete the set. This room also houses my vacuum cleaner (a Henry Hoover), ironing board, clothing rack, and a pair of low clothes racks for drying clothes. There isn't much room for me to work with all of these objects and pieces of furniture. Nonetheless, I have a table set up in the far corner of the room. Because it is located beneath a duplex window — a slanted window in the roof — my apartment, which is located on the top floor of a converted ancient house, is flooded with natural light.
The table's size is adequate, but it's unfortunately overrun with clutter. There are notebooks, reams of A4 paper, and mails and documents waiting for my attention spread out on my desk in various inboxes. I also have an old shoe box with envelopes and cards on hand in case I need to send a friend a birthday card or a brief greeting, plus a tin full of pens, pencils, highlighters, and other other items that take up more room. On more solemn occasions, I prefer sending letters in the mail over sending an electronic message or a text message. My computer, which I use for everything, is in the centre of my desk. Because of the lack of available space, I had to set my printer on the floor, under the desk. When I need to get papers out of it, I have to get on my hands and knees.
Despite the less-than-ideal conditions, I make it a point to go there on a daily basis in order to get some work done in peace and quiet. Every day for at least a few hours, and often much longer if I'm under a tight deadline and need to "burn the midnight oil," as the British say. My chair is a small swivel desk chair that appears cheap and isn't very sturdy, but is actually quite supportive and comfy. A minimum of 15 years have passed since I purchased that steal.
The perfect study space for me would have plenty of natural light, be comfortable to work in, and be free of distractions. It would be a separate location rather than a dumping ground for extra stuff from the rest of the house. A large table would be set up for me, with neat stacks of paperwork and room to spread out books and other resources as needed. Natural light is nice, but I'd rather have a regular window than one in the ceiling. If money were no object, I would have uniform stationery and a printer that never needed ink or jammed. All my paperwork would be neatly stored in a wooden filing cabinet. An armchair in the corner near a window overlooking a lovely garden would be my ideal spot. If I ever needed motivation, I could just go there, sit in that chair, and look out at the view while my mind wandered and came up with some profound conclusions. I'd also like a never-ending supply of steaming hot coffee, however I know the caffeine would eventually catch up with me and have a negative impact on my health.
You can understand why it's embarrassing for me to have people over to my study; it's a mess. But when I get into a good flow working on something I find engaging, I tend to zone off. Unfortunately, if I don't want to confront the subject I'm supposed to be working on, it is very simple to get distracted when I'm so hemmed in by the turmoil around me. Perhaps I should have a major clean up someday, but I have no idea where I'd store everything if I did.
If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe your study room." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue cards as well:
- Describe a place where you like to spend your time.
- Describe the room you live in.
- Describe a room in your house where you spend your time the most.
- Describe an ideal room for a student.
- Describe a room you once lived in.
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