IELTS Cue Card Sample 207 - Talk about something that you purchased and had not used much

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

Talk about something that you purchased and had not used much.

You should say:

  • what it was
  • where you bought it
  • why you bought it

and explain why you didn’t use it that much.

Model Answer:
I love the technological devices and gadgets and sometimes purchase them from the attraction rather than the need. One such device I bought that I have rarely used was the Sony gaming console. I purchased it in 2011 with a good amount of money but have not played games in it more than 10 times! 

I bought it from a big Sony showroom from a nearby market. The time I bought it, I had the passion of purchasing it and I did not thought about the amount it would cost and how many times I would actually use it. It was like fulfilling a wish rather than purchasing a utilitarian device for daily use. 
When I bought it, I was fascinated to buy it. In fact I had a long desire to buy it and after I bought it, I got busy with my study and the new job. I noticed that over time my fascinated about playing games in gaming devices and in computer has decreased. Moreover, my job, my university and my other interests require the majority time and hence I got very little time for playing the game. With time this device has become a backdated gaming console and I have lost interest in it. And because of that I did not use it that much. 

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 and were not happy about it.
  2. Describe a product you rarely use.
  3. Describe something you have recently bought.
  4. Describe an old thing you have at your home.
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