Cue Card # 187: A movie or film that you enjoyed watching

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 187

Describe a movie or film that you enjoyed watching.

You should say:

  • what the film/movie was
  • what kind of movie/film it was
  • what happened in the movie/film

and explain why you enjoyed watching it.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer:

I seldom miss an opportunity to watch and enjoy a good movie, no matter how busy I am. One such good movie, I really enjoyed watching a few months ago, was “Catch Me If You Can”, and today I would like to about it a little.

Before I went to watch this movie at the theatre, I already learned a little about it, but reading about a movie from some movie magazines and the experience of actually watching it on the screen of a “megaplex movie theatre” is apparently not the same! And it is even more so when that movie is directed by a world-famous film director called “Stephen Spielberg”.

In this movie, based on a true story, a young guy or notorious con artist, called Frank Abagnale, is found to be cheating many rich people out of their money in millions of dollars, and that too during teenage years when most kids don’t even know how to earn a dollar! In fact, his masterful art of deception grew so bold and dangerous day by day that at one point, he soon became a prime target of the FBI agents. So, an FBI agent, called Carl Hanratty, started to pursue him. In the end, of course, the FBI agent, apparently after getting tired of chasing the scam master, told him that “no one is chasing you any longer”. After that, Frank has a change of heart and goes back to the FBI in order to help them catch other con artists like him.

Anyway, I enjoyed watching this movie so much because it is just not like any other movie where at one point, it seems like an action movie while the other times, it just looks like a pure comedy. And then, the very next moment, it sounds like pure drama! In other words, there is just no dull moment in that movie. However, what makes this movie even more unique, interesting and enjoyable is that we very seldom see a con man or criminal so endearing and lovable even when he is committing crimes one after another!

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