IELTS Preparation

Something your friends have but you do not


IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 295 with Model Answer:

Describe something your friends have but you don’t.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • how many of your friends own it
  • do you want to own it

And say what you would do once you own it.

will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one
minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes
to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1:
The necessity of a smartphone cannot be denied at present. Almost everyone is using the smartphones in my surrounding. Unluckily, I do not have a smartphone of my own while rest of my friends have it. My family is against the view for me to have a smartphone. Thank you for the question.

Presently we are at the peak of science and technology. Getting in touch with the latest updates, maintaining virtual social profiles, correspondence, capturing moments with phone cameras etc. are the most usual tasks of the day. With the support of a smartphone, an individual can perform such activities so easily. In fact, the individual does not need to carry a laptop today to meet his daily technological needs if s/ he has a smart phone. But I am lagging behind in the race. I am not allowed to use a smartphone unless I have crossed my undergraduate. This is an obligation that my father imposed on me.

Almost all of my friends have the smartphones. They use the latest models of the phones. Besides, they use the phones for various purposes. Most of them use the phones for browsing the internet and maintaining their social profiles. They also communicate electronically with phones. The smartphones, they use, come with the features of using communication applications to reach the people using the same apps. As a result, communication has become easier for them. They make calls using apps like Viber, imo, Skype etc. The apps are free while the communication costs only the megabytes, not the real money. In my class, everyone, except me, has the smartphone. A good number of them are fond of Apple phones known as iPhone, while the rest of them are relying on another brand names Samsung.

Definitely, I want to have a smart phone. Actually, it is really hard to expose my phone before everyone using a smartphone. Sometimes, my friends laugh at me for my old-fashioned mobile phone. I have an old mobile set from Nokia. It runs very well and has a strong battery even after five consecutive years. But the outlook of the phone is not so much attractive. And so, I cannot make or receive phone calls before the public. My father is on the view that a mobile phone should only be used for calling purposes. They should not come with such smart features. So, he himself also uses such a phone like me. I have the facility to get in touch with people through the internet at home. But it is not possible for me to carry the personal computer out of the home. So, I am badly in need a smartphone.

If I get it, I will use for multipurpose. Basically, the smartphones come with a high-resolution camera. I like to take photos and will use the phone as my personal camera. Besides, the smartphones come with different attractive applications and games. I will play video games on the phone to pass my leisure hours. Besides, when I am at the university, often I need to browse the internet. So, if my phone is connected to the internet, I could browse it hassle-free. I will not need to lend phones from my friends and others as I took before to meet my needs. Besides, it will provide a mobility. I would be able to communicate from any parts of the world. In fact, this is a need of time. So, I will get the best use of it if I could get it.

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