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Describe a software that you often use - Cue Card # 712

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

Describe a software that you often use.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what you use it for
  • what benefits it brings to you

and explain why this is an important software for 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:
I think, these days, it is really very hard to imagine a life without having some sort of access to a computer because it allows us to use so many different kinds of software and tools to make our life easy. Of course, different people use different kinds of software and applications, depending on their level of skills and needs, for different purposes, but when it comes to a person like me, with rather limited computer skills, Microsoft Office is my saviour.

Of course, it is not really necessary to introduce "Microsoft Office", but just to make things clear, it is a collection of handy tools, which was first developed on the 1st of August of 1988 by Bill Gates, for the use of business and office work.

But, I didn’t learn about this software or start to use it until early 2005 when I started school. Since then, I have played with this software and used its applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint at every opportunity. Today, as an Office Manager of a prestigious company in my country, I use “Microsoft Word” to create all sorts of documents in order to communicate with my fellow workers and superiors.

However, this particular application called “Microsoft Word” comes real handy when I prepare a periodic report for my bosses, along with Excel charts on it, in order to show the progress of the production of our chocolate cake factory and the productivity of our workers. Sometimes, I also use PowerPoint to make some presentations to my fellow workers to show the overall progress of our work and efforts in order to motivate my workers.

Anyway, this software is really important for me because it provides great peace of mind for me because I know that I can take care of all of my office work quickly and easily. Besides, the best thing about this software is that I can use it at my home also to take care of important office documents and reports during weekends.


Model Answer 2:
I am excited to have this topic as I know exactly what I am asked to talk about and what I am going to talk about. Well, one indispensable software that I frequently rely on is Dropbox, a cloud-based file storage solution that has become an integral part of my digital life.

Dropbox is a file hosting service that allows users to store and share files in the cloud. Its seamless synchronization across devices and platforms makes it a versatile tool for managing digital content.

I primarily use Dropbox for file storage and sharing. Whether it's work-related documents, personal photos, or collaborative projects, Dropbox provides a centralized and easily accessible repository. Its collaborative features enable smooth sharing with colleagues and friends, fostering efficient teamwork.

The key benefit of Dropbox lies in its accessibility. With files stored in the cloud, I can seamlessly transition between devices, ensuring I have the latest version of a document at my fingertips. The automatic synchronization feature eliminates the need for manual transfers, saving time and reducing the risk of data loss. Additionally, the sharing options make collaboration straightforward, allowing real-time updates and feedback.

Dropbox is crucial for me due to its role in simplifying file management and collaboration. Its user-friendly interface and reliable performance contribute to a seamless digital workflow. Whether I'm working on a project with colleagues or accessing personal files on the go, Dropbox ensures that my data is secure, organized, and easily retrievable.

In the age of digital connectivity, having a reliable cloud storage solution like Dropbox is paramount. It not only streamlines my day-to-day tasks but also provides a secure and efficient way to manage and share information across my personal and professional spheres.

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