IELTS Cue Card: Describe a foreign film you liked

Describe a foreign film you liked

IELTS Cue Card Question 98 With Model Answer:

Describe a foreign film you liked.

You should say:
  • what film it was
  • when you watched it
  • what it was about
And explain how far you liked this film.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer:
Beauty and the Beast is a French Feature film that I have recently enjoyed. This is my first attempt to watch a French movie and I really have enjoyed the movie.

The film is basically a Franco-German production and belongs to the fantasy genre, but the romantic aspects of the movie have touched me deeply. In French, the movie is termed as La Belle et la BĂȘte. The movie is made on the plot of a traditional fairy tale and famous German and French artists have been cast in the movie. After its release in 2014, the film has gained many positive criticisms and also been screened at Berlin International Film Festival. Due to the attractive plot and performance of the artists, the movie has achieved huge commercial success as well and been nominated for several award nominations too.

To be frank, I did not have any intentions to watch movies of made in languages other than German (my native language) but with the inspiration of my mum and dad, I have started watching the movies of different languages. In the last week of October, it was my 18th birthday and my parents brought several foreign language film DVDs for me to watch when I could manage time. Actually, it was an inspiration from them to make the watch movies of different language and get the tastes. Both of my parents like to watch movies and they prefer English more than the other language and also have brought some DVDs for me too. I have watched the La Belle et la BĂȘte on the very day when they gave me the DVDs.


The movie was based on the traditional fairytale of a beautiful girl who saves the life of a beast by loving it and consequently that transforms into a prince. The prince was cursed as he killed the daughter of the forest god with a golden arrow who could have transformed into human shapes if she needed. But as she was in the shape of a deer, the prince mistakenly kills her. The forest god transformed him into a beast saying that the curse will be broken if someone loves him. The little daughter of a merchant gets into a trap with the beast to save her father. Each of the time she refused the approach from the beast to love him. Finally, when she comes to know that the beast is a prince and has been cursed, she falls in love with the beast and consequently the beast transforms into a prince.  

Though I had troubles to realise the French, I enjoyed the movie and the performances of the movie. The casts have acted perfectly and they were devoted to their respective characters. The urge to save the life of a father by his daughter is truly adorable while the love for the beast seems inappropriate to me. It may sound weird but the girl, Belle did not fall in love when the prince was a beast rather she loved him when she came to know about the reality of the beast. I think such emotions should not be considered as love at all because the other party loves when he/ she possess the chances to have their benefits. The last scene shows that they live happily; I think this is not a love in a true sense.

If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe a foreign film you liked." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue card topics as well:

  • Describe your favourite film/ movie.
  • Describe a movie that you watched recently.
  • Describe a movie which you want to watch again.
  • Talk about a movie you really liked.
  • Describe a foreign movie you would recommend to others.
  • Describe a film or movie that had a strong impression on you.
  • Describe a film you want to watch with your family members.
  • Talk about a movie you watched in a cinema hall.