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Describe a person who once moved to live with you.

Posted: October 12, 2019 at 11:36 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Describe a person who once moved to live with you.

You should say:

  • who was he/she
  • how long this person lived with you
  • why he/she moved to live with you

and explain how you felt about it.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Sample Answer 1:
In our country, it is quite common that close relatives move to live with a family for a few days, especially when someone needs to stay in a different city or province. For instance, whenever my uncle, aunt or grandparents come to the city we live in, they stay with us at our home. This is mostly a short-term stay, but on a few occasions, it can be for a long. For this cue card topic, I would like to talk about my uncle Joseph who moved to our house and stayed with us for approximately 2 years.

My uncle, Joseph, is the youngest brother of my father and a renowned football player in our hometown. As soon as he finished his high school graduation, he moved to our family and got admitted to a college. As an elder brother, my father took his responsibilities. My uncle stayed with us for about 2 years and then moved to his own apartment after he managed a steady job for himself.

I liked him very much and when he moved to our house, I was very pleased. I am the only child of my parents and when my uncle started living with us, I felt like I have got a good friend and someone to talk to about everything. Joseph was an interesting and talented person. We often talked for a long and went out to watch movies. Both of us got involved in some sporting activities and he often helped me in my studies.

Since Joseph was a nice person and respected my parents, they also liked him. I never felt irritated or disturbed due to his presence at our home. As an intelligent person, Joseph knew how to behave and treat other members of a family, especially who are close family members. He is now married to a woman who is a lecturer at a college, and they have a two years old daughter now. I still miss some of the activities we did together. Though he was my uncle, I often felt like he was the brother I never had!


Sample Answer 2:
Thank you very much for allowing me the time to talk about this Candidate Task Card topic. Well, my grandma used to live with us here in Melbourne for a few years and I would like to talk about her. Before she moved to live in our house, she was in Perth with my grandfather. However, after my grandfather died, my father insisted her to come and live with us.

Our family had only three members at that time – my dad, mom and me. My grandma was the fourth member and still, she was an adorable one whose presence was very welcomed. She was a lovely lady in her mid-60s. In her early days, she was one the prettiest ladies in the locality where she lived. She got married to my grandpa, and they spent most of their life in Perth. My grandpa died when he was 76 years old.

In fact, my father asked my grandma to come and live with us as soon as my grandfather dies. She, however, took a year to move to Melbourne. My grandma had stayed with us for more than four years and then she decided to get back to Perth after one of my aunts got divorced and decided to relocate in our hometown. I believe she wanted to support her daughter at a tough time and we could not insist her to stay with us.

My grandma loves me most among all her grandchildren and thus she loved to pass her times with me. I had a great time when she was with us and I cried when she left. She even thought to sell her house in Perth and live with us permanently. But finally could not do so. I share a special bond with her and she loves me dearly.  When she came to live with us, I had been exhilarated and I had someone to support and love me unconditionally.

As a person, my grandmother was a role-model. She was kind and helpful to others. She loved gardening and I was her evening partner to take care of the garden. She helped me in some of my tough times by telling stories from her life which have inspired me to a great extent. I would never forget the good time I had when she was at our house.

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