Describe A Photo That You Are Proud Of

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a photo that you are proud of.

You should say:

When did you take this photo? 
What is the photo about?
Why you feel proud of 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 1:

Taking photographs is the best way to capture every special moment as it brings nostalgic memories back afterward.

Here I would like to talk about a photo which makes me proud.

I vividly remember a few months ago, an event was organized in our school on the eve of the new year. All the classes were decorated with lights, balloons, and handmade paintings. The school was looked like a shopper’s in paradise.

When did you take this photo?
As I’m a photogenic person, so, I have my own DSLR camera. On that occasion, I brought my camera with me. Honestly speaking, there was happiness all around. So, I captured ample random clicks of my mentors, buddies, and surrounding.

What is the photo about?
One of the pics of my comrades was quite beautiful. I still have that photograph, and I have placed it in my room. In that picture, all my best buddies our laughing, and there is no any kind of sad expression on anyone’s face.

Why you feel proud of the photo?
All are looking stress-free in that photo. Whenever I see that photograph, I feel inner complacency as it brings a smile to my face. Besides this, I feel proud of my photograph because it is not a cup of tea for everyone to capture all the happy faces in a single frame.

Overall, this is the photo that makes me proud.

Model Answer 2:


  • I am not very interested in photography.
  • In fact, the photos I take normally don’t come out that well.

When did you take this photo?  and What is the photo about?

  • However, recently, I visited Sikkim with my family and there I took a photograph of my mother and father sitting on a bench with the beautiful, picturesque mountains in the background.
  • The picture came out really well.
  • It was a not pre-planned photo, and I didn’t use any special camera.
  • It was just my phone camera.
  • We had gone to a monastery in Sikkim, which is around 2 hours drive from Gangtok.
  • The view of the monastery with mountains in the background was just breathtaking.
  • I felt I had to capture it.
  • But I feel, a picture without any people is boring and my parents hadn’t had a picture taken with just them in recent times.
  • I mean there are pictures of them, but it is with us or other family members.

Why you feel proud of the photo?

  • The only pictures of my parents alone are their wedding photos, and they are very old.
  • So, I wanted to click a photograph that would capture their beautiful relationship.
  • I didn’t know, how a photograph could do that, but the picture shows it.
  • It’s very hard to describe it in words but whoever sees the photograph talks about the beautiful relationship between my father and mother afterwards.
  • So, the picture depicts it somehow.
  • I am so proud that I clicked the picture.


  • Recently, my parents got it photo framed and we have hung the photo on a wall in our living room.

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 that you are proud of”.

1. Way do some people like to use photographs to document important things?
I think photographs are one of the best ways to keep past memories alive. Whenever we look at photographs, we cannot help but remember the events and people that happened during that time. Also, photographs are one of the best ways to share our experiences with others. It is rightly said, a picture is worth a thousand words.

2. What can one learn from photographs taken throughout history?
The main thing people can learn from photos is the successes and failures of our ancestors. On the one hand, photographs are a living proof of human ingenuity and progress and on the other hand, they also show how and where we failed. For example, photos of rich forests in the past at places occupied by modern high-rise buildings show our architectural achievement but at the same time show how we sacrificed our environment to achieve the same.

3. Are photographs the best way to remember something?
I used to believe that too. However, I recently read an article on how smells are much more effective in making us remember. In fact, that is why storytellers of the past use incense sticks and spice bowls when telling stories.


Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash

Our Editorial Staff at IELTS Rewind provides exclusive tips, tricks, and IELTS material to help enhance your band score. They are an integral part of our team, dedicated to your IELTS success.

Leave a Comment

Facebook Twitter WhatsApp