Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home IELTS cue card

Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home IELTS cue card

Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home IELTS cue card

IELTS CUE CARD TOPIC

Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home.

You should say
How you got it (or, who, bought it)?
What you use it for?
How often you use it?
And explain why you think this thing is useful?

NOTE – The examiner gives you one minute to plan your answerand to help you prepare for the topic, the examiner provides you with a pencil and a notepad. You’ll have to answer the questions given on the topic for one-to-two minutes

SAMPLE ANSWER 1

Introduction

In this modern epoch, technology has made inroads in our lives. There are numerous equipment and gadgets at our disposal, which have made our lives easy and comfortable.

Although there is a plethora of equipment at my home, the vacuum cleaner is precious to us.

What you use it for?

Since my childhood, I have this habit of keeping my home neat and clean. The vacuum cleaner helps me in various tasks related to the deep cleaning of my residence.

How often you use it?

Being a working person, I do not get sufficient time to do the deep cleaning of my house. On weekends, I usually indulge in this activity. Every Sunday I use to clean my home.

How you got it (or, who bought it)?

I bought it two years back. One of my friends suggested I use this for keeping my bedroom spic and span.

As many brands manufacture this machine, selecting the right one was a daunting task.

I read bazillion reviews before shortlisting the one I bought.

And explain why you think this thing is useful?

This machine has bought a paradigm shift in my life by making me more efficient. Earlier cleaning of my home used to be an uphill task for me: now I do it with tremendous ease.

Whenever guests come to my home, they appreciate the cleanliness inside my house.

Furthermore, this equipment saves my time, and I utilized the saved time for other tasks.

Such is the utility of this device that many of my friends have also purchased it.

It is a must-buy product for everyone.

SAMPLE ANSWER 2

Introduction

In this contemporary epoch, numerous types of equipment are there at our disposal to do our tasks with tremendous ease.

Although I have various support devices, the new addition of an air fryer is important for my home.

What you use it for?

My whole loves to eat fried food. Since this type of food is unfit for health. We use the air fryer to fry the food items with a small quantity of oil.

How often you use it?

Every day we use it to cook snacks to complement the evening tea.

How you got it (or, who bought it)?

Two years back, I realized that all of my family members are becoming obese.

To avoid medical complications, we all had started doing regular exercise, but we did not get good results.

That time I had a word with one of the renowned dieticians of our city Dr Rimple Sharma.

She advised us to focus on diet along with exercise. Seeing the dietary pattern of our family, she recommended buying an air fryer.

I followed her advice and immediately purchased an air fryer. 

Since numerous brands available in the market, selecting the right one was a daunting task for me.

In the end, I opted for Philips Air Fryer.

And explain why you think this thing is useful?

This equipment has led to a paradigm shift in the lives of my family members. With the introduction of this machine in our lives, we all family members have become fit and healthy.

Now we have the freedom of eating food of our choice without any guilt.

SAMPLE ANSWER 3

Introduction

In this contemporary epoch, fast food has made inroads in our lives. It is highly imperative to have equipment at our homes to assist in cooking at home. Although I have numerous devices in my kitchen, the best one is nicer dicer.

What do you use it for?

For me cutting vegetables and fruits is a tough job. Sometimes I do not cook because of my fear of using the knife.

How often do you use it?

Every day in the wee hours of the morning, I cut fruits and vegetables through the nicer dicer. Sometimes in the evenings also I use it.

How you got it (or, who bought it)?

One day I was travelling through public transport. During the journey, our bus driver took a halt at a roadside restaurant.

During the break, a salesman had entered our coach, and he started explaining to us the salient features of his product called nicer dicer.

He explained the benefits of this equipment in a consummate manner. His sales pitch was so convincing that I ended up buying his product.

And explain why you think this thing is useful?

This equipment has brought a paradigm shift in my life. Before its arrival, for me cooking used to be a daunting task, however, now I do it with tremendous ease.

This tiny machine not only saves my time but also improves my health. For me eating outside junk food is a thing of the past. Now I make delicious and healthy, mouth-watering delicacies at the comfort of my home.

Follow up Questions

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home”.

1. How do you think modern technology has changed the way we work (compared to the past)?

Contemporary technology has changed the mindset of the people. They have realized this thing that with the help of modern devices and gadgets they can save their quality time. Hence, automation has made inroads in our lives.

2. Do you think that operating equipment at work can ever have some bad effect on the body?

Although equipment saves our time to a great extent, its overuse can hurt our health. Sometimes we work for long hours in the same position while using the equipment, this could adversely affect our posture and lead to medical complications.

3. Do you think it’s important for employees (in-industry) to be trained to use the equipment at work?

Since most of the equipment, these days have a complex design and functions, it is worthwhile to train the users so that they can handle the conflicts adroitly. Moreover, such training improves the productivity and efficiency of the workforce too.

4. Do you agree that older people have difficulties in using (advanced) modern equipment? How can we help elderly people to use these modern devices?

Older people usually encounter problems while handling contemporary equipment because they are not that technically sound as compared to young people.

By participating in the training programmes they can enhance their knowledge and handle the equipment with ease.

5. Are there any disadvantages of using modern equipment too much in the home?

Yes, there are a plethora of disadvantages. Firstly, with too much overdependence on machines, our mental ability declines. Secondly, overuse of machinery makes us lethargic

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