Describe A Household Item You Got Repaired

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a household item you got repaired.

You should say:

What it was?
What exactly happened to it?
How did you fix it?
How did you feel it?

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 Answer:

Well, every household is flooded with devices and appliances and breakdowns are quite frequent with these. Though we generally get them fixed from experts but here I would like to share my experience of fixing water filter by myself.

What it was? and What exactly happened to it?
Actually, we have a water filtered installed to access fresh drinking water free from impurities, but lately the water not having the same taste as it should have.

My mother asked me to arrange a repair for the same. But the repair guy was over occupied for the next two days.

How did you fix it?
Since it is not possible to manage without potable water I decided to fix it on my own. Since I had already fixed a few items by following some youtube videos. So, I checked on youtube how to fix the water filter.

Out of the suggested videos I chose one with 50,000 views and in this video, the host has described each and everything in detail with photos for better understanding.

With a screwdriver when I took off the lid, I got shocked to see the amount of dirt inside. The candle inside which actually filters the water had turned almost brown or more or less black. As per the recommendation in the video, decided to change the candle rather than cleaning it.

I immediately went to the market to get a new one and after changing it I gave thorough wash to the machine. I think it was quite simple to do and once all done I fitted the filter as it was originally.

How did you feel it?
After some time when it started to dispense the water, its taste was as good as Bilsleri. My mother was super impressed as I handled the job well.

Overall, It was the time when something broke down and I fixed it.

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