Describe a photo of yourself that you like (or you have taken)

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a photo of yourself that you like (or you have taken).

You should say
When was it taken?
Where was it taken?
Who took it? Or How you took it?
Explain how you felt about the photo.

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


  • Pictures are the best way to keep good memories lifetime.
  • So people capture many images of nature, friends and also click settles.
  • I have a Sony Alpha camera, and it has a 24.3 MP camera.
  • Here I am going to describe a picture which I had taken October last year.

When and where was it taken?

  • October 2019, I went to Chandigarh on a school trip.
  • I clicked lots of pictures rose garden, rock garden and lake. 
  • I like all photos, but one is my favourite which I took at the lake. 

How you took it? 

  • I went to the highest point of that area from where I could see all sides very clearly and clicked a picture there with the help of the camera stand.
  • The view in the picture was excellent and clear. 
  • One the one side of the photo children were playing. One person was drawing a painting on the bottom left side of the picture. 
  • The right side of the photo showed the food counters where people were eating snacks.
  • All my friends and I were in the centre of the picture.

Explain how you felt about the photo.

  • Whenever I am free, I open the album and recall old memories.
  • I feel pleased because This photo brings a smile on my face. 



  • I have an I-phone 5s, which has a dual camera.
  • I click many photographs with it whenever I find anything worth capturing.
  • However, I am not very fond of clicking selfies of myself alone.

When was it taken?

  • Here, I would like to talk about a group selfie, which I clicked with my relatives in a family function.

Where was it taken?

  • Last month, there was the ring ceremony of my cousin Rohan.
  • All our family members had assembled at our house.
  • From there, we had to go to Rohan’s fiancée’s house, which is near our house.
  • We were all dressed to our best.

Who took it? Or How you took it?

  • We were standing outside when my cousin suggested we should click a selfie together and keep it as a memory of that day.
  • He had a selfie stick, include many people in that pic.
  • There are ten of us in that pic. Including me.
  • We all are smiling and looking very happy.
  • This photograph has come out so nice that I have displayed it as my desktop background.
  • Whenever I open my laptop, the memories of that day come alive in my mind.
  • All my other relatives who are in this photograph have a copy of this in their cell phones.
  • It has rightly been said that a good photograph keeps a moment from running away.

Explain how you felt about the photo.

  • Whenever I am free, I open my web albums, and old photographs bring back nostalgic memories of the past.
  • This photograph brings a smile on my face every time I see it.

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 photo of yourself that you like (or you have taken)”.

1. Do Indian people like to take photos of themselves?
Yes, Indian people do like to take photos of themselves. Selfies have become very common nowadays. Smartphones have become very economical. So most young people have a smartphone in their hands, and these smartphones have cameras in the front and in the back. So, taking selfies has become a routine with young people.

2. What kinds of devices to people like to use for taking photos these days?
People use cameras and cell phones for taking photos these days.

3. Why do some people like to delete photos?
Sometimes the photographs may not be good, and sometimes the memory card may be full. So people have to delete photographs.

4. Why do some people like to keep photos?
Some people like to keep photos because photographs are mirrors of the past, and they want to preserve those memories forever.

5. Has the way people take photos changed?
Yes, the way people take photos has changed a lot. Now digital cameras have become popular. People do not have to worry about wasting precious film. They can take as many photographs as they like. They do not even need to get them printed. They can save those photographs in their web albums. Even a three-year-old child can click photographs.

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