Describe a photograph you like – IELTS Cue Card Sample
Describe a picture or photograph in your family
You should say:
- What is in the photo
- Where this photo is in your home
- How this picture was taken
Sample Answer 1
As I am interested in photography, I have taken thousands of photos. However, the most meaningful photograph to me is the big family portrait that is hung on the wall of my living room and it is the first thing that everyone notices the moment they walk into my house.
The photograph was taken one year ago on a summer holiday. It was the first time that my family enjoyed the summer vacation together. We decided to go on a trip to Sam Son beach which is one of the most popular destinations for a summer holiday in my country.
The photo was probably the first picture of my whole family – my parents, my older brother, my little sister, and me. It is such a brilliant photo, with everyone standing on the beach and smiling. A professional photographer captured this moment and his absolutely brilliant skills show in the picture. You can even see the crystal clear water sparkling under the sunlight and the seashore in the background. It was a scorching hot day, and the sky was blue with no clouds, making it a perfect scene to take a photo.
The photo is very special to me. Whenever I feel unhappy, just looking at the picture cheers me up right away. I believe that no matter what happens, my parents and my siblings will always stand by me and support me.
Sample Answer 2
The photograph that was taken when I was only 4-5 years old with my parents, grandfather and grandmother are one of my favorite photographs.
I do not have a clear memory of the event at which the photograph was taken but I have seen it thousands of times and still, I look at it with delight and sadness. The photograph is a black-and-white one and later I have enlarged it and framed it in my living room. My grandparents and parents make the picture really significant to me.
I look with amazement into the picture and sometimes can’t believe I was so small and different at that time. The picture gives me gloomy feelings as my grandfather and mother are no longer with us. In the picture, they seem so lively but I can’t be with them anymore! This photograph is probably is my most favorite one as it keeps me closer to my grandparents and reminds me of how we were a happy family. Every time I look at this particular picture, it gives a different sensation – a mixture of happiness and sadness. This is a priceless possession to me and I would like to cherish it for the rest of my life.
- Portrait: a painting, drawing, engraving of a person.
Eg: I was mesmerized seeing the portrait gallery in Chennai.
- Destination: the place to where a person is going or being sent to
Eg: We reached our destination through the train.
- Absolutely: with no qualification, limitation, or restriction.
Eg: Her puppy is absolutely adorable.
- Crystal clear: completely transparent and uncounted.
Eg: Although she’s in her thirties, her skin is crystal clear.
- Scorching: very hot; severe
Eg: She fainted as she was standing for a long time under the scorching heat.
- Enlarged: having become big or been made larger.
Eg: The balloon enlarged when Sam pumped air into it.
- Gloomy: dark or poorly lit; causing or feeling depressed.
Eg: After the separation, Raj became a gloomy person.
- Priceless: invaluable, precious due to rarity.
Eg: Her grandmother’s antique jewelry was priceless.
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