Describe a photo that you took and are proud of IELTS Cue Card

Describe a photo that you took and are proud of IELTS Cue Card

Describe a photo that you took and are proud of IELTS Cue Card


Describe a photo that you took and are proud of

You should say:

  • When did you take this photo?
  • Where you took it?
  • What is the photo about?
  • Why you feel proud of the photo

Sample 1

I love to take photographs, and I have many pictures on my laptop, which I see regularly. One of them is exceptional, and hence it is worth mentioning. I took this photo two years back and took it at my home only.

This photo is a family photo; all the family members are together. We have a joint family, and all members are together in this photo. It was clicked when my brother was about to go to Canada. 

So when he was about to board the taxi, I clicked this photo so that we were putting a timer that I was visible in the photograph. So, this photo is unique because I have hung it on the main wall of my drawing room. We have a close-knit family.

We all family members love each other. So my brother is away from us, but when we look at the photograph, we feel he is with us. Moreover, all of us look excellent in that photograph.

My father and my mother, my grandfather, my grandmother, my brother, and my sister all look fabulous. Whenever people see this photo in our drawing room, they give compliments, and I feel proud of this photo because that is the best gift I have given to my parents and grandparents.

 My parents and grandparents love being part of the joint family. So all of them cherish good moments. They feel good after watching this photo.

Sample 2

I’m a camera-shy person, and that is why, I do not like to click many photographs of myself. However, there’s one photo of mine which I got clicked, and I’m extremely proud of that.

This picture I took one year back, and I took it in my gym. And this photo is about my fitness, because after passing my graduation, I gained immense weight because of my sedentary lifestyle, and people used to body shame me. One day I decided that enough was enough, and for that, I decided to lose weight, and I joined a gym.

However, I was not getting good results, and thereafter I consulted a dietitian by the name of Dr Rimple, and she told me that to lose weight,
you need to go beyond the conventional domain. And to do that,
you must do a combination of a good diet plus exercise.

So I started following her advice with determination, dedication, and discipline, and I started taking all my meals between sunrise and sunset. This advice worked like a charm for me, and within four or five months, I lost immense weight and started looking good.

And to celebrate that occasion, I clicked a photo of mine, and I hung that photo on the wall of my bedroom. I look amazing in that photo, and whenever I look at it, I feel good because it reminds me that we can do whatever we want in life if we go for it with a positive attitude.

Sample 3

My most precious photograph was when my school organized a trip. We all friends visited a tranquil lake in the dense forest.

It was a gorgeous lake, and I also captured a picture of the lake’s water when I realized it was breathtaking scenery. A wooden duck was standing at the end of the lake, and I also very much appreciated it. Apart from that, my school conducted a photography competition when I came to my school after the visit.

At that time, I took this photograph to the competition. I was appreciative when I took this photograph because my school principal gave this photograph to a magazine. At that time, my principal told me I got first prize for this photograph.

Moreover, my name was published in the newspaper, and my whole family and school teachers appreciated me. My camera was lucky, giving me this type of brilliant picture.

Sample 4

I am a photoholic, and I like to take lots of photos because whenever I take any photo at that time, I feel very relaxed. I want to talk about one picture that I mostly like.

Recently I went to Manali Hills with my friends. We went on bikes at that time. I did many things over there, like dancing and eating lots of fast food. In the last, we took one photo, which was very beautiful because the photo shows the bonding of my friendship.

After that, we framed that photo and hung it on my and my friends’ room wall. Whenever I watch that picture, I feel very proud of my friendship because of my friends and me.’ friendship is solid, and most of my relatives and my other friends watch that picture, and they ask about my friends.

That is a perfect thing for me, and I also feel proud to share the gossip and the news of my friends. Whenever I meet my friends then, I have guffaws of laughter with them. That is the photo that I mostly like, and I feel proud of it.

Sample 5

Photography is a popular hobby in my country, and I enjoy this hobby a lot. I love to capture moments with my friends whenever we go outside. Here I am talking about a recent photo that I took, and I am proud of that photo because of its features and the timing of the photo.

It happened last winter. My friends and I went to Muskoka, a remote area in our city. So, I heard that they are moose, and as we all know, moose are a very rare animal on our planet, and it’s very rare to see them because they are huge, 7 feet tall, and have a big horn. So, it’s very rare to see them.

So, we planned to capture the moose, and many people were there also, but nobody caught it, and all of them went home. But we stayed over there, and around 6 pm night, we saw a group of moose. One male and one female, and there are two cubs.

So, I immediately took my smartphone and clicked their photos, and then I showed all this to my friends, and they were very happy because it was a very rare moment and the timing of the photo. Also, I gave this photo to the local council for their portfolio and pamphlets to enhance tourism. So, yes, I also received some money for that reason. Yes, I am very proud of this photo I took last year.

Sample 6

I like to take photos with my smartphone camera as I have an iPhone with a good-quality camera. I remember that I went on a trip to Muskoka about a year ago.

