- 2019年01月07日19:05 來源：小站教育作者：小站雅思編輯
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Describe a piece of equipment you had problems with(broken TV or washing machine).
You should say:
what problem it is
your feeling about it
and explain how to solve this problem
Why do people buy equipment?
Should children learn to fix it?
If it is broken, should people throw it away or fix it?
What kind of equipment will make people lazy?
Will people be lazy when they get a washing machine or microwave?
How often and why do people change their equipment?
What equipment do you use every day?
Are you willing to help others to solve problems?
Are you good at fixing equipment?
How do people deal with things that break down, throw them away or fix them?
Should students be taught to fix things?
Do young people and old people have the same attitude towards equipment?
How do people feel when they buy something?
What will people do if they bought boring equipment?
Why did that equipment break down?
I remember once, a few years ago it was, when I had a problem with my washing machine. It was quite an old machine but it had always worked very well and was effective at washing clothes, sheets and such like.
Anyway, one day when I was using it, I noticed some water leaking out from underneath the machine. It was maybe about half-way through the washing cycle when this happened. I started to mop up the water and thought it maybe wasn’t anything serious – but a few minutes later a wave of water appeared across the floor of the laundry room, it was as if I’d just opened the door on the machine while it was still full of water.
I couldn’t mop up the water fast enough. I had to turn the machine off, and there was still more water inside it. So, the machine stopped and I continued trying to mop up the water, eventually managing to get the floor dry.
I’m not a technical person at all, so I called my brother who is quite good at things like that and he came round later in the afternoon to have a look at it. It only took him about 5 minutes to find the problem – apparently one of the water hoses at the back of the machine had come loose and that was why the water had been pouring out from under the machine instead of draining away through the hose.
He managed to reconnect it again and then we tested the washing machine by filling it with a little water and some clothes to make sure that it would operate again normally. Thankfully it did … so it was quite a simple problem to fix, but it was very inconvenient at the time. I’m happy to say that it’s been working fine ever since then – just like it used to.
Ok, every now and then I have to go to a mechanic to repair some electronic item. Here I'd like to talk about an Apple phone which was recently broken accidentally. It is grey in colour, having 128 Gigabytes of storage memory of model iPhone 7. I have been using this phone for 6 months until last week it was in a mint condition.
However, unfortunately, when I was taking bath, it fell down in a bath tube as I had just talked to my friend a few minutes ago and kept it nearby only. I tried to search out in bath tube, but it took me 2-3 minutes as water was totally soapy. It was the icing on the cake when I picked it up, due to smooth and wet palm it fell down on the edge of wall and door, which cause to broke the display. Then I finished the bath and immediately made a beeline to the Apple Store.
I explain all that had happened with the phone to a technician, but when he said about repair cost I felt like a highway robbery, you know, he asked for 500 USD to replace the new display. Because of expensive charges, I came out from the Apple Store and looked for any local mechanic on the internet. Finally, I found one and I headed toward his shop. He agreed to repair the display by changing it but no warrant in almost half price. I also agreed because I had no option for it.
Overall, I felt worried initially when I went to the Apple Store, but later on, I felt relaxed and peaceful when it successfully repaired at a cheaper price and mobile was also looked as new phone.