Describe a radio program that you listened recently - Cue Card # 315

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

Describe a radio program that you listened recently.

You should say:

  • what it was about
  • when and where you listened to it
  • how it was presented

and explain if it was interesting or not.


Sample Answer 1:
I like to listen to different kinds of radio programmes from the radio stations of English speaking countries in order to learn interesting facts and things about their people. So, the other day, when I was listening to one of the most popular radio stations from the USA, I came across a programme that I really enjoyed.

This radio programme, I am talking about, was about how to live a long and healthy life. Hosted by a very knowledgeable medical doctor (at least, that’s what I thought when I heard him talking), the radio programme went to a great length in describing, among many other things, how we have become so much health-conscious and yet we never care to do the most basic and simple things that can actually help us live a very healthy and happy life for a rather long, long period of time. 

In support of his arguments, the good doctor brought forward the examples from the people of the so-called “blue zones” (“blue zones” are the places in the world where people usually have the healthiest and longest lives) like Okinawa  in Japan, Ikaria in Greece, Sardinia in Italy, Nicoya in Costa Rica, and Loma Linda in California (USA). By the way, the programme was presented at a rather slow speed so that the listeners could actually understand each and every important health-related information, presented in it. To make the programme even more engaging and interesting, the doctor aired some interviews with the old couples from the “blue zones”, talking about some of their funny old memories, in between his presentation segments so that the followers of the programme could enjoy some light moments.

Anyway, I found the programme to be rather interesting, mainly because it helped me get rid of some of the common misconceptions that were related to living a healthy life in general. Besides, it also allowed me to learn about the lifestyles of some of the most exotic places in the world. All in all, it was a great and informative programme.


Model Answer:
I usually listen to the radio while I drive my car and the traffic update and hourly news programs are very useful in my opinion during driving. The traffic update program "Busy Hours" is one such program that I recently listened to. This program is hosted by two renowned radio jockeys and the program gives latest traffic conditions of the main roads of our city. I listened to week last week when I was driving back to home from my uncle's house. It was around 6:30 pm and I was in the Jefferson Street at that time.

The host of the program started it and then talked to their news collectors from various places and they were updating the traffic conditions. In my opinion, the host and the news collectors did really well in terms of giving the traffic updates of the road. They were even saying humorous things to entertain the listeners.

To me, this is a very handy and interesting program that I listen to. This radio program broadcasts the live traffic conditions of the various roads and highways and thus informs the people which roads to avoid and which roads to take. I find this information very helpful while driving on the roads. The concept of the program and the presentation of this program are very handy and interesting in my opinion.


Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card would enable you to talk about the following Cue Cards as well:

  1. Describe a TV program you have recently watched.
  2. Describe your favourite TV or radio program.
  3. Describe a news program that you like. 
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Mandeep Singh Baidwan
Nice Answer. Really helpful for me.