IELTS Cue Card Sample 218 - Describe a TV or radio presenter

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

Describe a TV or radio presenter you know about.

You should say:

  • who he/she is
  • what programme he/she presents
  • how he/she presents the programme

and explain why you like/dislike him/her.


Model Answer 1:
No doubt that TV is one of the most wonderful tools for entertainment in today’s world. But, it can’t do any wonder just by itself. It needs several performers and artists to actually make it work, and a TV presenter is one such performer who undoubtedly plays an important role in making things interesting for us. Anyway, today, I would like to talk about one such TV presenter whom I know and admire a lot.

The name of this TV presenter is Jon Stewart.  Being born in 1962, Jon Stewart started his career as a stand-up American comedian from 1993. Since then, he never really had to look back as his career as a TV personality only grew more and more popular among his audience while hosting shows like “The daily show” (an American late-night talk and news satire television programme, describing itself as a fake news programme.

The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often uses self-referential humour as well), The comedy Central (also an American pay television channel which is geared for mature audiences and carries comedy programming in the form of both original, licensed, and syndicated series, stand-up comedy specials, and feature films).

Jon Stewart, one of the most popular and prolific TV presenters of the modern times in my opinion, also hosted a show called “The John Stewart Show”, which also was a late-night comedy show.  Anyway, Jon Stewart has his own way of presenting his shows, which seems so controversial and yet so articulate in substance and appeal.

Anyway, I like Jon Stewart, primarily because I have never really seen any other TV presenter or personality to bring the “truth” out in such satirical and cruel fashion. I also like the fact that when he presents his comedy, how somehow manages to keep his audience dead quiet in front of him with his extraordinary charm and wit.  I also like him because he is a multi-talented person. In fact, he is only a stand-out comedian but also a director, producer, writer and political commentator.


Sample Answer 2:
Radio programmes use the presenter more frequently than TV programmes in our country and one such radio presenter whom I like very much is (…say a name…). S/he presents the weather updates every 2 hours on the ABC radio. We, as listeners of the radio programmes, know very little personal information about the radio presenters and the person I am talking about would be around 25 years old and is a full-time radio presenter. S/he is currently presenting the weather updates, which is a program called ‘Weather Today’ and I find his presenting the program very informative and interesting.

Since s/he presents the weather updates, s/he mostly depends on the weather reports provided to him/her and sometimes s/he makes his/her own thought and some humour in the presentation.

S/he has an attractive and clear voice and that makes the information easily listenable. He has a different style of presenting the weather-related data and mainly because of that the ‘Weather today’ program has gained its popularity. S/he describes the overall weather condition based on different locations of the country and then gives some tips to the listeners.

I find his/ her weather report interesting and informative that’s why I like this radio reporter very much. Sometimes I tune on to the ABC Radio channel to learn the updates of the weather and s/he is the one to present that.   


Follow-up Questions:
-   What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a good presenter?
-   What are the necessary qualities of a good presenter?

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