IELTS Cue Card 9 – Describe A Photograph That You Remember

In this post, you will see a sample cue card questionhigh-level answer and feedback.

IELTS speaking part 2 cue card describe a photograph that you remember
IELTS speaking part 2 cue card example with model answer

Model Answer

I want to tell you about one of my favourite photographs, it was taken by me a few years ago when my parents came to visit the island. They were on holiday for a couple of weeks and wanted to visit various places, including Paleokastritsa, Sidari, Mon Repos and the famous Town. They also wanted to return to the quaint little fishing village of Kassiopi, which is a lovely place to go to get a coffee and watch the boats come in and go out. 

I took a photograph of my parents enjoying a traditional Greek dessert called Baklava. I used my canon camera with a 50mm lens, so the photograph is very detailed, with great lighting. They both look so happy and are obviously enjoying themselves. The baklava in the photograph is dripping in honey, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. My father has his piece of baklava on his fork, raised about to put it into his mouth and he is smiling, my mother is laughing at him. We were sitting at a cafe near to the water, with the sea and the boats in the background. 

I remember this photograph as we had a great day out in that small fishing village, wandering around the small shopping lined streets and looking at the tourist merchandise for sale. We checked out the boats that were docked, taking an interest in the speedboats and small yachts that were moored there. You often see super yachts around the island or expensive speedboats that look like they are out of a movie. We then sat and had some refreshments in the waterside cafe and ordered some sweet traditional desserts. Everyone was happy, laughing and in high spirits that day. I know that they enjoyed themselves immensely and when they visit, they alsways ask to go to Kassiopi and have a walk around.  


This is a high-level answer, as there are concrete words being used to tell a story (the story behind the photograph). Words and phrases are used to describe thoughts and feelings. The bullet points have been covered with the extra information given (examples), which extends the answer. 

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