We are living in the age of e-commerce and with the coming of internet service providers offering cheap internet charges, it has become so much more fun to buy things online. Even more, the economy of the country has seen an upsurge and the living standards of so many people has risen from what was earlier. In times when people have become more shopaholic they ever, we are looking at a cue card that talks about an item that you recently bought and whether you liked it or not.
Describe something you bought recently. You should say –
what is it?
are you happy with it?
why did you buy it and for whom?
also, explain, how does it fit in your life?
E-commerce has come a few years back and changed the way we shopped, at least it has done for me. Recently, I bought a camera online. For a few months, I had been doing my research on the different cameras and found Nikon D5300 a really nice choice. I bought it from Flipkart and it arrived in really good condition. On the first day of its arrival, my friends and us, we all went hitchhiking along the streets of Delhi. We began with Chandani Chowk and then Rashtrapati Bhavan, moving on we went to Akshardham Temple and finally ended our day dancing at my friend’s house.
We clicked amazing photographs and made memories for life. The best thing about the camera was that it was really easy to use and very lightweight. For a very long time, I had enjoyed clicking photographs on other people’s camera and after working for an MNC, being able to buy one for me was a proud moment.
I had been planning on beginning a travel blog for a very long time. The coming of the DSLR had been perfect in my life. With it, not only was I able to click better photographs and learn the use of DSLR, I started getting really nice content for my blog. Looking back at it, sometimes I wonder how would have I done all of it without my camera!
e-commerce – commercial transactions conducted electronically on the Internet
research – the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
hitchhiking – travel by getting free lifts in passing vehicles.
MNC – a multinational corporation or company.
DSLR -: a digital camera that combines the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor.
I remember myself as a very studious child back in school. One subject that I particularly liked the most was English that was taught in our school. We had this subject in our curriculum each year from primary school to high school and each year we used to have a new teacher teach us the subject. Even we had to read lots of English in university as it is considered the basic of all the other subjects.
I firmly recall all of my favourite teachers who build my love for the language ,I owe them for that. I feel extremely lucky to have had some amazing faculties who shared the same level of interest and love for those long stretches of plays and poetry.
My teachers would often tell us stories and read us poetry in fine tones and then calmly explain us what it implies. She would also relate certain similar life experiences to make the point clear and id mention that it helped. Sometimes she used to take us to the auditorium and make us watch some old classic movies like breakfast club, Dial M for murder, etc. My foundation and interest grew more with each passing years and my teachers proved as a great objects for inspirations.
English itself is full of fascination and adventure if one is passionate for it. It is one of such subjects that anyone can possibly fall in love with if she starts understanding the underlying ideas and tries to feel it. English is a basic living necessity these days and is used all around us and the things that I learned from my School had helped me greatly throughout my life.
We all want to live in a kind of house that motivates us to be something and do something. The kind of house that we enter and feel like home and where we can relax. Now, everyone has their own idea of a dream house. Let us today have a look at some of the possible answers related to a cue card about dream house.
Describe a house or apartment you want to live in.
You should say:
What it would look like?
Where it would be located?
What facilities it would have?
and explain why you want to live there.
Sample Answer One
Home is where the heart is. We all have dreams and things we want from our lives. It’s ok to be materialistic in life and there is no harm in having some luxuries. I was born and raised up in a valley surrounded by hills so I’d like my dream house to be ideally located somewhere in between the hills. The location of the house will be a semi urban area as there are certain places in the hills that are secluded and there are no facilities available for miles. I’d like my dream home to be located in Mussoorie, a small hill station resting on the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India.
The house will be a medium sized bungalow with two floors, a front and a back garden and have all the modern day amenities. The building will be designed as such that all the windows of the bungalow will overlook the Doon valley. The architecture will be of Victorian era as it will give a very colonial look to the place. The ground floor will have a big common room adjoining a modular kitchen and a bar which will have spirits from different parts of the earth. The climate is cold so all the windows of the bungalow will be double glazed to provide insulation and protect us in the harsh cold weather. The upper floor will have a big master bedroom along with two other guest bedrooms.
