Cue Card # 182: Describe a luxury item you would like to own

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 182

Describe a luxury item you would like to own in the future.

You should say:

  • what item you would like to own
  • what this item looks like
  • why you would like to own this item

and explain whether you think you will ever own this item.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer 1:

Perhaps we all have our own definition of happiness in life, but to most people, this definition outlines a life that is surrounded by love, untouched by poverty and diseases and has the means to afford some luxuries. But then “luxury” is a relative term. For some people having a meal before going to bed is a luxury while for many superrich it is at least a yacht or private jet. Some would not even consider owning a castle and multiple beach houses a luxury as they desire to own an entire island. Well, for me to be able to own a car someday is a luxury. For this topic, I would like to talk about a car that I want to own when I have a job and a good salary. I consider a car a luxury item, at least this is what is expected in a developing country like ours where only rich people own cars.

The car I have in my mind is a Honda sedan car and the model is Honda Civic. To me, it looks like a marvellous vehicle that would allow me to enjoy travel in luxury and give me the freedom to commute to different places.

And this is exactly why I want to own a car. As a student, I do not have any tangible income and I use public buses to commute. It is often inconvenient and time-consuming. Sometimes, I have to wait at least half an hour to get a bus and stand the whole time as the seat are already taken. I know that buses in developed countries are pretty convenient but unfortunately, it is not the case in our city.

I firmly believe that I will own a car, perhaps a far superior model and make that the one that I have in my mind. My family does not own a car but I believe I am going to own one and it should not take more than five years from now. By that time, I will have a steady job and the means to afford a car. Please, wish me luck!

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