IELTS Cue Card: Describe an artist or entertainer you admire

Describe an artist or entertainer you admire

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 233 with Model Answer:

Describe an artist or entertainer you admire.

You should say:
  • who is s/he
  • what s/he does
  • how successful s/he is
and explain why you admire him/her.

[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:
Charlie Chaplin is one of the most popular comic actors of all times. The English actor has won the heart of global audiences with his extraordinary performance even in the age of silent movies. He not only is an actor, rather is a composer and filmmaker.

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, KBE, is commonly known as Charlie Chaplin in the entertainment history. He was born in the 18th century in London, though there are no official records for his birthplace. His parents were music hall entertainers and he gained the legacy. He established himself as an icon in the film industry. He is a special actor who performed over 75 years at a stretch. He started performing the comic character since his childhood and continued till the year before his death. All of his performances have been adored and criticised. But the most important thing about him is that nobody could have surpassed his success so far. All of his performances were filled with satire to the society and often gave messages to the audiences to change themselves. He began his career at an early childhood for his survival.

Charlie Chaplin is probably the best comedian of the world. He has performed in many movies though he began his career with stage shows. His early life was filled with hardship. His family turned poor as his father left while his mother had to struggle for survival and she was financially insolvent. So, he had to take responsibility of himself for his own survival. He started performing in different music halls and after some days, he turned into a stage actor. He was skilled in comedy and thus he became a comedian. When he was 19, he got engaged with a prestigious company that accelerated his career. He settled in the USA. He officially started appearing in movies since 1914. He developed the Tramp persona which made him more famous than before. The number of his fans increased after adopting the specific walking style and costume. Making a Living was his first movie but his debut on Tramp was in his second released movie named Kid Auto Races at Venice.

Charlie Chaplin is one of most successful comic actors. He also directed his own movies from his early age. He believed that only he would be able to express the things which are required for the success of his movies. The results were awesome. The movies he directed are still popular among the audiences. He became globally famous by 1918 and it was done only by his excellent and sincere performance on the movies. He made movies with silent features. In fact, the movies only showed the scenes and expression of the artists but there were no sounds against the expressions. Though he was asked to move in the sound films, he rejected the ideas. The combined foundation of a distribution company made him complete and he started directing his own movies without any further troubles. But he was made controversial after the making of The Great Dictator that satirised Adolf Hitler and that started losing his popularity. He was also made subject to different scandals and especially the marriage of a younger woman was in the focus of attentions. Later he was forced to go away from the USA. All such issues made him a bit nervous and he left his Tramp in the later films.

I like Charlie Chaplin for different reasons. The first and the most important cause behind preferring his is that he was a perfectionist. Besides, he was a brilliant actor, a great musician, a perfect director, a great producer and an expert editor. He has directed almost all of his movies, composed music for the movies, has produced and edited them. He took years to make films and majority of the movies were about social and political issues and themes that were preferred by the audiences. Some of his movies are considered as the greatest movies ever made in the entertainment industry. He struggled in the early part of his life but later he gained financial stability that allowed him to make movies independently. Before making a movie, he underwent lots of preparations to make them perfect and thus the movies he made are still appealing to all ages of audiences.

If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe an artist or entertainer you admire." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue cards topics as well: 
  • Describe an actor/ actress you admire. 
  • Describe a famous actor in your country. 
  • Describe a celebrity you like.
  • Describe a famous actor you really admire. 
  • Describe your favourite artist or actor.   
  • Describe someone who is very popular in your country.