Describe a film you watched

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a film you watched.

You should say:
When and where you watched it?
What was the movie about?
Why you chose to watch it?
How you felt about it?

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

The film that I would love to share with my friend is Parasite, a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho. The film stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sunkyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, and Park So-dam. It received widespread critical acclaim and won the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first Korean film to receive the award. It was selected as the South Korean entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

When and where you watched it?
I watched this movie in the cinema right on the day it was premiered, because I was totally enthralled by the mysterious trailer and the unique name of the movie. The experience at the cinema was also rewarding, with a huge screen, the super sound-system, the darkened atmosphere, and diverse audience reaction.

Well, it was my sister who introduced me to this movie, so I enjoyed it with her. We both share an immense love for movies with exotic themes and twisting plots, as these excite our curiosity. As expected, the film left an unforgettable impression on us, and we also recommended it to other friends.
And why you want to share it with your friend

What was the movie about? and How you felt about it?
Well, this movie is just beyond your wildest expectations. Parasite inveigles its way into our consciousness. We laughed, at first, at its skewing of reality and the sheer temerity of its main characters. But laughter soon gave way to fright and then to despair, so I want my friend to experience these very special feelings. Parasite is generally gripping and finely crafted, standing up well as Bong’s most mature state-of-the-nation statement since Memories of Murder in 2003. I certainly won’t give away any spoilers here, but suffice it to say that you won’t guess any of the secrets, and once the story goes down the rabbit hole, it stays very dark till the end.

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 you watched”.

1. Do different age groups like the same kinds of films?
No, I do not think so, because people have a different choice. Mostly older adults like to watch social; political issues related to films while youngsters love to watch action movies but I think comedy movies they can enjoy together.

2. What kinds of films do young people, particularly like?
Young people prefer to watch movies based on reality or real-life stories. Science fiction movies which contain advance technology effect are also quite popular among youngsters. The young generation enjoys other popular films are comedy, romance, horror, and action.

3. What are other ways to watch movies now?
As I said nowadays people watch movies through online websites and apps like Hotstar, Amazon prime videos. Moreover, people also watch movies on TV, and through DVD.

4. What is the difference between American movies and movies from your country?
There is some difference between both nation’s movies first of all Indian movies are made in Hindi, English, and many other languages but American movies are mostly made in English. The second difference is American movies are full of actions, but Indian movies contain all the types like action, comedy and drama in a single movie. Last but not least high-level technology is used in foreign movies, but Indian movies still used less technological equipment and graphic.

5. What do you think of violent films?
Violent movies affect young people’s mind. A youngster tries to copy the same style, and sometimes they injured while performing actions. Another thing is that it increases crime in society and encourage adults for criminal activities.

6. Why do you think movies need computer techniques?
Computer technologies play a vital role in the film industry because it can show that stunts which are not performed by stuntmen in reality which save the life of stuntmen. Technology also uses for 3D and 4D visual.

7. In what ways are documentary films and films only for entertainment different?
The significant difference is that documentary films are based on reality which contains less action and comedy but on the other hand films for entertainment contain all the points like romance, action, drama and comedy, so most people prefer to watch entertainment movies.

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