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Recent Exam Question in IELTS Speaking Part 2 (Thing you Wanted to Buy)


IELTS speaking part 2 is the section where examiner will give you some time to prepare on a given topic and then you have to continuously speak without noticeable pauses. If you have been finding out a recent IELTS speaking part-2 question, you can practice the following cue card which was asked to a student who appeared in the exam recently.

First, you can read this question and take one minute to prepare on the topic. After one minute is over, you can start speaking for around 2 minutes. Make sure you record your voice so that you can analyse for your mistakes later on. You can also note that as per the new pattern of IELTS speaking part-2, examiner may also ask 1-2 questions on the cue card but on the whole, only you are going to speak for long.

IELTS Speaking Recent Cue Card Question:

Describe something you have always wanted to buy.

  • What it is
  • For how long you have wanted it
  • Why do you like it

Do you think you will buy it someday?

Sample Answer:

I would like to talk about the thing I always wanted to purchase and it is nothing but a car. Since childhood, it has been my dream to own a car which I can drive on my way to and from office. It’s been more than 20 years now since the time I dreamt of purchasing a luxurious car and I am quite close to the time when I would be able to buy it.

I like cars a lot for many reasons. Firstly, the style and model of cars attract me a lot. I have been very passionate about finding the special features for one or the other latest model and I like to read magazines to search for this kind of information. Secondly, I think I would become independent using my private vehicle, without the need of a driver or without waiting to be in a long queue for boarding a bus. I really feel that I can afford to buy it now since I am financially capable now to purchase a car. Being employed and having good salary, I am planning to buy a royal car next month which has been my dream since childhood and then I can proudly say “My dream has come true”.

Writing Keywords in IELTS Speaking Cue Card

Below are the keywords you can write in 1 minute for the questions in the above cue card:

  1. Car
  2. 20 years, since childhood
  3. Like style and model, passionate, read about cars, be independent driving car
  4. Can buy now, financially capable

Useful Vocabulary in the above IELTS speaking cue card question

Below are some words or phrases that you can use for the above cue card question to make your speaking coherent and cohesive:

Beginning phrases:

I would like to talk about/I want to describe/The thing I always wanted….


Firstly/secondly/apart from that/other than that/Moreover



Phrases for stating reasons:

This is the reason why/that is why/for this reason/it is due to/it is because

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