IELTS Cue Card: An important technological advancement

An important technological advancement

IELTS Cue Card Question 69 With Model Answer: 

Describe an important technological advancement in your country.

You should say: 
  • what it is
  • how it happened
  • how long it took
And explain what effect it has had on people in your country.
[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:
Use of computer and internet has become easier and available in Pakistan. Earlier, the country was lagging behind in technological advancement for different reasons.

With the advancement of science and technology, Pakistan has marched ahead in line with the other countries and some special events have been occurring in the country which was impossible to think of a decade ago. The common people have become technocentric and use computers, internet connections in their day to day life. The number of social networking site users has also increased in the country. But all such issues were out of imagination and people used to avoid technology for various mysterious reasons.

The changes did not take place in overnight. It took long years to bring the changes and hard efforts were also invested. Due to religious reasons, most of the people are afraid of using technologies as they were told only about the detrimental impacts of using technology. The benefits were trickily concealed to them and thus they were lagging behind. With the advancement of time, their needs increased and to meet the increasing demands, they started using technology gradually. They received benefits of technology and shared the issues with the fellow people and consequently they got versed with the internet, using of computer applications and numerous technological issues and gradually Pakistan has become one of the IT service providers across the world.

It took a long time to get adopt with the internet. Earlier, the common people used to believe that the internet is the way to kill time by watching stripped images of women or some other similar things. They did not have the idea to use the technology in a creative way. When the neighbouring countries were marching ahead of Pakistan, it started realising the mistakes of ignoring the technology and its wings. Then with different government and nongovernment initiative, the use of internet spread across the country. Besides, the prices of computers were higher in the beginning and after the year of 2005, the prices started to reduce and many of the common people now have their access to the internet with their personal computers.

The effects of using technology are extensive on the lives of the Pakistani citizens. The commoners used to perform manual work for their living and now a notable portion among the common people are working using the internet. Their lives have been changed to a great extent and the living standard has also increased to a satisfactory level. Besides, the country is also earning foreign currency from the IT sector. The elementary schools have also introduced courses on information and technology to make kids familiar with the technologies and advancements. Now Pakistan is much better than ever before for the acceptance of technology in its everyday life.

If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe an important technological advancement in your country." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue cards as well:  
  • Describe a positive change in your country. 
  • Describe a change you have noticed in your country. 
  • Talk about an important development your country needs.
  • Describe a technological invention you know about. 
  • Describe a progress or improvement you would recommend for your country. 
  • Describe a useful technology.