IELTS Cue Card: Popular TV shows in your country

Popular TV shows in your country

IELTS Cue Card Question 63 With Model Answer: 

Describe one of the most popular TV shows in your country.

You should say: 
  • what it is
  • what it is about
  • what you like /dislike about it
and explain why it is so popular in your country.

[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:
There are different televisions shows available in the Philippines but I like most the 'Goin' Bulilit', a 45-minute run time television show for different reasons.

Goin' Bulilit is basically a sketch comedy and aired on every Sunday. The show has been going on since 2005 and its popularity has not been decreased to the slightest extent. The show is about kids in different situations particularly the comedic activities made by the kids and the show has been awarded PMPC Star Awards for TV as the best-laughing show in 2005 (the year it kicked off its airing). Since then, it has been going on ahead with different gag issues to make the audience laugh. Most of its audiences are the adults but kids have also the same attraction for the show and over 500 episodes have been aired.    

The show is made mostly to make the audience laugh in all the possible ways but is completely different from the regular commercial comical programs. The show features mostly the children of different age range and their comic activities in different situations. The show is comprised of different segments and some of the characters regularly play important roles, and the most interesting fact is that the show never uses any adult individual for playing adult roles. The kids are trained to portray the adult roles and that brings a laughing elements. The children cast in the show have also become familiar across the country for their outstanding performances on the show. However, the show despite being made by kids, it is aimed to entertain the adults as the kids do not have the developed senses to enjoy the events sometimes.

I mostly like the program for its natural events that make us laugh. Besides, the performances of the kids belong to the top class. They in some cases go above the professional comedians with their performance and ready wits. I think it is expanding their knowledge and raising their skills as a performer. But they have some lacking too like they perfectly cannot portray the adults and thus the adults should also be included in the show to carry out their roles. Besides, the show time is a bit difficult to manage and the advertisements before starting and in the middle of the show are much in number that creates irritation among some of the audience. 

Whatever the setbacks are, the audiences eagerly wait for Sunday to enjoy the show. It happens mostly as they are turning mechanised gradually to lead the modern life. They have less laughing stocks in the current days. Only watching the show is a sort of relief for them. Thereby, the show has become a popular one. But it also should be acknowledged that the events and segments of the show are made with special care and creativity. Without the creative making, Goin' Bulilit could not be as successful as it is today.