IELTS speaking task 2 cue card # Recent online shopping experience.

IELTS speaking task 2 cue card

Recent online shopping experience.

Talk about your recent online shopping experience.
What you bought online recently?
Why you bought it?
If you were happy with what you bought?


Sample Answer

There aren’t many malls and brands available where I live in. That’s why buying products online is the only optional left. This has made me a frequent buyer from online portals. I keep buying my daily need products from different-different websites.

Here, I can recall one of the incidents of my online shopping experiences as I had never faced that problem before. Recently I was in need of buying a watch for my brother’s birthday. I wanted to buy a latest watch from Casio Retro Vintage collection and this watch was not available with many of the online shopping sites but I found that watch on Even though I am a confident buyer, I was quite sceptical about this site.

My all the doubts turned into reality after receiving my order. Being a fragile item packaging should be the first concern. But to my surprise, the watch I ordered wasn’t packed properly. When I opened the package, I found that watch was completely broken. After that I tried to get in touch with the customer care. I made many calls to them, sadly they were unable to provide any proper answer to my queries related to the return or refund of my amount.

This left me really helpless. I have found this one of the major drawbacks also of online shopping as we don’t meet the sales representative in person. Few weeks ago I got the mail for inconvenience caused by them to me but again there was no information related to refund.

Overall, it was a disappointing experience. From that day onwards I have decided not to buy anything from that particular website only.

(276 words)

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IELTS writing task-2 essay # Many museums charge for admission while others are free.

IELTS writing task-2 essay

Many museums charge for admission while others are free.


Do you think the advantages of charging people for admission to museums outweigh the disadvantages?

Sample Answer

Museums are a great source of knowledge in societies. Many museums charge a hefty amount as an entrance fee, however others do not. There are some individuals who argue that entry of these educational institutes should be free of cost to serve the society better. I believe that charging a nominal amount as an entrance fee can be beneficial in many ways.

Undeniably, charging a hefty amount on visitors has some negative effects. Firstly, it deprives people of lack in opportunity to access most of the vital information about history, art and science. Secondly, paying an entrance fee can be the major factor to affect the popularity of a museum over others, despite having many artifacts. Many citizens will start flinching from visiting these institutions due to the entrance charges. This may eventually put the existence of museums on stake.

Despite having a few drawbacks, entrance charges can be beneficial in many ways. Most prominently, museums authorities can use the entrance fee amount for many purposes. For instance, time-to-time renovation cost, electricity charges, safety and security cost to operate these institutions properly. Moreover, this has been noticed in the past that many times the governments fail to meet the requirement of these institutions. However by charging an entrance fee, museums can have their own revenue to keep the place clean and attractive to get more visitors.

To conclude, charging entrance fee for museums can attract negative remarks from some people. I think posing a nominal amount on visitors can be beneficial in many ways for museums.

(256 words)

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