As I live in the city, so I’ll use this house as a holiday home and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located in nature’s lap it will be a perfect relaxation spot and a perfect holiday. Once in my latter years of life, I’d like to retire there and live a calm and peaceful life in a serene environment.
Sample Answer Two
We all as humans dream fancy about our houses. So, there are some who want all the luxuries in their house while some prefer living close to nature. I want my house to be a mimic of nature. So, I want a small waterfall in my house wherein I can take bath and then I want my house to have lot of flowers and be surrounded by trees. So, that in the evening when I wish to sit down, I should feel calm and serene from inside.
Then, I want my house to have a library as well. Library of the books that I have already read, so it will be more like a collection of books that I love and could offer others to read and in the library there will be my study table and in one corner will be the place where I could look out of window and see the entire nature at its best and have some thing to drink or relax. There will be part of my house, where I will allow anyone to come in and sleep over and have food just for free. Because, I want people to travel and travel with entire safety. With nothing to worry, I want them to explore this beautiful world.
Also, in my house I wish to have a beautiful field wherein I could go for jogging or play some games. I don’t wish for the most expensive house in the world but I wish for the house that is the most special for me.
Sample Answer Three
Everyone has lot of dreams about their house. I too have. I wish my house to be a duplex building with spacious rooms and corridors. It is very important for me to be able to move freely and I wish to have ample space even after placing the furniture. The house should be well ventilated and the view from outside the window should be of something close to nature. I would love to have a balcony in my house with my bedroom facing the south side from where I could smell the fragrance from the garden. At the night times, I will place a chair on the balcony to enjoy the night views, especially the moonlit nights.
Although I like natural places, but for my house I would like it to be in the middle. So, somewhere where it is not very far from the city neither too close to the town. It should have the feel of a city life with no troubles that it brings along with it, like lot of traffic and noise pollution. Even more, the house should have all the modern amenities. It should have a telephone connection with which I can connect with the entire world and then there should be Internet.
Also, I need a garage wherein I can keep my car and the roof of the house should also be large as I intend to plant some small plants on the rooftop garden. Even more, it is very important to have good quality fittings, tiles and necessary elements in the kitchen and bathrooms.
Ultimately, I want to live in a big house wherein I can have a feeling of a house and can roam about freely because that is very important.
I do tend to have a bit of a sweet tooth and it just so happens that cakes are my all-time favourite treats. Today, I’ll talk about an absolutely delicious cake that I had some time back.
Last week I went to Mussorie with my family. Naturally the journey from Delhi to Mussorie was quite long and it left us exhausted. So, we decided to go to a cafe for refreshments. After strolling about and absorbing the general atmosphere, we came across a cafe named Lovely Loaves. It seemed to be quite an old cafe. We went inside. It was a quiet place with a certain antique charm. Their menu offered a wide range of coffees, sandwiches and other sweet assortments. I ordered a cappuccino with a slice of mixed fruit cake to the side. My parents chose to order sandwiches.
At first glance, the cake was lovingly decorated with almonds, cashews and hazelnuts, it had some sort of brown sugar powder sprinkled on the frosting. From the side, you could see the cream filling and the little fruit pieces. Every savoury little bite was infused with the rich warm flavour of fresh fruits, filled with fluffy vanilla sponging. The treat was sinfully divine, in fact I adored it so much I asked for another piece. My parents too each took a forkful from the gourmet treat. They loved it as well and were inclined to order one of their own too.
I felt that that cake was special and that it had a certain warmth to it, a quality which is not found in many things nowadays. The love which it was made with, made sure that the quantity and quality of each ingredient was just-right. From the crumbly flakiness of the sponge to the blissful sweetness in the drizzled frosting, the cake was and will be one of the best things I have ever eaten. When I go back to visit Mussorie, I will without a doubt revisit Lovely Loaves.