(Update 2022) Describe a Program You Like to Watch IELTS Cue Card

Describe a Program You Like to Watch

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Cue card

You should say:
– What it is?
– What it is about?
– Who you watch it with?
– And explain why you like to watch it?

Sample answer

What it is?

I wanna talk about a very popular show named Singer. It’s a very entertaining singing competition show in China and is based on the Korean show I Am a Singer. It premiered in 2013 and has been running for several seasons.

What it is about?

All the contestants of the show are well-known professional singers from across the globe, mostly Asia and they rotate performing in front of a 500-member audience, who play the role of umpire and determine the results of each round. The singer who receives the fewest votes is eliminated and substituted for a new singer, so the lineup of the show is constantly changing. Another highlight of the show is the eliminated singers are entitled to give a returning performance in the next episode and are likely to return to the competition in the breakout round.

Who you watch it with?

I like to watch the show with my roommates at night when we finish our schoolwork for the day. Sometimes, I’d watch the show alone when I’m eating takeaways. And sometimes the show is broadcast on the TV in our school dining hall and it’s amazing to see hundreds of students watching it when having their meals.

And explain why you like to watch it?

I enjoy the show because it’s so engaging. When a vocalist is performing a song we are all familiar with, we’d love to sing along and sometimes their performance can be so emotionally charged that the live audience would even shed tears of excitement. Besides, unlike many other competition shows that feature unknown artists and professional coaches, Singer’s all-star lineup is what keeps the audience glued to the screen.

VocabularyMeaningExample
premiere (v) /ˈprem.i.eər/the first public performance of a play or any other type of entertainment.The film will premiere this weekend.
contestant (n) /kənˈtes.tənt/someone who competes in a contest.In tonight’s quiz, our contestants have come from all over the country.
rotate (v) /rəʊˈteɪt/to turn or cause something to turn in a circle, especially around a fixed point.Rotate the handle by 180° to open the door.
umpire (n) /ˈʌm.paɪər/a person who controls a game and makes sure that the rules are followed.Who’s going to umpire the game tonight?
eliminate (v) /iˈlɪm.ɪ.neɪt/to defeat someone so that they cannot continue in a competition.He was eliminated in the third round of the competition.
substitute (v) /ˈsʌb.stɪ.tʃuːt/in sports, to use a player for part of a game after removing another player from the game.Dayton was substituted for Williams in the second half of the game.
lineup (n) /ˈlaɪn.ʌp/a group of people that has been brought together to form a team or take part in an event.a star-studded lineup of guests on the show.
entitle (v) /ɪnˈtaɪ.təl/to give someone the right to do or have something.The employer is entitled to ask for references.
breakout (n) /ˈbreɪk.aʊt/used in connection with smaller groups that separate from a meeting to discuss a particular issue, before returning to the main meeting.
takeaway (n) a meal cooked and bought at a shop or restaurant but taken somewhere else, often home, to be eaten, or the shop or restaurant itself. a Chinese takeaway
broadcast (n) /ˈbrɔːd.kɑːst/a television or radio programme.a radio/television broadcast.
dining hall (n) /ˈdaɪ.nɪŋ ˌhɔːl/a large room or building where many people can eat at the same time.
engaging (adj) /ɪnˈɡeɪ.dʒɪŋ/pleasant, attractive, and charmingHe has an engaging manner.
vocalist (n) /ˈvəʊ.kəl.ɪst/a person who sings, especially with a group who play popular music.She won the Grammy Award for Best Female Vocalist.
be glued to something (idiom)to be unable to stop watching something.We were glued to the television watching the election results come in.
Vocabulary

Part 3

1. What programs do people like to watch in your country?

2. Do people in your country like to watch foreign TV programs?

3. What is the benefits of letting kids watch animal videos than visiting zoos?

4. Do teachers play videos in class in your country?

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Credits

Vocabulary: Cambridge Dictionary

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