Describe a Piece of Electronic Equipment that you Find Useful

Describe a piece of electronic equipment that you find useful.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how you learned to use it
  • how long you have had it
and explain why you find this piece of electronic equipment useful.

IELTS Speaking Answer | Electronic Equipment You Find Useful

I suppose the item I use most, and therefore probably the most useful would be my notebook, or laptop. This particular one I’ve had for just under a year, but it’s my third or fourth laptop so it was more of just an upgrade rather than changing from a desktop PC to a laptop.

Anyway, I purchased it about a year ago because my old one had a couple of problems, with the battery and also the cooling fan, and it was quite old as well - so I decided to invest in a new one.

This one works on Windows 8 which I hadn’t used before so It took a few days to get used to it and configure it as I wanted – but it was easy as it’s quite intuitive in the way it’s set up. The only thing that took a little getting used was the touch screen functionality which my old laptop didn’t have – but most of the time I use a wireless mouse because I find it more precise and also quicker than swiping and tapping the screen all the time. Really, I didn’t have any problems using it, but as always, if I’m unsure about something then the online help function really helps or just Google the query and see what other people have done to solve problems.

After I had downloaded a couple of apps for audio and video editing, got them installed and up and running it was plain sailing.

I’m pleased with it so far, in the first year it hasn’t given me any problems and has been super reliable, although now the keyboard is beginning to show signs of normal wear and tear.

It gets used a lot – everyday for work and studying – so I’m not surprised it’s beginning to look well used – it has been. I guess maybe next year I’ll think about replacing it for a newer version.

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