Cue Card # 118: Something you own which is very important to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 118

Describe something you own which is very important to you.

You should say:

  • where you got it from
  • how long you have had it
  • what you use it for

and explain why it is so important to you.

[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:

I am not a very rich person, and as such, I don’t really own many things that should be considered as important by conventional wisdom in today’s world. Anyway, not being disheartened here as I will go ahead and talk about my bicycle, which I consider to be very important to me, even though, others might think otherwise.

I have had this bicycle for almost 3 years now, which was given to me as a gift by my grandfather when I was a final year university student. Before that, of course, I was riding another bicycle, but that was getting obsolete since my parents bought it a long, long time ago. Luckily, however, my grandfather was smart enough to understand my “poor” situation and decided to buy this bicycle for me as a gift.

Since then, I have treated it like my own little brother, which I never had, and held it very dear to my heart. In fact, since the day, I was given this beautiful bicycle to me, there hardly any day has gone by when I didn’t clean it or take care of it. By the way, my bicycle is manufactured by a famous company called “Fuji”, and its frame is painted in shiny black colour with some very light and thin yellow lines on it. The wheels and spokes are nicked-plated that shines brightly. The pedal, the steering handle and the two mudguards are made of aluminium and are polished like new. In fact, the mudguards look so shiny and polished that I can actually look myself in them when I am closed to my bicycle.

Anyway, this bicycle of mine is really important for me since I can take it so easily wherever I go without spending any money. Besides, when I ride it by a beautiful lake or some zigzag roads in a natural park, it helps me forget about my frustration. Finally, it is very important to me also because it helps me remain in good physical shape and fit without spending any extra money. I am so glad that I have this beautiful bike.

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