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Something you don't have now but would really like to own

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 416 with Model Answer:

Describe something you don't have now but would really like to own in the future.

You should say:
  • what this thing is
  • how long you have wanted to own it
  • where you first saw it
and explain why you would like to own 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:
Thank you for allowing me to talk about something on this interesting topic. To be honest, I want to have many things in the future, apparently because I can’t have them now. I would surely love to talk about all of those things one by one, but I am sure that I won’t have enough time to do so. So, I will just go ahead and talk about that one thing which I have always wanted from my childhood.

This particular thing, I want to have, is a personal car. But, it is easier said than done because it is not a cheap commodity by any means. Of course, it was a lot more affordable when I wanted to have it for the first time many years ago except, of course, I just didn’t have any money back then. After all, at that time, I only had finished high school.

However, now, I am working and earning some money, but the amount of money, I am making currently, will take me at least about another 3 years or so to save up enough just to buy a moderate car,  let alone a real nice and expensive one.

By the way, I am not exactly sure where I saw a car for the first time, but I am sure I saw it a long time ago as a child at a shop when my father took me there to buy me some chocolate ice cream. At that time, I didn’t have much idea about its value or purposes, but it sure looked very nice and shiny.

Anyway, I want to own it, primarily because it will offer me the freedom and ease of communication and movement while saving me a lot of time. I want to own it also because having it is still considered as a symbol of status and prestige in our society. Finally, I want to have it because I think that it will be a great investment for the future.

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