Describe a thing that you bought but you do not use a lot.
You should say:
– What it is
– When you bought it
– Why you bought it
– and explain why you do not use it often
(What it is) Today, I would like to tell you about a thing that I regret buying because the number of times I’ve used it is yet to reach 20. That thing is a printer. This is a laser printer which took me roughly 100 USD and received a lot of positive reviews from consumers back then.
(When you bought it) I made up my mind to purchase this printer 2 years ago after mulling things over for more than a month because I was not sure whether it would be of great use afterwards. When asking my parents if they could support me, they also warned me of this. Yet, I finally decided to buy one, which was one of the worst decisions I’ve ever made in my life.
(Why you bought it) I bought the printer when preparation for the IELTS test started to intensify when a great number of documents and materials was in need such as mock tests. Prior to the purchase, I had other people print for me, which made them feel a bit imposed on and bothered. It sprang to my mind that the printer could be used to print music sheets for my piano and organ practice after the test.
(And explain why you do not use it often) The printer is supposed to be used for my studies as well as piano lessons. However, hardly had I passed the test with flying colours when the preparation for the final examination came in, which meant that I had little time to practice the piano while the documents needed for the examination were too much for my printer. Therefore, the printer has been of little use
1. Make up one’s mind (phrase): decide
I haven’t made up my mind where to go yet.
2. Mull things over (phrase): think carefully
I need a few days to mull things over before I decide if I’m taking the job.
3. Intensify (verb)
Fighting around the capital has intensified in the last few hours.
4. In need (phrase)
You just hope that the money goes to those who are most in need.
5. Impose (verb)
I hope I’m not imposing by staying another night.
6. With flying colours (idiom)
She passed the test with flying colours.
7. To spring to my mind (phrase)
Say the word “Australia” and a vision of beaches and blue seas immediately springs to mind.
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