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Describe a foreign TV programme you have watched

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 568 with Model Answer:

Describe a foreign TV programme you have watched.

You should say:
  • what TV programme or show it was
  • when you watched it
  • why you decided to watch it
and explain how much you enjoyed it.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer 1:
Well, this interesting topic reminds me of a time when I had the pleasure of watching a Korean TV programme called "Moving to". In fact it happened a couple of months ago, and the memories are still fresh! I discovered this foreign TV programme when I was exploring international content on a streaming platform called Netflix.

I decided to watch "Moving" primarily out of curiosity about Korean television and to experience a different cultural perspective. The premise of the show, which revolves around individuals or families relocating to new homes and the associated emotional experiences, sounded intriguing. I was also interested in observing the differences in lifestyle and home design between South Korea and my own country.

As I delved into the series, I found myself captivated by the unique storytelling and the genuine emotions of the participants. "Moving to" was not just about the logistics of relocating; it delved deep into the lives of the people moving and the emotional transitions they underwent. The show's ability to portray the universal sentiments tied to moving, such as nostalgia, hope, and the excitement of a new beginning, resonated with me.

The episodes I watched were both heartwarming and insightful. They showcased the strength of human connections and the significance of home and family. It was heartening to see how complete strangers could come together to help each other during the moving process. This particular episode I watched featured a family moving to a new home, and their journey was filled with challenges and heartfelt moments. I appreciated how the show highlighted the value of community and mutual support.

In terms of enjoyment, I must say that I genuinely liked "Moving to". It provided me with a fresh perspective on a seemingly mundane topic like moving homes, and I was impressed by its ability to convey deep, heartfelt stories in a compelling way. The show's relatability and the emotions it evoked made it a worthwhile and enjoyable watch.


Sample Answer 2:
One of the foreign TV programs I've had the pleasure of watching is the renowned Japanese animation series called "Naruto." This anime series has left a significant impact on fans worldwide and continues to have a massive fan following even years after its conclusion.

I first encountered "Naruto" during my teenage years when I was exploring different anime series. Its popularity and positive reviews piqued my interest, and I decided to give it a try. Little did I know that I was about to embark on an epic and emotional journey.

The series follows the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki, a young and aspiring ninja from the Hidden Leaf Village, who seeks recognition and dreams of becoming the village's Hokage, the most prestigious ninja title. However, what sets "Naruto" apart from other anime series is its deep and intricate storytelling, rich character development, and the exploration of themes such as friendship, perseverance, and the desire for acceptance.

I watched "Naruto" over a span of several months, as it comprises many episodes and offers both action-packed sequences and emotionally charged moments. The show brilliantly combines elements of humor, drama, and intense battles. It dives into the complex pasts and motivations of various characters, revealing the layers of their personalities and how their experiences shape their actions.

One of the highlights of "Naruto" is its well-crafted characters. Naruto, with his unwavering determination and loyalty, is an inspirational protagonist. Sasuke Uchiha's internal struggle adds depth to the story, while Sakura Haruno's development from a less confident ninja to a formidable one is admirable. The ensemble of supporting characters further enriches the narrative and keeps viewers engaged.

What I enjoyed most about "Naruto" was its overarching theme of perseverance in the face of adversity. The characters' struggles, their growth, and the importance of camaraderie and mentorship left a lasting impression on me. The storytelling is not just about ninja battles but about the inner battles each character faces. The "Naruto" series is a testament to the global appeal of Japanese animation and storytelling. I appreciated the creativity and dedication that went into creating such a compelling world with well-rounded characters.

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