Cue Card # 35: Describe your favourite film/movie

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 35

Describe your favourite film/movie.

You should say:

  • what the movie/film is
  • what the movie/film is about
  • when and why you watched it

and explain why this is your favourite movie.

[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:

When I watched the movie “Titanic” for the first time almost twenty years ago, I was pretty much occupied with the tragic love story of two teenagers who met on the biggest ship yet on the earth in 1912. But when I saw the movie once again before about 10 years, I was actually more interested in finding the “Titanic” ship itself and its historical relevance in today’s world. So, if one asks me today why I watched the movie, I would simply say that it perfectly and very boldly portrayed the “demise” of a group of people who thought that they were simply “invincible” and “indestructible” under even the worst of the circumstances.

Having a dominant theme of the power of love to thrive in every situation, the “Titanic”, as one of the greatest movies of all time with 11 academy awards under its name, has tried to reveal that a man can find love in any kind of situation and from any woman in spite of their agonizingly different socio-economic classes. But, of course, their dramatic love had ended when the allegedly ‘unsinkable’ ship, with 2200 people on board including the two love bugs, was drowned unexpectedly after hitting the iceberg and thus killing 1500 people.

This is one of my most favourite movies of all time simply because every aspect of the movie, whether it is with the casting or scene selection, everything has been done so flawlessly for its theme to come out perfectly and clearly. This film was written, directed, co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron, who is one of the most talented movie-makers in the world. Big movie starts, like Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Gloria Stuart and Bill Paxton made it worth enjoying. Interestingly, the film includes portrayals of several historical figures which makes it more fascinating and enlightening.

Besides, in my opinion, very few movies have managed to inspire so much emotion as Titanic. Having reconstituted such a mesmerizing historic event in such an aesthetic fashion, the soundtrack of this movie is simply outstanding. Then, there is, of course, finally the sinking part of the ship which just looked too surreal for anyone’s imagination.

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