IELTS Exam Preparation

Describe a time when you saved money for something

A model answer for IELTS speaking band score of 7.0 or above about describe a time when you saved money for something with the detail explanation about a score.

Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card)

Question :

Describe a time when you saved money for something.

You should say:

What did you save for?

How you saved money?

How long had you been saving money?

and explain Are you happy what you saved for?

A Modal answer with band 7+

Well, saving money is the most important practice that everyone should do for the betterment of future life. I had saved money to buy a smartphone, a gift for friends and family members. However, I'd like to talk about a time when I saved the fund for a MacBook. When I saw my friend's MacBook, that really enticed me because of its speed, battery backup, and retina display.

When I asked about the price, it was 3000 US dollar, then I realised that I cannot buy this in a single payment. That is when my journey to saving money started. I vividly remember that I used to drink juice twice a day, but later I cut it off completely with the aim of saving money, that was really difficult for me though. You won't believe, as this was not enough, I had started to walk instead of taking a Taxi for commuting to work.

After a year of practising this strategy, I saved sufficient fund for buying a MacBook Pro version. Finally, I bought it with a discount of 10% on Amazon Online Shopping Portal.

Overall, I can say that though I paid through the hose for buying MacBook, I pleased with it because of its features that made my life easier.

Speaking Part 3 (Discussion)

  1. What is most important, the quality of a product or the cost of a product?

Most of the people nowadays give importance to the quality of a product while buying it. For example, all the products of Apple, such as iPhone, iPad, MacBook, are significantly expensive as compared to other brands; however, the majority of people still prefer to buy them. This is only because of the features and quality of their products.

  1. What do young people in your country like to buy?

Well, this really depends on the gender who buying. Most of the boys are the big fan of electronic gadgets; thus, they buy a smartphone or video games. On the other hand, girls have a tendency towards buying fashionable items such as clothing, matching jewellery and cosmetics. Moreover, it is also seen that many children buy chocolates, ice cream, and things like that.

  1. Which do you think is better, buying things online or buying things in real shops?

As far as concerned, I have a predilection of buying items online. This has several considerable reasons. First is it saves time significantly, if one has to buy in a real shop, he has to spend time travelling, and selecting items. Conversely, online you can buy with a few clicks on a computer. Another reason is that it provides an eclectic collection of items, if you have more choices you will satisfy while buying them.

  1. How do people pay for things they buy online?

There are plenty of options available now for making payment online. You can pay by credit cards or debit cards. Many people pay by Online Banking as well. Recently I have seen some e-commerce website provides Cash On Delivery options also which is useful for some who thinks the online transaction is not secure. I have also seen that some third parties also available to make payments such as PayPal, Union Money transfer, etc.