May to August 2019 IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic #7 Describe something you bought but don’t often use

Describe something you bought but don’t often use
You should say:
What it is;
When and where you bought it;
What it is used for and why you bought it;
And explain why you don’t often use it.

Well, the first thing that comes to mind is my rice cooker. I bought it when I graduated from college last year.

At the time, I had just gotten a new job and moved to a new apartment from my dorm. So I thought I needed a cooker to make meals. One of my friends suggested that I buy a kind of pressure cooker. It’s a digital cooker. And it can be controlled by smartphones. It’s so practical for someone like me, because I don’t know how to cook. So, even though it was expensive, I bought one from Taobao at once.

But I only used it a couple of times. When I received it, I was excited and I used it to cook rice right away. Afterwards, I cooked congee with it on a few weekends. But since I was often busy at work and didn’t have time for cooking, I usually just ordered take-out food on weekdays. So the cooker has been sitting in the kitchen for a long time.

I think it’s a shame that I bought this cooker. I hardly ever cook at home, so I really shouldn’t
have bought it at all. But I do wish I could have more free time to make a meal with it. After all,
eating at home saves money and is healthier than dining out.