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Describe a piece of modern technology you own - Cue Card # 608

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

Describe a piece of modern technology you own (like Kindle e-book reader, smartphone etc.)

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what you use it for
  • how long you have been owning it

and explain why it is important to you.

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

Model Answer 1:

Technology has taken a huge leap forward in the last couple of decades so much so that we are actually struggling to keep up. Today, I would like to talk about one such amazing modern technology which is called a Tablet PC or just Tablet.

When I saw this particular “technological wonder” for the first time, which neither was a shrunken laptop nor an oversized smartphone, about 3 years ago, I immediately knew that I got to have one, and eventually, I got one, which I have now for almost 2 years. Anyway, I use my favourite and unique hand-held device to do pretty much everything from sending and receiving emails, finding important information, preparing and editing documents, watching movies and videos, listening to my favourite music and enjoying just browsing through during my leisure time. I also use it to capture images of different kinds of things and do video-conferencing with my family, friends, relatives and co-workers. In fact, it looks like I can never have enough of my wonderful gadget whatever I am doing or wherever I am going.

This electronic device is really important to me mainly because it allows me to take care of many of my office tasks at home at my convenience as my job is really demanding. Besides, it saves me a lot of time by helping me to find important information during emergencies and situations. Then there are times when I also need to send a lot of data and information quickly either to my friends or fellow office workers immediately, and that’s when my tablet PC comes to my rescue. On top of that, I can carry this device very easily with me whenever I need it. Finally, this device is important to me because it allows me to work on the go and thus helps me save a lot of time.


Model Answer 2:

Thank you very much for allowing me to talk about a piece of modern technology that I own. I will tell you what it is, why I use it, how long I have been using it and finally why I consider it to be so important to me.

I own a smartwatch, which has become an indispensable part of my daily life. It serves various purposes, primarily acting as a fitness tracker, allowing me to monitor my physical activity levels, heart rate, and sleep patterns. Additionally, I use it to receive notifications, check the weather, set reminders, and even make quick calls or send messages.

I have been using my smartwatch for over two years now, and it has seamlessly integrated into my routine. Its sleek design and intuitive interface make it convenient to use, whether I'm at work, exercising, or socializing. Furthermore, its compatibility with my smartphone allows for seamless synchronization of data, ensuring that I stay connected and organized throughout the day.

The smartwatch holds significant importance to me due to its multifunctionality and convenience. It not only helps me stay on track with my fitness goals but also enhances my productivity and efficiency by providing timely reminders and notifications. Moreover, its ability to keep me connected on the go gives me peace of mind, knowing that I can stay informed and reachable at all times. So, my smartwatch has become an essential tool that complements my lifestyle and helps me navigate through the modern world more efficiently. I am so excited to own it and frankly speaking, I remain more active and do more outdoor activities ever since I have been owning it. I believe this is because it helps me track how much and what type of activities I am doing each day and when I am not doing any activity at all.

Sample Answer 3:

They say dependency on technology is a bad thing and that makes me wonder how could I ever manage to go on without the smartphone I have! I would like to thank you for this nice topic and talk about the smartphone I proudly own and use.

To give the details of this piece of technology - this is a smartphone by Samsung and the model is Galaxy S10. I do not own this particular model for a long time as it was recently released but if I consider the time duration for which I have owned a smartphone, that would be really long, perhaps six to seven years at least.

What do I use it for? Well - I use it for an array of reasons. The first and most obvious reason is to be able to talk to others and get in touch with the people I care about. The second most apparent reason is to get connected to the Internet where I can check and send emails, use social networking websites and applications, chat with friends and family, share my pictures, listen to music and browse different websites.

But the utilisation of this handheld device is really large. I will try to give you some examples which would depict how widely this device is used. Well, it has a built-in alarm clock that I use daily to wake up on time, I capture stunning pictures in bright daylight and super low light at night with its camera, and I listen to my favourite music or watch a YouTube video on it. I even hail a taxi using the application installed in it and pay my bills using the online wallet I have. For all these reasons this has become more than a phone to me.

I guess something becomes essential when it serves important purposes for us. The smartphone is irreplaceable for me, and for many others who use it daily for sending emails, hiring a taxi or paying bills - to mention a few utilisations it offers. The range goes on and the smartphone is more than a phone now, it is a serious device for many serious purposes in our lives.


Model Answer 4:

Canon 6D Mark II is a piece of modern technology in the arena of photography, and one of the best cameras in the market from the reputed camera manufacturer - Canon. It is an impressive piece of technology to capture both pictures and videos. The 26.2-megapixel camera is a piece of technology that is quite handy for me. I would like to thank you for this great topic.

To tell you the truth, I am an amateur photographer and learning photography for the past two years. So, I needed a quality camera for my practical class and to take photos to enhance my skills in photography. Earlier, I used my mobile phone to capture some photos but there were some resolution issues. Hence, I decided to get a branded camera recommended by my teacher. Accordingly, I got this wonderful piece.

To be precise, I have been using this camera since January of this year. In fact, I had to wait a few days for the camera to reach my country, Nepal. I ordered the camera from an online store and it took nearly a week for them to deliver the package to my doorstep. It has become a constant companion for me since the day I got it.

This camera is important to me for its extraordinary image-taking capability. The full-frame sensor of the camera is outstanding and the DIGIC 7 image processor works beyond expectation. I am glad about the crystal clear images and high resolution that makes the images quite vivid. Besides, the swivel and tilt touchscreen of the camera has brought a revolution in the photography industry. I am in love with the 6D II for its full frame. The viewfinder enhancement has changed my experience as well. Due to all these reasons, the camera is of great importance to me.

Your preparation for the cue card topic "Describe a piece of modern technology you own (like Kindle e-book reader, smartphone etc.)" would qualify you to talk about the following cue card topics as well:

1. Describe something useful you own.
2. Describe something expensive you own.
3. Describe one of your important possessions.
4. Describe something you use daily.
5. Describe something you cannot do without.
6. Describe a device or tool you have recently purchased.
7. Describe something you want to purchase soon.

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