Describe a time when you used the internet to solve a problem: IELTS Speaking Part 2 Sample Answer
Describe a time when you used the internet to solve a problem
You should say
- what problem it was
- when you did this
- how long it took you
- and explain why you used the internet to solve this problem
So I’m going to talk about this time when I needed a foreign book for my studies. I was in my junior year in university and we had this assignment that required us to find the latest statistics, some of which are very hard to come by.
Apparently in order to get access to new data you must know the right source and pay some fees. I found out that the statistics that I needed were published in a book but unfortunately it was not available for sales in my country. And even if I’d had it delivered, by the time it arrived it’d have been too late.
So I had to contact a friend in America and asked him to buy a hard copy then have the statistics pages scanned and emailed to me. It took some time but eventually I got the data in time. It was a bit of a hassle for my friend so I decided to buy him a small gift in return.
- Come by: to visit a place for a short time, often when you are going somewhere else
Eg: Rose has promised her grandma that she’ll come by her house next week.
- Statistics: information based on a study of the number of times something happens or is present, or other numerical facts
Eg: According to the official statistics, women live longer than men.
- Hassle: (a situation causing) difficulty or trouble:
Eg: John got into a hassle with his neighbour