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Something you bought and was happy about

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 357 with Model Answer:

Describe something you have recently bought and felt happy about.

You should say:
  • what you have bought
  • why you have bought it
  • how much it cost you
and explain why you felt happy about it.

[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:
Recently I have bought a personal computer for my home use. I have spent a smart amount to get this one as it comes with a higher configuration than the former one. It looks nice and I am in love with the curved monitor. The overall performance of the computer is good so far.

I bought the computer because the old one became slow and eventually stopped working. I do not know how it happened. But it was a bad luck for me. I stored all of my necessary data and information on that computer. Besides, that device contained a notable number of movies and documentaries too. But I lamented on losing some project proposals and presentations from my office that I stored here. I have to prepare them again, and this is a tough task indeed. Based on all the grounds, I needed another computer for my use.

The computer configuration was better than the former one. So, it was a costly device for me. I had to spend around 1400 euros to get this electronic device. I took a four-terabyte hard disk with eight GB ram. I extended the configuration so that I could use it for the next five years. Though it was an expensive matter for me, I invested in it for my future because I will not get a computer every year.

I was happy with my computer, particularly its performance was splendid. The former one had a slow performance and there were some other troubles too. I was unhappy with the storage as well. But this time I have solved all the problems. Enjoying movies on the curved screen is a wonderful experience for me.

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