Part-2 照片绘画 Photograph or Painting


IELTS Speaking Part 2-271: IELTS Cue Card with Model Answer.

Describe a photograph or painting you like in your home.


You should say:

  • When the photograph was taken
  • What it looks like
  • What significant memory you have regarding this photograph

And explain why it is one of your favourite photographs.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

你有2分钟时间回答PART 2,在回答之前,你有1分钟的准备时间,准备时你可以写笔记。

Model Answer 1:

The photograph that was taken, when I was only 4-5 years old with my parents, grandfather and grandmother, is one of my very favourite photographs. I do not have clear memory regarding the event when the photograph was taken but I have seen it a thousand times and still I look at it with a delight and sadness. The photograph is a black-and-white one and later I have enlarged it and framed it in my living room. The small kid (me), the grandparents and young parents make the picture a really significant one to me. I look with amazement into the picture and sometimes can’t believe I was so small and different looking at that time The picture gives me a gloomy feeling as my grandfather and mother are no longer with us. In the picture they look so lovely but I can’t be with them anymore!

I was wearing a full sleeve shirt, full pant and a pair of red shoes. In the picture, I was in the middle and was sitting in a chair. Others were standing around me – my parents are on the right and my grandparents are on the left. My father was very stylish and was wearing fashionable dresses in the picture. My grandfather had spectacles in his eyes and had his hair back-brushed. My mother and grandmother were wearing traditional dresses but both looked so fresh and happy in the picture.

This photograph is probably is my most favourite one ass it conveys my grandparents’ memory and depicts a happy family. Every time I look at this particular picture, it gives a different sensation – a mixture of happiness and sadness. This is a priceless possession to me and I would like to keep it with me for the rest of my life.