Describe something special that you saved money to buy
You should say
- What it was
- How long it took you to save the money
- Why you wanted to buy it
- And explain how you felt after you bought it
(What it was) Ok then, well firstly I’d just like to mention that I’m quite lucky in the fact that I haven’t really had to save up for much in my life, simply because my parents have always bought stuff for me. But one occasion that I did save up to buy something myself was when I got my iPad, so that’s what I’d like to talk about.
(How long it took you to save the money) Well, if I remember correctly, I think it took about four or five months, and I basically did it by cutting back on other things, you know, like eating out and buying clothes. I mean, I don’t have a job, unfortunately, so the only money I receive is my living allowance which my parents give me every month, and that’s what I had to use to pay for it.
(Why you wanted to buy it) Regarding why I wanted an iPad, I suppose the main reason was that I’m a big Apple fan. You know, I already had an iPhone and laptop, so the only thing I was missing was an iPad. I also watched Steve Jobs’ presentation of the iPad when it was launched, and it looked pretty cool. So I just thought it would be great to have one!
And as for how I felt after buying it. well first of all, I was really excited, you know, because I couldn’t wait to stun using it. And it also felt great because I’d saved up for it myself instead of simply asking my parents to buy it for me. So for that reason, it just felt a bit more special to me. if you know what I mean!
QUESTIONS FOR PART 3
Why do young people tend to waste money?
Personally speaking, two reasons are to blame for some teenagers’ tendency to squander their money. One of the reasons can be peer group pressure. Living in a society where they can come across dozens of advertisements on the media a day, plus the pressure front their friends at school. For instance, they are likely to purchase a new shirt if it is worn by a famous film star, or when all their friends wear it. As a result, they end up lavishing their money on a lot of things without actually liking the item. The second explanation is that the parents are too loose in controlling the spending of the kids. They make a mistake of giving them too much money to spend, and never ask where the money goes.
What kinds of things do people like to buy in your country?
Well, it is difficult question as the tastes can vary from person to person. The first and most common item I would particularly like to mention is clothes. Most people, especially the females are shopaholics and are willing to, spend their money on extravagant items of garment so it’s not hard to see clothing stores are always packed with customers. The second object is the hi-tech devices. As there is a need to text-message or take high-quality pictures when they go out, most teenagers love to purchase the latest smartphone or camera versions to meet their personal needy.
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