Describe A Work Of Art That You Really Like

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a work of art that you really like.

You should say:

How it looks?
Where you first saw it?
How you felt when you first saw it?
Explain why you like it so much.

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:

Art has the power to move us, to inspire us, and to touch our hearts. There are countless works of art that have left a lasting impression on me, but one that stands out, in particular, is Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night.”

How it looks?
The painting depicts a swirling night sky over a small town, with a large cypress tree in the foreground. The colors are vibrant, and the brushstrokes are thick and bold. The sky is filled with stars and a bright crescent moon, and the town below is peaceful and still.

Where you first saw it? and How you felt when you first saw it? 
I first saw “Starry Night” in an art history class in college. I remember being struck by the beauty and movement of the painting.

The swirling sky seemed to come alive before my eyes, and I felt as though I could get lost in the painting for hours. The way van Gogh used color and brushstrokes to create a sense of depth and movement was truly captivating.

Explain why you like it so much.
I love most about “Starry Night” is the emotion it evokes. The painting seems to capture the essence of a restless night, with the stars shining brightly above.

The cypress tree in the foreground adds a sense of depth and grounding to the painting. It’s as if van Gogh was trying to convey the feeling of being alone with one’s thoughts on a sleepless night.

Every time I see “Starry Night,” I am reminded of the beauty and power of art. Van Gogh’s use of color and brushstrokes creates a sense of movement and emotion that is truly captivating. It is a work of art that I will always treasure.

Overall, “Starry Night” is a masterpiece that has touched me deeply. Van Gogh’s ability to convey emotion through color and brushstrokes is truly remarkable. It is a reminder of art’s power to move and inspire us.

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 work of art that you really like”.

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Important Vocabularies:

1. Depict

to represent or show something in a picture or story.

The painting depicts a beautiful landscape with rolling hills and a clear blue sky.

2. Swirling

moving in a twisting or spiraling pattern.

The leaves were swirling in the wind.

3. Vibrant

full of energy and life; bright and striking.

The city was vibrant with the sounds and sights of people enjoying the festival.

4. Foreground

the part of a view that is nearest to the observer.

In the photograph, the couple was standing in the foreground with the mountains in the background.

5. Evoke

to bring a feeling, memory, or image into the mind.

The smell of freshly baked cookies evoked memories of her grandmother’s kitchen.

6. Essence

the basic or most important idea or quality of something.

The essence of his argument was that we need to take action now.

7. Captivating

capable of attracting and holding interest; charming.

The speaker was captivating, and everyone listened intently to her words.

8. Treasure

to value something highly; to cherish.

She treasured the time she spent with her family.


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