IELTS speaking: a TV Program (continued)

Describe a TV programme or channel that you enjoy watching regularly.


  • What it is called
 and what is it about?
  • When do you usually watch it
?
  • Why do you prefer it to other programmes or channels?

Here's a sample description and pay attention to those underlined words.

  • I rarely watch traditional television channels nowadays; I much prefer searching for interesting programs or videos online. So, although it’s not a normal TV channel or program, I’d like to talk about a program called ‘What would you do?’ on YouTube which I think is kind of a modern version of a TV channel.
  • The show is about setting up everyday scenarios that reflect on how people react, why they react, and what they decide to. Scenarios staged are usually injustices or illegal activity; things you do not experience in everyday life. Actors and props are used, as well as hidden cameras to view the action.
  • The reason I like watching this program on YouTube is that I can watch it whenever I want. I tend to visit the website every day. I often watch this show on my iPhone while I’ travelling to and from work on the tram.
  • The another reason I like watching this program is that I learn something about what we should do to examine our conscience, to improve our ‘inhumane’ community, and to be more supportive every time I watch one. Instead of watching meaningless soap operas and talk shows on TV, I’d much rather spend 10 minutes watching one scenarios of this show.

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IELTS Speaking: a TV Program

This is a very common topic in the IELTS speaing test — describe a TV program

Describe a TV programme or channel that you enjoy watching regularly.


  • What it is called
 and what is it about?
  • When do you usually watch it
?
  • Why do you prefer it to other programmes or channels?

Yap asked whether it would be acceptable to talk about ted.com as a TV channel. I think it would definitely be acceptable – just say that it's an online TV channel. TED would be a great choice for this topic. But there are tons of other good TV programs, like Discovery channel, a football live match, the voice, or Master Chef, etc. I found a good TV programs on Youtube these days.

Primetime: What Would You Do? is an American television news magazine broadcast on ABC since 2008 as part of the Primetime series. Reruns of older episodes began airing on OWN as What Would You Do?: OWN Edition since February 15, 2011 (similar to Dateline on ID and 48 Hours on ID). As of October 21, 2012; HLN also aired reruns of the show. Currently, What Would You Do? is the only format of Primetime that is aired year-round. Other subjects, such as Family Secrets, are aired in special summer segments.

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