Cue Card # 134: Describe a piece of electronic equipment

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 134

Describe a piece of electronic equipment that you find useful.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • how you learned to use it
  • how long you have had it

and explain why you find this piece of electronic equipment useful.

[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:

In these modern days and age, electronic equipment is necessities of life since they help us take care of many important tasks rather quickly and easily. Today, I would like to talk about one such electronic equipment here which I find extremely useful.

This electronic equipment, I am talking about, is called “washing machine” – a machine which is used to wash and clean our clothes and laundries. Of course, this washing machine today is a rather common household item in many parts of the world, but back in 20 or 25 years, this wasn’t used to be the case in my country, at least. In fact, only the very rich families in my country used to own washing machines in my country about 25 years ago, and luckily, one of my distant uncles used to be one such rich household where I saw a washing machine for the first time as a young child.

Of course, I had no clue how this washing machine used to be operated until one of my senior cousins had showed me. Anyway, after that, many years have gone by, and now we have our own washing machine to look at. In fact, we have had this wonderful electronic equipment for almost 15 years, and not a day goes by these days when we don’t have to use this extremely useful equipment to do our laundries. Yes, this particular equipment has become that much useful for our entire family. By the way, it is expensive electronic equipment, but when we think how much it makes our life easier, we completely forget about its price and maintenance issues.

Anyway, I find this electronic equipment very useful, mainly because it helps us save a lot of time and efforts when it comes to washing our laundries, specially, when we have loads of them on a daily basis. Besides, it offers us a huge mental comfort when we know that we can always rely upon this wonderful machine to get the job done.

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