IELTS SPEAKING PART 2: Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home

Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home.

You should say

  • What it is
  • How often you use it
  • What its functions are
  • And explain why it is important


Well, I’m going to tell you about the microwave oven that is so important in my kitchen.  The microwave oven is a rectangular electrical appliance with two primary colours – mostly white with black trim. Inside the oven, electromechanical components and controls consist of timer motors, switches, and relays, and the cooking surface is made of a ceramic material. The manufacturer, Electrolux, is a household name. You know, Electrolux is one of the most well-known appliance manufacturers in the world.

Besides being great for boiling porridge, steaming fish, and defrosting frozen meat, it’s also used to roast. I often roast chicken and peanuts with it. Every once in a while, I heat the leftovers in the microwave oven, which is extremely convenient.

This piece of equipment is straightforward to use. I mean, I just need to put my food in this appliance and set the timer for how I want to cook it. It’s this ease of use that makes microwave ovens a consumer favourite. Compared with conventional cookers, the microwave cooks food much faster, so I rarely need to microwave anything for longer than 10 minutes. A bonus is that I no longer suffer from the odours of smoke and oil when I cook.

On top of that, it offers more healthy dishes. The nutrition in vegetables or meat can be maintained to the greatest extent. So these are the reasons why it is the most important appliance in my home. The microwave oven has brought about considerable changes to my life.





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