Talk about a TV Show you Like to Watch IELTS Cue Card

Talk about a TV Show you Like to Watch IELTS Cue Card

Talk about a TV Show you Like to Watch IELTS Cue Card


Talk about a TV Show you Like to Watch

You should say

What is the program about?
When do you watch it?
Who do you watch it with?
Why do you like to watch it?

NOTE – The examiner gives you one minute to plan your answerand to help you prepare for the topic, the examiner provides you with a pencil and a notepad. You’ll have to answer the questions given on the topic for one-to-two minutes.

Sample Answer 1


Since my childhood, I have been a keen watcher of TV programs. However, I only watch TV occasionally because of a shortage of time.

In my busy schedule, whenever I get some spare time, I watch a TV program.

What is the program about?

The name of the program is ‘The Kapil Sharma Show. The renowned standup comedian Kapil Sharma is the presenter of this show.

In the program, he invites celebrities from diverse backgrounds like filmstars, cricketers and politicians etc.,

He chats with them and cracks jokes about their mannerism, working style and past mistakes.

Apart from whenever a new movie is about to release, its star cast comes to this program to promote the film. This program is a fantastic platform to spread awareness among the masses and classes.

When do you watch it? And Who do you watch it with?

I usually watch it on Sundays along with my family members.

Why do you like to watch it?

I watch it because of many reasons. Firstly in this modern era, due to fierce competition, stress has become an integral part of our lives. In such a scenario, watching comedy programs is a prudent approach because you can avoid your worries by laughing.

Apart from this, all my family members are big fans of this show. So this program allows me to spend quality time with my friends.

Lastly, Kapil Sharma cracks such jokes, which generates guffaws of laughter. That is why I watch it to experience genuine comedy content.

Vocabulary from Sample Answer 1

1. Diverse

Meaning: Very different from each other

Sentence: India is a country with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. They work in tandem to lead the country towards an impressive growth trajectory.

2. Guffaw of laughter 

Meaning: Loud laughter

Sentence: One of my friends has this uncanny knack for cracking jokes on every occasion. Although most of his jokes are duds, sometimes they create a guffaw of laughter.

Sample Answer 2


It is a fact people of the contemporary epoch thrive primarily on television for entertainment. Since childhood, I have had this habit of watching tv to pass my leisure time.

Although I watch numerous shows, one of them is exceptional, and hence it is worth mentioning.

What is the program about?

The name of the show is Indian Idol. It is a talent hunt show. The central focus of this program is to find singing talent from all over the world. Firstly the judges visit places across India and overseas to look for talented singers who have yet to be able to perform on a reliable platform.

After making a list, they shortlist the suitable singers and invite them to participate in the show. The participants are given different singing tasks, and they have to give their best to get the trophy of Indian Idol.

The trophy comes to that singer who sings beyond the conventional domain. Apart from singing, personality and confidence are also taken into account.

When do you watch it?

Being a music enthusiast, I love listening to songs. So every year, a new season of Indian Idol comes, and I watch it without default.

Who do you watch it with?

I usually watch it with my family members. This show comes in the evening, and we protect it while having dinner.

Why do you like to watch it?

I like to watch this show because it brings out the hidden talent. But, unfortunately, in my country, there are a lot of singers who need more opportunities.

This show allows them to showcase their talent in front of the whole world.

Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Talk about a TV Show you Like to Watch“.

1. What do Indian people like to watch?

India is a big nation with diverse cultures and backgrounds. The masses over here watch dramas, serials and comedy shows. At the same time, upper-class people like to watch debates, news, chat shows, etc.

On the other hand, children prefer watching cartoons and reality shows, whereas sports enthusiasts watch cricket and other matches.

2. Do you like watching foreign countries’ TV shows?

Foreign TV shows show quality content, so I usually watch them remain ahead of my peers. Moreover, most Indian Tv shows are copied versions of foreign tv shows. That is why watching foreign TV shows is a prudent approach.

3. Can be watching TV shows be educational for children?

It thrives primarily upon the content shown in the TV show. A few TV channels, such as Discovery and National Geographic, have programs that provide quality educational content for children. On the other hand, shows such as dramas and soaps are usually a sort of entertainment; however, they can also provide children with knowledge. For instance, watching them can enhance children’s communication skills, and they can get details regarding other nations’ cultures and traditions.

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