Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card Sample 267 - Describe your favourite actor or actress.

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

Describe your favourite actor or actress.

You should say:

  • who this actor/actress is
  • what type of actor/actress he or she is
  • what are some programmes/movies he or she has acted in

and describe why he/she is your favourite actor/actress.


Model Answer 1:

I am a fan of Hollywood movies as well as the actors and actresses who act in those movies. In fact, I seldom miss a TV programme on Oscar awards or Emmy awards. But, anyway, I will save this talk on Academy Awards for another day, and instead talk about an actress today who happens to be one of my most favourite.

Her name is Julia Roberts. Now, I don’t really think that there is any need for introducing the actress "Julia Roberts" anew to the movie fans around the world. She is an American actress whose deft performances in varied roles helped make her one of the highest-paid and most-influential actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s, and she is still carrying on today as invigorated as she ever has been.

After starting her Hollywood film career as a leading cast in a movie called “Mystic Pizza” in the year of 1988, Julia Roberts didn’t have to look back anymore as her movie career took off like a rocket. Since then, she has acted in many box office hit movies like “Pretty Woman”, Flatliners (1990), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), The Pelican Brief (1993), Something to Talk About (1995), Mary Reilly (1996), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), and Stepmom (1998). She also starred in two popular romantic comedies, Notting Hill and Runaway Bride, which earned her huge fame.

Born in 1967, Julia has been the golden girl of Hollywood for over 3 decades with her extraordinarily charming and charismatic role-playing abilities in virtually all kinds of movies. No wonder, she has won so many academy awards in her film career.

Anyway, Julia Roberts is my favourite actress, primarily because she knows perfectly well how to blend in all kinds of characters in all of her movies. She is my favourite actress also because she has a great personality outside of her movie life where she has so far managed to stay relatively more scandal-free than many other contemporary actors and actresses. Another aspect of Julia Roberts that makes her favourite to me is that she never stops learning.


Sample Answer 2:

Brad Pitt is one of my very favourite actors and I am a huge fan of his movies. He is a famous Hollywood actor and has got several prizes for his superb work in movies.

Honestly, he is a good actor who is known worldwide. He is the husband of another famous female actress Angelina Jolie. His full name is William Bradley "Brad" Pitt and he is around 50 years old now. For his excellent performance in acting he has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Academy Award nominations in acting categories. He has done some film production works as well. He is a fine actor with a natural gift of depicting the characters. Often his performance in movies gets very high applauses and because of that, he was nominated for Oscars more than once.

He usually acts in drama and action movies but his acting varies from the character of a vampire to a war hero and legendary characters as well. I have enjoyed most of the movies acted by him and his performance in movies like Seven, Interview with the vampire, The legend of the falls, 7 years in Tibet, Meet Joe Black was simply excellent. I find him to be a very high-class actor and a superb person with his tremendous activity in social welfare works. All these reasons make him my favourite actor.


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