IELTS Cue Card: Describe a photograph you have taken yourself

Describe a photograph you have taken yourself

IELTS Cue Card Question 71 With Model Answer:

Describe a photograph you have taken yourself which you particularly like.

You should say:
  • what the picture show
  • when you took it
  • why you took it
And explain why you particularly like this photograph.
[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:
Recently I have got my iPhone 6 as a gift from my father and have taken a picture of my family. Almost all the members living with us were present at the photo.

Capturing photograph is the way to cage the time and remember the past when you have leisure. Photos usually take people to a different world or thoughts and they are in a deep sense enjoyment till they continue watching the photos. Therefore, I took the photo to make the event an ever remembering one marking the moment of celebrating to have the very first iPhone in our family. It was the very first picture clicked from my phone as well. The picture contained my parents, my siblings – a younger brother and a sister, my granny, one of our neighbours who came suddenly, our maid and my pet cat. All of them were sitting on couches and smiled when I clicked the photo.

It was the evening of autumn and the day before my birth date. My father rushed to my room. He came from his office and I thought something serious might have happened as his facial expressions looked so. As his older daughter, I knew each of his movements and expressions but that was unknown to me. He neither was happy nor was angry but his eyes and face looked exciting. I could not realise the fact until he revealed and unboxed the iPhone 6. It was a great surprise for me and I did not expect such a wonderful gift from him although he once said that he would buy me a new cellular phone set. After receiving the iPhone, I took the picture but unfortunately I was missing from the image being the photographer.

Before handing the iPhone over to me, my father asked all the members of the family to be present at the living room. Accordingly, everyone was there and we both came to the downstairs. I showed the phone to everyone. All of them were glad seeing me happy. So, I decided to do something special with the phone and asked them all to be one place so that I could get a picture of them. Being highly joyous about the phone, I clicked the picture and all of them were happy. 

I like the picture and it is one of my favourite pictures because of so many reasons. Firstly, the picture is the very first picture taken from the iPhone. I have captured a lot of pictures with the iPhone but still I remember the day when I clicked the picture of my family. I have taken a good number of selfies with the front camera but the rear camera is better and I have printed the picture which is flawless. Moreover, all of my favourite people were present in the picture and even my pet also stares at the picture hanging in my bedroom. Besides, the pose everyone gave for the photo was excellent. The other condition like lighting was perfectly okay. Moreover, it is a document of my success in mobile photography. For all theses reasons, I like the photo very much.

Your preparation for this topic will help you to talk about the following cue card topics:  
  • Describe a picture or photo you like very much. 
  • Describe your favourite photograph. 
  • Describe a photo or painting you took or drawn yourself. 
  • Describe a selfie you like. 
  • Describe a picture you took using your camera or mobile phone. 
  • Describe an important photograph you have. 
  • Describe a photograph that has a lot of memory of yours. 
  • Talk about a photograph you have in your home.