IELTS Cue Card 90: Describe A Photograph That You Like

Describe A Photograph That You Like

IELTS Speaking Cue Card with Sample Answer. Describe A Photograph That You Like. IELTS Speaking Part 2 With Model Answer. Also Sample answer for Part 3 discussion.

Describe A Photograph That You Like

You should say:

  • where you saw this photograph
  • what (or who) is in the photograph
  • why this photograph was taken

and explain why you like this photograph.

Model Answer:

I once saw a photograph in the 2006 issue of National Geographic that moved me emotionally, and made me realize that there is a whole world outside of my comfortable confinement in China. It was a photo of a little Afghan boy walking down a dusty road with a heavy pack on his back. I felt that perhaps that pack contained all of the boy’s worldly possessions. The boy was dressed in traditional clothes that were barely more than rags; he was dusty and dirty.

The photo and the article were to show the horrible situation and terrible living conditions of Afghanistan during the time that the United States was ousting the Taliban. Seeing that image of the boy from a war torn country touched me deeply and made me wonder much about him. I can imagine the boy cleaned and dressed up and being like any other kid, laughing it up and playing in the parks with other kids, but he was not. He was a boy perhaps six or seven years old with an uncertain future in a country that is still struggling to recreate itself into a new nation.

This photo made me thankful that I am a citizen of a prosperous country, and that I will have the resources to support my future child 1 could not imagine what would happen if my family and I were in a strife-filled region, and my child became an orphan. These are uncomfortable thoughts, but this is the power of photography, to make us think about matters that we would not normally consider m our everyday lives.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Question and Sample Answer:

Do you like taking photographs?

Yes, of course 1 like taking photographs. It is a great way to keep memories. I take my camera everywhere and take pictures with every good opportunity. My mother has been keeping a scrapbook for me since I was a baby. I now continue to fill my scrapbook on my own. I put in pictures of my graduation and of all of my birthday parties. I also put pictures of my friends and family inside.


What are some situations when people take photographs?

People take a lot of photographs when they go on vacation. They take pictures of famous sites with everyone on the trip. People take a lot of photos during parties. I like to take photos of funny things. For example, I was playing charades at one of my birthday parties, and my friends had to act out two monkeys fighting for a banana. I took a picture of my friends hopping around like idiots. It was great, and I will never forget it because I have a photo capturing the moment.

Can you give me an example of a happy time when you took a photograph?

I remember my grandfather’s eightieth birthday. We threw a surprise party for him and invited all of his friends. My mother brought him to the grocery store. Then when they came back, we all jumped out and yelled “Surprise!” He was so touched that he almost cried. I got a picture of that very moment. It is a picture that I will always treasure.

Why do some people dislike taking photographs?

Some people are just not photogenic. They do not think that they look good in photos thus refuse to take them. My friend is one of those people. Every time she sees someone taking a photo, she hides her face. I like to try and catch her when she is not paying attention. I have actually got some very good photos of her when she is acting natural. I think most photos of people are usually better when they are in natural settings.

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