Describe a time when the internet helped you solve a problem.
You should say:
- when it was
- what problem you faced
- how the internet helped you solve the problem
and explain how you felt about it.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]
Thank you for this interesting cue card topic as I will go ahead and talk about a time when the internet helped me solve a problem.
It was about a couple of years ago when I went to visit my only aunt in a city, of which I had a very limited idea. And it was so because it was only the second time that I visited the city. The first time, I visited it, was almost 7 or 8 years ago when things looked a bit different in that very crowded and big city. For example, the streets got wider and many new shops and buildings were built.
Besides, some of the businesses and shops moved to new locations as well which I had no idea about. Of course, none of these would create any problem for me unless my aunt had asked me to buy her medicine from a particular pharmacy. Incidentally, she was an asthma patient, and she used an inhaler of a certain foreign brand which only a certain pharmacy in the city used to keep. I knew where the pharmacy was located, or at least so I had thought since I visited the last time when I had come to see my aunt.
But, when I actually went to that location, I found out that the pharmacy had moved to a new location. I asked a few people there, but unfortunately, nobody could tell me about it. Seeing no other options, I decided to get the help of the internet on my smartphone even though, I was a bit sceptical about it. But, luckily, as soon as I searched the pharmacy by its name on my phone, it did give me its address and the direction.
Anyway, after finding the location of the pharmacy, I breathed a sigh of relief. After all, I didn’t want my aunt to suffer because of my failure to find some pharmacy and buy her medicine. Besides, I felt a bit more confident and bold also in roaming around the city since I had the help of the internet.