IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card # Describe a thing that has become a matter of status nowadays.

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card

Describe a thing that has become a matter of status nowadays.

You should say:

  • what is it
  • why people use it
  • do you have it

and explain what influences it has on people nowadays.

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Throughout time, the possession of certain items has been linked to achieve a higher status or such as having a car. The ownership of expensive car brands indicates the financial superiority and marks an image in the mind of the people in the society. Therefore, in this materialistic world, people of different cultural and financial background want to have a four-wheeler.  

In some countries, the majority of people cannot afford a car but with the emergence of options like car loans and the availability of second hand cars, everyone enjoys this privilege. Millennial today believe in giving a ‘good impression’ to others because of which they urge their elders to invest in fancy and latest models. Possessing a car has its own convenience, comfort which also comes with some liabilities like maintenance and environmental concerns.   

Of course, my parents do own a car but I still prefer taking public transport in order to avoid the traffic on the congested roads of my country. Not everyone thinks the same way.

All in all, the utility of a car is replaced by the image and status symbol that it offers. With the booming economy and stagnant car prices, more and more people are getting influenced to purchase a car in the future. However, people consider ownership of expensive four-vehicle equivalent to a luxury. In addition, in the period of conscious environmentalism and hefty fuel prices, people must be more concerned about the pollution it causes rather than their own image and status.

(250 words)


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