IELTS Cue Card #Describe something that was broken in your home and then repaired

IELTS Cue Card #Describe something that was broken in your home and then repaired

Describe something that was broken in your home and then repaired.
You should say:

  • What was it and when did it break?
  • How did it break?
  • How did you repair it?

And how was your experience?

IELTS Cue Card #Describe something that was broken in your home and then repaired

Sample Answer :

I am very fond of period pieces. Our old crown tv belonging to early 80’s can be categorized under e-antiquity. I still feel that nostalgia whenever I happen to watch it occasionally. I must say that the picture quality is still incomparable to those of the LED’s found nowadays. Few days back on my birthday, I decided to sit in front of my tv and watch some old episodes.

Just when I switched on the main plug, a rapturous spark shimmered in the picture tube and smoke ensued from the back. It was enough of the scene for me to acknowledge some major dismantlement in picture tube. Now, was it the age factor or did the supplies fluctuated abruptly was a little difficult to discern. For a moment, I was in a state of desolation for this loss. My TV had never been submitted to repairs earlier.

Anyways, I decided to call the repairman. It was a little onerous for me to locate the exact person who can repair the old crown tv. I mean, the company doesn’t even exist now. Still, after some stretched search, I finally found the mechanic. He was an old person and asked me to bring the television to his shop. I put the TV in the old cardboard box, which I preserved along my TV and took it to the shop. After close scrutiny, that old man informed me that I need to replace my picture tube along with few other circuitries. He said that he will have to ship it from Bombay and will take a few days for replacement and so, the TV needs to be put in his shop, which I shall be getting back in the perfect condition after, nearly 10 days. With a heavy heart, I agreed. I returned after 10 days and found my crown screen shining with the same quality picture as earlier.

I was beaming with happiness and joy. I thanked the old man for everything. Needless to say, I was very dejected at the initial loss but having it back in a perfect working condition gave me more delight than before.

Word Meaning
Onerous difficult: Cracking IELTS is not very onerous task.
Follow-up Questions

Q. 1 Do you think there has been a degradation in quality of products used at home?

Sample Answer: Yes, indeed. There are ample of evidences to show that, although extra features have been added to the home gadgets but their strength, efficiency and shelf life has decreased significantly over the years. Electronic equipments like refrigerator, TV, heater etc. are clearly not that superior as they used to be earlier.

Q. 2 What kind of things do people like to repair by themselves?

Sample Answer: Earlier, we had just few home gadgets like transistor, TV; but still many times they needed the mechanic supervision, in case something goes wrong. Nowadays, on the contrary, we have a fat list of gadgets at home and still, by reading the instructions on web, many of the minor repairs can be undertaken at home only.

Q. 3 Do you think that major repair of digital equipments nowadays is accessible and affordable?

Sample Answer: Yes, I think that digital revolution has been reasonable in its growth, in the sense, that necessary repair and accessories ecosystem has also been developed along with. Not just metros and big cities, rather tier2 and tier3 cities today, too have the affordable repair shops round the corners.

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