Talk About A TV Show You Like To Watch

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Talk about a TV show you like to watch.

You should say:

What is the program about?
When do you watch it?
Who do you watch it with?
Why do you like to watch 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 1:

Well, these days it’s commonly seen that people are under influence of TV shows. They love to kill the time by watching TV shows for rejuvenation. I’m also one of them.

Here, I would like to talk about on a TV show which is my favourite one.

What is the program about? and Why do you like to watch it?
Actually, I’m an adventurous person. So, I admire o watch reality shows. My favourite show is ‘Khatron ke Khiladi’, which is an Indian Hindi language stunt-based show. This show is based on the American series ‘Fear Factor’.

Moreover, this show is quite famous in my country. In this show, participants fight against their fears, which is an uphill task for most individuals.

When do you watch it?
I have been watching this show for about seven years and still, this is my favourite show. It is telecasted on ‘Sony TV’ at 9:00 pm on weekends.

Who do you watch it with?
Besides this, I love to watch this show with my siblings because we have the same taste regarding TV programs.

Whenever I watch this show I feel fresh like a daisy. If I will get an opportunity to join this show as a participant, I surely never miss the boat because I love to perform the venture activity in my life.

Overall, this is one of the TV programs I admire the most.

Model Answer 2:


  • In my childhood, I used to watch a lot of TV shows.
  • However, nowadays because I am busy with studies, I rarely find time to watch TV.
  • Despite the lack of time, there is one show, I ardently follow.

What is the program about?

  • The name of the show is ‘Floor is Lava’.
  • It is an American game show.

When do you watch it? and Who do you watch it with?

  • It is also available on Netflix and that’s where I watch it.
  • I normally watch it with my family when we have dinner.

Why do you like to watch it?

  • My parents also watch it, but I don’t think they are as crazy about it as I am.
  • Different teams of 3 members compete with each other to cross obstacles without falling on the floor as the floor is imaginary lava.
  • If people fall, they get out.
  • The team that gets through all the obstacles with the most members and the shortest amount of time wins.
  • The game seems so fun.
  • It is a test of both physical stamina and mental fortitude.
  • The obstacles are physically challenging but there are mental tricks to solving them as well.
  • The obstacles are different every week so that teams have to think on the spot.
  • There are multi paths of getting across.
  • I really wish I could participate in the completion as well.
  • However, only American citizens can apply to be contestants for now.
  • It is still fun to imagine what I would have done if I was a participant.
  • There have been two seasons till now and the third one is coming out soon.


  • I have been eagerly waiting for it and I hope soon there is an international version where people from all over the world could participate.

Model Answer 3:


  • I have seen a lot of comedies and sitcoms in my life.

What is the program about? and When do you watch it?

  • Here I would like to talk about an interesting TV program which is Comedy Circus.
  • It comes on Sony Channel every Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm.

Who do you watch it with?

  • I watch it with my family.

Why do you like to watch it?

  • We all enjoy this program over dinner.
  • Last Sunday also I watched this program.
  • The performance by Kapil and Bharti was awesome.
  • We all laughed a lot that time.
  • Kapil is very good as a stand-up comedian but Bharti can also do slapstick comedy very well.
  • Last time she became a cat and really looked like a cute little fat cat.
  • Bharti has really cashed her obesity.
  • She is an excellent dancer too.
  • Archna Puran Singh and Sohail Khan are the judges in this program.
  • Sudesh Lehri and Krushna got the highest points last Sunday.
  • Krushna is Govinda’s nephew.
  • But because of this program, he has made a name for himself.
  • On Saturdays and Sundays, my family and I finish all our household tasks and sit together at the dining table and watch this program
  • The best thing is that the comedy is clean and has no vulgarity in it.
  • Laughter is needed by all of us these days.
  • It helps to remain tension free.
  • It is a good stressbuster.
  • Nowadays even doctors recommend this as a therapy for depression.
  • There is a laughter club in my hometown in which many elderly people are members, and they assemble in a park and laugh out loud.


  • This program fulfills my quota of laughter.
  • All channels have sitcoms, but I just love this program.

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 “talk about a TV show you like to watch”.

1. What do Indian people like to watch?
India is a diverse country, and it is very hard to generalise what people like to watch. People like to watch news, soaps, dramas, comedy shows, reality shows, and sports. It really depends upon the person. I personally like to watch news, sport shows, and competitions.

2. Do you like watching foreign countries’ TV shows?
Yes, I watch a lot of foreign countries’ TV shows especially Hollywood as I find they are much more entertaining. I feel their budgets are better and so the visuals and special effects are really good. Moreover, I think there is a lot of diversity available in Hollywood TV shows.

3. Do you think watching TV shows can be educational for children?
It really depends upon the type of TV show. Some TV channels like Discovery and National Geography have shows that can be really educational for children. Others shows like dramas and soaps are mainly a sort of entertainment but they can also educate children in some ways. For example, watching them can improve children’s linguistic skills and they can learn about other countries’ cultures and traditions.


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