IELTS Cue Card Sample 166 - Talk about an expensive thing you bought recently

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

Talk about an expensive thing you bought recently.

You should say:

  • What was it
  • When did you buy it
  • From where did you buy it

and say did you have to save money for it.

Model Answer:
The expensive thing that I recently bought is a Sony Vaio laptop which cost me around $2000. The Sony laptop I bought is a third generation i7 laptop and it came with the original Windows 8 operating system. I bought it 3 months ago from the computer market. This is the largest computer and electronics market in our city. I bought it from the Sony showroom and they gave me 2 years warranty on my laptop. 

Yes, I had to save money to buy it. My previous laptop was getting out-of-date and I needed a new laptop with better configuration. I finalised my budget after comparing the prices and brands 7-8 months ago and I started saving money from then.

My father has given me the 50% of the price and remaining half came from my savings. I saved the money from the amount I earn from my part-time job and a portion of the money was saved from the monthly expense I got from my parents. Thus I saved the amount required to purchase the laptop in my bank account and withdrew the whole amount before I purchased it.

I was so happy to have this new laptop even though it cost me more than I could afford as a student.

Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card Topic would also enable you to talk about the following Cue Card Topics as well:

  1. Describe something you bought this year.
  2. Describe a memorable gift.
  3. Describe a valuable possession you have.
  4. Describe an expensive gift you received.
  5. Describe a gift you gave to someone.
  6. Describe a gift you gave to your friend.
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