IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer # Presenter

Have you ever wondered how your life would be without any TV or radio? How the cricket matches must have felt without the amazing commentary of Ravi Shastri? And those amazing shows that we watch on television. Have you ever thought if you have liked them even without their presenters. This time we are looking at a cue card that talks about the television presenters.

Describe a TV or radio presenter.
You should say:

  • who is s/he
  • what programme s/he presents
  • how s/he presents the program

and explain why you like / dislike him/ her.


The one name that hits me when thinking about presenters is of Oprah Winfrey. I think she has been one of the best and the most successful anchors of our times. Her show “The Oprah Winfrey Show” has been the highest rated television program of all times. It was on top 1 for around 25 years and it does need some talent to pull that off.

The reason I liked the show and its entertainer was because it was not just about having a talk and letting people relax over a cup of tea. The show told people inspiring stories, featured book clubs, had self-improvement segments, and philanthropic forays into world events. It was not just about making money but more of using the powerful tool of media into something good.

The reason Oprah was successful was because when she says with expressions. In her talk shows, it feels as if two friends are sharing a story over a cup of tea and we get to listen to it. The emotional connect that she is able to make, I think makes her and her show amazing.


Talking of radio, Ameen Sayani is the person who has pulled off a great deal with Indian radio. He is known for the Binaca Geetmala program of hits over the airwaves of Radio Ceylon. People remember him and imitate him for his “Behno or Bhaiyo” meaning sisters and brothers. Not only Binaca Geetmala, Ameen Sayani has presented over many shows nationally and internationally.

Binaca Geetmala was a weekly show that initially played seven songs but then started ranking them. The show was India’s first countdown show and one of the most successful being played. People used to glue themselves to the radio because of the interactive way in which he aired the show. It felt as if everyone is having their own conversation with him.

I think the reason he became so popular and the show was so successful was because of his voice and his conversation skills. He made people not just hear the song but listen to it.