Describe a bag you want to own IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a bag you want to own.

You should say
What kind of bag is it? 
Where you want to buy it?
How much will it cost you?
Why you want this kind of bag?

Note: 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 Answers and follow up questions to describe a bag you want to own with IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1

Well, I do not know much about bags as I have used just a few school bags and handbags. 

What kind of bag is it? 
Here I would like to talk about a bag I guess most famous amongst the tourist and the bag is of American Tourister. It is mainly used by frequent travelers who travel overseas. 

Where you want to buy it?
I got to know about this when I was shopping with one of my friends as he was migrating to Canada, due to which we were searching for the best quality durable bag. The bag shopkeeper showed us this bag and said it is the best kind of bag because of the supreme quality of stuff used to make it. Apart from its unbeatable storage capacity, it also has some advanced features, which allured me. 

Firstly, the luggage in the bag remains highly secured as it has a lock that opens with a thumb print of the Owner. This is amazing. I have never seen any bag with this kind of feature. Honestly, at that time, I thought that this bag would make me feel like James Bond. Moreover, now everyone uses a smartphone, and it often gets discharged. So, taking care of that, a mobile charger is also provided in this bag. After listening to all these features, we bought it. 

How much will it cost you?
However, its price was Rs. 7000, which is quite expensive but its worth it. 

Why you want this kind of bag?
I would also love to buy this bag from the same shop as the Owner promised to give a hefty discount. So, this is bad I would love to have. 

Model Answer 2

Bags are not a must-have item for me. I use a backpack for convenience. However, I am spending some time getting to know more about bags nowadays because I want to buy a new bag.

What kind of bag is it? 
I am a student, so I mostly use a backpack because I put heavy stuff inside, such as books, water bottles, and laptops. I do not have any bag parties. So I want to buy a party type bag such as a clutch or handbag, which might have two pockets only inside and plain texture or have little stones on the front side.

Where you want to buy it? and How much will it cost you?
Nowadays, all things are easily available on the internet at an affordable price. So I would like to buy bags through online websites. Online shopping sites offer a considerable discount such as 50%/ 60% to 80% discount on branded products. That is why I prefer to buy a bag online. In fact, I already started watching bag images and videos online between the range of woo to 1500.

Why you want this kind of bag?
I mostly use a backpack regularly, but I do not have a bag for special occasions, so I want to buy a black color clutch.

Model Answer 3


  • I have many kinds of bags like a shoulder bag, a messenger bag but my favourite is a backpack, and I would like to get a new backpack.

What kind of bag is it? 

  • I would like to buy it from a good brand like Nike, Adidas or Reebok because they are durable and very stylish.

Where you want to buy it?

  • There is a mall 20 minutes from my house, and there are many shops there that sell these brands.
  • I would like to get a black waterproof backpack from one of these brands with two main inner compartments, two small pockets on the outside, and a side pocket for carrying my water bottle.
  • In the past, I have bought cheaper backpacks from local shops but had to replace them every 2-3 months because they broke down easily due to inferior material.
  • I mainly used them for carrying my laptop, books, and gym clothes.
  • My friend has a Reebok backpack, and he has been using it for two years.
  • I feel that bags from good companies are expensive but last much more, and so are worth their price.

How much will it cost you?

  • Backpacks made by these brands usually cost between Rs 2000-3000, but occasionally they have good sales and offer huge discounts, especially on older models.
  • I will wait for a good sale before I buy it.
  • I want to get a backpack because they allow me to be hands-free and comfortable.

Why you want this kind of bag?

  • I use a scooter for commuting, and a backpack works well in this situation.
  • Also, backpacks evenly distribute the load on shoulders and hips and don’t put weight on one side of the body like a shoulder bag.
  • As they don’t put much strain on the body, they are easy to carry for hours.
  • Backpacks also allow me to be more organized as they have a lot of separate compartments and smaller pockets.
  • I can keep my keys and wallet in the easily accessible outer pockets and my books in the main compartment.
  • Backpacks made from waterproof material can save my belongings from getting wet.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a bag you want to own”.

1. Why do you think women like to buy bags?
Women like to buy bags because they are convenient and safely carry their makeup, keys, credit cards, etc. Also, women consider bags a style statement, and it helps them complete their overall look. Some women like to buy the latest in trend bags and coordinate their bags with their outfits.

2. Is the backpack practical in life?
Yes, backpacks allow you to be comfortable and hands-free. They don’t put much strain on the body and can be easily carried for hours.

3. Why are some people willing to buy expensive bags?
Some people are willing to buy expensive bags because they are made from good materials and last longer. Some people buy expensive designer bags because they associate them with status and like to flaunt them in front of friends and relatives.

4. In the future, what changes will bags have?
Bags made from canvas, faux leather (vegan leather) will gain more popularity as more and more people will realize that humanity is harming animals to harvest leather.
Bags will also become more practical in the future, and convertible bags that go from handbag to backpack to shoulder bag will be more common.

5. Why do children need to carry a uniform schoolbag?
Schools want all students to look the same and thus require similar school bags. Requiring everyone to look uniform leads to better academic performance and enhances student discipline. Children need school bags to keep their books and personal belongings in an organized manner.

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