IELTS CUE CARD # DESCRIBE AN OLD OBJECT WHICH YOUR FAMILY HAS KEPT FOR A LONG TIME.

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card

Describe an old object which your family has kept for a long time.
You should say:

  • What the object is?
  • Where it came from?
  • How long it has been in your family?
SAMPLE ANSWER-

Ancestral belongings hold a special place in people’s heart. Here, I would like to tell about an antique chandelier in my house that has passed on from generation to generation. I remember during my childhood, I used to question my parents about that chandelier hanging in the living area. This object belonged to my ancestors and after they passed away, my grandfather kept it as a remembrance of their memory.

My great grandfather was an activist who largely contributed for the peace and harmony between India and Saudi Arabia. This chandelier belonged to my great grandfather who got it as a gift from Dubai long back. As my father had told me about its history, it was a souvenir presented to my great grandfather by a king of Dubai who was impressed by his achievements. Since then it has stayed in the family like a symbol of pride. I feel very proud narrating the story behind it to my friends when they ask me about it.

According to my knowledge, this chandelier is more than hundred years old. It has a classic royal look and consists of multiple lamps hanged in a branched frame with minimalist design. Its gold finish has not faded and is still intact. Though it requires a lot of maintenance, my parents had never thought about getting rid of it. The chandelier is an heirloom and it is very close to my family and it would be a great honor for me to own it someday because of its priceless value.

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