Describe Something Special you Want to Buy in the Future- IELTS Cue Card
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Describe something special you want to buy in the future.
You should say:
- what it is
- what it is used for
- when you intend to buy it
And explain why you want to buy it.
Sample Answer 1
In today’s consumerist world, material possessions are thought to convey a sense of satisfaction to those purchasing them. I would also opine material comforts provide a sense of fulfilment and pleasure and enable people to live a secure, better standard of living for them. In this light, I would like to talk about something special I would want to buy in the future.
Cooking and baking are activities I have taken pleasure in doing for quite some time. The joy of trying out new dishes and sharing them with my friends and family is unparalleled. In order to make the process of rustling up baked goods and other dishes considerably less time-consuming and effortful, I would like to buy a stand mixer. It is a multi-purpose kitchen gadget that makes the process of preparing food much more efficient and facile. They are perfect for fulfilling a wide variety of tasks in the kitchen, like whipping eggs, butter, potatoes and batter for cakes and other baked goods. It reduces the laborious process of whipping ingredients by hand. Usually, when I am baking, creaming together butter and sugar or beating eggs using a whisk seems like an insurmountable task. However, purchasing a stand mixer would simplify that process for me.
Additionally, stand mixers also help knead dough which is a crucial part of the process of baking bread, pizzas, and making pasta from scratch. Besides this, they are invaluable in grinding meat, which is necessary for making burger patties or cutlets or meatballs. As someone who loves cooking, the stand mixer would completely transform the way I work in the kitchen.
However, there are two snags in my plan to buy a stand-mixer. Firstly, it is slightly pricey for me at the present moment, which means that I would have to save up in order to be able to buy it. Secondly, there is a question of how and where to store the stand mixer. Usually, stand mixers are stored on the kitchen countertop. However, that is not possible for me due to a constraint of space in the kitchen. Therefore, until these issues are resolved, I will keep looking forward to being the proud and happy owner of a stand mixer someday in the future.
Sample Answer 2
Most people claim that purchasing their favorite things brings contentment to life in today’s materialistic world. However, I too believe the same to some extent because that’s what drives people to work harder and earn better. Some people aim to buy dozens of expensive sneakers or clothes, whereas others prefer cars and motor vehicles. Therefore, I’d like to talk about something special that I would like to buy in the future.
I have always aspired to buy a home, which I can call my own, but purchasing it isn’t a piece of cake as it is perhaps one of the most crucial decisions in one’s life. At present, my four friends and I reside in a rented PG house, which is very far away from where I work, making the commute to the office very difficult. In addition, I’ve become weary of listening to the landlord’s taunts and mocks for not paying the rent at the earliest. As a result, I resolved to purchase a 3 BHK apartment for myself, inviting my family over.
Therefore, a couple of days back, when I was on my way to the office, I found a large billboard hoarding advertising the sale of 3BHK apartments in the area nearby my office. So naturally, I immediately contacted the manager to find out more details. I was surprised when I figured out its address as the apartment was only two streets away from my office and was currently under construction. As a result, I have planned to possess one of these apartments once it’s entirely built and furnished, which might take at least 6 months.
Owning an apartment would be an excellent advantage for me as I can easily shuttle to the office, and I could be on my own in the space belonging to me, inviting my friends over and partying whenever I want. Although I need to wait for a little longer, I suppose I should be patient because it eventually pays off.
Meaning: state of happiness and satisfaction
Eg: The older man found contentment in the nursing home.
Meaning: direct one’s hopes or ambitions towards achieving something
Eg. John aspires to become a pilot.
Meaning: tenant’s regular payment to a landlord for the use of property or land
Eg: Kim finds it challenging to pay the rent.
Meaning: a large outdoor board for displaying advertisements; a hoarding
Eg: A billboard fell on the road, causing congestion.
Meaning: travel some distance between one’s home and place of work regularly
Eg: Daniel would commute from his village to the office by public transport.
Part 3 Follow-up Questions
1. What makes things to be special to you?
Well, I believe that the uniqueness of things makes them special, i.e., each and everything, including human beings, is different from one another, which makes them unique in their own way. Furthermore, as life passes on, we realize that everyone has different perspectives about life, making them unique. For instance, despite the identical twins looking alike, they may have different views, opinions, and intelligence.
2. What makes a brand trustworthy?
In my opinion, a brand becomes trustworthy and credible only when they provide reliable and quality services to their customers without compromising. In order to gain customers’ attention and trust, a brand must be transparent, consistent, communicate, and own up to its mistakes. Some of the strongest brands in the country have a loyal customer base, which stands as their business strategy. These brands gain customers’ trust by showing their authenticity and staying true to their values.
3. What are some of the famous costume brands in your country?
Some of the most famous costume brands in India are Zara, H&M, Uniqlo, Levis, Gucci, Peter England, Louis Vuitton, Puma, and Adidas. Despite all these brands being international, they are widely accessible to all Indian people.
4. What electronic devices are more common in your city?
Chennai, being an electronic hub of India and the Detroit of Asia, has a significant base in many industries, including Automotive, IT, etc. Therefore, some of the most popular electronic devices in my city are electric bikes, smartphones, laptops, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, air conditioners, stereo systems, etc.
Meaning: the effective centre of an activity, region, or network
Eg: The Maldives is a tourist hub.
Meaning: able to be reached or easily got
Eg: Smartphones are easily accessible.
Meaning: continuing to happen or develop in the same way
Eg: In order to get a good band score in IELTS, students need to be consistent in their preparation.
Meaning: to bring into concrete existence
Eg: Students realized their mistakes.
Meaning: a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim
Eg: A perfect strategy is required to solve a sudoku puzzle.