Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card # 179 - Describe a film/movie you have never watched

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

Describe a film/movie you have never watched but would like to watch.

You should say:

  • what film/movie it is
  • what it is about
  • what makes it a worth-watching film/movie

and explain why you would like to watch this film/movie.


Model Answer 1:
Well, let’s see... I have a number of movie names on my watch list, but I don’t think that I would ever be able to watch all of them in my lifetime, primarily, because they literally come from all the countries of our world. In fact, I even told myself once as a young boy that I would watch at least 5 most popular movies from each country and each language. But, for now, let’s just talk about only one movie which I really like to watch in the near future.

The name of this movie is called “Braveheart”. Well, I have never really watched this movie before, so I can’t really be spot on when talking about this movie. But, from what I have learnt about this movie so far from my friends and movie magazines, I can say that it is by far one of the most epic stories ever told.

Anyway, this movie is about a Scottish hero, named William Wallace, who leads a revolt against British rule and oppressions during the 14th century in order to free Scotland from British rule. But, Ironically, Wallace's goal of independence for Scotland is thwarted by the region's own aristocrats, a well-treated bunch with investments in England. Betrayed by his high-born countrymen, Wallace assassinates a number of them before he's captured and handed over to the English for public torture and execution. Wallace is unyielding to the end, and his example shames the Scottish prince Robert the Bruce to lead a larger, more successful revolt later in Wallace's name. And, that pretty much sums up the story of the movie.

Anyway, I would like to watch this movie, mainly because the film was the big winner at the 68th Annual Academy Awards, where it won six Oscars (including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematography). By the way, very few Hollywood movies have achieved such a feat. I want to watch this movie also because there is a few historical truth in this movie as far as the issue of the past relationship between the British people and Scottish people is concerned.


Sample Answer 2:
I have a "must-watch list" of movies and I would like to watch them all during my lifetime. One such movie that I would like to enjoy is 'Citizen Kane'. This movie was directed, co-written, produced and starred by Orson Welles, who is considered to be one of the greatest producers of all time. I have read some reviews about this movie which are highly positive. Unfortunately, I am yet to enjoy this movie.

"Citizen Kane" is an American drama film that was released in 1941. This film is so critically acclaimed because of some innovations that were used in it, like cinematography, music and narrative structure.

Though I have not watched it yet, I have read the storyline in Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB. As they describe, the story of this movie examines the life and legacy of Foster Kane. In the story, the wealthy newspaper publisher Kane dies while holding a snow globe and utters 'Rosebud', while living alone in his vast estate. The globe fell down from his hand and smashes, and his death becomes sensational news around the world. A newspaper reporter tries to find out about his life and in particular to reveal the meaning behind his last word 'Rosebud'.

He then starts interviewing Kane's friends and associates and Kane's story unfolds in a series of flashbacks. The journalist meets different people and learns about Kane's childhood, Kane's business and her personal life. Flashbacks reveal that Kane spent his childhood in poverty and then later he inherits a property that his mother got by chance. At the age of 25, he enters the newspaper business and finally takes control of the newspaper. He finally joined a political party and a dispute ruined his political career. Kane spends his last years in a solitary estate and there was no relative or wife around. There he dies and his butler hears Kane says "Rosebud" as his last word in his life.

After his death, his vast amounts of belongings are classified. During this time the reporter thinks that he is unable to solve the mystery of the 'Rosebud' and thinks that would remain unsolved forever. He concluded that Kane was the man who archived everything he wanted and lost them all. Maybe Rosebud is the thing he could not get or lost. At the end of the movie the mystery was solved for the audiences and it reveals that Rosebud was the name of the sledge from Kane's childhood which was actually an illusion to the only time of his life when he was truly happy.

This, in my mind, is a truly amazing film that I believe I would thoroughly enjoy. The plot, the storyline, the acting, the production and the making of the film are all highly acclaimed.  I would like to watch it as soon as I can as it is one of the best movies of all time. 


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:

  1. Describe your favourite movie.
  2. Describe a movie that impressed you.
  3. Describe a movie or cinema you have recently watched.
  4. Describe a movie you have watched in a movie theatre.
  5. Describe a worth watching/enjoying movie.
  6. Describe a critically acclaimed movie/film that you have watched.


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