2019年9月雅思口语变题季新话题来临，智思教育再此为大家奉上2019年9月雅思口语变题季新话题——Describe a time that you spent a lot of money on something。
Describe a time that you spent a lot of money on something
You should say:
When you spent the money
What you bought
Where you bought it
And explain why you spent a lot of money on it
The experience I would like to talk about is that I spent a lot of money on cosmetics. For every single cosmetic product, the price seems not very high, for example, may two three hundred for a lipstick. While for me, I have more than thirty lipsticks and many other cosmetic products like eyeshadow and blush. To tell you the truth, I’m crazy about cosmetics. So I spent a large amount of money on it, of course, I didn’t buy them at a time, but I will buy them from time to time or maybe once the new products released. In the past five years, I stayed overseas for my study and I bought cosmetics overseas since there are more brands and better prices. Also, every time I took a plane, I would buy some in the duty free stores. The major reason I spent money on it was interest, just like boys enjoying collecting sports shoes. Also, I like to do make-up for myself for different occasions, which needs different style of products. That’s another reason. Maybe when I get older, I will lose my interest in make-up and those cosmetics, but currently, I think I will still spend much money on it.
Why do people save money?
In my opinion, most people save money because they want to buy some expensive things. For example, when I was a child, my parents saved money to buy an apartment. During that time, the whole family tried to save money in every aspect of the life so that we could realize what we want. Moreover, for some people, saving money will make them feel a sense of security. This means they will feel comfortable in the life if they have enough savings in their bank account to deal with emergencies.
Do you think rich people are happier than those who are not rich?
I don’t think so. In my view, money cannot be the standard for happiness, although sometimes money will enhance the sense of happiness. People without money will feel it hard to live and will not be happy. However too much money also will trouble people and will possibly generate other problems like not enough time to enjoy the life and some problems with the health due to overworking. Therefore, rich people may not feel as happy as others.
Do you think children should learn money management?
Personally I think it make sense for children to learn how to manage their money. Nowadays, most parents will give their children some pocket money and some relatives will also give lucky money during the Spring Festival. As a result, children will possibly have much money to spend. With learning money management, children are able to track where they spend their money and are more likely to save some money, which will help them to arrange their salary in the future. They will not be moonlight clan when they start work. So it is necessary for one to learn money management in his childhood.
Why do many people apply for credit cards nowadays?
As I have mentioned in the last question, parts of youngsters are moonlight clans, which means they are not able to have some savings because they spend out of their salary every month. So when they meet some urgent situations, like curing diseases, they cannot take out enough money and they do not want to ask their parents for money. Credit cards can help to solve the pressing problem. Besides, some people want to buy luxurious goods to be fashion even though they couldn’t afford such goods. Therefore, they apply credit cards for buying those goods, and they think they can return the money later. These are the reasons I think.