Describe a thing you bought and you are happy about

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a thing you bought and you are happy about

You should say
Explain why you bought it?
Why you selected this product?
From where you purchased it?
And explain why are you so happy about 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 Answers and follow up questions to Describe a thing you bought and you are happy about IELTS cue card:

Model Answer:


  • I have bought many things in my life.

why you bought it?

  • But one purchase which has really made me happy is my Smartbracelet pedometer.
  • I bought it from for Rs. 1000/-
  • Actually, it was for about 3000/- but I grabbed a deal on Diwali.

Why you selected this product?

  • I always wanted a fitness tracker, but somehow, could not buy it because I thought these were very expensive.
  • My cousin bought a fitbit wristband for about 10,000.

where you purchased it?

  • Then I saw this wristband of Cardmisha company on Amazon online store.

why are you so happy about it?

  • It is orangein colour and looks like a cute watch.
  • Its battery lasts for about a week
  • It has OLED display, so I can see my workout results.
  • It has a heart rate monitor
  • It tells me how many steps I have walked in a day.
  • I like to do a minimum 5000 steps a day.
  • It is very motivating, when I do more steps.
  • I feel I have done something for myself.
  • It is made in China, and I know China products have no warranty or guaranty, but I bought it because the other similar products were too expensive.


  • I am very happy with it, because I feel motivated to walk more and keep myself fit.

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 thing you bought and you are happy about”.

1. Did you tell anyone after buying it?
Yes, I showed it to all my friends.

2. What are your thoughts about the trend that people buy new things instead of repairing the old ones?
I believe that it is leading to a lot of environmental damage. Our landfill sites are filling up. As far as possible, we should avoid buying new things and get old ones repaired.

3. What is the product, which is consumed most in your country? Why?
Well, India is a diverse country and it is difficult to name one product, which is used the most. Many things are used a lot. Almost everyone seems to have a cell phone nowadays. So, maybe you can say that a cell phone is used the most.

4. Is increasing consumerism a good trend?
No, definitely not. It does add to the economy, but it is causing a huge damage to the environment.

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