IELTS Cue Card: Describe a toy that you often played with

Describe a toy that you often played with

IELTS Cue Card Question 38 With Model Answer: 

Describe a toy that you often played with as a child.

You should say: 
  • what the toy was
  • how old you were when you had it
  • did you play with the toy by yourself or with other kids
and explain how you felt about this particular toy.

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


Model Answer:
I was the only child of my parents and they used to provide me with almost all forms of toys but I liked the video game much than any other toys.

It was a video game containing different games including block setting, car race, puzzle and many other video games. Basically, it was a plastic made video game set and was around seven inches by length and four inches in width. The entire body was made of durable plastic and the keys were yellowish. The most favourite game of mine was the car race. Sometimes I had to press the big button hard to increase the car speed and when I crossed the levels, the speed increased automatically. I loved the game as I had a passion in driving cars but as I could not do that in real, I did that on the video game.

I was 10 when my father gave me the video game. He gave me that as a Christmas present. It was a surprise for me. I saw such a video game to one of my friends and he was playing that with a smiling face. I touched the game and also experienced the same feelings. He allowed me to play few of the games for about half an hour but I could not finish as the battery died. Then I told my mum that I need a video game like that but she instantly said nothing to me. When my father gave me the pack of Christmas, I was truly surprised in that age. It was a pleasing moment for me too when I unwrapped the pack.

I used to share the video game with the other boys of my school who wanted to play. We used to play the games by rotation and had to be careful lest our teachers notice the issue. One of the classmates was caught in red-handed while playing the video games during the math class. So, we were highly careful about the fact. Besides, when the battery died, I used to buy batteries with the contribution of the other players (!) who participated the game.

The video game was a kind of treasure to me. In the beginning, I did not allow anyone of my family and friends to touch the video game piece. I cared for it too much and did not play it fearing imaginary and potential damages. Besides, I used to take out the battery so that nobody could play or do anything with the video game in my absence. It was the most valuable thing to me until it broke in an accident. When it slipped from my hand and fell on the ground from the window, I was shocked and rushed to the road to collect it from where it fell. Unfortunately, I found that a vehicle has run over the video game set when I was rushing to rescue it.

It was a deep shock for me. However, my father wanted to buy me another similar thing but mother did not allow so fearing I might break again. It was the end of my video game era.