IELTS Cue Card: Describe a photograph that you remember

Describe a photograph that you remember

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 180 with Model Answer:

Describe a photograph that you remember.

You should say:
- what is in the photograph
- how old it is
- who took it and when

and explain why you remember 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:
Last month I was assigned to clean the personal library of my father, and there I found a photograph of mine where I was sitting in the middle of my grandparents.

It was an old photograph and the corners of the photos were faded. The photo shows that I am sitting in the middle of my grandparents and they are in a posture like hugging me. It reminded me of the day when the photo was captured. I was wearing a school uniform and suddenly I remembered the photo was taken marking the first day of my school. My grandparents were in a jolly mood over my attending school for the first time of my life. Actually, I was also happy on the day and gladly posed for the photo with my grandparents. It was a black and white photo with a square shape and my father kept the photo inside of one of his books and forgot about that. When I showed the photo to him, he jumped out of joy.

Initially, I could not remember the exact day when I posed for the photo. But my father was a smart and conscious man. He wrote the date on the back of the photograph with a marker. The photograph was dated on March 27, 1989, which means the photo is about 27 years old in 2016! Wow!! I really have never seen such an old photo and interestingly I am one of the objects of the photo. When I come to know about the date, I was thrilled. I think to make me thrilled someday; my smart father placed the date behind the photo. This was a lesson for me as well. From now onward, I will place a date and place behind the photo or if the photo is clicked and stored on a computer, I will add a date and time at a corner manually.

As far as I remember, the photo was taken by a professional photographer of our locality. My father hired him to capture photos marking the occasion of starting my school. The photographer also took some other photos on the same day but most of the photos have been lost. The photo with my grandparents was captured on the lawn of our house. We had a large lawn before the house which was used to serve different purposes. The majority of the private events of my family took place on the lawn and it was nicely decorated. On the photograph, I am sitting with my grandparents on a wooden bench which was used to serve at the wooden dining table placed on the lawn to serve foods for the guests during the family events. In a summer evening, all of the family members were invited to attend the party. I was surprised as the photographer took a few pictures but he had to pay a standard amount for the photography. 

After finding the photograph, I remembered the day suddenly. All the events appeared before my eyes. It was the very first day of my life when I went to school. I got admitted at the elementary level. I went in the morning and as it was the first day, I made late to return home. It was almost evening. I got familiar with the other student of my class, played with them in the open field of the school and did more fun. My father went to bring me back and after my return, I was surprised with the party arrangement. However, I remember the photograph as that was the only photograph of mine on that day. I, in fact, did not have the chance to have more photos as there were more other people. The medium-sized lawn before the house was filled with guests and everyone blessed me heartily on the day. When I saw the photograph in the current time, I was thrilled greatly.