IELTS Cue Card Sample 121 - Describe a TV programme you watched but did not enjoy

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

Describe a TV programme you watched but did not enjoy.

You should say:

  •  what TV programme it was
  •  where and when you watched it
  •  what it was about

and explain why you did not enjoy this TV programme.


 

Model Answer 1:
I don’t normally watch TV unless I am interested in learning about some interesting or specific information or news. In fact, I mostly watch channels like national geography, History channel, food network channels and travel channels. But the other day, about a few months ago, my sister somewhat snatched the TV remote from me at our home and requested me to watch a program – a serial drama that is – which she thought was too interesting. Anyway, I could have simply left my sister to watch the programme alone, but I thought that it would be a bit rude to leave her alone like that. After all, she was my only little sister. So, I started to decide to watch the program with her instead.

The programme, the drama serial rather, was about a poor family, which was really struggling financially to manage the affairs of their finances. In fact, they were struggling to pay their medical bills, gas bills, and electricity bills because some of their family members, especially the two little daughters in that family, were spending a bit too much money on fashion, apparently, they were on a mission to become some famous model and eventually become very rich soon. But, the dream of those two little pretty girls just evaporated away when both of them failed to pass the audition, apparently, because they lacked the talents to become good models. Rather funnily, they blamed poverty for their lack of talent and thus their inability to become good models also. In brief, that was the story of the drama.

Needless to say, I didn’t enjoy the drama from minute one, primarily because the theme of the story didn’t quite go alone the costumes of the artists of that drama. For example, even though, it was the story of a poor family, but the dress and get up of its members looked like they belong to high-class society. Besides, I found the dialogue and conversation among the artists rather vague and artificial as if they didn’t quite know how to immerse into the demand of the characters.


 

Sample Answer 2: 
We usually do not watch TV programs that we not like and since we have lots of channels to pick from, we change the channel as soon as we find that this is not an interesting program. But sometimes we have to watch the program that other people are watching and we do not have control on the channel changing and thus we often watch programs that we do not like at all, one such program was a talk show that I recently watched.

This was a talk show on our national TV channel (…say the name of a TV channel…) and apart from the host, there were two political figures who came from 2 opposite parties. Since this is a famous TV channel, I am sure a good number of people watched it. I watched it at a friend’s house when I was sitting in their drawing room and my friend’s uncle was watching and controlling the TV channels. 

The talk show was about a sensitive national issue and the starting was interesting as the host of the program discussed in details about the program and later on asked some interesting questions to the two guests. After 5 minutes or so, I got an impression that the talk show was a scam and with this programme, the Government is trying to give some misleading facts to the viewers. The two guests started attacking each other and showed an abominable attitude to each other. That was so surprising that respectable people like them can behave so abhorrently.

The program went on and I found that I was completely irritated to see such type of behaviours from our national leaders and the feelings that this was a scam gave me nausea. I left the room before the program ended and walked outside for about 30 minutes. After I returned I found that the program ah ended and that was a kind of relief for me. 


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