IELTS Speaking Cue Card 2024: Talk about an electronic equipment you bought for your home.

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card:

Talk about an electronic equipment you bought for your home.

  • What was the equipment?
  • When & from where did you buy it?
  • How is it useful for every family member?

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Sample Answer

We all purchase new things for various purposes every now and then. In my family, my parents do most of the shopping ranging from grocery to expensive items. I also buy different things as per my interest and I have recently bought a microwave for my home from my savings. It is a piece of electronic equipment for kitchen purposes.

Last Sunday, I was roaming around in a shopping complex nearby my home, when I saw a pamphlet advertising a heavy discount on many electronic products such as televisions, refrigerators and microwave ovens in a shop on the second floor of the complex. I decided to have a look at the products they had to offer. I went inside the shop and found many products being sold at amazing deals, but I decided to buy a microwave. It was available at a thirty percent discount bringing it within my budget. I was happy as I thought about its usage and practicality in my home.

After some thinking and being satisfied with the product, I purchased it and took it home as a surprise. Everyone in my family was pleased as they could use it to reheat food or snacks or make coffee or tea at any time in a hassle-free manner. My mother was especially elated as it would help her to make hot and fresh food without fretting in the kitchen for long periods of time. I was happy that I had purchased this microwave for my household and that it would be useful for everyone.

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Part 3 Follow-Up Questions

Q1. How has technology changed our lives?

Technology has completely changed our lives. Nothing we do from morning to evening has remained the same. From the moment we wake up by the alarm clock to the time we go to bed by turning off the lights, everything depends on technology. Mobile phones and the computers are the latest in the ever-growing list of our gadgets. They have fundamentally changed the way people live and work. Every generation sees a new piece of technology replacing the old one. But my generation is unique because mobile phones have supplanted not one or two, but almost the entire repertoire of our devices.

Q2. What are the ways in which technology is misused nowadays?

Technology is like money. We can either use it for creative purposes or for wasting time. It is such a powerful weapon that it can completely upend our lives for the better or for worse. People get a rush of dopamine when they check their social media feed on the internet and scientists warn us it is akin to the response seen after taking narcotic substances. Modern warfare is another area in which technology can have disastrous consequences.

Q3. Overall, is technology good or bad for us?

Again, as I mentioned above, overall technology is as good or bad as the person using it. It can very well be used for negative purposes, but if used for constructive causes, it can make our lives much easier.

Q4. How is technology going to influence our future?

Technology is going to advance further at a greater pace. It is like a genie out of the bottle. It is now out, and is impossible to be put back. Artificial Intelligence is supposed to make our jobs redundant and people will have to find alternative jobs to survive. No industry be it defense, hospitality, marketing or healthcare, is left untouched by technology, and it is only a matter of time when we see even further changes in these areas.

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