Describe an item on which you spent more than expected IELTS Cue Card
Follow up Questions
Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe an item on which you spent more than expected”.
1. Do you often buy more than you expected?
No, I usually buy things as per my expectations because, being a minimalist, I do not become happier by buying more products or services. I believe in the concept that one should invest in products and services as per the requirement.
Due to this set of beliefs, I never indulge in impulsive purchasing and buy as per my needs.
2. What do you think young people spend most of their money on?
In this contemporary epoch, technology has made inroads in the lives of youngsters. Due to this, a bulk of spending is on buying expensive smartphones, smartwatches and laptops etc.
Apart from this, they have this habit of eating junk food a lot, which costs higher as compared to home-cooked food. Lastly, most of the youngsters these days are fashion enthusiasts, so they have this uncanny knack for buying trendy clothes.
3. Do you think it is important to save money? Why?
Yes, saving money in this era of fierce competition and HIGH inflation is a prudent approach. Because in case of any unforeseen contingency our saved money could help us to come out of the financial crunch.
Moreover, in this era of startups, the saved money could help us to start a new venture and lead our lives towards an impressive growth trajectory.
4. Do people buy things that they don’t need?
In this modern era, multinational companies spend a lot of funds on researching consumer behaviour. And they design their products as per the findings of these researches.
These organisations know well that most people love to flaunt their wealth, and they crave instant gratification. And to take care of these two needs of the consumers, the companies leave no stone unturned to provide a range of products and services to their prospective customers.
And due to this strengthening, the bottom line approach of the reputed brands, people often indulge in impulsive purchasing and end up buying the products and services they do not need.