Describe something you bought that was difficult to use at first | Recent speaking IELTS topic.

Recent IELTS speaking cue card: 

Describe something you bought that was difficult to use at first.

You should say:

- what is it

- when you bought it

- what does it do

- Explain how difficult was it to be used?


Vocab and idioms used in IELTS speaking topic:-

-Amazed: surprised

- Rosy path: the easy path

-Perplex: confuse

- Herculean task: a difficult task

- Rational: logical/sensible

-Without a hitch: without any problem

Sample answer:-

-Buying something without knowing how to use it, sometimes become difficult to handle.

-I have many experiences like this. However, there was a time when I bought roller skates. Before buying, I was confident that I could easily handle it.

 -Actually, I saw my neighbor doing some stunts on roller skates. I was AMAZED  to see him doing those tricks.

-He promised me to teach some of it. That's why I bought them.

-But I was just 15 at that time. When I used them for the first time, I slipped and fell on the floor.

-That time I realized that it was not a ROSY PATH to learn how to use it.

-Still I did not lose hope even though I failed miserably to use even simple tricks on them and broke my ankle and toenail in the process of learning how to do skating, I was really crazy to use them properly.

-With continuous practice, I was finally able to use roller skates properly after three months.

-My father thought it was not a rational decision to buy such a thing which causes injuries; however, after seeing the happiness on my face.

-He now appreciates me for my dedication to learn something I liked.

-Now, whenever I feel PERPLEXED or get really frustrated while doing something, my father reminds me of the days when learning to use roller skates was HERCULEAN TASK for me whereas, now, I can do some tricks on them WITHOUT A HITCH.

-It encourages me to keep practicing while learning new things.

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