IELTS Cue Card Sample 171 - Describe your favourite TV channel

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

Describe your favourite TV channel.

You should say:

  • what channel it is
  • how often you watch it
  • what types of programmes it broadcasts

and explain why this is your favourite TV channel.


Model Answer 1:
Watching TV is one of my most favourite forms of entertainment because of the convenience and the diversity in entertainment it provides. But, unfortunately, I don’t really have much time to watch TV because of my work. Still, I try to enjoy different kinds of programmes on it, especially, if they are aired by “National Geographic” channel.

Anyway, since National Geographic channel is one of the most popular TV channels in the world for the thinking minds, it doesn’t really need any introduction. Still, just for academic purpose, this TV channel is an American pay television network which provides non-fictional TV programmes like documentaries with factual contents,  involving nature, science, culture, and history, plus some reality and pseudo-scientific entertainment programmes. Then, its primary sister network worldwide, including the United States, is Nat Geo Wild, which focuses on animal-related programming only.

In fact, the programmes on National Geographic TV channel are so diversified, as well as educational, interesting, informative, entertaining and serious, that once a person watches its programmes, he or she becomes hooked to it. Of course, this TV channel is not without some controversy, but it is also true at the same time that no other channels let us see and explore our world in the way that national geographic does, whether we see how a tiger hunts in a forest or how Antarctica melts. Anyway, even though, it is my favourite channel, I don’t get to watch it more than twice a week or so.

The national geographic channel is my favourite channel, mainly because of the quality and the contents it provides. Besides, all the programmes on this TV channel are so unique and educational that I can watch it with my entire family while enjoying some quality family time together. However, the best thing that I really like about this TV channel is that it is never afraid to bring the “truth” out in the light about any issues even though they may prove out to be controversial. So, again, National geography TV channel rocks.


Sample Answer 2:
I do not watch TV that much but it is a great electronic and mass media for education and entertainment. Sometimes I watch TV, mostly in my free time and among the channels I watch, 'Discovery Channel' is my favourite one. Whenever I held the TV remote control in my hand, I look for either a news channel or Discovery channel. This is the channel I watch more often than any other channels. I watch it for 4-8 hours per week. On my day off, if I am in front of the TV, I watch the great educational and recreational programs that this channel broadcasts. 

It broadcasts mainly documentary programs focusing on popular science, technology and history. But recently they have started showing some other types of programs like reality shows and pseudo-technologies and entertainments. There are some unique programs that they present to their audiences like Myth Busters, Unsolved History, automobiles, and occupations etc. This channel started broadcasting from 1985 and has become one of the most popular TV channels in the world because of their emphasis on high-quality programs.
I like this TV channel because of the programs and documentaries they present. Most of the programmes are thoroughly enjoyable and offer lots of information to the viewers. This is one of the great sources for me to learn history, technology and other educational knowledge. The picture quality is really nice and this channel is easily available via the cable service providers. I found this channel really interesting and I can learn many new things watching it. 

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 a TV channel you often watch.
  2. Describe a popular TV channel in your country.
  3. Describe a radio station or TV channel you know about.
  4. Describe a news channel you often watch.
  5. Describe a news source you know about.
  6. Describe an interesting TV or radio program.
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