Describe a time when you saved money for something – Cue Card
Describe a time when you saved money for something.
You should say:
- What did you save for?
- How you saved money?
- How long had you been saving money?
- and explain Are you happy what you saved for?
(What did you save for?) I’m generally very conscious about expenditure. I’m sensible as regards buying things. I don’t get carried away by fancy items or try to grab anything that is pleasing to the eye. I joined work soon after college. Right from day one, I started to save money to buy a car.
(How you saved money?) I watched my habits and worked on areas where I could cut down expenses. I found one or two. One of them was coffee addiction, and another was movies. I always buy a big cup of cappuccino every two hours. Though we were offered coffee at subsidized rates, it did cost me a considerable amount of money. So I reduced my coffee intake. I also watched movies in a high-class theatre whenever I got time. The tickets did cost me a lot. So I reduced it to once a month.
(How long had you been saving money?) (and explain Are you happy what you saved for?) I did this for about two years and noticed that there was a significant amount of savings. When I bought my first car, I was lauded by my friends for watching out the little things that were indeed a great help. Infact, I was able to achieve my dream of buying a car and as well incorporate a healthy lifestyle.
Conscious: aware of and responding to one’s surroundings.
Eg: Rita was not beauty conscious
Sensible: done or chosen in accordance with wisdom or prudence; likely to be of benefit.
Eg: “ Can you be sensible?”
Carried away: to arouse to a high and often excessive degree of emotion or enthusiasm
Eg: He got carried away by the luxury of the house.
Lauded: highly praised or admired.
Eg: He was lauded by his teacher.