CUE CARD – Describe an invention that has changed how people live

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an invention that has changed how people live.

You should say:

  • What it is?
  • How has it changed people live ?
  • What benefits did it brings?
  • And explain if it is more important for older or younger people.
Sample Answer

Inventions are an indispensable part of human evolution. From the invention of the wheel to the development of Mars rover, humans have witness many development. Especially, in this 21st century, when we come across umpteen new inventions every now and then.

I reckon, electricity to this day is the most important invention because, it serves as the baseline for all inventions to come. It is a boon that science has given to mankind. Electricity has become an integral part of human life, as majority of things are depended on it.

It has a myriad of uses, be it lightning of rooms at home to big factories where large machines are running with the help of electricity. Modern means of transportation and communication have been exceedingly revolutionized by the commencement of Electricity. Human civilization has become very modern, and electricity is needed everywhere.

Moreover, if we talk about its importance then I think Electricity, is very crucial to everyone regardless of their age. To put light on this statement, I vividly remember a time when, I watched a documentary about a village in Garhwal Region, which was deprived of basic amenity which was electricity. The documentary revealed the atrocities faced by people of all ages. The documentary emphasized on the whole journey, how that village as well as the neighboring places struggled and achieved their destination of finding light. So, definitely electricity is an invention that has changed how people live.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘describe an invention that has changed how people live’.

Q1. How has technology made our life easier?
Well, the rapid improvements in the world of technology have undoubtedly made life more convenient and enjoyable. The latest technological innovation have brought comfort to many fields and has drastically raised the standard of living. For instance, many household equipment have been invented like washing machine, oven to ease household chores.

Q2.Is it more difficult for old people to accept new technologies ?
I think yes, many seniors have physical conditions or health issues that make it for them difficult to use technologies. Apart from health, knowledge about technology is also very important, and lack of knowledge stops many seniors from participating in communication technology.

Ayushi Rawat

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