Talk about a product you received for free as a gift when you purchased/bought an item



  • What is your full name?
  • Where do you live?
  • Do you work or study?
  • Do you celebrate your birthday?
  • What do you do on your birthdays?
  • What did you do as a child on your birthdays?
  • Is there a difference between how young people and old people celebrate their birthdays?
  • Do you think a 19-year old person is more interested in birthdays than a 60-year old?


Talk about a product you received for free as a gift when you purchased an item.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • if it was useful
  • what you did with it
and explain how you felt about receiving this free gift.

[Similar Cue Card Question: Describe a product you got for free]

A Product You Got Free

A couple of months ago I went to the supermarket to buy some seeds, because I wanted to plant a tree in the garden and help with the process of reforesting my hometown. I chose the appropriate tree for my home, a small one with tiny roots and good for the summer, because the space where I will plant it is narrow and very hot.

The lady in the shop told me that the brand had a campaign supporting the care and promotion of home-grown plantations. She was giving away some extra seeds for the purchase of a tree, so she gave me some other seeds as a gift, which I could choose from a long list of possibilities. And I thought that it would be a good idea to accompany the tree with some flowers.

The gift package had fewer seeds than the one I had bought; however, there were enough to plant some beautiful flowers in the garden. I started to read the instructions and put water and the necessary elements for planting as well as making the land fertile to plant the seeds correctly.

I thought that the gift was very useful and complemented my purchase very well, because the flowers I planted grew before the tree, decorating the garden quickly while the tree grew. I decided to plant the flowers around the tree and that was a good decision because finally when both were fully grown, the garden looked very colourful.

This whole process helped me to understand the planting procedure and the care that plants require.

Receiving this gift made me feel good for two reasons: first, because I really like the campaigns which endorse care and consciousness about the environment, promoting reforestation.

All this helps people and encourages them to plant and be more aware of being committed to improving the planet. Second, I was happy with the idea of buying a tree, planting it with some flowers and growing a beautiful garden in my home.

Overall, this was a pleasant experience that I highly recommend, because it makes you feel connected to nature by contributing to improve the ecosystem.

Part 3

Have you ever received other free gifts with purchases?

  • Do you think the value of the gift is different when you purchase something and you receive something for free?
  • Do you think people value items more when they purchase them than if they receive them as a gift?
  • What kind of public services should the government offer for free?
  • Is public transport important? How could it be improved?
  • How important is free public education?
  • What other public services are needed in your country?

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