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Describe an occasion when you paid more than expected

IELTS Speaking Part 2

Describe an occasion when you paid more than expected

You should say:

  • What you bought
  • How much you paid
  • Why you bought it why you paid more

Sample Answer

Well, several years ago I bought a digital product for the first time in my life. And I have to say, it was quite an experience.

One day I decided to pay for the premium version of a fitness app in order to exercise at home. I was a little worried ’cause I had never done this before. What’s more, I heard numerous stories about credit card data breaches and apps that simply steal your credit card details. You pay for some product, but get nothing.

So, at first, I decided to buy a 1-month subscription which cost, as far as I remember, about 10 dollars. I checked the currency exchange rate to find out how much I would be charged in my local currency. Then | made the payment.

To my surprise, I noticed an extra fee with an order? charge on my card statement. It wasn’t a lot of money, but I was upset ’cause I expected to pay less. First, I thought my account details or PIN had been stolen. I got mad. I gave the app a 1-star review to warn others. I wrote to developers to complain about the issue. At that moment, I was still convinced that I had become a victim of a fraud or scam. I don’t remember what made me do it, but I contacted my bank. And I was shocked when I found out that my credit card charges crossborder and exchange fees.

part 3 – Money and consumerism


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