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Describe an exciting book you have read

“Describe an exciting book you have read” belongs to the topic group “Describe an object” which is a topic that often appears in the Part 2 IELTS Speaking test.

Describe an exciting book you have read

You should say:

  • When you read it
  • What kind of book it is
  • What it is about
  • And explain why you think it is exciting

Sample Answer

I don’t consider myself as a bookworm cause I don’t have much time to read books. But I’m going to tell you about one of the greatest novels of all time, which is called Les Misérables, written by Victor Hugo. The novel has been popularized through numerous adaptations for musical films and plays.

This novel is also well-known in Vietnam because all high school students have to learn about an excerpt from the story. Although I read only a small part of the story, I found it very enchanting and captivating. After that lesson, I came across the book when I was wandering in a bookstore. I quickly decided to make a purchase as I couldn’t wait to finish the whole story.

The novel elaborates upon the history of France, the architecture and urban design of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, and most importantly, the nature of romance and love. The way that Victor Hugo leads his readers is unpredictable. All the plot twists keep you guessing throughout the whole story. This masterpiece sent shivers down my spine a lot of times. Although the story is not very relevant to modern life, it is still a meaningful moral lesson, which is still relatable to the reader.

 I would highly recommend this book for you if you haven’t read it. It’s outstanding, trust me.

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Topic Reading

1. Do you prefer books or movies?

Well, each has its own merits. Movies, with different types of special effects, are more interesting to watch. But I think that movies actually deteriorate the storyline and plot of the book because movies have to put hundreds of pages into a few hours. So, it is very likely that you’re gonna miss a huge chunk of the storyline.

2. Is it necessary for parents to read stories for their children?

No, there are other family bonding activities that parents should do. I think it is more beneficial for children if they are allowed to read by themselves. Reading is a skill that can boost children’s imagination, creativity, and analyzing ability. Hence, I think reading on their own can do wonders for their personality development.

3. Which group would read more, young people or old people?

Old people, of course. They are the ones who understand the value of books. Meanwhile, most young people have to suffer from hectic schedules at work and at home, leaving very little time for recreational activities like reading.

 4. What’s the difference between men’s and women’s reading habits?

I guess men are more into sports and women love to read about cooking. But I think that’s the old stereotype. Now, reading preferences would largely depend on people’s personalities. Some women love to talk about physical activities and there are men who enjoy culinary arts.

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