Describe a Product you Got for Free- IELTS Cue Card
- 1 Sample Answer
- 2 Part 3 Questions
- 2.1 Do you think the value of the gift is different when you purchase something and you receive something for free?
- 2.2 What kind of public services should the government offer for free?
- 2.3 Is public transport important? How could it be improved?
- 2.4 How important is free public education?
- 2.5 Do people always feel happy when receiving free gifts?
- 2.6 Vocabulary
In the IELTS Speaking section, one of the most common question types is the Cue Card Speaking prompt. The IELTS Cue Card topics will prompt you to formulate a response and speak on the given topic. To attempt this question, you must narrow down the essential questions on the given topic to answer within the given time. Consider the sample Cue Card below. Study the types of questions that have been formulated based on the cue card and how to go about with your response:
Describe a product you got for free
You should say
- What it was?
- Was it was useful?
- When did you get it?
- What did you do with it?
Everybody likes gifts in life and in that case, if one gets a product without having to spend even a buck, that’s nothing short of a bonanza. Once I got a phone as a lucky draw gift and that was one of the best gifts I have ever received.
So, it dates back to the time when I went to a mall to shop for the conjugal functions of my brother who was about to get married the next month in the year 2015. I went there along with some of my pals and bumped into a man who was selling some coupons. Out of intrigue, I asked him about the same when I got to know that he was selling some lucky draw coupons and on winning one might have got a phone. My friends made a few contemptuous remarks at the same and said that it was nothing but a sham to lure gullible minds like mine. I paid no heed to those scornful comments and thought of giving it a chance. It was 50 INR each and I bought two of them. I didn’t think I would be getting even a single penny in return and then, one fine day I got a call. The call was from an agency that asked for my address and I got alarmed with the same as there are innumerable fraudulent cases of such scams. I asked them to email me on my email and then, I would share my mail with them. They did so and upon confirmation, I sent my address to them. The next morning was delightful and ecstatic as I got a phone for me which I was in a dire need of. It was immensely useful at that time as I had broken the phone I had prior.
I used it for a good two and a half years and used it for everything one can think of with a phone, such as: Surfing the internet, e-learning, social media, and so on. The best product I ever got so far was this phone.
Eg.: It costs around 100 bucks for you to travel to the countryside from here.
Meaning: A boon/blessing
Eg.: This season was a bonanza for the farmers.
Eg.: I have some really good pals in my life.
Eg.: The case intrigued me to solve it as soon as possible.
Eg.: She made some contemptuous remarks about the girl who we saw yesterday.
Part 3 Questions
Do you think the value of the gift is different when you purchase something and you receive something for free?
I don’t think so. How invaluable something is can’t be determined by the price or purchasing it. It depends upon the emotions rather than the alms spent on it.
What kind of public services should the government offer for free?
The government should offer primary facilities for me that are inevitable for humans. It could include healthcare facilities, education facilities, and so on and so forth.
Is public transport important? How could it be improved?
Yes, public transport is indeed essential for people to commute from one place to another, especially when one can’t afford a private vehicle. It could be improved by indoctrination of cleanliness practices and hygienic awareness among people. Apart from that, they should implement stringent rules for punctuality and the fuel that vehicles use.
How important is free public education?
Public education is quintessential for a nation to improve. Not everyone can afford a whooping sum of money for their education and therefore, it becomes all the more important for the government to invest in public education.
Do people always feel happy when receiving free gifts?
No, not always. I would never want a gift from someone I barely know. Gifts are attached with sentimental value and hence, getting it from someone you share some kind of a bond with is different.
Eg.: Such an invaluable gesture it was.
Eg.: One can’t determine the consequences without getting into that situation.
Eg.: The poverty and destitution in that country were inevitable.
Meaning: Travel some distance between one’s home and place of work on a regular basis.
Eg.: I used to commute to my office for two hours every day.
Eg.: The administration implemented stringent guidelines to be followed.