Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home.

You should say
How you got it (or, who, bought it)?
What you use it for?
How often you use it?
And explain why you think this thing is useful?

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 piece of equipment that is important in your home IELTS cue card:

Introduction: 

  • There are many tools or equipment’s in my house and I use them for different purposes.

What you use it for?

  • The tool I would like to talk about today is the vacuum cleaner that I use to clean the furniture, carpet and other places in my house.

How often you use it?

  • I clean my house 1-2 times a week and mostly on days off.
  • Cleaning the whole house and the furniture is very time consuming and difficult.
  • The vacuum cleaner that I use makes it easy specially cleaning the dust on carpet.
  • The machine or equipment is very handy and I find it important to keep our house neat & clean.
  • Our house is just beside the main road and that makes it more prone to dust.

How you got it (or, who, bought it)?

  • Before purchasing the vacuum cleaner, it was very tiresome and tough to task for us to clean the house.
  • But this has become easier after we started using this tool.
  • The vacuum cleaner is electronic equipment that requires the AC current.
  • It is of Euroclean company and is blue in colour.
  • It was for approximately 5,000 rupees.
  • It does dry as well as wet cleaning.
  • It has different attachments for different purposes.
  • It has a very nice attachment, which goes under the bed also.
  • It is very useful for removing spider webs from the walls and ceiling.
  • After plugging it in, I turn on the power switch and use the long handle that sucks all the dust.
  • I place the front of the machine towards the dust and it gulps the dust and the dust-filled bags are later emptied in a dustbin.

And explain why you think this thing is useful?

  • The vacuum cleaner is an important tool for me as it does an important task of our home.
  • I remember, before we had the vacuum cleaner, keeping the house spic and span was a herculean task.
  • My mother had the major brunt of cleaning work and she often suffered backache because of bending to mop the floor.

Conclusion:

  • Because of the vacuum cleaner, everyone takes turns to clean the house and that too happily.

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 piece of equipment that is important in your home”.

1. How do you think modern technology has changed the way we work (compared to the past)?
Modern technology has revolutionised the world of work. Today, we can do in minutes, what earlier used to take days. Maintaining ledger books has become a piece of cake. Automated machines are doing repetitive monotonous work and humans are enjoying a much more convenient life.

2. Do you think that operating equipment at work can ever have some bad effect on the body?
Yes. Operating equipment can have bad effect, if the persons are not trained to handle that equipment. Accidents can happen and people can lose their lives also if machines malfunction.

3. Do you think it’s important for employees (in-industry) to be trained to use the equipment at work?
Yes, definitely. Training employees is very essential. Otherwise it can be very hazardous.

4. Do you agree that older people have difficulties in using (advanced) modern equipment? How can we help elderly people to use these modern devices?
Older people are not so techno savvy. They find it difficult to learn the functioning of modern gadgets.

5. Are there any disadvantages of using modern equipment too much in the home?
Yes, there are. Young people are so engrossed in these that they forget that they should interact with other family members. People become so dependent on machines like dishwashers, washing machines and microwaves that all work comes to a standstill if these things do not work.

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Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home IELTS cue card

Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home IELTS cue card

Introduction: 
There are many tools or equipment’s in my house and I use them for different purposes.
What you use it for?
The tool I would like to talk about today is the vacuum cleaner that I use to clean the furniture, carpet and other places in my house.
How often you use it?
I clean my house 1-2 times a week and mostly on days off.
Cleaning the whole house and the furniture is very time consuming and difficult.
The vacuum cleaner that I use makes it easy specially cleaning the dust on carpet.
The machine or equipment is very handy and I find it important to keep our house neat & clean.
Our house is just beside the main road and that makes it more prone to dust.
How you got it (or, who, bought it)?
Before purchasing the vacuum cleaner, it was very tiresome and tough to task for us to clean the house.
But this has become easier after we started using this tool.
The vacuum cleaner is electronic equipment that requires the AC current.
It is of Euroclean company and is blue in colour.
It was for approximately 5,000 rupees.
It does dry as well as wet cleaning.
It has different attachments for different purposes.
It has a very nice attachment, which goes under the bed also.
It is very useful for removing spider webs from the walls and ceiling.
After plugging it in, I turn on the power switch and use the long handle that sucks all the dust.
I place the front of the machine towards the dust and it gulps the dust and the dust-filled bags are later emptied in a dustbin.