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IELTS Band 8 Sample Describe Something You Bought But You Do Not Often Use
Describe something you bought but you do not often use – IELTS Band 8 Sample

Describe something you bought but you do not often use – IELTS Band 8 Sample

Describe an item you bought but don’t often use./Describe something you bought but don’t use very often.

You should say:

  •         what it is
  •         when and where you bought it
  •         why you bought it
  •         and explain why you don’t use it often.

Model Answer

I’m going to talk about an iPad that I bought a few years back.

In my third year at university, I received a grant amount for good academic performance, which was worth about 700 dollars. I had been curious about the iPad, because I had never had a chance to use one. So I decided, quite impulsively, that I would buy one.

I imagined there would be so many things that I could do with this device, like writing homework, reading books, chatting with friends and playing games. But later I found out that it wasn’t as convenient as I thought. Though already quite small in size, it is still too heavy to carry for a long time. And it can’t replace a computer as it doesn’t have a real keyboard.

Once the novelty wore off, I just left my iPad sitting around. In hindsight, that 700 dollars should have been spent on a course or something like that!

Bonus cue cards:

Describe something you liked very much which you bought for your home. You should say:

  • What it was
  • Where you came across it
  • Why you liked it very much

Describe something you have bought recently. You should say:

  • What that thing is
  • Where you first saw it
  • Why you bought it

Describe something colourful that you bought in the past.

You should say:

  • why you bought the item
  • what it looks/looked like
  • what other people think/thought of it
  • and explain how you feel/felt about this item

Describe something you bought that was difficult to use at first.

You should say:

  • What is it?
  • When you bought it?
  • What does it do?
  • Explain how difficult was it to be used?

Describe something you don’t have now but would really like to own in the future.

You should say:

  • what this thing is
  • how long you have wanted to own it
  • where you first saw it
  • and explain why you would like to own it.

Describe a website you have bought something from.

You should say:

  • what the website is
  • what you bought from this website
  • how satisfied you were with what you bought
  • and explain what you liked and disliked about using this website.

Describe a thing you just bought and you are happy about.

You should say:

  • What is it?
  • Where you purchased from?
  • Why are you happy about it?
  • and explain why you bought it?

Describe something important that you bought recently

You should say:

  • what it is
  • how you bought it
  • why it is important
  • and say how you felt about the purchase of this thing.

 

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