Describe Something You Bought That Was Difficult To Use At First – IELTS Speaking Cue Card
Describe something you bought that was difficult to use at first.
You should say:
- What was it?
- When you bought it?
- What does it do?
- Explain how difficult is it to be used?
Purchasing something without actually having a clear idea about the same can lead to confusion and difficulties in handling the product. Well, I’ve had plenty of such experiences in the past. However, there was this one time when I finally gave into the hype and purchased an Apple MacBook laptop. Since I’d already heard about things from my friends who own the same laptop, I thought I could easily handle the same.
The one I was using before gave up on its life, and I was compelled to buy an upgraded model. I was enticed by the reviews and suggestions pouring in for Apple MacBook. So, I continued with my decision to buy it. All of this happened back in October 2020.
My first experience with this machine was pretty arduous and perplexing because it was the first time I was using an iOS product. Having been an ardent Android and Windows user, I never thought switching to something popular would be such a struggle.
The primary purpose of buying this laptop was for its efficient and smooth functioning. In comparison to Windows, a significant difference can be experienced. I had to search a lot, watch several tutorials, consult friends repeatedly, and spend a considerable amount of time on this machine to get a hold of it.
However, once I got used to Apple, I have comprehended why people boast about this brand so much. Believe it or not, Apple prioritizes quality over quantity. And that is what I encountered with this purchase.
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- Hype:to exaggerate the good things of a product
Eg: My friends booked the ticket to this movie because of its hype.
- Compelled: forced to
Eg:I didn’t want to attend this wedding but I was compelled by my parents.
- Pouring in: coming in
Eg: After I won this contest, best wishes started pouring in.
- Arduous: difficult
Eg: The climb to the mountain was extremely arduous.
- Perplexing: puzzling
Eg: The situation in which I have to choose between my wife and mother is quite perplexing.
- Ardent:showing strong liking for something or somebody
Eg: I am an ardent fan of Amitabh Bachchan.
- Tedious: tiring
Eg: There is nothing more tedious than cleaning a house.
- Comprehended: to understand something
Eg: He faces a lot of health issues because he comprehended too much on his professional issues.
- Boast: to brag about something
Eg: My neighbours like to boast about their new purchases.
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