IELTS Cue Card Sample 257 - Describe an electronic device you want to buy

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

Describe an electronic device you want to buy.

You should say:

  • what device it is
  • when you are planning to buy it
  • how much it will probably cost you

and explain why you want to buy this electronic device.


 

Sample Answer 1:

I have fascinations about electronic devices, and interestingly, among my very personal belongings, the number of electronic devices forms the major part. The need for latest electronic devices is never-ending and that is why I often feel to replace my old TV with a new one or want to purchase a new music system when I found it as a new-arrival item in the market.

One such electronic device that I would like to purchase is a washing machine. I have a washing machine at home but it is more than 3 years old and I feel the need to buy a new one. The model that I have in mind would require a good amount of money and I am planning to buy it at the beginning of the next year. It would cost me around 1,200 USD. Since this is a branded product the price might vary at the time I would purchase it.

The washing machine that I currently have requires some manual works and I am planning to buy a new washing machine that would require very few manual works to have my laundry work done. The numbers of clothes that need washing have increased dramatically over the years and it has become cumbersome for me to do all those laundry works using the old one I have. Furthermore, the old washing machine does not have any facility to dry the clothes and as a result, I have to take the burden to take all the clothes on the roof-top and have them dried out in the sunlight. The rainy season sometimes makes it very difficult and that’s why I am planning to replace it with a new one that would facilitate me to dry out the clothes as well.


 

Model Answer 2:

In the age of the internet, smartphone and Netflix, I don’t think that there are any shortages of opportunities for entertainment. Well, I fully agree with this idea, but there is something which the internet or Netflix is not able to offer always, and that is a “piece of old memory”.

Luckily, however, an electronic device called “DVD Player” can do just that, and that’s why I want to buy a DVD player. A DVD player is an electronic device which is traditionally used to watch movies that are stored in a compact digital and optical disc storage called “DVD” (or digital video discs).

Anyway, before 15 or 20 years, when I was a student, a DVD player was a hot household item at every house. And, it was at that time, I watched so many different types of movies, documentaries, sports, travel shows and many other things on DVD. Needless to say, those were the golden times of my life. But, as time passed and the internet started to rule the world of entertainment in virtually every household, the use of a DVD player started to diminish, and so, just like many, I also got rid of my DVD a while ago.

But, just because everybody got rid of a DVD player, it doesn’t mean that it has lost its appeal or importance, and that’s why I am planning to buy it in the next few weeks. By the way, I would need to spend only a hundred dollar to buy a DVD player which is not much at all.

I want to buy this electronic device, primarily because it would allow me to watch many of my favourite movies, documentaries, some other rare entertainment programmes, stored in DVD’s, from the old days. However, the best thing about owning a DVD player is that I can watch those movies at my own pace and convenience. Finally, I want to buy it because it would bring back some of the best old memories from my past life when I was enjoying my life as a young student.


 

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

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