雅思口语Part 2话题卡：Describe a time that you saved money for something 为某样东西省钱
Describe a time that you saved money for something
You should say:
When it was
Why you saved money
How much you saved
How you felt about it
The experience I am going to talk about is that I saved money for a Walkman, which is a small equipment to play music, a little bigger than the cellphone. With it, you can listen to music anywhere at any time.
That is about 11 years ago, when I was in the secondary school. At that time, cellphone was still a luxury that few people could afford, and Mp3 player was very rare. If people wanted to listen to music, they were likely to turn to the big tape recorder. If you had a Walkman then, you were standing at the edge of fashion and would attract huge attention in the campus.
I always wanted one. But since it was not relevant to my study, it was almost impossible to get sponsorship from my parents. So I decided to save money by myself. This article is from Laokaoya website. Do not copy or repost it. I cut off all the non-essential spending, stopped attending any social activity that might cost money, and reduce my food budget from 20 RMB a day to 15 RMB.
三个月后，我终于存够了买随声听的钱。趁着周末自己去买了一个（special day out)。打开它的一瞬间，我有一种巨大的满足感，觉得自己这三个月来悲惨的生活还是值得的。
3 months later, I saved about 600 yen, just enough to buy the Walkman. That weekend, I went to the shopping mall and got what I wanted. The moment I opened the box, I felt a great sense of satisfaction. Everything I had suffered finally paid off.
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