Describe a film/movie that made you laugh

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a film/movie that made you laugh.

You should say
What is the name of this movie?
When did you watch it?
Who you watched it with?
Why it made you laugh?

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


  • I am an ardent admirer of Aamir Khan.
  • His movies are loaded with strong social messages, yet they are not devoid of entertainment.

What is the name of this movie?

  • My favourite movie to date is Rang De Basanti.
  • It is a comedy as well as a drama movie and has an excellent storyline.

When did you watch it?

  • It was released in 2006, but I am yet to watch a movie that can match Rang De Basanti.

Who you watched it with?

  • I have viewed this several times, maybe 6 or 7, but every time I am surprised that I sit through the movie from beginning to the end without feeling bored.
  • It was directed by Om Prakash Mehra and it starred Aamir Khan and Soha Ali Khan, Anupam Kher and Kiron Kher besides Sharman Joshi and Kunal Kapoor.
  • All the actors in this movie have performed to the best of their abilities that means the movie is very well directed and well presented.
  • The setting is both pre-partition days in India and modern-day India.

Why it made you laugh?

  • The story revolves around six Indians young students who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the freedom fighters from their past.
  • The events that lead make them to relive the long-forgotten saga of freedom.
  • In fact, they realise they love their country and can make supreme sacrifice for it.
  • It has very moving songs and has won the award for music director A.R. Rehman.
  • Some of the scenes are so hilarious that I start laughing even when I am alone.
  • It is a movie that shows that today’s younger generation may appear to be aimless and carefree, but given the right direction and guidance, they can achieve wonders.

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 film/movie that made you laugh”.

1. Do people like comedy?
Yes, people love to watch comedy as it is a great source of entertainment. Also, in today’s world, where everyone has to work really hard, comedy acts as a great stress buster. Personally, I love to watch comedy series on Netflix. My favourite comedy series is a US-based sitcom called Friends.

2. Why do people of all ages like cartoons?
People of all ages love to watch cartoons because they are really funny and enjoyable. Kids like watching cartoons because they are fun, and they can learn many things from them. Cartoons are fantastical, so they could think their dreams are coming true by cartoons. For adults, cartoons take them back to their childhood and provide breaks from their hectic schedules.

3. Why do some people like to make others laugh?
I think there are two main reasons why some people like to make others laugh. First, when they make others laugh, it makes them look more attractive, especially to the opposite gender. For example, women like men who have a humorous nature. Secondly, it helps them to break the ice or remove the tension in a nervous situation.

4. Should teachers tell jokes in class?
Yes, teachers should definitely crack jokes in a class. It would help them to develop a stronger bond with their students, and also it could be used as a tool to explain some difficult concepts to the students. Also, the students will not be scared of their teachers and will respect them more.

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