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Describe a Book – Part 1, 2, 3

IELTS Speaking Part 1 – Describe a Book

  1. Do you have many books at home?

As I am an avid reader, I have spent all my savings on books. That is why you can easily find a large book collection arranged neatly in the book case in the living room of my house.

  1. How often do you read books?

Reading has become my habit, and I read books on a daily basis. A book of any kind is a must-have item in my bag when I go somewhere as it can be a good activity to make good use of waiting time. Also, it is hard to imagine a day without something to read before bedtime.

  1. What was your favourite type of books as a child?

Just like other kids, comic books were my favorite when I was a little girl. I still remember how excited I was when I flipped through the colorful pages and got lost in the world of my favorite comic characters.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Describe a book

Topic 1: Describe a book you have recently read

  • What kind of book it is
  • What it is about
  • What sort of people would enjoy it
  • And explain why you liked it.

Sample Answer

I consider myself as a bookworm so when it comes to describing a book I read, I am really confused since I don’t know which one to choose, but I will tell you about the book that I have just finished most recently – Angels and Demons – a bestselling mystery-thriller novel written by Dan Brown.

The whole story revolves around the protagonist named Robert Langdon who is on a quest to rescue the Pope and discover the underlying mysteries of the Catholic church. Though the book involves a lot of religious issues, it can cater to all kinds of readers as there aren’t many technical terms. From my point of view, it is a true masterpiece, enchanting and captivating, filled with conspiracies and plot twists that really send shivers down my spine. I was so fascinated by the book that I had to find the film adaptation online to watch afterwards, and it did not let me down at all. The movie was so action-packed that it kept me on the edge of my seat.

What I especially like about the book is that it is very thought-provoking and it kept me thinking for a very long time after I had finished reading. I appreciate the moral lessons of the book. The story, though may sound distant to our lives, conveys meanings that are relatable to readers, and I am grateful that I learnt something from the book.

All in all, it is an outstanding book that I would definitely recommend to my friends.

Topic 2: Describe a book that you would like to read again

  • What the book was about
  • Why you read it the first place
  • What you learned from this book
  • And explain why you would like to read it again.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 – Describe a Book

  1. What kind of books do children like?

I’m not sure, but I guess they enjoy fairy tales and folk stories since the plots are usually quite bright. For example, most kids read Cinderella and love the book very much. I guess it is because it has beautiful characters and a happy ending.

  1. What should parents do to encourage their children to read books?

It is necessary that parents encourage their children’s reading activities at an early age. This can help kids develop a habit of reading for pleasure. Also, parents should not be too controlling over the books their children read letting them read what they love will keep them more interested in reading.

  1. Why do adults still have to read books?

I think because people can learn a lot from reading books, as books not only are stress-relieving but also enrich one’s soul and enhance one’s knowledge, and learning is a process of a lifetime. For that reason, people of all ages still read books.


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