Describe an exciting book you enjoy reading IELTS Cue Card

Describe an exciting book you enjoy reading IELTS Cue Card

Describe an exciting book you enjoy reading

IELTS CUE CARD TOPIC

Describe an exciting book you enjoy reading

When you read it?

What kind of book it is?

What it is about?

And explain why you think it is exciting?

Sample Answer 1

Introduction

Being a voracious reader, I love to read books. Although I have read many exciting books in my life, there is one book that has caught my attention.

When you read it?

Last month I had to go for a job interview in the capital city. Since the journey was too long, I decided to utilize my time productively by reading a book.

Before boarding the train, I purchased a book by the name of “Atomic Habits“.

This book is so exciting and addictive. During the journey, most of the time, I remained involved in reading this masterpiece.

What kind of book it is? and What it is about?

This book is a self-improvement book.

The central focus of this book is on the habits of people. It says that we can bring a paradigm shift in our lives by replacing our bad habits with good habits.

Whether we have to improve our skills by working on this. By making a tiny improvement of one per cent every day, we can improve our performance by thirty-seven per cent at the end of the year.

Explain why you think it is exciting?

This book is exciting because, after reading it, you can handle all the conflicts in your life adroitly.

There is no denying this conviction that most people work tremendously hard to gain success in their lives.

This book has explained the process of attaining success in a consummate manner.

It adds excitement to your life by giving you hope.

Such was the impact of this book that, I achieved my most awaited goals, in just six months after reading this book.

Conclusion

In nutshell, this book can add fun and excitement to your life by leading you towards an impressive growth trajectory.

Sample Answer 2

Introduction:

Being an avid reader, I have this tendency to read different kinds of books. Whenever I am free, I read books to enlighten myself.

When you read it? 

Last year due to Corona Pandemic, my country was in a state of lockdown. Since I did not have much to do while sitting at home, I went into depression.

I tried many things to come out of it, but all my efforts went in vain. During that time, one of my friends gifted a book to me, written by a renowned self-improvement writer Mr Dale Carnegie. The name of the book was “How to stop worrying and start living“.

What kind of book it is?

It is a self-improvement book that teaches you the perfect ways to get rid of stress in your life.

What it is about?

This book is about handling depression in our lives. According to the writer of this book, when we have stress regarding something, we find it difficult to focus on work. And due to that, our productivity at work goes for a toss. So just worrying about anything doesn’t do any good to us rather it leads us towards a wrong trajectory.

Moreover, according to him, there is no point in having worries concerning the past or future. We should live our lives in the present. Our past is good for us if we use it as a medium to learn from it. However, if we keep on thinking about our past, we would ultimately become depressed.

As far as the future is concerned, there is no harm in having plans for it. But, one shouldn’t service the present for having a worthwhile life in the future.

And explain why you think it is exciting?

I find this book exciting because excitement in our lives thrives primarily on having fewer worries and more enjoyment. This book adds to our joys by bringing a paradigm shift in our thinking process.

It helped me to come out of boredom and depression. Due to its valuable inputs, I have started enjoying my life to the full extent. Whenever I have conflicts in my life, I handle them adroitly.

Conclusion

It is a must-read book for people from all walks of life.

Sample Answer 3

Introduction

Being an avid reader, I tend to read books related to various fields to pamper my appetite for knowledge.

When you read it?

On my last birthday, one of my friends gifted me a book which caught my attention. I was so impressed with the content written in the book that I finished it in one day. The name of the book is “Steal like an artist“, and its author is “Austin Kleon

What kind of book it is? and What it is about?

This book is specifically written for budding entrepreneurs.

The main lessons from the book are

  • Side projects are more fruitful than the main projects.
  • Whenever you are short of ideas, wash the dishes. Go for a long walk. Keep on looking at a spot on the wall till the time you start feeling tired.
  • Doing good work is not sufficient, share it with others.
  • The prudent approach to conquer your adversaries on the Internet? overlook them. The ideal method to make friends on the Internet? Say good words t about them.
  • In case you have this conviction that you are the most talented person in the room, it is worthwhile to find another room.
  • Rather than keeping a record of rejections, maintain a file of praises.
  • It takes a boatload of energy to be creative. Your energy goes for a toss if you squander it on trivial issues.
  • Acquire basic knowledge of financial management as soon as possible.
  • Having a routine is of utmost importance to lead your career towards an impressive growth trajectory.
  • Ascertain your strengths and weaknesses, and your plan should pivot around them and stick to your routine.
  • In this contemporary epoch where a bazillion of information is available at our disposal, those individuals will get ahead who carefully plan what to leave out, so they can focus on significant tasks.
  • Effective restrictions can bring the best out of you.

Explain why you think it is exciting?

This book is exciting because it tells you the right trajectory to make significant gains. Many of my plans which, were in pipeline, got executed with the wisdom provided by this book.

Conclusion

It is a must-read book for those who have this aim to start a business.

Sample Answer 4

Introduction

Being a reading fanatic, I have read books on different subjects. However, recently I read a book that changed my understanding of the world.

When you read it?

On my last birthday, one of my friends gifted this book to me. While presenting it to me, he told me that it would be the best book of my life.

What kind of book it is?, and What it is about?

The name of the book is Chariots of the Gods?. It tells us how extraterrestrial life beings took part in the ancient technology on the planet earth. The author of this book is Erich von Däniken.

This book takes us through numerous sources of compelling pieces of evidence that extraterrestrial beings used to visit our planet. It is not at all a false claim! If we carefully see around us, there are innumerable proofs available throughout the globe. A fresh and justified view to look at our past is presented to us by this outstanding book. 

 Von Däniken asserts that a few old structures and artefacts exhibit more advanced technological prowess than we believe about the people of ancient times.

Explain why you think it is exciting?

This book is exciting because it prompts us to think beyond the conventional domain. The author has explained his doctrine in a consummate manner. Although the topic chosen is hard to decipher, the writer has left no stone unturned to present the content in an easy way.

In this contemporary epoch where technology has made inroads in our lives, this book compels us to think that in ancient times human beings were in contact with extraterrestrials.

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 an exciting book you enjoy reading”.

1. Do you prefer books or movies?

I think movies lag behind books in capturing innate emotions and eerie details. Due to this reason, I pay excessive heed to read books instead of watching movies. However, due to my tight schedule, I do not get sufficient time to read books. So, occasionally I watch movies too.

2. Do you think it is important to read the book before watching the movie version of it?

I think it is not worthwhile. In the case of some movies, the directors leave no stone unturned to have perfect movie adaptations. In my friend circle lot of my friends haven’t read the Game of Throne series, however, they still cherish the TV adaptation. In nutshell, it depends on a person’s preference and availability of time at his disposal.

3. Do boys and girls like the same kinds of books?

I have experienced a few differences in the magazines read by boys and girls. For example, I a lot of girls in my friend circle prefer to read fashion magazines whereas boys pay excessive heed to sports and business magazines. However, as far as reading books is concerned, both genders have more or less the same choice.

4. What kind of books do Indian people like to read?

In my opinion, reading choices do not vary from nation to nation, in this contemporary epoch, technology has bridged the gap between countries. Due to this reason, people of my nation read all kinds of books. 

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