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Describe a work of art that you really like IELTS CUE CARD

Posted: October 11, 2019 at 12:09 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Describe a work of art that you really like (IELTS CUE CARD)

You should say:

  • how it looks
  • where you first saw it
  • why you like it

and explain how you felt when you first saw it.

[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.]

Sample Answer:
Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painting that is extremely famous in the whole world. It was created by Leonardo da Vinci. And in fact, this is the most known and most praised painting in the world. A wide number of criticisms are found in this painting. I am really lucky to have this candidate task card and will explain this painting which is one of the finest artworks the world has ever produced.

I first saw the painting at a museum in Paris. I was a kid then. Later, I came to know about the vastness of this piece of art. Actually, my parents took me to Louvre Museum in Paris where I first met with this painting and the character. When I grew up, I paid some visits to the same museum only to see the painting. It is said that the painting is the portrait of a woman named Lisa who was the wife of a nobleman at that time.

I like the painting for a few specific reasons. The most important reason for liking the painting is the mysterious smile of the character portrayed in. The historical value of this painting also notable. Though no exact date of origin for this painting is found, it is assumed that it has been painted in 1506. The past history of this painting also attracts me. It was acquired by King Francis but later, the painting has become the property of the French government. Moreover, it has been exhibited since 1797 in the display of this museum permanently.

Honestly, I did not have any special feeling when I first saw it. Actually, I was a small boy then. But gradually I came to know about the history of the painting and a special attraction grew in me. Now I am a diehard fan of this painting indeed.



I’d like to talk about one of the most popular paintings in the world- Mona Lisa which was painted by an Italian artist-Leonardo da Vinci. This (1) masterpiece was (2)acclaimed as the most recognized and most visited artwork in the history of art. The woman sits markedly upright in an armchair with her arms folded to (3) depict Lisa as a (4)virtuous woman and faithful wife. The painting was one of the first portraits to depict the sitter in front of an imaginary landscape, and Leonardo was one of the first painters to use the toughest drawing technique of all the time. The painting is so famous as there is so many(5) hypothesis about it. What attracts me the most about this painting is Mona Lisa’s charming smile. It’s not only the most beautiful feature on her face but also has lots of mysteries. Some people said that her smile looks different from different angles and it has been at the center of much debate and speculation over the years. The artist created a painting that is worth a thousand words and has become the iconic painting of all time. I personally think Mona Lisa is truly an impressive painting, after all, it was painted by the great Leonardo DaVinci.



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