CUE CARD – Describe a photo that you are proud of

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a photo that you are proud of.


You should say:

    • When did you take this photo?
    • What is the photo about?
    • Why do you feel proud of the photo?
Sample Answer

A picture is worth a thousand words. It is often easier to illustrate with a picture than to explain with words. Photography as a hobby can be instantly gratifying, especially if you find the perfect movement to capture. I am certainly not a photographer, but I guess I can click good pictures. Maybe that’s why my friends call me a shutterbug. I have clicked on several pictures, but the one I will describe today stands out as the best among the others. A few years back, my brother got selected for the Indian Army as a lieutenant; it was a dream that came true for him. I have seen him burning the midnight oil to clear the mandated tiers. As per the criteria, he went to training for a year after we were invited on the day of his POP. It is a very special occasion for the newly qualified lieutenant and their family members. It is the opportunity to celebrate their hard work and dedication in completing the intensive training course that is required for them to become a lieutenant. Our eyes were gleaming with happiness and were filled with tears; seeing him in the uniform was a scornful moment for us. My mother couldn’t control herself and rushed towards my brother to hug him. I immediately took out my phone and captured that moment. The picture turned out to be the greatest of all time and is now framed in our living room. Everyone in my family praised me for the perfect click, whereas my brother kept a separate copy of it in his room. Whenever I see that picture, I get nostalgic and relive that beautiful moment. For me, it is one of my promising clicks.

Word Meaning Sentence
burning the midnight oil To stay awake late at night to work or study Jill has been burning the midnight oil lately; I guess she has a big exam coming up.
Shutterbug A person who enjoys taking photographs and takes a lot of them but who is not a professional photographer The workshop is ideal for amateur shutterbugs hoping to learn more about wildlife photography.
Gratifying Enjoyable It was a gratifying victory.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘Describe a photo that you are proud of.’

Q1.Why do some people like to use photographs to document important things?

Photographs display the memories related to the events that were celebrated. It helps to restore our past memories and emotions. Photographs not only allow us to capture a precise moment in time but also save it for generations to come.

Q2.What can one learn from photographs taken throughout history?

An individual can learn about the struggle, accomplishments, and defeat that our ancestors had. Also, they are a little behind in allocating the modifications at present compared to the past.

Q3. Are photographs the best way to remember something?

Undoubtedly, it is rightly said that a picture is worth a thousand words. We can remember words for a short period of time, whereas pictorial representation, on the other hand, can help us retain the same for a longer period of time.


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