Describe A Character From A Movie

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a character from a movie.

You should say:

Who is this character?
When did you watch the movie?
What was the character?

Note: 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 1:

Well, its always the part or the role of a character in every movie that makes it successful, and I would like to talk about one of the blockbuster movies, 3 idiots, and the character in this movie who is just integral to the movie is Amir Khan.

When did you watch the movie?
Amir Khan is certainly my favourite actor. For this reason, I watched this movie in the cinema with my friends a few years ago when it was released.

I never knew this movie was going to be so interesting. This movie is based on college life, and since I am a student, I was particularly interested in watching this movie.

Who is this character?
Amir Khan played an exceptional role in this movie. He is more like an ideal for the students to follow because he has shown in this movie how focusing on the practical aspect of learning can make you successful.

Generally, students are more concerned about theoretical aspects, which gives them stress only, but he shows how a student can enjoy a very relaxing and easygoing life if he is more and more about learning in a practical way.

What was the character?
Amir Khan is a comical character in this movie. There are so many funny scenes in this movie that made us laugh hysterically in the cinema hall.

I can also say that he is a very versatile actor. Because apart from comedy, he can handle different types of situations.

There are some emotional scenes in this movie, especially when his friend gets hospitalized and when Amir Khan is crying. Literally, everyone in the cinema hall was crying because everyone in the cinema hall was engrossed in his character.

Last but not least, Amir Khan sang the title song of this movie, and prior to watching this movie, I never knew that he had singing skills as well. For playing this character in 3 idiots, he has received numerous awards, and this movie was on the Oscar list as well.

And after that, I have watched this movie many times, and I also recommend others to watch the movie and appreciate the performance of Amir Khan in this movie.

Model Answer 2:


  • I am a movie buff and like to watch movies of all genres.
  • Nowadays, I mostly watch movies on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
  • For some special movies like those starring my favorite actors or the big blockbusters, I like to see them at the movie theatre.
  • As far as characters, I feel that there have been many memorable and iconic ones that I have admired.

Who is this character? and When did you watch the movie?

  • Here I would like to talk about the main character of the movie Laal Singh Chaddha.
  • This movie is the Bollywood remake and adaptation of the classic Hollywood movie Forrest Gump.
  • I watched this movie last year on its release day (August 2022).
  • I was eagerly waiting for this movie as it stars my favorite actor Aamir Khan who plays the character of Laal Singh Chaddha.
  • Having seen Forrest Gump, I knew only Aamir Khan could do justice to the role of the main character played by Tom Hanks in the original movie.
  • He is a phenomenal actor and, in the past, has starred in many memorable Bollywood films like Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Dangal, etc.
  • He is very picky, does only one movie a year, and gives his all to the movie. This movie was his comeback to the big screen after four years.
  • Its release got delayed several times due to covid restrictions.

What was the character?

  • The main character Laal Singh Chaddha is shown as a slow-witted but kindhearted Sikh man.
  • In the movie, he recounts his life story to some passengers he meets on the train.
  • The movie is about his extraordinary journey and devotion to his loved ones and duties. His life is full of miracles, and he becomes successful in everything he does.
  • As a child, he wears legs braces due to a physical disability but one day when some bullies are chasing him, he runs, his braces fall off and he becomes faster and faster.
  • After college, he joins the army where he performs very well and is rewarded for saving several lives during the war.
  • He returns back home and starts an underwear company with a partner who is actually a terrorist he saved. His company does exceptionally well and becomes popular throughout India.
  • He reunites with his only childhood friend, but when she leaves, he becomes lonely and starts running. He runs across India for several months and becomes famous.
  • People think he is running for a great purpose and start running with him.
  • When he eventually stops, people ask him why he stopped, and he simply answers, ‘I am tired and want to go home.’


  • I will always remember the emotional honesty of this simple character.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a character from a movie”.

1. Is it fun to be an actor?
I don’t think it is fun to be an actor as at the beginning of their career actors have to memorize lines, give auditions and face rejections. Like any other job, it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and luck to be a successful actor. However, it is a rewarding career once you become famous and successful.

2. What can children learn from acting?
I think children can learn a lot from acting. It builds their confidence, teaches them how to work in a team, improves their public speaking skills and their creativity, and can be very fun at the same time.


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