It’s a beautiful land near to my city. And I went there with my friends. And this place is mostly known and famous for its moves.

Apart from that, I saw many pictures and scenic views, which attracted many people. It is also famous for its sunsets and camping trips. So, like most tourists, I wanted to get perfect moose shots, as we all know that moose are rare animals on the planet.

So, there is a vast majority of the moose population over there. However, finding one and taking a good photograph is very rare. For that reason, sometimes the government organizes competitions, where whoever takes the best photograph can get a prize.

So, my friend and I decided to go over there. After doing some research, we found a perfect location. So, we went over there, and luckily, around 6 pm, we saw a family of moose, like mother, father, and their cubs.

So, without wasting any time, I took my phone and started clicking photos without noticing whether they were good or bad. I had taken dozens of photos. And I didn’t even look at it.

I came to the hotel, and I started going through my photos. Then I found a perfect shot photo. It’s like, it’s a photo of family with the, like, they are walking on the ice.

It was a really good photo, to be honest. I was very proud because when I looked at it, I couldn’t wait to post it on my social media, and I did the same. The government took my photos, and I got a lot of likes for them.

And after my friend’s suggestion, I sent this photo to the Nat Geography competition. Then I got, luckily, I won. I won that competition, and I got, like, a cash prize of $500.

So, this is a photo that made me feel so proud.


Here are some examples of follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe a photo that you took and are proud of ”.

1. Why do some people use photographs to document essential things?

Some people tend to use photographs to document essential things because they can easily remember. After all, they attribute a moment to a picture, making it easy for them to decipher the information. Moreover, some people, especially those who are illiterate, find it straightforward to document things in photographs because if they cannot write it and if someone writes for them, they cannot decipher it.

2. What can one learn from photographs taken throughout history?

There are various things we can learn from photographs taken throughout history. First, we learn about the clothing type of people, how they dressed, what kind of greenery was there then, and the kind of gadgets and devices in the earlier photographs. We can see how technologically we have advanced. Apart from this, the general behavior of the people in the pictures helps us decipher what society was like during that time.

3. Are photographs the best way to remember something?

Because our mind captures photographs, they are the best way to remember something. You get the information in a written record or audio, but accurate information thrives primarily on visual content, so it is better to remember things using photographs.

4. Which is better, taking photos or keeping a diary?

A diary is more important because the photo doesn’t depict the information. When you keep a diary, you have a lot of ways to express your feelings, whereas in photographs, there are limited ways.

5. How often do you take photos? 

I am very photogenic and take photos whenever I go outside and get home. Whenever I see something important to me that deserves a photo, I must capture it. 

 6. What kinds of photos do you like to take? 

Like I said, it depends on my mood. Sometimes, I become a nature lover, and I like to click photos of nature, explore the surrounding area, and try to find something I can capture. Sometimes, I prefer to take photos of people like my friends and family. So, yes, I usually capture this kind of photo. 

7. In what situations do you think it’s important to take photos? 

The moments are important to you, like the family get-together or the newborn child, which you want to take as a memory and for the long-last memory. So, that’s the moment you need to capture, and yes, that’s when you need to take photos. 

8. How do you store and organize your photos?

 Well, to organize photos I usually prefer albums like a big book in which I can put a photo and there is a little space under the photo where I can write about the photo, like where I took it and what was the moment over there like how I felt and something like that. So, I prefer that kind of album.

 9. How do you think photography has changed with smartphones? 

Well, definitely, with the advancement of technology, photography has changed. Now, smartphones come with high-definition cameras. I have an iPhone and a 15-megapixel camera with many capabilities. It captures a wide range with three methods, and it also has a lot of features. And like to cap it all, I don’t need a camera to capture any photos. I can take photos with my smartphone, similar to a high-definition camera. So, technology has been going a long way compared to the previous era. 

10. Do you prefer digital photos or printed photos?

 Well, both hold their importance in their specific role. Like in the digital photo, there is a risk of losing them, but we can save them for the future and the long term, which is impossible in the printed photo. So, like in a printed photo, a printed photo can easily be removed.

11. What role do photos play in your life?

 Photos play an integral role in our lives because by photos, we can remember our previous and precious moments, and by photos, we can remember the people who are not with us anymore. And so, yes, as my father died in 2012, only I have their photos by which I can remember him, and I can remember my precious moment with my father.


12. Do people rely too much on photos to capture memories nowadays?

 I don’t think so because, in my perspective, people also use cameras and like videography rather than photos. We can capture live moments in videography, which is impossible in photos because photos give us a place like standing. Which is a house, but in the videography, we can experience life in the surrounding area. So, to capture a moment, people prefer videography over photography. 

13. How do you feel when looking at old photos? 

It is quite funny to say that whenever I look at my old photos, I look very naughty and small, like a small penguin-like guy, because I was very skinny during my childhood.

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