Describe an Invention that has Changed People’s Life – IELTS Cue Card
Describe an invention that has changed people’s life.
You should say:
- what it is
- who invented it
- when it was invented
- and explain how it has changed people’s life.
There is a popular saying “Necessity is the mother of invention.” This sentence means we invent because we have necessities. Our needs and curiosity have led us to greatest inventions. One of the inventions that changed people’s life in the 21st Century is online car booking sites like Ola, Uber and Rapido. These are apps used to travel from place to place with a convenient price.
Ola was founded in Dec 2010 by Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati with a mission to build mobility for a billion people. In 2009, Uber was founded as Ubercab by Garrett Camp who is a computer programmer and the co-founder of StumbleUpon, and Travis Kalanick.
Uber was invented in 2009 whereas Ola was invented in the year 2010. Life has not been the same ever since.
This has changed our life. The two inventions made our life a lot easier than it was earlier. Earlier, people had to walk to the taxi stand and ask about dozens of drivers to drive them to places, some would reject and some would demand some huge amount. Most of the people in the whole world used these two apps for communication purposes. In this global pandemic, people use these apps to travel to places with convenient prices. It is much safer and time consuming. Transportation has advanced with the help of these two applications.
- Necessity: essential items
Eg: Food is a necessity.
- Convenient: easily approachable or adaptable
Eg: Cycling is convenient way of reducing weight
- Pandemic: (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.
Eg: The world is going through a pandemic situation
- Reject: deny
Eg: Her project was rejected.
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