A Character In A Movie/Tv Program/Story – IELTS Cue Card 56
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Describe a character in a book you have read or a film you have seen.
You should say:
- Who this character is?
- When did you first see/ read about him/ her?
- What kind of person is this character?
Sample Answer 1
I am head over heels for movies and books. Undeniably, they open a completely different portal that takes me to a distant horizon. So, the list of characters that I love is humongous. However, if I had to choose one, it would be Vito Corleone, as the character is universally acclaimed and has a distinct appeal.
I first saw this character in The Godfather – one of the best movies made in cinema history. I had seen people talking about movies and books that they can watch or read again and again, without finding this activity exhausting. After watching The Godfather, I realized what they meant because I can rewatch this movie any time of the day. This art creation has something unexplainably mysterious about it that has drawn me substantially.
Vito Corleone, played by Marlon Brando, is a character that got its inspiration from Frank Costello, a real-life mafia boss. The character has been demonstrated cunningly and touches every benchmark of intelligence simultaneously. Owing to its eccentricities, it has become a quotable and quintessential character.
One of the reasons I like this character is his complex personality. Despite all the negatives, Vito Corleone is also a caring father who does everything in his power to keep his family away from the mafia world. He is soft-spoken and believes in honor, justice, and brevity.
Sample Answer 2
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Considering the fact that I am a movie–nerd, I have adored several characters so far. And today I want to share about one person that makes a great impression on me in terms of appearance and characteristics – Juliet. She is a remarkable Shakespeare’s earlier play – Romeo and Juliet. In fact, she is a very well–developed character with real emotions and personality. The story of Romeo and Juliet happened in Verona, Italy, and is a very sad love story due to the hatred between two important families: the Montague and the Capulets. At first, I was really astonished to see how strongly she loves Romeo, Juliet even goes against her whole family to protect her love. But then I notice that Juliet doesn’t start off as this strong young woman, she changes in the story. When we first met Juliet, she was a 13 year – old girl, she was quiet and usually does what her parents want her to do. But by the end of the film, she moves from being this young girl to a mature, young woman who dares to stand up for her own happiness. It’s my opinion that the strong and beautiful Juliet is the character who makes this love story so popular.
- Movie – nerd (slang): a person who likes watching movies very much
Eg: One of my friends is a movie-nerd who watches movies of various genres and languages.
- Adore (verb): to like or desire something very much
Eg: The little girl adored the puppy.
- Make impression (Expression): impress
Eg: Virat Kohli has made a good impression on me
- In terms of (Expression): about
Eg: The institute is excellent in terms of scholarships and providing placement opportunities to the students.
- Remarkable (Adjective): striking, worthy of attention
Eg: There is a remarkable resemblance between the twin sisters.
- Well–developed (Adjective): advanced, good
Eg: India is a well-developed country and I’m proud to be a part of it.
- Due to (expression): because of
Eg: Due to the pandemic covid-19 circumstances, the UPSC exams were postponed
- Hatred (n): deep and extreme dislike
- Eg: The Principal looked at the students with an expression of hatred.
- Astonish (verb): surprise
Eg: Rose was astonished to see John after a long gap of 2 years.
- Go against (phrasal verb): oppose
Eg: The Principal looked at the students with an expression of hatred.
- Start off (phrasal verb): begin
Eg: He started off his journey by praying to God.
- Stand up for (phrasal verb): protect something
Eg: After going through a lot, she had learned to stand up for herself.
- Mature (adjective): behaving in a sensible and thoughtful way
Eg: John has a mature outlook on life.