Describe a Photo of Yourself that You Like- IELTS Cue Card
Describe a photo of yourself that you like
You should say:
- Where you took it
- When you took the photo
- How you took it
And explain how you felt about the photo.
Sample Answer 1
Photographs document moments in time, allowing us to peruse our experiences long after the moment has passed. They also allow us to step into the shoes of our younger selves and transport us to different parts of our lives. In this light, I would like to talk about a photograph taken by my best friend, one of the best I like.
She has a knack for capturing beautiful portrait photographs and even though she takes photographs using a smartphone, her pictures turn out to be spectacular. The photograph in question was taken on my twenty-first birthday. We had decided to visit a Greek café that had opened its doors merely a week earlier. Smells of delectable food wafted through the café as we stepped in. The interiors were swathed in shades of cerulean blue and pristine white, and it felt like we had magically washed up on the shores of a charming Greek island instead of being in Kolkata.
While waiting for the food to arrive, my friend suggested we click photographs. It was my birthday and our first time trying Greek food, so we wanted to document that moment. The photograph she took of me shows me smiling with the café interior in the backdrop. I was wearing a blue kurta with a light grey pattern on it, and I seemed to complement the background perfectly. I like the photograph because it reminds me of how perfectly, incandescently happy I felt at that moment and what a great day I had, from trying new cuisines to enjoying time with my best friend.
Sample Answer 2
A picture is worth a thousand memories because one glance at an image can bring back thousands of stories and memories that one might have otherwise forgotten about. In addition, photographs remind of excellent experiences that one might have had in that specific period of time. Here, I’d like to talk about a photo of myself which I really admire.
A couple of months back in autumn, I completed one of my wishes to travel to Leh-Ladakh by Royal Enfield. The road trip was such an exhilarating experience, with routes covered in barren mountain slopes, rocky terrains, snow-clad peaks, and other picturesque views, which urged me to click pictures on every turn. So, around three in the afternoon, when the sun was candescent, I reached the top of Khardung La. I saw many other bikers clicking panoramic pictures with the snow-clad mountains as the backdrop. Being an avid photographer, I couldn’t resist myself, so I parked my bike aside and eventually grabbed my tripod and iPhone 12 Pro Max to click the best aesthetic landscape pictures.
With remarkable features like time rewind, wide-angle lens, image stabilizer, dual-LED, HDR, and low light photo mode, I captured some exceptional pictures and selfies. Apart from that, a professional photographer clicked the shots of travellers upon registration, so I registered. Surprisingly, my turn came in at around 5 in the evening when the sun was slowly moving towards the west to set. I insisted on the photographer clicking the photographs since I didn’t want to miss the sunset as the backdrop in my portrait, which came out perfectly well.
Now, when I look at the collection of incredible photos, it brings a broad smile to my face and makes me ponder the old saying, which says that there’s beauty everywhere, and all we need to do is look around and capture it in its true essence.
Meaning: take a brief or hurried look
Eg: The students glanced at their notes before entering the exam hall.
Meaning: making one feel very happy, animated, or elated; thrilling
Eg: Roller coaster rides are exhilarating.
Meaning: having or showing a keen interest in or enthusiasm for something
Eg: Tom is an avid reader.
Meaning: concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.
Eg: The cafe has an aesthetic environment.
Meaning: think about (something) carefully, especially before making a decision or reaching a conclusion
Eg: Kim pondered over her options of studying abroad.
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