IELTS Cue Card: Describe an electronic machine you want to buy

Describe an electronic machine you want to buy

IELTS Cue Card Question 156 with Model Answer:

Describe an electronic machine you want to buy.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how you knew about this machine
  • what specific features you want from it
and explain why you want to buy this machine.
[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:
The computer is one of the latest inventions and we cannot do a day without the help of computers. It is a must in our life and I want to have a laptop computer for me as I have to travel in different places for my occupational purposes.

Though I have a desktop computer at home and another one at my office, I want to get a laptop of a renowned brand. There are several reasons for this decision. Firstly I have to travel in many parts of the country for research purposes. So, when I am on my trip, it becomes tougher for me to communicate with the office or other relevant people. If I have a laptop computer with me, I could be easily communicating with them. Moreover, carrying a laptop is easier than shifting a desktop computer. Being a light device, I can keep it with me always wherever I go and with a modem, I could be connected to my virtual world as well.

The laptop is a familiar electronic machine in the current days. I came to know about the use of laptop from my real life experience. Once I went in Andhra Pradesh, a southeastern region in India, for some research works. I had no such electronic machine with me to preserve the research data. I had to script them manually and take the copies with me always. But unfortunately, some of the scripts were missing that made me suffer a lot. When I returned my office, I noticed the issue and could not recover the data as I did not know where I lost them. If I had a laptop, I could have preserved them well. Hence, the necessity to have a laptop appeared in my mind and I came to know about different types of laptops.

A laptop has many features and specifically mobility is the top of them. I will be able to carry the little machine everywhere and start working with that. Power saving is another feature for a laptop. Often I go to places where there are limited electricity facilities and with a laptop, I could work without electricity for longer hours as laptop batteries preserve power. Moreover, I could be connected with the Internet always and transfer or receive necessary data with my office. Often I need to reach my family members and with a laptop, I could use the communicating software like Skype or Google Hangout to talk or chat with them. Working always may appear boring and I could also use the laptop to watch movies or to play songs.

Laptop is a tiny attractive machine. It is available in different size and shape and I would like to have a small piece among them. There are many reasons to have a laptop and mobility is one of them (as I said earlier). I think a laptop will make my life effective. It will help preserving time and efforts. Writing research proposals and reports manually is difficult indeed. With a laptop, I can do the tasks smoothly and effectively. Usually, I waste my leisure hours without any effective act but if I have a laptop, definitely I would use that for some effective purposes like scripting any proposal or proofing any document or read books. It will be a part of my daily life.

If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe an electronic machine you want to buy." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue card topics as well:
  • Describe something you have recently bought.
  • Describe a tool or device you find very useful.
  • Describe a tool or electronic device you use at home. 
  • Describe the best gift you have ever received. 
  • Describe something you want to buy.
  • Describe something you had to save money to buy.