Part-2 重要设备 Describe an important machine


IELTS Speaking Part 2-343: IELTS Cue Card with Model Answer.

Describe an important machine or equipment you usually use.


You should say:

  • What it is
  • How often you use it
  • Who you usually use it with

And explain why this item is important to you.

[You 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.]

你有2分钟时间回答PART 2,在回答之前,你有1分钟的准备时间,准备时你可以写笔记。

Model Answer 1:

There are many tools or equipments in my house and I use them for different purposes. The tool I would like to talk about today is the vacuum cleaner that I use to clean the furniture’s, carpet and my house. I clean my house 1-2 times a week and mostly on day offs. 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 dusts 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. 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 I started using this tool.

The vacuum cleaner is electronic equipment that requires the AC current. After plugging 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 dusts and they are then placed in a dustbin. The vacuum cleaner is an important tool for me as it does an important task of our home.



Model Answer 2:

Science has made human life comfortable. With the advancement of age, we have started reaping the benefits of the past inventions and discovered technology, and marching towards an advanced and digitised world. Thereby, we are surrounded by electronic equipment almost everywhere regardless of home or working stations.

I have a desktop computer at my home with the latest configuration. It is the most important and valuable thing for me when I am at home. It helps me in different ways. When I get back home from work, I play songs on the computer. Sometimes I and my wife watch thrilling movies too on the computer. It has become an essential part of my life. I also use the electronic equipment for many other purposes and use the sophisticated applications made for various purposes. Mostly I play different video games on the computer during my holidays and y wife uses it for editing photographs. It is truly useful equipment for me and my family.

But learning to run the applications were not so easy for me as it is today. Now I can perform some extraordinary tasks with the computer. I can edit photos using photo editing software, write anything on the word writing applications like Ms Word, make presentations for my office using PowerPoint, analyse numerous data using data analysis software and more others tasks. I took admission at a training school where I mastered the skills. Now I am also able to edit photos or create images and give them shapes after needs with the editing applications. All I learnt from the training school and took a six-month training there. In the beginning, I made silly mistakes to run the applications but now I am highly skilled in running those and even I do not need to check the keyboard if I am pressing the right key.

I had to buy the computer for my wife in 2014 as she is a wildlife photographer, captures still pictures of the animals and needs to edit those before submitting to different agencies. Although she has a small laptop, she is uncomfortable to work with the equipment and thus I had to buy the computer. The computer owns a higher configuration and allows running almost all the heavy, available and complicated applications. It works at an unimaginable speed. Moreover, after having the computer, I have learnt its use which I was ignorant before. By the span of a year, I have turned into an expert.

The computer is greatly helpful for me and my wife as well. Both of us use the electronic equipment to meet our daily needs. Most of the time of the day, my wife uses the machine to edit her captured wildlife images from different parts of the earth. Besides, I make logical and beautiful presentations to be presented before my office while taking any important decisions. Thereby, I am highly beneficial by the applications. Sometimes I am assigned from the office to design some logos or banners over specific events to be printed, I make them at home which has a great role in my career development. Moreover, this is the age of communication and I browse social networking websites using the computer to reach my other family members or friends. I prefer computer rather than cellular phones to browse the internet. The large screen is really enjoying.



Model Answer 1:

At present, each of the households is filled with different types of electronic equipment. They are used for various purposes. I also have some equipment at my home and I would like to talk about my refrigerator set. Thank you for asking such an interesting question.

I have a nice looking refrigerator of a renowned brand. It is moderate in size and I have been using this for past five years. This is a great electronic equipment and runs around the day and night. In fact, this is the only electronic equipment at my home that works continuously. But it consumes less power than the average refrigerators. I am happy about this feature. Besides, the quality of foods remains fresh in the refrigerator while I have experienced some negative experience about food quality as well. So, I am lucky in this sense that I have a quality electronic equipment at my home.

Learning to use the equipment was not difficult to me. In fact, this was one of the easiest tasks I have ever done. It is simple. Just I need to plug in to start working with the refrigerator. But controlling the temperature was an important issue. When you need to make something frost, you will need to decrease the temperature. On the other side, I was happy that I did not have to clean the extra ice from the corners of the refrigerator. The majority of the refrigerators come with this feature that they produce ice and you need to clean them on regular basis. As a result, using a refrigerator with ice is difficult and the users need to be aware of the icing issues. The fridge has a couple of drawers where I can place my raw vegetables and other food grains for a better store. The foods remain fresh for a long time.

I have been using the refrigerator for last five years. My husband brought it as a kind of surprise marking our marriage anniversary. Before this one, I had been suffering for the want of a quality refrigerator. The one that I had was out of order. In fact, that one did not perform well. Colling foodstuff and other materials was a great problem for me. So, I asked him to arrange for a fridge for me. But he denied my requests and did not act accordingly. Suddenly one day he brought the refrigerator at home and I was surprised. I knew that it was our marriage anniversary but did not have the idea that it would be so much thrilling for me. Since 2012, I have been using the fridge continuously and without any sort of trouble. It is still in operation as it was on the first day.

This is a very useful electronic equipment for me for many reasons. My husband loves to take various types of foods but I cannot manage them to cook all the times. So, I preserve the raw materials in a prepared state and just fry or cook in the oven when demanded. It has saved my time and energy. Besides, the fridge is spacious and has ample storage. So, when I go for groceries, I collect items that I will need later and store them in the fridge. It saves my time and physical effort. I have been benefitted with this refrigerator from the very day it came home. Considering such issues, this is a great useful electronic equipment for me.