Describe a book you read that you found useful or Describe an exciting book you read.


Describe a book you read that you found useful or Describe an exciting book you read.

You should say

When you read it?

What type of book is it?

What is it about?

Why did you find it useful?

Model Answer


Being an avid reader, I have read a plethora of books, but there is one book which is very close to my heart, and it has brought a paradigm shift in my life.

The name of the book is Fitness Simplified, and its author’s name is Dr Rimple Sharma.

When you read it?

Six months back, I had gained a lot of weight because of my sedentary lifestyle, to lose my weight, I did many things like running, yoga, cycling and so on.

But I didn’t get excellent results. To overcome my problem, I sought advice from one of my friends who had managed to lose weight.

She had recommended this book, and I immediately bought it.

What type of book is it?

This book makes you understand the science of fitness. It tells you how by making small changes in your diet and eating pattern, you can have collosol gains and you can become a fit person.

What is it about?

The central focus of the author is to advise the people regarding the importance of diet in overall fitness. She has this immense belief that the contribution of exercise in weight loss is just 20 per cent and to keep yourself in good shape you must lay excessive focus on your diet.

As per her diet plan, how you eat and when you eat is more important than what you eat. You should take your meals in the period from 7 am to 7 pm and chew every bite of food 32 times.

Why did you find it useful?

This book has drastically changed my life. Because of the inputs provided by the author, I am a fit person, and my productivity has improved.

Now I need not sweat a lot in the gym. I go for a regular walk and eat slowly.

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a book you read that you found useful or Describe an exciting book you read.”

1. Do people in your country like to read books? 

In our country, educational institutions pay excessive heed to read books. Therefore numerous students learn the basics of reading in their formative years. Due to this reason reading books is one of the most popular hobbies of the people of my nation.

2. What kinds of books are most popular in your country?

Books related to mythology, sports, religions, history, and fitness are read the most in my nation.

3. Do you think reading is important? 

Yes, reading is a significant activity because it develops our brain. It is a sort of mental exercise which encourages us to think beyond the conventional domain.

4. Do you think electronic books will eventually replace paper books?

Although electronic books are comfortable to use, they still won’t be able to replace the paper books. Because paper books have their charm. Many readers especially the elderly find it uncomfortable to use electronic nooks.

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