IELTS Cue Card Sample 99 - Describe one of your favourite electronic media
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe one of your favourite electronic media (like TV/ radio etc.)
You should say:
- what is it and why it's your favourite
- what you do with it
- why it is useful to you
and describe the advantages and disadvantages of this media.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]
Model Answer 1:
Having said that, if we use it for good, it can be a marvellous electronic media for the whole family.
Model Answer 2:
My favourite electronic media is television, and I guess this is the most popular electronic media in the world. With the popularity of the satellite channels and diversity of the programmes offered by different channels, people have started accepting TV as a mean to enjoy their time.
With the satellite network connection watching even more than 500 channels cost a very little per month in my country. A large number of TV channels offer information, news, entertainment, an insight into an event, weather reports, live shows and so on. People can spend hours after hours watching TV programmes which are thoroughly entertaining and educative. People heavily rely on their television for latest and international news. The audio-visual representation of news and information on TV are easier to grasp than that of other media.
What do I do with this electronic media? Well, I watch the news, documentaries, movies and music shows on TV. Many TV channels offer specialised programmes for people and among them, I find National Geographic, Discovery and the BBC very reliable and authentic source of information. As we have a smart TV at our house, I often connect to the Internet and watch my favourite videos on YouTube or use an application like Skype to talk to a friend. With a smart TV, the possibility is virtually limitless.
The television is the primary source of news, information and entertainment for many around the world and TV channels are constantly working to educate people and let them know the local and international events. One can easily watch a TV programme while doing other tasks. This is quite impossible for other media like the print media. The variation of programmes is helpful for people to easily pick one’s favourite channels. We can watch live events and news on TV and with the advancement of technology, it has become easier for everyone to own a TV at home.
The main drawback of this media is that people become addicted to TV programmes and thus often stay indoors rather than going out and socialise. On top of that, politically biased news sometimes misleads people and causes unavoidable conflicts. Overwatching television has health-related issues and specifically harms children who watch TV programmes for long hours. Apart from that, international TV channels are often thought to be the reason for the cultural degradation of youths.
Similar Cue Card topics:
Your ability to talk about this Cue Card Topic would enable you to talk about the following Cue Card Topics as well:
- Describe your favourite source of news.
- Describe a TV channel you like.
- Describe a newspaper or a magazine you often read.