IELTS Speaking Part 2&3 #76 Describe a person who once moved to live with you

Describe a person who once moved to live with you (moving house) You should say:
When and where this person moved in How you know this person
How you got along with this person.
And how you feel about living with this person

Sample Answer:

In our country, it is quite common that close relatives move to live with a family, especially when someone needs to stay in a different area. For instance, whenever my uncle, aunt or grandparents come to the city we live in, they stay with us at our home. This stay is mostly short-term but in 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 was 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 here. 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 happy. 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 time 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 in a family, especially who are close family members. He is now married to a woman who is a lecturer in a college and he has a two years old daughter. 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!

Follow-up questions

Refer to question 24