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Cue Card (Sep to Dec 2019), CUE CARDS


Posted: September 14, 2019 at 9:21 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Describe a time when you spent a lot of money on something (SEPTEMBER to DECEMBER 2019)

You should say:

  • What was it
  • When did you buy it
  • From where did you buy it

and say did you have to save money for it.

  • Model Answer:
    The expensive thing that I recently bought is a Sony Vaio laptop which cost me around $2000. The Sony laptop I bought is a third generation i7 laptop and it came with the original Windows 8 operating system. I bought it 3 months ago from the computer market. This is the largest computer and electronics market in our city. I bought it from the Sony showroom and they gave me 2 years warranty on my laptop. 

    Yes, I had to save money to buy it. My previous laptop was getting out-of-date and I needed a new laptop with better configuration. I finalised my budget after comparing the prices and brands 7-8 months ago and I started saving money from then.

    My father has given me the 50% of the price and remaining half came from my savings. I saved the money from the amount I earn from my part-time job and a portion of the money was saved from the monthly expense I got from my parents. Thus I saved the amount required to purchase the laptop in my bank account and withdrew the whole amount before I purchased it.

    I was so happy to have this new laptop even though it cost me more than I could afford as a student.

    Similar Cue Card Topics

    Your ability to talk about this Cue Card Topic would also enable you to talk about the following Cue Card Topics as well:

    1. Describe something you bought this year.
    2. Describe a memorable gift.
    3. Describe a valuable possession you have.
    4. Describe an expensive gift you received.
    5. Describe a gift you gave to someone.
    6. Describe a gift you gave to your friend.

disburse  verb very formal 

to pay out money from a fund

spend  verb

to use money to pay for things

pay  verb

to give money in order to buy something

pay out  phrasal verb

to spend or pay moneyespecially a lot of money

finance  verb

to pay for something such as a large project

fund  verb

to provide the money for something that costs a lot

invest in  phrasal verb

to spend money on something in order to improve it or make it more successful

put up  phrasal verb

to provide a large amount of money for something

bear the cost/expense etc  phrase

to pay for something

pay good money for something  phrase

to pay a lot for something: used for emphasizing that you spent a lot, especially when it has not been worth it

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