Describe an exciting book that you enjoy reading IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe an exciting book that you enjoy reading.

You should say
When you read it?
What kind of book it is?
What is about?
And explain why you think it is exciting?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answers and follow up questions to describe an exciting book that you enjoy reading IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

  • Books play an essential role in every student’s/ person’s life because books providing knowledge of the outside world, introduce them to a world of imagination, improving their reading, writing and speaking skills, and boosting memory and intelligence.
  • I like to read motivational, story and investigation related books.
  • Today, I would like to talk about a crime and investigation related book.

When you read it? and What kind of book it is?

  • The book name is crime and punishment.
  • It is a novel \NTitten by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. It was first published in the literary journal The Russian Messenger in twelve monthly instalments during 1866. It is a murder storybook that is told from a murder’s point of view.
  • People did work and study from home. Due to the pandemic, everyone stayed at home last year. At that time, I had much free time, so to utilize the free time, I started to read a different kinds of books.
  • As I said earlier, I like investigation and crime-related books, so I downloaded some books online, and crime and punishment were one of these books.

What is about?

  • Book explain a murder’s point of view, behaviour, emotions before and after the murder.
  • The novel’s first masterpiece is a psychological analysis of a person, who thinks that he is an extraordinary/ very unusual person able to take on the spiritual(relating to soul or human spirit as opposed to material or physical things) responsibility of using evil means to achieve.

And explain why you think it is exciting?

  • I am keen to know different types of behaviour, and this book helped me to let know the unique feeling and emotions of murder, so that’s why I think it is an exciting book.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • I read a lot of books.
  • However, the very first book that I read is also one that I still enjoy reading a lot.

When you read it? and What kind of book it is?

  • It is none other than the first book of the Harry Potter series, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’.
  • It was gifted to me by my mother on my 10th birthday.
  • Initially, I was really mad at her, because I wanted a recently released video game.
  • She told me that she would get me the video game as well but if I gave the book a chance first.
  • So, I reluctantly picked up the book and started reading.
  • I read just 10 pages and I was hooked.
  • I remember I used the word unputdownable to describe the book to one of my friends, a few days later.
  • I started at 9 PM at night and I finally slept at 7 AM the next morning after finishing the last page.
  • Fortunately, it was the summer vacation or my parents would have taken the book away from me at night and made me go to bed.

What is about?

  • Harry Potter needs no introduction – it is a story about magic, a story of good vs evil.
  • However, for me, it is also a coming-of-age story.
  • It is a story about a boy becoming a man.
  • Everything about the book is perfect, the world setting, the characterisation, the magic system.
  • More than that, the book isn’t afraid of pulling punches.
  • When the protagonist falls into a pit, he doesn’t come out unscathed, he gets hurt just like a normal human being.
  • Good characters die, they lose, the road to victory isn’t a straight one.

And explain why you think it is exciting?

  • Every fantasy book is about good vs evil, but the exciting books are those, where you cannot predict what would happen next and Harry Potter is one of the best examples of that.
  • And in the end, it would always be the book that got me into the habit of reading.
  • So, it will always hold a special place in my heart.
  • Even now I randomly pick up the book once a month and read two three chapters.
  • And I don’t know why but there is always something I feel that I hadn’t read before.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe an exciting book that you enjoy reading”.

1. Do you prefer books or movies?
I think movies can never capture the detail and the emotions that books can. So, I always prefer reading books to watching movies. But, then again, it’s not easy to find time to read books. So, sometimes I still watch movies.

2. Do you think it is important to read the book before watching the movie version of it?
No, not really. Some movie adaptations are really good. A lot of my friends haven’t read the Game of Throne series, but they still enjoyed the TV adaptation. Ultimately, it’s the person’s preference and availability of time.

3. Do boys and girls like the same kinds of books?
I have seen some differences in the magazines boys and girls read. For example, I have seen a lot of girls reading fashion magazines and very rarely in the case of boys. However, in the case of books, I don’t think there is any particular difference.

4. What kind of books do Indian people like to read?
I think reading preference doesn’t depend upon nationality. It depends upon personal preference and the book itself. For example, Harry Potter is famous all over the world, because it is a fabulous book. I think it was meant for children, but I have seen a lot of adults calling themselves Potterheads.

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Describe an exciting book that you enjoy reading IELTS cue card

Describe an exciting book that you enjoy reading

Introduction:
I read a lot of books.
However, the very first book that I read is also one that I still enjoy reading a lot.
When you read it? and What kind of book it is?
It is none other than the first book of the Harry Potter series, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’.
It was gifted to me by my mother on my 10th birthday.
Initially, I was really mad at her, because I wanted a recently released video game.
She told me that she would get me the video game as well but if I gave the book a chance first.
So, I reluctantly picked up the book and started reading.
I read just 10 pages and I was hooked.
I remember I used the word unputdownable to describe the book to one of my friends, a few days later.
I started at 9 PM at night and I finally slept at 7 AM the next morning after finishing the last page.
Fortunately, it was the summer vacation or my parents would have taken the book away from me at night and made me go to bed.
What is about?
Harry Potter needs no introduction – it is a story about magic, a story of good vs evil.
However, for me, it is also a coming-of-age story.
It is a story about a boy becoming a man.
Everything about the book is perfect, the world setting, the characterisation, the magic system.
More than that, the book isn’t afraid of pulling punches.
When the protagonist falls into a pit, he doesn’t come out unscathed, he gets hurt just like a normal human being.
Good characters die, they lose, the road to victory isn’t a straight one.