IELTS Cue Card Sample 123 - Describe a movie or book about the future

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a movie or a book about the future.

You should say:

  • what is it
  • when did you watch it
  • how it is related to future

And explain how it has depicted the future.

Model Answer 1: 
Artificial Intelligence, also known as A.I., is a science fiction movie which was about the future. This science fiction drama movie was directed and produced by the famous movie maker Steven Spielberg and was released in the year 2001. This movie was adapted from a short story and was a hit in the American Box office. 

I watched it at the end of 2001 for the first time and later in 2012, I watched it again with my family members. The movie plot was set to a future time when the number of population was drastically reduced due to the global warming and other natural disasters. As the name of the movie implies, the artificial intelligence has flourished at that time and people produced robots that exactly resembled the human. Not only they look like the human, they act, think and feel like the human. The movie set the plot at a time that is yet to come. The human-like robots, their feelings, love, hatred etc are still is its preliminary stage but the movie depicts the time when all of those have been achieved. 

The story line went on to further future, two thousand years later when the humans are extinct and Manhattan city got buried under several hundred feet of glacial ice. Then the super intelligence has evolved who could create a clone of human from the DNA. 

The movie depicted the future where global warming and other natural disasters caused the dramatic decrease of the human. At a later state, the movie shows that the humans are extinct and only highly intelligent powers exist. The intelligence gets so powerful that they can create the human from their DNA. They become interested in human and want to know about human to find the true meaning of existence.

Alternative Answer 2:
I remember many books and movies that I enjoyed and were based on future events and plots. I would like to talk about one such book that was written by James Maroon. The name of the book was ‘The lonely planet’. In my opinion, it was one of the best books I have ever read about the distant future. I love reading science fictions and this book was a very high-quality science fiction that I thoroughly enjoyed.

I read it 4-5 years ago when I was a freshman in the university. It was probably 2010 when I bought this book and it took me around 2 days to finish it. This book was a sure page turner and I could not concentrate anything else while reading this book!

The story of the book begins in 2090 when the technology and outer-world research is unbelievably advanced. The story of this book shows the event of the first encounter of humans with the aliens. In this story when the human first meets aliens, many of their unknown mysteries and questions about the universe, time and space get answered. On the other hand, the alien civilisation gets many of their questions answered from the human life and spirit.

In the book, the future is depicted when the human becomes more technologically advanced and enriched with the necessary commodity. The society classification is a new concept in this book and the way it presented seems pretty convincing and realistic. It shows the reflection of Plato’s theory of society and unlike other science fictions, it shows that the robots and other machines are working hard to help humans and not fighting the human. The story shows that the human at that time will become more liberal, peaceful, hard working, and benevolent. They don’t need to worry about the basic needs as they are making sure by the robots. The constructions, agriculture, farming, transportation, productions etc. laborious jobs are done by the robots. The human does mostly the research works and tries to find an alternative for starting a new colony for human as the world is moving faster to the destruction.

I really enjoyed reading this book and in my opinion, the future representation in this book is quite natural and realistic.

Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card Topic would also enable you to talk about the following Cue Card Topics as well:
  1. Describe your favourite book.
  2. Describe your favourite movie.
  3. Describe a book that has impressed you.
  4. Describe a movie you have recently watched.
  5. Describe a movie you want to watch in the future.
  6. Describe a science fiction book you have read.
  7. Describe an interesting book you have read.
  8. Describe a movie that you would recommend your friends to watch.
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