IELTS Cue Card Sample 539 - Describe an invention that changed how people live

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe an invention that changed how people live.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • how it changed people's lives
  • the benefits it brought

and say if it is more important for older or younger people.

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

Sample Answer:
The cellular phone is one of the greatest technological inventions of this century. It has changed people’s lives profoundly. A large number of people use cell phones and get benefits in many ways. This device is commonly known as mobile phones to many and almost everyone proudly owns at least a one of this device. This is a nice cue card topic and I feel lucky to have this in my share.  

The use of cellular phone has become a part and parcel of people around the world. Earlier, people used to make communication through telephones (also known as land lines) but with the invention of cellular technology, they are using this one for its immense advantages. People can make phone calls for various purposes and it is cost effective too. The other important benefit is that they can make phone calls at any time of the day at any part of the world. Distance is no longer a barrier for communication. Moreover, people can carry their mobile phone with them which is another important benefit of using this technology. With the evolution and innovation of mobile phones, people use them for many other purposes which include playing games, making video calls, tracking cars, updating social profiles, uploading pictures, chatting with friends, using utility applications, watching videos and listening to music. the list of utility is quite large.

The most important benefit of a cellular phone is that it helps to make phone calls at a cheaper rate. The call rates are attractive and people can choose the right subscriber for their needs. Moreover, the cellular subscribers provide various types of offers for their client. People also get some attractive phone sets which look stunning than the old-model phones with large cables behind them.  

The cellular phones are more important for the older people than the younger. But in the present days, the younger people are also using cellular phones for their needs. In fact, in this modern age, this is really impossible to do without a cellular phone. So, people of all ages are using them and meeting their needs. However, smart phones are more popular among the young generation while senior citizens mostly prefer features phones.

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