雅思口语part2话题卡：Describe a time that a piece of equipment of yours was broken (such as TV) 描述坏掉的设备
首先，这道题有一个小难点。不少烤鸭们对equipment的认识可能停留在正如题干所举例的那样，比如电视机、空调、洗衣机等（这些的确很不错，可以是思路扩展的一个很好的出发点）。不过，equipment的本意并不局限于此，在牛津高阶词典中是这样解释的：Things that are needed for a particular purpose or activity. 所以，不仅仅是大件类的可以说，小型的物品也没毛病。
Describe a time that a piece of equipment of yours was broken (such as TV)
You should say:
What the equipment was
What the problem was
What you did after it was broken
And how you felt about it
I really want to say something about my retired laptop, which is a 13 inches Macbook Air bought in late 2013 when got sums from my first part-time job.
This laptop has lots of merits. I barely see anything counterpart that has the same good-looking and slim appearance. Plus, the system is awesome as it never slows my work, and I can definitely start it in seconds, which is extremely efficient. This article is from Laokaoya website. Do not copy or repost it. That’s probably the main reason why I chose this IT thing at the very beginning.
However, here comes the sad part. Being portable and slim isn’t always the perfect thing. When I was sitting in the Starbucks while processing my left work, I took it out from my backpack and was about to lay it on the desk with my hand. But I kind of overestimated my carefulness, you know one side of my Macbook Air just hit right on the wooden corner of the desk. When I realized it, it already got a pit on my little precious baby. When I open the lid, the display wasn’t functioning well.
Then, I immediately rushed to the Apple chain store to have it fixed. The staff told me that the display was broken and I should replace it. Luckily, it wasn’t the hard disk, otherwise, the information stored in there would be damaged, and that’s the last thing I want to see.
I paid the money and got the repaired one after like a month. Since then, I put it in a case and took it on firmly on my hands. Well, I think this is what I can do the most. Hopefully, I wouldn’t be such a careless person in the future.
Part 3 追加问题
Do you think modern technology makes people lazier?
What can people do to protect their equipment from technical problems?
When an electronic item of yours does not work, would you repair it or buy a new one?
Are you good at handling problems on your own?