IELTS Cue Card Sample 213 - Describe a thing that has become a fashion or a matter of status nowadays

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

Describe a thing that has become a fashion or a matter of status nowadays.

You should say:

  • What is it
  • Why people use it
  • Do you have it

And explain what influences it has on people nowadays.

Model Answer:
Nowadays mobile phones have become a matter of status and a fashion item that most of the people in my country use. Besides, this device has a great importance in the way we communicate with others.

People use it for the convenience it offers and they also consider it as a matter of pride and prestige. With the technological advancement, the utility of this device has expanded. A cell phone is no longer a device to talk to others and to send-receive SMS, rather it comes with two high-resolution cameras, music and video playing capability, FM radio, internet modem, Wi-Fi, games, social networking applications, video calling etc. facilities. People have become very fond of this device and the teenagers consider it a must have gadget.

For official and business communications, cell phones are widely used and it is replacing the land phones rapidly. Day by day the price of the cell phones, talk time rates, internet using rates are falling down and as a consequence people with low economic earnings are also extensively using the cell phones for their communications.

I stay far away from my hometown where my family members live. To communicate them I find my cell phone very handy and the lowest expensive among the ways I have to communicate them. I also use it to contact my friends, classmates and teachers. Besides, I listen to music and use the internet using my cell phone. I update my blog; maintain social networking via my cell phone. I have become heavily dependent on the cell phone I own and to some extent, it is a fashion item to me as I could have easily purchased a low-budget phone instead of the expensive smartphone I have. For my communication, entertainment and educational reasons I keep it with me almost 24 hours a day and thus, this cell phone has become an influential device that I like to use.

Similar Cue Card Topics

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

  1. Describe a fashion item you like.
  2. Describe an item that has become a part of fashion nowadays.
  3. Describe a fashionable dress you have.
  4. Describe something you value as your status.
  5. Describe a valuable possession you have.
  6. Describe a recent trend or change you have noticed. 


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