Cue Card # 92: Something you would like to replace

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 92

Describe something that you would like to replace.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • why you want to replace it
  • when you plan to replace it

and explain how you decided that it needs to be replaced.

[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:

My home is full of old and obsolete stuff. In fact, even the home, I live in, is pretty old, but I don’t really see anything wrong with that. But, as far as the question of some of the obsolete stuff is concerned, I wish I could replace most of them if not all because they are really out of fashion these days. However, today, I would like to talk about at least one thing which I would like to replace.

I am talking about replacing our family TV – the big, heavy and old TV – which my parents bought about 10 years ago when I just had started high school. Back then, of course, it was one of the best TVs one could possibly find and buy in any market. To be fair with the old TV, it was manufactured by one of the best and most prestigious Japanese companies, and it has served our purposes really well for the last 10 years or so.

But, recently, it has started to give us trouble – troubles like displaying a blurry picture and smaller screen size than the full-screen picture. To get an idea as to what really went wrong with the TV, we took it to a local TV technician. After checking it up, the technician told us that the picture tube of the TV needed to be changed. But, he also told us at the same time that with the price of a new picture tube, we could actually buy a nice, new TV. So, after a little family discussion, we finally decided that we would replace the old TV with a new one some time next month.

Anyway, it was about time that we should get a new TV because it surely has gone out of fashion. Besides, it is really a bit too big and heavy, unlike the lightweight TVs these days, to carry. On top of that, it also started to give us troubles. Finally, we needed to replace it because it lacks many features and options that modern TVs offer today.

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