Describe something you own that you want to replace IELTS Cue Card

Describe something you own that you want to replace IELTS Cue Card

Describe something you own that you want to replace IELTS Cue Card


Describe something you own that you want to replace.
You should say:

  • What it is
  • Where it is
  • How you got it
  • Explain why you want to replace it.

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

I want to replace a keyboard I recently purchased from Amazon because I have needed one for a long time, as my laptop keys are not working correctly.

 I found a keyboard while surfing on Amazon. It cost 2500. It was an excellent RGB keyboard with a Bluetooth connection. I liked it very much. I ordered it last Saturday and got it delivered in two days; however, the dissatisfying experience that I am having with this purchase spoiled my mood.

 I am very much dissatisfied with Amazon’s quality. When I opened the box, the keyboard was not in mint condition. Its box was also rotten from the sides and could have looked better. After I opened the box, I saw that the keyboard needed to be in suitable packaging, as shown in the video.

 It did not have a cover and was just given like that. I said no problem; I only have to use it. I then started using the keyboard, but when I used it, the difficulties I faced were challenging as the Q, W, and Z keys wouldn’t work, which was very hard for me to use. The entry on the right-hand side needed to be fixed, which is very bad.

 I am extraordinarily dissatisfied as it was an expensive keyboard. However, it still needs to be of better quality. Still, it is easy to replace it from Amazon as the delivery agent shall come home and pick it up to pick it up. I will replace it by Monday or Tuesday as it could have been better. It is the only thing I like about purchasing things online as we can buy things online and replace them tension-free.

 But this was a huge mistake made by Amazon because if the thing you have purchased is not promising, it is tough for the consumer to be happy. The whole mood of the consumer is spoiled, so this was a terrible experience for me with Amazon.


Here are some examples of follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe something you own that you want to replace  ”.

1.Does consumption have any impact on the environment? 

Consumption through the use of fuels and natural resources affects the environment. It involves nature very severely because fuels emit gases; when vehicles burn fuel, they emit many gases, consume many resources like water and soil, and humans pollute everything. So, consuming any material given by nature damages and harms the environment.

2. Why do people always want to buy new things to replace old ones? 

It’s a human certainty to change new things from the old ones because they are old, have been used, and are dull when using the old stuff. So they want to try something new because it’s human nature to try something new every day. If we wear the same clothes or the same clothes for the year, we get bored of wearing them, and the same thing is with our mind.

We should do something interesting every day. Our routine should not be the same; everything should be different. Every day,  we should change something, and it will be interesting. 

3. Why do you think some people replace things more often than others? 

Some people replace things less often than others because they have a certain mindset about changing their things to new ones. They like to wear new clothes every day, do not want to repeat it, and usually get bored doing only one thing. So they prefer to change or switch things.

4. Why do young people change things more often than older adults? 

 Young people usually change things more than older ones because older ones prefer to repeat things and save their money, but the new ones are not in that area because they want to try something new and trendy in fashion. So they always prefer to choose the new one and change things quickly, but the older ones have experience, and many have experiences in life. Hence, they like to repeat things and do not buy new ones because if the older ones are better, why should they purchase the new ones?

5. Why do some people like to buy expensive things? 

People like to buy expensive things because they make them feel rich and authentic, and one thing is also that if you purchase costly things, it will go on for a long time. And like the other one, which is not that expensive, it will be damaged quickly. So costly things are good, and they will run for the long run. 

6. Why do some people prefer to buy things in the supermarket rather than online? 

In the supermarket, people prefer to buy things because they can feel the fabrics and the things they buy.

In the online system, they can see only pictures; they cannot see the size and proper size of the photograph or the appropriate color because many factors, such as camera quality, flashes, and everything else, change the pictures graphically. Hence, people prefer to buy things when they see them with their naked eyes.

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