IELTS Speaking Part 2: Common Topics in IELTS Exam | Topic 12: Antique gift

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IELTS Speaking Part 2: Common Topics in IELTS Exam | Topic 12: Antique gift

Describe an antique or some other old thing that your family has kept for
a long time.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • how (or when) your family first got this thing
  • how long your family has kept it
  • and explain why this thing is important to your family.

  • Sample Answer:

When it comes to an old thing I keep in my family, I want to talk about the transformer
that I got from my parents on my 10th birthday.
On that day, my parents bought me a transformer as a birthday gift. When I opened the
gift box, I was really astonished by what I was seeing in front of me. It was an awesome
transformer that I had been dreaming about for ages. The moment I saw this
transformer, I fell in love with it. It was pretty huge and looked like a hip yellow car,
and it could be shifted from a car to a robot action figure and back again. The
transformer had a really nice color scheme and finish. And it came with a nice
handgun like the weapon and different accessories. It was super cool! And with the
transformer, there was a card from my parents saying, “Sweetie, you mean everything in
the world to us and you are forever the apple of our eyes. Happy Birthday! Love
parents.” I am telling you, although I was pretty young at that time, those words
impressed me a lot.
Until today, I still keep this toy. It has been over ten years since I got it. I love it not only
because of the toy itself but also because of the sentimental value it has for me. The
value is irreplaceable