IELTS Cue Card Sample 135 - Describe a film based on a real-life event or real person

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

Describe a film based on a real-life event or a real person.

You should say:

  • What is it
  • What is the story
  • What did you learn from it

and explain why it is a good/ bad movie.

Sample Answer:
‘A Beautiful Mind’, a film that was released in 2001 from Hollywood, was based on the story of a real person named John Nash. The movie was directed by Ron Howard and he was inspired to make the movie from a book of the same title.

The famous actor Russell Crowe acted as the main character of the movie and won the Oscar for the best actor. The story of the film depicts the life, work and thinking of a young prodigy called John Nash who developed a paranoid schizophrenia after he joins the secret cryptography work. The true genius, the talented and gifted person who had difficulties separating the hallucination and reality worked towards defining the mathematical relationship that changed the world. Nash lived two separate lives and one was in his mind while the other one was the real one. This film portrayed the life and work of a genius who had some mental illness and yet contributed for the betterment of the world.

The movie told us the story of John Nash who is an interesting person in terms of his genius and talent. The acting, the production and presentation of the movie was extraordinary. It was so nicely presented and acted that majority of the critics gave a positive review of this movie just after it was released.

Similar Cue Card Topics

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

  1. Describe your favourite movie.
  2. Describe a famous movie you have watched.
  3. Describe a movie you have recently watched.
  4. Describe a film you want to watch in future.


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